2017 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Moonrise Kingdom, Hero, The Rules of the Game, Clouds of Sils Maria, Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, M, The Thin Red Line, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Lost Highway, Dune, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Knight of Cups, The Day He Arrives,
The Emperor’s New Groove, The Devil Wears Prada, In Another Country, Citizen Kane

Shorts: “The House is Black,” “Meshes of the Afternoon,” “Ambition,” “Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis,” “Green Fuse,” “Bad at Dancing,” “Theory of Achievement,” “Engram of Returning,” “Window Water Baby Moving,” “Let Your Heart Be Light”

  1. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang) [February]
  2. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) [July]
  3. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke) [October]
  4. Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks) [August]
  5. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang) [April]
  6. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May) [March]
  7. Ashes of Time (1994, Wong Kar-wai) [October]
  8. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick) [April]
  9. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese) [January]
  10. The New World (2005, Terrence Malick) [April]
  11. Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater) [March]
  12. Surviving Desire (1991, Hal Hartley) [October]
  13. Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee) [September]
  14. The Unbelievable Truth (1989, Hal Hartley) [June]
  15. Before Midnight (2013, Richard Linklater) [March]
  16. The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks) [September]
  17. Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean) [September]
  18. Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray) [March]
  19. Taste of Cherry (1997, Abbas Kiarostami) [June]
  20. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade) [February]
  21. Manakamana (2013, Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez) [August]
  22. Clueless (1995, Amy Heckerling) [September]
  23. Stalker (1979, Andrei Tarkovsky) [June]
  24. The Green Ray (1986, Eric Rohmer) [August]
  25. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017, Hong Sang-soo) [October]
  26. An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Yasujiro Ozu) [May]
  27. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo) [May]
  28. Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo) [February]
  29. Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton) [October]
  30. Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch) [March]
  31. Happy Hour (2015, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi) [January]
  32. Something Wild (1986, Jonathan Demme) [May]
  33. Anatahan (1953, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  34. Two Lovers (2008, James Gray) [April]
  35. Detour (1945, Edgar G. Ulmer) [May]
  36. Vive L’Amour (1994, Tsai Ming-liang) [July]
  37. Historias extraordinarias (2008, Mariano Llinás) [September]
  38. The Goddess (1934, Wu Yonggang) [April]
  39. To the Wonder (2012, Terrence Malick) [June]
  40. Holiday (1938, George Cukor) [September]
  41. Green Snake (1993, Tsui Hark) [July]
  42. The Thief of Bagdad (1924, Raoul Walsh) [May]
  43. Faces Places (2017, Agnès Varda) [October]
  44. Our Sunhi (2013, Hong Sang-soo) [April]
  45. Black Girl (1966, Ousmane Sembène) [January]
  46. Tabu (1931, F.W. Murnau) [June]
  47. Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard) [March]
  48. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  49. To Live (1994, Zhang Yimou) [February]
  50. Rebels of the Neon God (1992, Tsai Ming-liang) [April]
  51. Hiroshima mon amour (1959, Alain Resnais) [July]
  52. The Heartbreak Kid (1972, Elaine May) [May]
  53. On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002, Hong Sang-soo) [March]
  54. Sweetgrass (2009, Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor) [August]
  55. Good Time (2017, Josh & Benny Safdie) [August]
  56. To Sleep With Anger (1990, Charles Burnett) [September]
  57. The Immigrant (2013, James Gray) [April]
  58. Artists and Models (1955, Frank Tashlin) [September]
  59. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton) [April]
  60. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  61. The Act of Killing (2012, Joshua Oppenheimer) [May]
  62. Leviathan (2012, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel) [August]
  63. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  64. Daughter of the Nile (1987, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [June]
  65. Paterson (2016, Jim Jarmusch) [January]
  66. The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo) [June]
  67. 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017, Robin Campillo) [October]
  68. The Mission (1999, Johnnie To) [February]
  69. Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa) [January]
  70. House of Flying Daggers (2004, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  71. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Raoul Peck) [February]
  72. The Unspeakable Act (2012, Dan Sallitt) [February]
  73. After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese) [April]
  74. Pickpocket (1997, Jia Zhangke) [August]
  75. The Big Heat (1953, Fritz Lang) [May]
