FILMS SEEN, 2021

(- seen on video or streaming; / repeat viewing; [p] paracinema (installation, etc.); [s] short, under 30 minutes; [m] medium length, 30-69 min; * grade changed upon repeat viewing; \ repeat viewing of something I walked out of or fell asleep during)

 

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JANUARY

-Merry Christmas (Jerome Hill, U.S., 1969) [s]
/-9/64: O Tannenbaum (Kurt Kren, Austria, 1964) [s]
-Shithouse (Cooper Raiff, U.S.) [4]
-DNA (Maïwenn, France) [W/O] (0:34)
-The Earrings of Madame de... (Max Ophüls, France / Italy, 1953)
-La Ronde (Max Ophüls, France, 1950)
-A Girl Missing (Kôji Fukada, Japan / France) [5]
-Soul (Pete Docter, U.S.) [5]
-Les Misérables (Ladj Ly, France) [5]
-The Salt of Tears (Philippe Garrel, France / Switzerland) [6]
-Letter From an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)
-Herself (Phyllida Lloyd, Ireland / U.K.) [6]
-The Novel of Werther (Max Ophüls, France, 1938)
-Lingua Franca (Isabel Sandoval, U.S.) [7]
\-The Assistant (Kitty Green, U.S.) [5]
-The Reckless Moment (Max Ophüls, U.S., 1949)
-Some Kind of Heaven (Lance Oppenheim, U.S.) [6]
-Two (Madison Brookshire, U.S., 2018) [s]
-The Art of Filmmaking (Gaspar Noé. France) [s] [7]
-Lux Æterna (Gaspar Noé, France) [m] [8]
/-Schwechater (Peter Kubelka, Austria, 1958) [s]
-Caught (Max Ophüls, U.S., 1949)
-Citadel (John Smith, U.K.) [s] [5]
-Atlantis (Valentyn Vasyanovych, Ukraine) [7]
-Associations (John Smith, U.K., 1975) [s]
-Le Plaisir (Max Ophüls, France, 1952)
-From Mayerling to Sarajevo (Max Ophüls, France, 1940)
-Sleeping With Other People (Leslye Headland, U.S., 2015)
-Lola Montès (Max Ophüls, France / Germany, 1955)
-The Little Things (John Lee Hancock, U.S.) [4]

