Saturday, January 01, 2022

The Films I Saw in 2021

First Seen of the Year: ‘Salut les Cubains’ [Salut, Cubans / Here’s to the Cubans] [Agnès Varda, 1964]

Last Seen of the Year: ‘Unconquered’ [Cecil B. DeMille, 1947]


Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse [The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse] [Fritz Lang, 1960]

2046 [Wong Kar-wai, 2004]

À bout de souffle [Breathless] [Jean-Luc Godard, 1960]

L’albero degli zoccoli [The Tree of Wooden Clogs] [Ermanno Olmi, 1978]

All I Desire [Douglas Sirk, 1953]

Les amants du Pont-Neuf [The Lovers of the Pont-Neuf] [Leos Carax, 1991]

The Amazing Plastic Lady [Martin Bell and Mary Ellen Mark, 1995]

Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer [Andrei A. Tarkovsky, 2019]

Annette [Leos Carax, 2021]

Ansiktet [The Face] [Ingmar Bergman, 1958]

Anticipation of the Night [Stan Brakhage, 1958]

Anvil: The Story of Anvil [Sacha Gervasi, 2008]

Apache [Robert Aldrich, 1954]

Apocalypse Now {Final Cut} [Francis Ford Coppola, 1979/2019]

A propósito de Buñuel [Speaking of Buñuel] [José Luis López-Linares and Javier Rioyo, 2000]

Arsenic and Old Lace [Frank Capra, 1944]

Attack [Robert Aldrich, 1956]

Auteur on the Campus: Jack Arnold at Universal! [Daniel Griffith, 2021]

Battling Butler [Buster Keaton, 1926]

The Beatles: Get Back [Peter Jackson, 2021]

The Beatles: Let It Be [Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 1970]

Beau travail [Nice Work] [Claire Denis, 1999]

Beeswax [Andrew Bujalski, 2009]

Being the Ricardos [Aaron Sorkin, 2021]

Bergman Island: Ingmar Bergman on Fårö Island Cinema and Life [Marie Nyreröd, 2004]

Beyond Therapy [Robert Altman, 1987]

Il bidone [The Swindle] [Federico Fellini, 1955]

Bijo to ekitai-ningen [The Beauty and the Liquid People] [Ishirō Honda, 1958]

The Black Cat [Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934]

Black Panthers {English-Language Version} [Agnès Varda, 1968]

Blonde Cobra [Ken Jacobs, 1963]

Blow Out [Brian De Palma, 1981]

The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins [Les Blank with Skip Gerson, 1968]

The Boat [Buster Keaton with Edward Cline, 1921]

Le bonheur [Happiness] [Agnès Varda, 1964]

Bride of Frankenstein [James Whale, 1935]

Bringing Up Baby [Howard Hawks, 1938]

Broken Lullaby [Ernst Lubitsch, 1932]

Brother to Brother [Rodney Evans, 2004]

Bullfighter and the Lady [Budd Boetticher, 1951]

Bu san [Inseprable Bonding] / Good Bye Dragon Inn [Tsai Ming-liang, 2003]

Capitalism: Child Labor [Ken Jacobs, 2006]

Capitalism: Slavery [Ken Jacobs, 2006]

Cet obscur objet du désir [That Obscure Object of Desire] [Luis Buñuel, 1977]

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie [The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie] [Luis Buñuel, 1972]

Chaval [Mario Ruspoli, 1971]

Le Chavalanthrope [Mario Ruspoli, 1972]

Cheun gwong tsa sit [Spring Light Bursts Forth] [Wong Kar-wai, 1997/2021]

Chung-hing sam lam [Chungking Jungle] [Wong Kar-wai, 1994/2021]

Cinema 70 n.5: Luchino Visconti [Marcella Curti Gialdino, 1970]

Cinema senza tempo: Giulietta Masina, la forza di un sorriso [Timeless Cinema: Giulietta Masina: The Power of a Smile] [Sandro Lai, 2006]

Les cinq cents balles [Five Hundred Bills] [Melvin Van Peebles, 1961]

Citizen Kane [Orson Welles, 1941]

Clorae and Albie [Joyce Chopra, 1975]

College [Buster Keaton, 1927]

