Top Tens, etc

2018 world premieres
27 Gede Vizyon // Kielwagen, Serafim & Simeon (Brz/Hai) 15m
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24 Lost & Found // Goldsmith & Slabe (Australia) 7m
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22 Cold War // Pawlikowski (Pol/Fr/UK) 84m
22 Extinction // Lamas (Portugal) 80m
22 Maskirovka // Zielony (Ukr/Ger) 9m
22 Sec Rouge // Lee & Schön (Germany) 27m
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21 The Houses We Were // Lodeserto (Italy) 18m
21 Mandy // Cosmatos (USA) 121m
21 Wishing Well // Schedelbauer (Germany) 13m
– – –
20 An Empty Threat // Lewis (USA) 8m
20 DIALOGUE // Sato (Japan) 17m
20 The Hymns of Muscovy // Venkov (Russia) 14m
20 In Fabric // Strickland (UK) 118m
20 In Like Flynn // Mulcahy (Australia) 98m
20 L.Cohen // Benning (USA) 45m
20 Leninopad // Jermolaewa (Ukr/Aut) 22m
20 Soar // Bokanowski (France) 7m
20 Star Ferry // Liu (China/Jpn/USA) 8m
20 The Tasmanian Tiger // Keaton (France) 14m
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19 Accession // Hassan & Tufenkian (USA) 48m
19 Acute Misfortune // Wright (Australia) 90m
19 Azougue Nazaré // Melo (Brazil) 80m
19 The Border Fence // Geyrhalter (Austria) 112m
19 Calibre // Palmer (UK {TV?}) 101m
19 China Not China // Tuohy (Aut/Tai) 14m
19 Exhumation // McIntyre (Canada) 8m
19 The Commuter // Collet-Serra (USA/UK/Fr) 105m
19 The Favourite // Lanthimos (Ire/UK/USA) 120m
19 The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin // Crotty (France) 26m
19 The Guilty // Möller (Denmark)  95m
19 Hamada // Domínguez Serén (Swe/Nor/Den) 88m
19 I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians // Jude (Romania etc) 140m)
19 Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off) // Marxt (Aut/Ger) 14m [was 20]
19 The Interpreter // Šulík (Svk/Aut/Cze) 113m
19 Leave No Trace // Granik (USA) 108m
19 Lemonade // Uricaru (Rom/Can/Ger/Swe) 88m
19 Liquid Landscape // Wang (Netherlands) 12m
19 Monrovia, Indiana // Wiseman (USA) 143m
19 Mountains // Brkušić (Croatia) 19m
19 Peterloo // Leigh (UK) 154m
19 Los Reyes // Osnovikoff & Perut (Chile/Germany) 78m
19 Roma // Cuarón (Mexico/USA) 135m
19 A Star Is Born // Cooper (USA) 136m
19 Two Basilicas // Emigholz (Germany) 36m
19 Upgrade // Whannell (Australia/USA) 100m
19 When the Trees Fall // Nikitiuk (Ukr/Pol/Mac) 87m
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18 All Square // Hyams (USA) 100m
18 At Eternity’s Gate // Schnabel (UK/Fr/USA) 111m
18 At the Horizon // Knapp & Makino (Aut/Jpn) 30m [was 19]
18 The Cannibal Club // Parente (Brazil) 81m
18 Comfort Stations // Dorniedon & González Monroy (Germany) 26m
18 Dachszenen // Krautgasser (Austria) 19m
18 Figures // Canevari (Argentina/Spain) 87m
18 First Man // Chazelle (USA) 142m
18 The Image Book // Godard (France) 90m
18 The Lost Head & The Bird // Sura (India) 10m
18 Meeting Jim // Ger (Turkey etc) 77m
18 A Quiet Place // Krasinski (USA) 90m
18 Reason // Patwardhan (India) 240m
18 Widows // McQueen (USA) 129m

21 performances of note (top 10 in bold)
Leo Bill, IN FABRIC
Jakob Cedergren, THE GUILTY
Willem Dafoe, AT ETERNITY’S GATE
Elizabeth Debicki, WIDOWS
Andrew Dice Clay, A STAR IS BORN
Valmir do Côco, AZOUGUE NAZARE
Vincent Franklin, PETERLOO
Lady Gaga, A STAR IS BORN
Daniel Henshall, ACUTE MISFORTUNE
Niklas Herskind, NEON HEART
Nicholas Hoult, THE FAVOURITE
Michael Kelly, ALL SQUARE
Joanna Kulig, COLD WAR
Linus Roache, MANDY
Alexis Manenti, THE GLORIOUS ACCEPTANCE OF NICOLAS CHAUVIN
Logan Marshall-Green, UPGRADE
María Martins, THE HEIRESSES
Mads Mikkelsen, AT ETERNITY’S GATE
Milly Shapiro, HEREDITARY
Clive Standen, IN LIKE FLYNN
Rachel Weisz, THE FAVOURITE
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US theatrical releases, 2018
1 Araby (Dumans/Uchôa) BRZ 2017
2 Western (Grisebach) GER/AUT/BUL 2017
3 Cold War (Pawlikowski) POL/FR/UK 2018
4 Paddington 2 (King) UK/USA/FR 2017
5 Mandy (Cosmatos) USA/CAN 2018
6 A Prayer Before Dawn (Sauvaire) FR/USA/UK/CHN 2017
7 The Favourite (Lanthimos) UK/IRE/USA 2018
8 Good Manners (Dutra/Rojas) BRZ/FR/GER 2017
9 Upgrade (Whannell) AUS/USA 2018
10 The Green Fog (Maddin/Johnson/Johnson) USA 2018