FEBRUARY
-earthearthearth (Daïchi Saïto, Canada) [m] [7]
-Riders of Justice (Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark) [6]
-Flunky, Work Hard (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1931) [s]
-Rock Bottom Riser (Fern Silva, U.S.) [7]
-Images of Liberation (Lars Von Trier, Denmark, 1982) [m]
-Gritt (Itonje Søimer Guttormsen, Norway) [7]
-Landscapes of Resistance (Marta Popivoda, Serbia / Germany / France) [W/O] (0:45)
-Aurora (Paz Fábrega, Costa Rica / Mexico) [6]
-Surviving You, Always (Morgan Quaintance, U.K.) [s] [7]
-Madalena (Madiano Marcheti, Brazil) [W/O] (0:30)
-Friends and Strangers (James Vaughan, Australia) [7]
-The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet (Ana Katz, Argentina) [7] [tentative grade]
-Suzanna Andler (Benoît Jacquot, France) [W/O] (0:32)
-Moss Agate (Sélim Mourad, Lebanon) [m] [6]
-Late Chrysanthemums (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1954)
-Fishing Boats (Vittorio De Seta, Italy, 1958) [s]
-Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part 3: Micro Resistances (Marwa Arsanios, Germany) [m] [5]
-Drifting (Jun Li, Hong Kong) [W/O] (0:34)
-The Cemil Show (Bariş Sarhan, Turkey) [5]
-Sunsets, everyday (Basir Mahmood, Iran) [s] [6]
-Flowers Blooming in Our Throats (Eva Giolo, Italy) [s] [7]
-For The Sake of Calmness (Newsha Tavakolian, Iran) [s] [6]
-Solar Flux Recordings (Rosa Barba, Germany / Spain) [s] [7]
-There Is a Ghost of Me (Mateo Vega, Netherlands) [s] [4]
-The Women's Revenge (Su Hui-yu, Taiwan) [s] [6]
-Maat Means Land (Fox Maxy, U.S.) [m] [7]
-Pebbles (Vinothraj P.S., India) [4]
/-A to Z (Michael Snow, Canada, 1956) [s]
-I Comete: A Corsican Summer (Pascal Tagnati, France) [6]
-Pepper Steak (Steven Woloshen, Canada, 1984) [s]
-Crossing Victoria (Steven Woloshen, Canada, 2013) [s]
-Zero Visibility (Steven Woloshen, Canada, 2008) [s]
/-Wavelength (Michael Snow, Canada, 1967) [m]
-Lucina Annulata (Charlotte Clermont, Canada) [s] [6]
-Teenage Emotions (Frédéric Da, U.S.) [6]
-The Truffle Hunters (Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, Italy / Greece / U.S.) [6]
-Lightning (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1952)
-Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time (Lili Horvát, Hungary) [6]
-We're All Going To the World's Fair (Jane Schoenbrun, U.S.) [8]
-Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (Stan Brakhage, U.S., 1990) [s]
-Memory House (João Paolo Miranda Maria, Brazil / France) [W/O] (0:32)
-Rohfilm (Wilhelm and Birgit Hein, West Germany, 1968) [s]
-What Did the Lady Forget? (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1937)
-Psalm IV: Valley of the Shadow (Phil Solomon, U.S., 2013) [s]
-THOMA (Gina Telaroli, U.S.) [s] [7]
-3 x 3D (Peter Greenaway, Edgar Pêra, Jean-Luc Godard, Portugal, 2013)
-Heavy Architecture (Edgar Pêra, Portugal, 2007) [s]
-One Way or Another (Reflections of a Psykokiller) (Edgar Pêra, Portugal, 2012) [s]
/-American Fabulous (Reno Dakota, U.S., 1992)
-Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King, U.S.) [5]
-The Murder of Fred Hampton (Howard Alk, U.S., 1971)
-Future From Inside (Dani and Sheilah ReStack, U.S. / Canada) [workprint] [s] [8]
/-Come Coyote (Dani and Sheilah ReStack, U.S. / Canada, 2018) [s]
-Older Brother, Younger Sister (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1953)
-Stage Door (Gregory LaCava, U.S., 1937)
-Yearning (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1964)
/-Figure Minus Fact (Mary Helena Clark, U.S.) [s] [8]
-Hrvoji, Look At You From the Tower (Ryan Ferko, Canada) [s] [7]
-Oceano Mare (Antoinette Zwirchmayr, Austria) [s] [7]
-Monelle (Diego Marcone, Italy, 2018) [s]
/-Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder (Fern Silva, U.S., 2017) [s]
/-The Watchmen (Fern Silva, U.S., 2017) [s]
-Wayward Fronds (Fern Silva, U.S., 2014) [s]
-Tender Feet (Fern Silva, U.S., 2013) [s]
/-Peril of the Antilles (Fern Silva, U.S. / Haiti, 2011) [s]
-France Against the Robots (Jean-Marie Straub, Switzerland) [s] [7]
/-Passage Upon the Plume (Fern Silva, U.S. / Egypt / Turkey, 2011) [s]
/-Concrete Parlay (Fern Silva, U.S., 2012) [s]
/-In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (Fern Silva, U.S. / Brazil, 2010) [s]
-Spinners (Fern Silva, U.S., 2008) [s]
/-Notes from a Bastard Child (Fern Silva, U.S. / Portugal, 2007) [s]
/-Scales in the Spectrum of Space (Fern Silva, U.S., 2015) [s]
-Servants of Mercy (Fern Silva, U.S. / Portugal, 2010) [s]
-After Marks (Fern Silva, U.S. / India, 2008) [s]
/-Sahara Mosaic (Fern Silva, U.S. / Egypt, 2009) [s]
-Dialogues (Olivier Fouchard, France) [s] [6]
-Breathing (Robert Breer, U.S., 1963) [s]
-Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1935)
-Two in the Shadow [aka Scattered Clouds] (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1967)