  76. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007, Cristian Mungiu) [April]
  77. Stranger by the Lake (2013, Alain Guiraudie) [June]
  78. Night and Fog in Japan (1960, Nagisa Oshima) [October]
  79. The Tall Target (1951, Anthony Mann) [August]
  80. Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) [June]
  81. The Host (2006, Bong Joon-ho) [July]
  82. Laura (1944, Otto Preminger) [April]
  83. Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Robert Aldrich) [May]
  84. The Other Side (2015, Roberto Minervini) [January]
  85. The Bellboy (1960, Jerry Lewis) [September]
  86. The Enchanted Desna (1964, Yuliya Solntseva) [August]
  87. Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (2017, Frederick Wiseman) [October]
  88. Ju Dou (1990, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  89. 20th Century Women (2016, Mike Mills) [January]
  90. Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan) [February]
  91. The Lost City of Z (2016, James Gray) [April]
  92. Sign “O” the Times (1987, Prince) [October]
  93. Nocturama (2016, Bertrand Bonello) [June]
  94. Song to Song (2017, Terrence Malick) [April]
  95. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Chad Stahelski) [February]
  96. The Bad Sleep Well (1960, Akira Kurosawa) [January]
  97. As Tears Go By (1988, Wong Kar-wai) [August]
  98. Marjorie Prime (2017, Michael Almereyda) [September]
  99. The Ornithologist (2016, João Pedro Rodrigues) [July]
  100. Jackass: The Movie (2002, Jeff Tremaine) [August]
  101. Violence at Noon (1966, Nagisa Oshima) [October]
  102. Another Year (2016, Shengze Zhu) [May]
  103. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  104. Chronicle of a Summer (1961, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin) [January]
  105. The Wise Kids (2011, Stephen Cone) [March]
  106. Starless Dreams (2016, Mehrdad Oskouei) [October]
  107. House of Tolerance (2011, Bertrand Bonello) [March]
  108. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, John Carpenter) [April]
  109. Primer (2004, Shane Carruth) [March]
  110. The Mend (2014, John Magary) [February]
  111. Akira (1988, Katsuhiro Otomo) [February]
  112. Branded to Kill (1967, Seijun Suzuki) [May]
  113. Heaven Knows What (2014, Josh & Benny Safdie) [May]
  114. The Son of Joseph (2016, Eugène Green) [February]
  115. Caniba (2017, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel) [October]
  116. PROTOTYPE (2017, Blake Williams) [September]
  117. The School of Rock (2003, Richard Linklater) [September]
  118. Remember My Name (1978, Alan Rudolph) [August]
  119. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) [March]
  120. Cruel Story of Youth (1960, Nagisa Oshima) [October]
  121. Person to Person (2017, Dustin Guy Defa) [May]
  122. A Quiet Passion (2016, Terence Davies) [May]
  123. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, Russell Mulcahy) [January]
  124. Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele) [February]
  125. Cloud Atlas (2012, Lana & Lilly Wachowski & Tom Tykwer) [March]
  126. Julieta (2016, Pedro Almodóvar) [January]
  127. John From (2015, João Nicolau) [June]
  128. Escapes (2017, Michael Almereyda) [September]
  129. The Beguiled (2017, Sofia Coppola) [June]
  130. In the Heat of the Sun (1994, Jiang Wen) [April]
  131. Personal Shopper (2016, Olivier Assayas) [March]
  132. Your Name. (2016, Makoto Shinkai) [May]
  133. Charley Varrick (1973, Don Siegel) [February]
  134. The Story of the Flaming Years (1961, Yuliya Solntseva) [August]
  135. Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky) [May]
  136. Nanook of the North (1922, Robert J. Flaherty) [May]
  137. The Unknown Girl (2016, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) [May]
  138. Staying Vertical (2016, Alain Guiraudie) [June]
  139. Resident Evil (2002, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  140. Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  141. Marius (1931, Alexander Korda) [May]
  142. Alien: Covenant (2017, Ridley Scott) [May]
  143. Baby Driver (2017, Edgar Wright) [July]
  144. By the Time It Gets Dark (2016, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [May]
  145. A Month in Thailand (2012, Paul Negoescu) [September]
  146. The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976, Radley Metzger) [August]
  147. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Joseph Sargent) [February]
  148. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, Bill Morrison) [May]
  149. Poem of an Inland Sea (1958, Yuliya Solntseva) [August]
  150. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, Martin McDonagh) [October]
  151. Upstream Color (2013, Shane Carruth) [March]
  152. The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith) [April]
  153. Split (2016, M. Night Shyamalan) [January]
  154. A Cure for Wellness (2016, Gore Verbinski) [February]
  155. Prometheus (2012, Ridley Scott) [May]
  156. Okja (2017, Bong Joon-ho) [July]
  157. The Florida Project (2017, Sean Baker) [September]
  158. Bronx Gothic (2017, Andrew Rossi) [July]
  159. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash) [February]
  160. Chocolat (1988, Claire Denis) [February]
  161. Red Sorghum (1987, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  162. Desert Hearts (1985, Donna Deitch) [October]
  163. Forest Movie (2017, Matthew Taylor Blais) [September]
  164. Bad Black (2016, Nabwana IGG) [May]
  165. The Wedding Banquet (1993, Ang Lee) [August]
