Friday, January 01, 2021

The Films I Watched in 2020

 These are all the films I watched in 2020 —

First Seen of the Year: Man Without a Star by King Vidor

Last Seen of the Year: Frownland by Ronald Bronstein


24 Frames [Abbas Kiarostami, 2017]

Actua 1 [Philippe Garrel, 1968]

Ad Astra {Theatrical Brad Pitt Cut} [James Gray, 2019]

Adieu au langage [Goodbye to Language] [Jean-Luc Godard, 2014]

Adieu au TNS [Farewell to the TNS] [Jean-Luc Godard, 1996]

The Adventures of Jack Decker [Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington, and Eric Notarnicola, 2020]

All About Eve [Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950]

All About Mankiewicz [Luc Béraud and Michel Ciment, 1983]

L’amant d’un jour [Lover for a Day] [Philippe Garrel, 2017]

American Boy: A Profile of — Steven Prince [Martin Scorsese, 1978]

Angel [Ernst Lubitsch, 1937]

Antonio Gaudí [Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1984]

Antonyms of Beauty [Khalik Allah, 2013]

Après mai [After May] [Olivier Assayas, 2012]

L’arbre, le maire et la médiathèque, ou les sept hasards [The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque, or: The Seven Happenstances] [Éric Rohmer, 1993]

Arielle Dombasle: “L’amour symphonique” [Arielle Dombasle: “Symphonic Love”] [Éric Rohmer, 1990]

At Land [Maya Deren, 1944]

Bande de filles [Girl Crew] [Céline Sciamma, 2014]

Bar Snakes [James Alexander Warren, 2020]

Un beau soleil intérieur [A Beautiful Sun Inside] [Claire Denis, 2017]

Becky Sharp [Rouben Mamoulian, 1935]

Beef House: Season 1 [Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, 2020]

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart [Frank Marshall, 2020]

The Best Years of Our Lives [William Wyler, 1946]

Between the Lines [Joan Micklin Silver, 1977]

The Bigamist [Ida Lupino, 1953]

The Big Knife [Robert Aldrich, 1955]

The Big Shave [Martin Scorsese, 1967]

The Birds [Alfred Hitchcock, 1963]

The Black Mamba [Robert Rodriguez, 2011]

Black Mother [Khalik Allah, 2018]

Bloody Nose Empty Pockets [Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, 2020]

Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife [Ernst Lubitsch, 1938]

The Body Snatcher [Val Lewton and Robert Wise, 1945]

Bombshell [Jay Roach, 2019]

Bra Shopping [Sarah Jacobson, 1995]

Bride of Frankenstein [James Whale, 1935]

Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend [Wu Shih, 1973]

Build the Wall [Joe Swanberg, 2020]

Bull Scores a Touchdown: Jack Ford: ‘Straight Shooting’ [Tag Gallagher, 2020]

The Cameraman [Buster Keaton with Edward Sedgwick, 1928]

Camille Claudel 1915 [Bruno Dumont, 2013]

Canyon Passage [Jacques Tourneur, 1946]

Chafariz das virtudes [Fountain of VIrtues] [Manoel de Oliveira, 2014]

Champagne [Alfred Hitchcock, 1928]

The Chase [Arthur D. Ripley, 1946]

Chicken Ranch [Nick Broomfield and Sandi Sissel, 1983]

Chikamatsu monogatari [One of Chikmatsu’s Tales] [Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954]

Chopping Mall [Jim Wynorski, 1986]

La cicatrice intérieure [The Inner Scar] [Philippe Garrel, 1972]

Cindy, the Doll Is Mine [Bertrand Bonello, 2005]

Citizen Kane [Orson Welles, 1941]

Cléo de 5 à 7 [Cléo from 5 to 7] [Agnès Varda, 1962/2005]

Coincoin et les Z’Inhumains [Coincoin and thee Extrahumans]] [Bruno Dumont, 2018]