Colorado Territory [Raoul Walsh, 1949]

Commuters [Claudia Weill and Eliot Noyes, 1970]

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

Crash [David Cronenberg, 1996] 

Creature from the Haunted Sea [Roger Corman, 1961]

Les créatures [The Creatures] [Agnès Varda, 1966]

Cristo si è fermato a Eboli [Christ Stopped at Eboli] [Francesco Rosi, 1979]

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 10 [Larry David, et al, 2019]

Daguerréotypes [Agnès Varda, 1976]

Daguerreotypes, objets photographiques [Daguerreotypes: Photographic Objects] [Agnès Varda, 2005]

The Damned (Götterdämmerung) [Luchino Visconti, 1969]

Dance, Girl, Dance [Dorothy Arzner, 1940]

A Dandy in Aspic [Anthony Mann, 1968]

A Day in the Death of Donny B. [Carl Fick, 1969]

Deadbeat [Adele Franck, 2020]

Defending Your Life [Albert Brooks, 1991]

De l’origine du XXIe siècle pour moi [On the Origin of the XXIst Century for Me] [Jean-Luc Godard, 2000]

Le dernier verre [The Last Drink] [Mario Ruspoli, 1964]

Desire [Frank Borzage, 1936]

The Devil Inside Her [Zebedy Colt, 1977]

Dial M for Murder {2D Version} [Alfred Hitchcock, 1954]

Disputed Passage [Frank Borzage, 1939]

Django [Sergio Corbucci, 1966]

Djävulens öga [The Devil’s Eye] [Ingmar Bergman, 1960]

Doctor X [Michael Curtiz, 1932]

Donovan: “I Am the Shaman” [David Lynch, 2021]

Dont Look Back [D. A. Pennebaker, 1967]

Don’t Look Up [Adam McKay, 2021]

Don’t Play Us Cheap [Melvin Van Peebles, 1972]

Dos monjes [Two Monks] [Juan Bustillo Oro, 1934]

Dune: Part One [Denis Villeneuve, 2021]

Duo luo tian shi [Fallen Angels] [Wong Kar-wai, 1995/2021]

Él [Him] [Luis Buñuel, 1953]

The Elephant Man [David Lynch, 1980]

Elsa la Rose [Elsa the Rose] [Agnès Varda, 1966]

Eer [Kristoffer Borgli, 2021]

Erin [Martin Bell and Mary Ellen Mark, 2005]

Er shi si cheng ji [Story of Twenty-Four City] / 24 City [Jia Zhang-ke, 2008]

Exorcist II: The Heretic [John Boorman, 1977]

Le fantôme de la liberté [The Phantom of Liberty] [Luis Buñuel, 1974]

Fast Company [David Cronenberg, 1979]

Fast Times at Ridgemont High [Amy Heckerling, 1982]

Fa yeung nin wa [The Age of Blossoms / Those Wonderful Varied Years] [Wong Kar-wai, 2000]

Federico Fellini, un autoritratto ritrovato [Federico Fellini: A Self-Portrait Rediscovered] [Paquito Del Bosco, 2000]

Federico Fellini: Sono un gran bugiardo [Federico Fellini: I’m a Born Liar] [Damian Pettigrew, 2002]

Fête de la Musique [Agnès Varda, 2005]

La fête prisonnière [Captive Feast] [Mario Ruspoli, 1961]

La fille de l’eau [The Girl of the Water / The Current (“Le fil de l’eau”)] [Jean Renoir, 1925]

Five Graves to Cairo [Billy Wilder, 1943]

Fool for Love [Robert Altman, 1985]

Ford: “Built for America” [Terrence Malick, 2021]

A Foreign Affair [Billy Wilder, 1948]

The Fortune Cookie [Billy Wilder, 1966]

Francisca [Manoel de Oliveira, 1981]

The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun [Wes Anderson, 2021]

The Front Page [Billy Wilder, 1974]

A Fuller Life [Samantha Fuller, 2013]

The Furies [Anthony Mann, 1950]

The Georgetown Loop [Ken Jacobs, 1996]

Girlfriends [Claudia Weill, 1978]

Girls at 12 [Joyce Chopra, 1975]