  166. Silvered Water (2014, Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Bedirxan) [April]
  167. Maison du bonheur (2017, Sofia Bohdanowicz) [October]
  168. A Skin So Soft (2017, Denis Côté) [September]
  169. The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston) [April]
  170. Sexy Beast (2000, Jonathan Glazer) [February]
  171. Tampopo (1985, Juzo Itami) [January]
  172. Always Shine (2016, Sophia Takal) [January]
  173. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010, Werner Herzog) [October]
  174. En el Séptimo Día (2017, Jim McKay) [June]
  175. Lumumba (2000, Raoul Peck) [February]
  176. Valley of Love (2015, Guillaume Nicloux) [January]
  177. The Mermaid (2016, Stephen Chow) [January]
  178. Harmonium (2016, Kôji Fukada) [June]
  179. Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle (1962, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade) [August]
  180. Graduation (2016, Cristian Mungiu) [April]
  181. Saint Laurent (2014, Bertrand Bonello) [March]
  182. Indignation (2016, James Schamus) [January]
  183. Xala (1975, Ousmane Sembène) [February]
  184. Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Denis Villeneuve) [October]
  185. Maurice (1987, James Ivory) [May]
  186. 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1994, Nagisa Oshima) [September]
  187. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, Carl Franklin) [May]
  188. Gilda (1946, Charles Vidor) [April]
  189. Ajantrik (1958, Ritwik Ghatak) [August]
  190. I, Daniel Blake (2016, Ken Loach) [June]
  191. After the Storm (2016, Hirokazu Kore-eda) [May]
  192. Close Relations (2016, Vitaly Mansky) [September]
  193. Spettacolo (2017, Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen) [September]
  194. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016, Juho Kuosmanen) [May]
  195. The Marriage Circle (1924, Ernst Lubitsch) [May]
  196. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, Boris Ingster) [April]
  197. The Great Wall (2016, Zhang Yimou) [June]
  198. A Ghost Story (2017, David Lowery) [June]
  199. Gook (2017, Justin Chon) [June]
  200. Casting JonBenet (2017, Kitty Green) [April]
  201. 88:88 (2015, Isiah Medina) [July]
  202. The Fate of the Furious (2017, F. Gary Gray) [April]
  203. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017, James Gunn) [May]
  204. From Nine to Nine (2017, Neil Bahadur) [August]
  205. T-Men (1947, Anthony Mann) [May]
  206. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet) [January]
  207. Act of Violence (1949, Fred Zinnemann) [May]
  208. Beach Rats (2017, Eliza Hittman) [May]
  209. The Lego Batman Movie (2017, Chris McKay) [February]
  210. Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006, Lisa Ades & Lesli Klainberg) [October]
  211. Pariah (2011, Dee Rees) [October]
  212. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, Alexander Witt) [January]
  213. Theatre of Blood (1973, Douglas Hickox) [July]
  214. Wonder Woman (2017, Patty Jenkins) [July]
  215. Logan (2017, James Mangold) [March]
  216. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992, Zhang Yimou) [February]
  217. ANPO: Art X War (2010, Linda Hoaglund) [October]
  218. The Big Sick (2017, Michael Showalter) [May]
  219. Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution (2011, Lav Diaz) [February]
  220. Pushing Hands (1992, Ang Lee) [July]
  221. Cézanne et moi (2016, Danièle Thompson) [March]
  222. Desperado Square (2001, Benny Toraty) [March]
  223. The Rules of Film Noir (2009, Elaine Donnelly Pieper) [March]
  224. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Taika Waititi) [January]
  225. It (1927, Clarence Badger) [May]
  226. The Void (2016, Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski) [April]
  227. Happy Times (2000, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  228. The Road Home (1999, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  229. Wind River (2017, Taylor Sheridan) [June]
  230. Nerve (2016, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman) [June]
  231. Sisters in the Struggle (1991, Dionne Brand & Ginny Stikeman) [October]
  232. The Dreamers (2003, Bernardo Bertolucci) [May]
  233. Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017, Sydney Freeland) [March]
  234. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993, Alanis Obomsawin) [February]
  235. A Monster Calls (2016, J.A. Bayona) [January]
  236. Ma’ Rosa (2016, Brillante Mendoza) [June]
  237. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005, Jean-Marc Vallée) [March]
  238. The Wolfpack (2015, Crystal Moselle) [June]
  239. Up in the Air (2009, Jason Reitman) [March]
  240. The Final Cut (2004, Omar Naim) [May]
  241. As You Are (2016, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte) [February]
  242. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004, Adam McKay) [September]
  243. Game of Death (1978, Robert Clouse) [June]
  244. Christine (2016, Antonio Campos) [January]
  245. Live by Night (2016, Ben Affleck) [January]
  246. Pride Divide (1997, Paris Poirier) [October]
  247. Hidden Figures (2016, Theodore Melfi) [January]
  248. Don’t Think Twice (2016, Mike Birbiglia) [January]
  249. Swiss Army Man (2016, Daniel Scheinert & Daniel Kwan) [January]
  250. Troll 2 (1990, Claudio Fragasso) [June]
  251. Léolo (1992, Jean-Claude Lauzon) [February]
  252. mother! (2017, Darren Aronofsky) [September]
  253. Lars and the Real Girl (2007, Craig Gillespie) [March]