Conjuring the Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story [Martin Scorsese, 2019]

The Connection [Shirley Clarke, 1961]

Contes des quatre saisons: Conte d’autômne [Tales of the Four Seasons: Autumn Tale] [Éric Rohmer, 1998]

Contes des quatre saisons: Conte d’été [Tales of the Four Seasons: Summer Tale] [Éric Rohmer, 1996]

CubaLibre [Albert Serra, 2013]

Dance, Girl, Dance [Dorothy Arzner, 1940]

Da xiang xidi erzuo / An Elephant Sitting Still [Hu Bo, 2018]

A Day at the Races [Sam Wood, 1937]
Deadbeat [Adèle Franck, 2020]

Dead End [William Wyler, 1937]

The Decline of Western Civilization [Penelope Spheeris, 1981]

De la guerre / On War [Bertrand Bonello, 2008]

Désordre [Disorder] [Olivier Assayas, 1986]

Desperately Seeking Susan [Susan Seidelman, 1985]

Diane [Kent Jones, 2019]

Dinner at Eight [George Cukor, 1933]

The Docks of New York [Josef von Sternberg, 1928]

Dodsworth [William Wyler, 1936]

Douro, faina fluvial [Douro: River Work] [Manoel de Oliveira, 1931]

Duck Soup [Leo McCarey, 1933]

Du côté de la Côte [Around the Côte / Around the Coast] [Agnès Varda, 1958]

Dú zhàn / Drug War [Johnnie To, 2012]

L’eau froide [Cold Water] [Olivier Assayas, 1994]

Les enfants désaccordés [Children Out of Tune] [Philippe Garrel, 1964]

L’enfant secret [The Secret Child] [Philippe Garrel, 1979]

Enter the Dragon [Robert Clouse, 1973]

Esther Povitsky: Hot for My Name [Nick Goossen, 2020]

O estranho caso de Angélica [The Strange Cases of Angélica] [Manoel de Oliveira, 2010]

Un été brûlant [A Burning Summer] [Philippe Garrel, 2011]
An Evening with Tim Heidecker [Ben Berman, 2020]

La fabrique du ‘Conte d’été’ [Creation of ‘The Summer Tale’] [Jean-André Fieschi, 1996]

The Far Country [Anthony Mann, 1954]

The Farmer’s Wife [Alfred Hitchcock, 1928]

The Female Animal [Harry Keller, 1958]

Les fiancés du Pont Mac Donald, ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) [The Fiancés of the Pont Mac Donald, or: (Beware of Dark Glasses)] [Agnès Varda, 1961]

Field Niggas [Khalik Allah, 2014]

Film Catastrophe [Paul Grivas, 2018]

Film Socialisme [Jean-Luc Godard, 2010]

Un flic [A Cop] [Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972]

Fluffy (Electronic Press Kit) [Sarah Jacobson, 1996]

Fort Apache [John Ford, 1948]

La France contre les robots {Version A} [France vs. the Robots] [Jean-Marie Straub, 2020]

La France contre les robots {Version B} [France vs. the Robots] [Jean-Marie Straub, 2020]

Frownland [Ronald Bronstein, 2007]

Funny Ha Ha [Andrew Bujalski, 2002]

Game of Death [Robert Clouse, 1978]

Game of Death II [Ng See-yuan, 1981]

Gebo et l’ombre [Gebo and the Shadow] [Manoel de Oliveira, 2012]

The General [Buster Keaton, 1926]

General Magic [Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude, and Michael Stern, 2018]

The Ghost Ship [Val Lewton and Mark Robson, 1943]

The Godfather: Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone [Francis Ford Coppola, 1990/2020]

Goldman v Silverman [Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, 2020]

The Grissom Gang [Robert Aldrich, 1971]

Gycklarnas afton [Carnies’ Twilight] [Ingmar Bergman, 1953]

HAIM: “Man from the Magazine” [Paul Thomas Anderson, 2020]