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+

25/28
[Twin Peaks S3E8: “Gotta Light?” (David Lynch 2017 TV)].
23

Western (Valeska Grisebach 2017).
22

Braguino (Clément Cogitore 2017).
Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino 2017).
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman 2017).
How Viktor “the Garlic” Took Alexey “the Stud” to the Nursing Home (Alexander Hant 2017).
[Twin Peaks S3E17: “The Past Dictates the Future” (David Lynch 2017 TV)]
21
The Dead Nation (Radu Jude 2017).
Paddington 2 (Paul King 2017).
Room For a Man (Anthony Chidiac 2017).
20+
Good Time (Safdie & Safdie 2017).
20
Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve 2017).
Elle (Paul Verhoeven 2016)
Get Out (Jordan Peele 2017).
Head. Two Ears (Vitali Suslin 2017).
Hugo (Wojciech Klimala 2017).
A Prayer Before Dawn (Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire 2017).
[Twin Peaks S3E16: “No Knock, No Doorbell” (David Lynch 2017 TV)]
Shin Godzilla (Anno & Higuchi 2016).
19
Alanis (Anahí Berneri 2017).
Baronesa (Juliana Antunes 2017).
Brawl In Cell Block 99 (S Craig Zahler 2017).
California Dreams (Mike Ott 2017).
The Distant Barking of Dogs (Simon Lereng Wilmont 2017).
Distant Constellation (Shevaun Mizrahi 2017).
A Family (Sebastiano Riso 2017).
Golden Exits (Alex Ross Perry 2017).
Good Manners (Dutra & Rojas 2017).
The Green Fog (Johnson, Johnson & Maddin 2017) [61m].
Gwendolyn (Ruth Kaaserer 2017).
A Hustler’s Diary (Ivica Zubak 2017).
Jawbone (Thomas Napper 2017).
The Jumper (Petr Václav 2017).
The Limits of Work (Apolena Rychlíková 2017 TV.)
Logan (James Mangold 2017).
Lucky (John Carroll Lynch 2017).
The Marriage (Blerta Zeqiri 2017).
Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (Abdellatif Kechiche 2017).
Men Don’t Cry (Drljević 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 Salesman (Asghar Farhadi 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).
18
Ali Aqa (Mohammed Siam 2017)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold 2016)
Apostasy (Daniel Kokotajlo 2017)
A Brief Excursion (Igor Bezinović 2017)
The Eremites (Ronny Trocker 2016)
Escapes (Michael Almereyda 2016)
The Fate of the Furious (F Gary Gray 2017)
Free Fire (Ben Wheatley 2017)
It Comes At Night (Trey Edward Shults 2017)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig 2017)
Life (Daniel Espinosa 2017)
Love and Bullets (Manetti & Manetti 2017)
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismaki 2017)
The Red Soul (Jessica Gorter 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)
A Woman Captured (Bernadett Tuza-Ritter 2017).