MARCH
-The Annihilation of Fish (Charles Burnett, U.S., 1999)
-The Girl and the Spider (Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher, Switzerland) [6]
-Come Here (Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand) [m] [7]
-I've Been Afraid (Cecelia Condit, U.S.) [s] [7]
-Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan) [7]
-Social Hygiene (Denis Côté, Canada) [5]
-Interior Garden II (Sara Kathryn Arledge, U.S., 1978) [s]
-Introspection (Sara Kathryn Arledge, U.S., 1941-47) [s]
-What Is a Man? (Sara Kathryn Arledge, U.S., 1958) [s]
-The Quoddy Fold (Paulette Phillips, Canada) [m] [7]
-Quo Vadis, Aida? (Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Austria / Romania / Netherlands / Germany / Poland / France / Norway / Turkey) [6]
-Triple Chaser (Forensic Architecture, U.K.) [s] [8]
-Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Radu Jude, Romania / Croatia / Czech Republic / Luxembourg) [7]
-To Sleep With Anger (Charles Burnett, U.S., 1990)
-Spot the Microdot (Malcolm Le Grice, U.K., 1969) [s]
-Yes No Maybe Maybe Not (Malcolm Le Grice, U.K., 1967) [s]
-Stendalì: Still Tolling (Cecelia Mangini, Italy, 1960) [s]
-Maria and the Days (Cecelia Mangini, Italy, 1959) [s]
-Threshold (Malcolm Le Grice, U.K., 1972) [s]
-Little Dog for Roger (Malcolm Le Grice, U.K., 1967) [s]
-Nightjohn (Charles Burnett, U.S., 1996)
-True Mothers (Naomi Kawase, Japan) [6]
-I WISH YOU WOULD (Ryland Walker Knight, U.S.) [s] [6]
-Warming by the Devil's Fire (Charles Burnett, U.S., 2003)
-Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, France) [8]
-Several Friends (Charles Burnett, U.S., 1969) [s]
-The Horse (Charles Burnett, U.S., 1973) [s]
/-When It Rains (Charles Burnett, U.S., 1995) [s]
/-Quiet As Kept (Charles Burnett, U.S. / France, 2007 [s]
-The Final Insult (Charles Burnett, U.S. / Germany, 1997) [m]
-Embargoed Title #1 [x2] [m]
[The following are titles viewed for the jury of the DocDays UA Film Festival. No grades.]
-3 Logical Exits (Mahdi Fleifel, Denmark) [s]
-The Universe According to Dan Buckley (Roberto Santaguida, Canada) [s]
-Riders Not Heroes (Davide Rapp and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Italy) [s]
-Asak (Mashti Esmaeil, Iran) [s]
-I Don't Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore (Viv Li, Belgium) [s]
-I think it's enough, isn't it? (Emily Shir Segal, Israel) [s]
-Abyss (Patricia Fróes, Brazil) [s]
-The White Death of the Black Wizard (Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazil) [s]
-Revolykus (Victor Orozco Ramirez, Germany / Mexico) [s]
-Territory of Empty Windows (Zoia Laktionova, Ukraine) [s]
-A Friendly Man (Lukasz Konopa, Israel) [s]
-57 Days (Mario Lumbreras and Laura Brasero, Spain) [s]
-The Lamb (Cyrielle Raingou, Hungary) [s]
-Son of the Streets (Mohammad Almughanni, Palestine / Poland) [m]
-Following the Paths of Kyiv Beaches (Roman Prokopchuk, Ukraine) [m]
-Talamanca (Davide Marino, U.K.) [s]
-As Far As Possible (Ganna Iaroshevych, Ukraine)
-Salt From Bonneville (Simon Mozgovy, Ukraine / Poland / Georgia)
-Roses: Film-Cabaret (Irena Stetsenko, Ukraine)
-Tales of a Toy Horse (Ulyana Osovska and Denis Strashny, Ukraine / Estonia)
-Ivan's Land (Andrii Lysetskyi, Ukraine)
[festival screening done]
/-A Zed & Two Noughts (Peter Greenaway, U.K. / Netherlands, 1985)
[one more DocDays UA film]
-An Ocean (Paul Scheufler, Germany) [s]
-All Light, Everywhere (Theo Anthony, U.S.) [6]
-The Glass Shield (Charles Burnett, U.S. / France, 1994)
-Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (Charles Burnett, U.S., 2003) [m]
-The Bricklayer (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1973) [s]
-From a Night Porter's Point of View (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1979) [s]
-Seven Women of Different Ages (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1979) [s]
-Hospital (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1977) [s]
-From the City of Lodz (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1969) [s]
-Factory (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1971) [s]
-Life Story (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1975) [s]
-X-Ray (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1974) [s]
-Refrain (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1972) [s]
-Talking Heads (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, 1980) [s]
-My Brother's Wedding (Charles Burnett, U.S. / West Germany, 1983)