HAIM: “The Steps” [Paul Thomas Anderson and Danielle Haim, 2020]

Hai shang chuan qi [The Legend of the Sea] / I Wish I Knew [Jia Zhang-ke, 2010]

Hamnstad [Port of Call] [Ingmar Bergman, 1948]

Hanyeo [The Housemaid] [Kim Ki-young, 1960]

The Harlem Globetrotters [Phil Brown, 1951]

Häxan [The Witch] [Benjamin Christensen, 1922]

Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit [Heimat Is a Space in Time] [Thomas Heise, 2019]

The Heiress [William Wyler, 1949]

Her Smell [Alex Ross Perry, 2018]

The Hitch-Hiker [Ida Lupino, 1953]

Hitchin’ Posts [John Ford, 1920]

Holiday [Edward H. Griffith, 1930]

Holiday [George Cukor, 1938]

House by the River [Fritz Lang, 1950]

How To with John Wilson: Season One [John Wilson, 2020]

Hudularin kanunu [The Law of the Border] [Lütfi Ömer Akad, 1966]

Husbands: A Comedy About Life Death and Freedom [John Cassavetes, 1970]

I May Destroy You: Season 1 [Michaela Cole, 2020]

Inochi / Vita: Sculptures by Sofu / Sōfū no chōkoku [Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1963]

Insiang [Lino Brocka, 1976]

The Isolated [Jay Giampietro, 2020]

Italianamerican [Martin Scorsese, 1974]

It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books [Richard Linklater, 1988]

It’s Not Just You, Murray! [Martin Scorsese, 1964]

I Walked with a Zombie [Jacques Tourneur and Val Lewton, 1943]

I Was a Teenage Serial Killer [Sarah Jacobson, 1993]

La jalousie [Jealousy] [Philippe Garrel, 2013]

Jean Renoir, le patron: Premier épisode: la Recherche du relatif [Jean Renoir, the Boss: First Episode: The Search for the Relative] [Jacques Rivette, 1967]

Je t’aime moi non plus [I Love You Me Neither / I Love You I Don’t] [Serge Gainsbourg, 1976]

Les jeux de société [Society Games] [Éric Rohmer, 1989]

Jing li de ren / Man in the Well [Hu Bo, 2016]

Jingwumen / Fist of Fury [Lo Wei, 1972]

Kenka elegy [Fighting Elegy] [Seijun Suzuki , 1966]

Khane-ye doust kojast [Where Is the Friend’s House] [Abbas Kiarostami, 1987]

Khroustaliov, ma voiture! [Khrustalyov, My Car!] [Aleksei German, 1998]

The Killing of Sister George [Robert Aldrich, 1968]

Knives Out [Rian Johnson, 2019]

Konets Sankt-Peterburga [The End of St. Petersburg] [Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1927]

Kong shan ling yu [Mountain Empty, Spirit Rain] [King Hu, 1979]

Koroshi no rakuin [Branded to Kill] [Seijun Suzuki, 1967]

Kris [Crisis] [Ingmar Bergman, 1946]

Kutabare akutō-domo: Tantei-jimusho 2 3 [Go to Hell, Bastards: Detective Bureau 2 3] [Seijun Suzuki, 1963]

Kvinnodröm [Women’s Dream] [Ingmar Bergman, 1955]

Kvinnors väntan [Women’s Waiting] [Ingmar Bergman, 1952]

The Lady Eve [Preston Sturges, 1941]

The Last Command [Josef von Sternberg, 1928]

Leave Her to Heaven [John M. Stahl, 1945]

En lektion i kärlek [A Lesson in Love] [Ingmar Bergman, 1954]

The Leopard Man [Jacques Tourneur and Val Lewton, 1943]

The Letter [William Wyler, 1940]

La ligne de démarcation [Line of Demarcation] [Claude Chabrol, 1966]

Limite [Limit] [Mário Peixoto, 1931]