* includes Twin Peaks episodes

new films 49m/less
24
Ruins Rider
(Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt 2017 49m)
‘What Happens to the Mountain or Laramie’
(Christin Turner 2017 12m) #
23
On Generation and Corruption (Takashi Makino 2017 26m)
paris
(Billy Roisz 2017 4m) [seen 2018]
22
The Artificial Humors
(Gabriel Abrantes 2016 30m)
Dead Centre
(Michael Pattison 2017 4m)
Everything Turns…
(Aaron Zeghers 2016 12m)
Good News 
(Giovanni Fumu 2016 17m)
Onward Lossless Follows (Michael Robinson 2017 17m) #
The Rabbit Hunt
(Patrick Bresnan 2017 12m)
Rusborg 2016: Spear Hits Drone (unknown 2016 7s)
Wishful Thinking (Allan Brown 2017 13m)
21
Cilaos^
(Camilo Restrepo 2016 13m)
Everything
(David O’Reilly 2017 11m)
Lea River Bridges (Michael Pattison 2017 35m)
Not the typical morning commute… (A. Mutzabaugh CMT 2017 45s)
Phantom Ride Phantom (Siegfried A. Fruhauf 2017 10m) ##
Rubber Coated Steel
(Lawrence Abu Hamdan 2017 21m)
Swamp (Tierra Mojada) (Juan Sebastián Mesa 2017 20m)
20
Death of the Sound Man
(Sorayos Papapan 2017 16m)
Fight On a Swedish Beach!!
(Simon Vahlne 2016 14m)
I Don’t Think I Can See An Island^ 
(Becks & Lefrant 2016 4m)
Invisible Forces 
(Marcos Flórez 2017 4m)
Killing Klaus Kinski
(Spiros Stathoulopoulos 2016 21m)
L.Cohen (James Benning 2017/8 45m) #
Les Indes Galantes
(Clément Cogitore 2017 6m) #
Nothing New Under the Sun
(Damian Kocur 2017 25m) #
Over & Over
(Michael Fleming 2016 8m)
The Shenehen Queen (Anastasia Zverkova 2017 42m)
Wasteland No.1: Ardent, Verdant
(Jodie Mack 2017 5m)
19
air (VW Golf III).
(Kåre Leander Ringling Frang 2017 2m)
Answer Print
(Mónica Savirón 2016 5m)
Astrometal
(Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis 2017 16m)
Day After Day
(Sabine Theresa Ehrl 2016 10m)
Demontage
(Michael Palm 2016 30m) #
The Fall of Lenin
(Svetlana Shymko 2017 12m) #
Green Screen Gringo
(Douwe Dijkstra 2016 16m)
Hello, Horse!
(Laila Pakalniņa 2017 25m)
Impassenger (Ben Pointeker 2017 6m) # 19+
It’s A Date
(Zachary Zezima 2016 8m)
keep that dream burning
(Rainer Kohlberger 2017 8m)
The Last Shift of Thomas Hisem (Jindřich Andrš 2017 30m) #
Mirage My Bros (Diogo Baldaia 2017 24m) #
Mutants
(Alexandre Dostie 2016 17m)
Negative Space
(Kuwahata & Porter 2017 6m) #
Notes on Mostropedia
(Yoji Yamamura 2017 7m) #
Nyo Vweta Nafta
(Ico Costa 2017 22m) ##
Patterns of Conquerors
(Sascha Regina Reichstein 2017 21m)
Quiasma
(Tono Mejuto 2017 12m)
Rakijada^
(Nikola Ilic 2016 19m) 
Retouch
(Kaveh Mazaheri 2017 20m) #
Shadow Animals
(Jerry Carlsson 2017 22m) #
Stvanice (aka Chase) (Michaela Režová 2017 12m) #
Timecode
(Juanjo Giménez 2016 15m)
Transitions (Aurèle Ferrier 2017 13m)
29 Point Programme
[29 PUNKTE PROGRAMM] (Dietmar Brehm 2017 7m) #
Volva
(Edouard Decam 2016 25m)
18
Arrabida—There Is Only One Earth (Tinne Zenner 2017 16m)
Birth of a Nation
(Jem Cohen 2017 9m)
La Bouche (Camilo Restrepo 2017 19m)
The Burden
(Niki Lindroth von Bahr 2017 15m) #
Carusel
(Patrick Topitschnig 2017 6m) #
Debris (Giuseppe Boccassini 2017 11m) #
8th Continent
(Georgios Zois 2017 11m)
Fajr (Lois Patiño 2017 12m)
5 Films About Technology
(Peter Huang 2016 5m)
Fructose^
(Iván Argote 2016 21m)
The Geneva Convention
(Benoit Martin 2016 15m)
I Know You From Somewhere
(Andrew Fitzgerald 2017 15m)
Indefinite Pitch
(James N. Kienitz Wilkins 2016 23m)
Inside: The Colour Version (Dietmar Brehm 2017 5m)
Kiem Holijanda
(Sarah Veltmeyer 2017 14m) #
Livorno 32
(Miki Polonski 2017 11m) ##
Manivelle: Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow (‘the fdz’ 2017 30m)  #
Martin pleure—Friends for Life
(Jonathan Vinel 2017 16m)
Matria
(Alvaro Gago 2017 21m) #
Resistance (Laurence Favre 2017 11m) #
Reverie in the Meadow 
(aka Ensueño en la Pradera) (Esteban Arrangoiz 2017 17m)
Squirrel Island
(Astrid Goldsmith 2016 21m)
STA! (Pêdra Costa 2017 6m) [seen 2018]
Stars of Gaomeigu
(Marko Grba Singh 2017 23m)
Super Taboo (Su Hui-Yu 2017 19m)
Tijuana Tales (Jean-Charles Hue 2017 12m) # 18+
The World (Mika Taanila 2017 8m) #

# = seen 2018. ## = seen 2017 and 2018, upgraded after latter.

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The Wolf's Mouth

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].