APRIL
-Species (Roger Donaldson, U.S., 1995)
-Bad Trip (Kitao Sakurai, U.S.) [W/O] (0:31)
-Petit Samedi (Paloma Sermon-Daï, Belgium) [6]
-A Glitch in the Matrix (Rodney Ascher, U.S.) [6]
-Palmistry (Maria Lassnig, U.S. / Austria, 1973) [s]
-Taming the Garden (Salomé Jashi, Georgia / Germany / Switzerland) [7]
-The I and S of Lives (Kevin Jerome Everson, U.S.) [s] [7]
-Sol de Campinas (Jessica Sarah Rinland, Brazil) [s] [7]
-Ste. Anne (Rhayne Vermette, Canada) [7]
-The Ring (Bill Morrison, U.S.) [s] [4]
-Wild Girl (Bill Morrison, U.S.) [s] [5]
-Sunken Films (Bill Morrison, U.S.) [s] [5]
-Two Sons and a River of Blood (Amber Bemak and Angelo Madsen Minax, U.S.) [s] [6]
-10:28, 30 (Paige Taul, U.S.) [s] [7]
-7-7-94 For my babe (Paige Taul, U.S., 2018) [s]
-It makes me wanna (Paige Taul, U.S., 2017) [s]
-Its a condition (Paige Taul, U.S., 2018) [s]
-Messages (Pat O'Neill / Martha Colburn, U.S.) [s] [6]
-Messages 2 (Pat O'Neill / Martha Colburn, U.S.) [s] [7]
-Messages 3 (Pat O'Neill / Martha Colburn, U.S.) [s] [7]
-Forever (Mitch McGlocklin, U.S.) [s] [3]
-Make Sure the Sea Is Still There (Gloria Chung, U.S. / Iceland) [s] [7]
-Depths (Ryan Marino, U.S.) [s] [4]
-In Our Nature (Sara Leavitt, U.S.) [s] [5]
-The Well-Prepared Citizen's Solution (Lydia Moyer, U.S.) [s] [7]
-May June July (Kevin Jerome Everson, U.S.) [s] [7]
-The Scents That Carry Through Walls (Erin Wilkerson, U.S.) [s] [5]
-The Red Filter is Withdrawn (Kim Min-jung, U.S. / South Korea) [s] [7]
-Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, U.S. / U.K., 1944)
-Land in Sight (Lívia Sá, Brazil) [s] [7]
-Destello Bravío [Mighty Flash] (Ainhoa Rodríguez, Spain) [5]
\-Shiva Baby (Emma Seligman, U.S.) [3]
-Curly Takes a Bath By the Sea (Bill Morrison, U.S.) [s] [5]
-Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, U.S., 1946)
-Saint Maud (Rose Glass, U.K.) [6]
-Seatbelt (Karissa Hahn, U.S.) [s] [7]
-Al Largo (Anna Marziano, Italy / Germany) [m] [6]
-The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, U.K., 1939)
-A Century of Energy (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal, 2015) [s]
-Rifkin's Festival (Woody Allen, U.S. / Spain / Italy) [5]
-North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, U.S., 1959)
-Othello (Orson Welles, U.S., 1951)





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