The Little Foxes [William Wyler, 1941]

Little Women [Greta Gerwig, 2019]

Lloydie: The Boy from St. Thomas [Keifer Nyron Taylor, 2019]

The Lonedale Operator [Michael Almereyda, 2017/2020]

Luci del varietà [Variety Lights] [Alberto Lattuada and Federico Fellini, 1950]

The Lusty Men [Nicholas Ray, 1952]

The Magnificent Ambersons [Orson Welles, 1942]

Magnificent Obsession [John M. Stahl, 1935]

Magnificent Obsession [Douglas Sirk, 1954]

Making Mr. Right [Susan Seidelman, 1987]

Ma Loute [Bruno Dumont, 2016]

Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore [Sarah Jacobson, 1996]

Man or Astroman?: “Spferic Waves” [Sarah Jacobson, 1995]

Man Without a Star [King Vidor, 1955]

The Manxman [Alfred Hitchcock, 1929]

Le Marais [Gus Van Sant, 2006]

Marie pour mémoire [Marie for the Record] [Philippe Garrel, 1967]

Mary [Alfred Hitchcock, 1931]

Mašq-e šab [Homework] [Abbas Kiarostami, 1989]

Mat’ [Mother] [Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1926]

‘Maynila…’, isang pelikulang pilipino [‘Manila…’: A Filipino Film] [Mike De Léon, 1975]

Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag [Manila in the Claws of Light] [Lino Brocka, 1975]

Meditation on Violence [Maya Deren, 1948]

Mēghē Ḍhākā Tārā [The Cloud-Capped Star] [Ritwik Ghatak, 1960]

Meng long guo liang [Raptors Cross the River] / The Way of the Dragon [Bruce Lee, 1972]

Meshes of the Afternoon [Maya Deren and Alexandr Hackenschmied, 1943]

Mest’ [Revenge] [Ermek Shinarbaev, 1989]

Mission: Impossible: Fallout [Christopher McQuarrie, 2018]

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol [Brad Bird, 2011]

Mission: Impossible II [John Woo, 2000]

Mission: Impossible III [J.J. Abrams, 2006]

Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation [Christopher McQuarrie, 2015]

Model Shop [Jacques Demy, 1969]

Módēng tǔ lǎo [Modern Abo] / Disco Bumpkins [Ricky Chan, 1980]

La mort de Louis XIV [The Death of Louis XIV] [Albert Serra, 2016]

La Mort en ce jardin [Death in This Garden] [Luisi Buñuel, 1956]

Mouchette [Robert Bresson, 1967]

Movie That Invites Pausing [Ken Jacobs, 2020]

The Mummy [Karl Freund, 1932]

Murder! [Alfred Hitchcock, 1930]

Mutual Appreciation [Andrew Bujalski, 2005]

Mysterious Object at Noon / Dogfahr nai meu marn [Dogfahr in the Devil’s Hands] [Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000]

Naissance des pieuvres [Birth of the Octopi] [Céline Sciamma, 2007]

Never Fear [Ida Lupino, 1949]

Never Rarely Sometimes Always [Eliza Hittman, 2020]

Night of the Demon [Jacques Tourneur, 1957]

Nikutai no mon [Gate of Flesh] [Seijun Suzuki, 1964]

Nocturama [Bertrand Bonello, 2016]

Not Wanted [Ida Lupino, 1949]

Nuit et brouillard [Alain Resnais, 1955]

L’œil du Malin [The Eye of the Crafty Devil] [Claude Chabrol, 1962]

Old Joy [Kelly Reichardt, 2006]

Oliveira l’architecte [Oliveira the Architecth b] [Paulo Rocha, 1992]

L’ombre des femmes [The Shadow of Women] [Philippe Garrel, 2015]

Once Upon a Honeymoon [Leo McCarey, 1942]

