Top Tens, etc

Published on: January 4th, 2017

ARABY
2017
1. Araby (Dumans & Uchoa 96m) [10/10] {28/28}
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“Eclipse first and the rest nowhere.”
Dennis O’Kelly
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new films 50m+

23/28
Western (Valeska Grisebach 2017).
22

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman 2017).
21
The Dead Nation (Radu Jude 2017).
Room For a Man (Anthony Chidiac 2017).
20
Good Time (Safdie & Safdie 2017).
19
Alanis (Anahí Berneri 2017).
Baronesa (Juliana Antunes 2017).
Brawl In Cell Block 99 (S Craig Zahler 2017).
California Dreams (Mike Ott 2017).
A Family (Sebastiano Riso 2017).
Golden Exits (Alex Ross Perry 2017).
Good Manners (Dutra & Rojas 2017).
A Hustler’s Diary (Ivica Zubak 2017).
Lucky (John Carroll Lynch 2017).
Mektoub, My Love: Chapter One (Abdellatif Kechiche 2017).
A Modern Man (Eva Mulvad 2017).
mother! (Darren Aronofsky 2017).
Opuntia (David Fenster 2017).
Piazza Vittorio (Abel Ferrara 2017).
Quit Staring At My Plate (Hana Jušić 2016).
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro 2017).
The Sower (Marine Francen 2017).
Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi 2017).
Thousand Cuts (Eric Valette 2017).
To the Desert (Ulises Rosell 2017).
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh 2017).
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American Honey (Andrea Arnold 2017). Apostasy (Daniel Kokotajlo 2017). A Brief Excursion (Igor Bezinović 2017). The Eremites (Ronny Trocker 2016). Escapes (Michael Almereyda 2016). Free Fire (Ben Wheatley 2017). Love and Bullets (Manetti & Manetti 2017). ★ (Johann Lurf 2017). Strange But True (aka Extraño pero verdadero; Michel Lipkes 2017). Suburbicon (George Clooney 2017). Thirst Street (Nathan Silver 2017). This Is Our Land (aka Chez Nous; Lucas Belvaux 2017). Underground (Daniel R Palacio 2017).

Herbst

2016 world premieres (any length)
1. Autumn [Herbst] (Meinhard Rauchensteiner 3m) [9/10] {25/28}
2. The French Road [aka The French Road, Detroit MI] (Arthur Summereder 6m)
3. Miss Kiet’s Children (Lataster & Lataster-Czisch 114m) [9/10] {24/28}
4. No’i (Aline Magrez 22m)
5. One Hundred and Fifty Years Of Life (Liu Yu 93m) [8] {23}
6. A Brief History of Princess X (Gabriel Abrantes 7m) [8] {22}
7. Gorse and Flowers [Toxos e flores] (Lucía Vilela 4m)
8. Circular Inscription (Lukas Marxt 7m)
9. Shiny (Campos & Susser 4m)
10. measuring change (James Benning 61m) [8] {21}
then ([8] {21})
Pete’s Dragon (David Lowery 103m)
Before the Flight (Laurence Bonvin 20m)
Uzu (Gaspard Kuentz 16m)
Not Even Nothing Can Be Free of Ghosts (Rainer Kohlberger 11m)
then ([7+] {20+})
Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo 105m) [7+] {20+}
I Don’t Think I Can See An Island (Becks & Lefrant 4m)
then ([7] {20})
Radio Dreams (Babak Jalali 94m)
Elle (Paul Verhoeven 130m)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade 162m)
Personne (Girardet & Müller 16m)
Fresh Air (James Benning 46m)
The Accountant (Gavin O’Connor 128m)
When someone starts playing Wonderwall on a night out (‘Prior’ aka ‘Ratboy’s Dad’ 7s)
Operation Avalanche (Matt Johnson 94m)
Depth Two [Dubina dva] (Ognjen Glavonić 80m)
Trailer 2016 — 20. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Lorenz Merz 45s)
Three Enchantments (Jon Lazam 12m)
Ten Meter Tower (Danielson & Van Aertryck 17m)
Primal (Vicky Smith 10m)
Shin Godzilla (Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi 120m)
wild-card
The Mummy IMAX® Trailer (weird audio) [??? 2.5m]

2016: December special 

150 YOL

2016 Top Ten
[world premieres and new UK releases (*), 50m+]

1. Miss Kiet’s Children [9] {24} Lataster & Lataster-Czisch 2016
2. One Hundred and Fifty Years of Life [8/10] {23/28} Liu 2016
3. Spotlight [8] {22} McCarthy 2015*
4. Aferim! [8] {22} Jude 2015*
5. Creed [8] {21} Coogler 2015*
6. The Club [8] {21} Larraín 2015*
7. Knight of Cups [8] {21} Malick 2015*
8. measuring change [8] {21} Benning 2016 [61m]
9. Pete’s Dragon [8] {21} Lowery 2016*
10. Tempestad [7+] {20+} Huezo 2016
then ([7] {20})
Radio Dreams — Jalali 2016
Toni Erdmann — Ade 2016 (UK 2017)
The Accountant — O’Connor 2016*
Elle — Verhoeven 2016 (UK 2017)
Shin Godzilla — Anno & Higuchi 2016
Operation Avalanche — Johnson 2016
Depth Two — Glavonić 2016
Anomalisa — Johnson/Kaufman 2015*
then ([7] {19})
Allied (2016)*, Aquarius (2016), Austerlitz (2016), Court (2014)*, The Entrance Exam (2016); The Future Perfect (2016; 65m), Goodnight Mommy (2014)*, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016; UK 2017), Hardcore Henry (2015)*, Hell or High Water (2016)*, Julieta (2016)*, Machines (2016; UK 2017), Mustang (2015)*, Quit Staring at My Plate (2016); The Revenant (2015)*, Where I Grow Old (2016), White Sun (2016)
then ([7?] {19?})
Batman v Superman (2016)*
then ([7] {18})
American Honey (2016)*, Architectones by Xavier Veilhan (2015-6), Bone Tomahawk (2015)*, The Eremites (2016), In loco parentis (2016),  Love & Friendship (2016)*, Queen of Earth (2015)*, Shops Around the Corner (2016), Son of Saul (2015)*, The Swirl (2016), Still Tomorrow (2016), WINWIN (2016).

inshallah

shorts
(49m or less; seen for the first time in 2016 and premiering 2015/6)
1. We’ll Go To Neuilly, Inshallah (Ahoudig & Salzberg 2015 20m)
….. [9/10] {25/28} seen at Filmkoop Wien
2. Autumn (Rauchensteiner 2016 3m) [9/10] {25/28} Graz
3. The French Road (Summereder 2016 6m) [9] {25} Graz
4. No’i (Magrez 2016 22m) [9] {24} Winterthur
5. Engram of Returning (Saïto 2015 19m) [8] {23} Edinburgh
6. Mercury (Klahr 2015 3m) [8] {22} Rotterdam
7. A Brief History of Princess X (Abrantes 2016 7m) Winterthur
8. Gorse and Flowers (Toxos e flores) (Vilela 2016 4m) A Coruña
9. Circular Inscription (Marxt 2016 7m) [8] {22} Viennale
10. Shiny (Campos & Susser 2016 4m) [8] {22} Grimstad
next
Antonio, Dashing Antonio (Gomes 2015 42m)  [8] {22} Vila do Conde
then ([8/10 {21/28})
Tears; The Eyes Crescendo (Wigren 2015 12m) Tromsø
Before the Flight (Bonvin 2016 20m) Winterthur
Capital Cuba (Lurf 2015 12m) Edinburgh
Uzu (Kuentz 2016 16m) Winterthur
Not Even Nothing Can Be Free of Ghosts (Kohlberger 2016 11m) Graz
In, Over & Out (Brameshuber 2015 10m) Graz
then ([7/10] {20/28})
Cathode Garden (Geiser 2015 8m) Vila do Conde
Un double moment de poche saturé (Berger 2015 5m) Edinburgh
Fresh Air (Benning 2016 46m)
personne (Girardet & Müller 2016 16m) Grimstad
Primal (Smith 2016 10m) Edinburgh
Procedere (Quack 2015 44m) online
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere (Duzyj 2015 18m) Grimstad
Ten Meter Tower (Danielson & Van Aertryck 2016 17m) Grimstad
When someone starts playing Wonderwall on a night out (‘Prior’ aka ‘Ratboy’s Dad’ 2016 7s) online
then ([7+] {19+})
Josef: My Father’s Criminal Record (Zwirchmayr 2015 19m) Graz
wild-card
The Mummy IMAX® Trailer (weird audio) [??? 2.5m]

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23+/28 since 2005

2017:  Araby [28]; Western [23]
2016:  Miss Kiet’s Children [24]; One Hundred and Fifty Years of Life [23]

2015:  Toponymy [27]; Chappie [26]; Lost and Beautiful [23]
2014 : The Duke of Burgundy [23]; It Follows [23]; Li’l Quinquin {TV} [23]
2013 : Stray Dogs [28]; On the Edge of the World [24]; Hard To Be A God [23]; The Joycean Society [23; mid]
2012 : Frances Ha [27]; Me Too [25]; The Act of Killing [25].
2011 : Innocent Saturday [25]; Elena [25]; Rango [23]; Sawdust City [23]; small roads [23].
2010 : Archipelago [25]; The Christening [23]; Finisterrae [23]; The Lord’s Ride [23].

2009 : Symbol [26]; District 9 [24]; The Wolf’s Mouth [23], Green Waters [23], A Serious Man [23].
2008 : The Wrestler [27]; René [24]; Revolutionary Road [24]; Wall-E [24]; Stella [23], Import Export [23].
2007 : casting a glance [28]; The Call of the Wild [26]; With a Girl of Black Soil [24]; Cargo 200 [24]; Blind Mountain [24]; Control [24]; Go Go Tales [23]; Zodiac [23].
2006: United 93 [27]; Fantasma [24]; Volver [24]; Children of Men [23]; The Other Half [23]; How Is Your Fish Today? [23]; Bellavista [23]; Pan’s Labyrinth [23]; Yella [23]
2005: A History of Violence [27]; Who is Bozo Texino? [26]; King Kong [24]; Taking Father Home [23].