L’Opéra Mouffe, carnet de notes filmées rue Mouffetard à Paris par une femme enceinte en 1958 [The Opéra-Mouffe: Diary Filmed on the Rue Mouffetard in Paris by a Pregnant Woman in 1958] [Agnès Varda, 1958]

Ô saisons ô châteaux [O Seasons, O Castles] [Agnès Varda, 1957]

Painéis de São Vicente de Fora, visão poética [Panels of São Vicente de Fora: A Poetic Vision] [Manoel de Oliveira, 2010]

Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist [Saul J. Turell, 1979]

Pawel and Ebola {Filmed Stage Performance} [Marianna Ellenberg and Greg Zuccolo, 2018]

Peoples House [Andrew Bujalski, 2006]

Le petit soldat [The Little Soldier] [Jean-Luc Godard, 1960/1963]

Pierrot le fou [Pierrot the Fool] [Jean-Luc Godard, 1965]

Plan 9 from Outer Space [Ed Wood, 1959]

Plein soleil [Full Sun] [René Clément, 1960]

Polyester [John Waters, 1981]

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu [Portrait of Young Girl on Fire] [Céline Sciamma, 2019]

Potomok Chingiskhana [The Heir to Genghis Khan] [Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1928]

The Price of Fear [Abner Biberman, 1956]

The Private Life of a Cat [Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1946]

Project [Abbas Kiarostami, 1997]

Les quatre sœurs [The Four Sisters] [Claude Lanzmann, 2017]

La religieuse [The Nun] [Jacques Rivette, 1966]

Remembrances et souvenirs [Remembrances and Souvenirs] [Agnès Varda, 2005]

Les rendez-vous de Paris [Paris Rendez-Vous’s] [Éric Rohmer, 1995]

The Ring [Alfred Hitchcock, 1927]

Ritual in Transfigured Time [Maya Deren, 1946]

Road Movie (or — What I Learned in a Buick Station Wagon) [Sarah Jacobson, 1992]

Rosette: “Bois ton café il va être froid…” [Rosette: “Drink Your Coffee It’s Gonna Be Cold…”] {Official Version} [Éric Rohmer, 1987]

Rosette: “Bois ton café il va être froid…” [Rosette: “Drink Your Coffee It’s Gonna Be Cold…”] {Super-8 Version} [Éric Rohmer, 1987]

Saam jan hang / Three [Johnnie To, 2016]

Salesman [David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1969]

Sarah Winchester: Ghost Opera [Bertrand Bonello, 2016]

Saturday’s Children [Vincent Sherman, 1940]

The Searchers [John Ford, 1956]

Search Party: Season 2 [Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, 2017]

The Second Civil War [Joe Dante, 1997]

The Seventh Victim [Val Lewton and Mark Robson, 1943]

Shakmatnaya goryachka. [Chess Fever.] [Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1925]

She Dies Tomorrow [Amy Seimetz, 2020]

Show Boat [James Whale, 1936]

Shunpū-den [Story of a Prostitute] [Seijun Suzuki, 1965]

Signed: Lino Brocka [Christian Blackwood, 1987]

Singularidades de uma rapariga loura [Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl] [Manoel de Oliveira, 2009]

Sincerely Louis CK [Louis C.K., 2020]

Skepp till India Land [Ship to India] [Ingmar Bergman, 1947]

The Skin Game [Alfred Hitchcock, 1931]

Slacker [Richard Linklater, 1991]

Smorgasbord (The Movie) [Jerry Lewis, 1983]

Sommaren med Monika [Summer with Monika] [Ingmar Bergman, 1953]

Sommarlek [Summer Interlude] [Ingmar Bergman, 1951]

Sommarnattens leende [Smile of the Summer Night] [Ingmar Bergman, 1955]

Sous le soleil de Satan [Under the Sun of Satan] [Maurice Pialat, 1987]

Spite Marriage [Buster Keaton, 1929]

Spree [Eugene Kotlyarenko, 2020]

Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi [Rian Johnson, 2017]

Star Wars: The Mandalorian: Season Two [Jon Favreau, et al, 2020]

Steamboat Bill, Jr. [Buster Keaton, 1928]

The Story of Temple Drake [Stephen Roberts, 1933]

Straight Shooting [John Ford, 1917]

The Stranger [Orson Welles, 1946]

Strategic Air Command [Anthony Mann, 1955]

A Study in Choreography for Camera [Maya Deren and Tally Beatty, 1945]

Sullivan’s Travels [Preston Sturges, 1941]

The Sun Is Also a Star [Ry Russo-Young, 2019]

Suspicion [Alfred Hitchcock, 1941]

Susuz yaz [Dry Summer] [Metin Erksan, 1964]

Sweet Miss [Sarah Jacobson, 1992]

Swing Time [George Stevens, 1936]

Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life [Fred Waller, 1935]

Taipei Story / Qīng méi zhú mā [Green Plums and a Bamboo Horse] [Edward Yang, 1985]

Ta’m-e guilass… [Taste of Cherry…] [Abbas Kiarostami, 1997]

Tangshan daxiong [The Big Brother from Tangshan] [Lo Wei, 1971]

Taxi Driver [Martin Scorsese, 1976]

Taza, Son of Cochise [Douglas Sirk, 1954]

Ten Seconds to Hell [Robert Aldrich, 1959]

Teorema [Theorem] [Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 [Tobe Hooper, 1986]

These Three [William Wyler, 1936]

Things to Come [Ken Jacobs, 2018]

Thunder on the Hill [Douglas Sirk, 1951]

Till glädje [To Joy] [Ingmar Bergman, 1950]

Titas Ekti Nadir Naam [A River Called Titas] [Ritwik Ghatak, 1973]

Tōkyō nagaremono [Tokyo Drifter] [Seijun Suzuki, 1966]

Tōkyō Olympic [Tokyo Olympics] [Kon Ichikawa, 1965]

Tomboy [Céline Sciamma, 2011]

Toni [Jean Renoir, 1935]

Törst [Thirst] [Ingmar Bergman, 1949]

To Sleep with Anger [Charles Burnett, 1990]

Touki-bouki [The Hyena’s Journey] [Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1973]

Transes [Trances] [Ahmed El Maânouni, 1981]

Ulzana’s Raid [Robert Aldrich, 1972]

Underworld [Josef von Sternberg, 1927]

An Unmarried Woman [Paul Mazursky, 1978]

Urban Rashomon [Khalik Allah, 2013]

O velho do Restelo [The Old Man of Restelo] [Manoel de Oliveira, 2014]

The Very Eye of Night [Maya Deren, 1958]

Vitalina Varela [Pedro Costa, 2019]

Voilà l’enchaînement [Here’s How It Plays Out] [Claire Denis, 2014]

Von UFA nach Hollywood, Douglas Sirk erzählt… [From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk Speaks…] [Eckhart Schmidt, 1991]

The War of the Worlds [Byron Haskin, 1953]

The Westerner [William Wyler, 1940]

What Did Jack Do? [David Lynch, 2016/2020]

What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? [Martin Scorsese, 1963]

Where’d You Go, Bernadette [Richard Linklater, 2019]

Where’s Ghislaine? [Molly Lambert, 2020]

The Wild Angels [Roger Corman, 1966]

The World in His Arms [Raoul Walsh, 1952]

Woodshock 85! [Richard Linklater and Lee Daniel, 1985]

Wuthering Heights [William Wyler, 1939]

Yi yi [One One / Individually / One at a Time] / A One and a Two… [Edward Yang, 2000]

Zendegi va digar hich… [Life and Nothing More…] [Abbas Kiarostami, 1992]

Zire derakhtane zeytoon [Under the Olive Trees] [Abbas Kiarostami, 1994]

#Rehearsal [Cristina Álvarez López, 2020]


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