Go Fish [Rose Troche, 1994]

Go West [Buster Keaton, 1925]

The Green Fog [Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson, 2017]

La Habanera [Douglas Sirk, 1937]

Happy Hour [Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, 2015]

The Haunted House [Buster Keaton with Edward Cline, 1921]

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse [Eleanor Coppola, 1991]

Hellaware [Michael M. Bilandic, 2013]

Hell Bent [John Ford, 1918]

He shang de ai qing [Love on the River] / Cry Me a River [Jia Zhang-ke, 2008]

A Hidden Life [Terrence Malick, 2019]

Hiding Out [Bob Giraldi, 1987]

High Score [William Acks, France Costrel, and Sam Lacroix, 2020]

High Sierra [Raoul Walsh, 1941]

His New Job. [Charles Chaplin, 1915]

History Is Made at Night [Frank Borzage, 1937]

The Hole {2D Version} [Joe Dante, 2009]

Les hommes de la baleine [The Men of the Whale] [Mario Ruspoli, 1958]

Horizons West [Budd Boetticher, 1952]

A Horse or a Mary?: Jack Ford: ‘Hell Bent’ [Tag Gallagher, 2020]

House of Wax {2D Version} [Andre de Toth, 1953]

Hua yang de nian hua [The Age of Blossoms] [Wong Kar-wai, 2000]

I Confess [Alfred Hitchcock, 1953]

Il était une fois… ‘Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie’ [One Upon a Time… ‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’] [Anne Andreu, Marie Genin, and Serge July, 2011]

Ikwé: Woman [Caroline Monnet, 2009]

Les inconnus de la terre [The Unknown of the Earth] [Mario Ruspoli, 1961]

The Incredible Shrinking Man [Jack Arnold, 1957]

Indian Epic: 1: Der Tiger von Eschnapur [The Tiger of Eschnapur] [Fritz Lang, 1959]

Indian Epic: 2: Das indische Grabmal [The Indian Tomb] [Fritz Lang, 1959]

Ingmar Bergman, om liv och arbete, ett samtal [Ingmar Bergman: On Life and Work: A Conversation] [Jörn Donner, 1998]

The Irishman / I Heard You Paint Houses [Martin Scorsese, 2019]

Irma Vep [Olivier Assayas, 1996]

La Jetée {English-Language Version} [Chris Marker, 1962]

Jiaoyou [Excursion] / Stray Dogs [Tsai Ming-liang, 2013]

Joyce at 34 [Joyce Chopra and Claudia Weill, 1972]

Jungfrukällan [The Virgin Spring] [Ingmar Bergman, 1960]

Kansas City [Robert Altman, 1996]

Kárhozat [Damnation] [Béla Tarr, 1987]

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 [Quentin Tarantino. 2003]

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 [Quentin Tarantino, 2004]

The Kiss Before the Mirror [James Whale, 1933]

Klondike Annie [Raoul Walsh, 1936]

Knights of the City [Dominic Orlando, 1986]

Knives Out [Rian Johnson, 2019]

Lady Dynamite: Season 1 [Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, et al, 2016]

The Last Warning [Paul Leni, 1928]

Lewat djam malam [After the Curfew] [Usmar Ismail, 1954]

Licorice Pizza [Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021]

The Lion Has WIngs [Michael Powell, Brian Desmond Hurst, Adrian Brunel, and Alexander Korda, 1939]

Lions Love… and Lies / Lions Love [Agnès Varda, 1969]

Little Stabs at Happiness… [Ken Jacobs, 1963]

Le livre d’image (Images et Paroles) [The Image Book (Images and Words)] [Jean-Luc Godard, 2018]

Lucía [Humberto Solás, 1968]

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

Madam Butterfly [Tsai Ming-liang, 2008]

Mandabi [The Money Order] [Ousmane Sembène, 1968]

Man Seeking Woman: Season 1 [Simon Rich, Jonathan Krisel, et al, 2015]

Man Seeking Woman: Season 2 [Simon Rich, Jonathan Krisel, et al, 2016]

The Many Saints of Newark [David Chase and Alan Taylor, 2021]

Mario Ruspoli, Prince des baleines et autres raretés [Mario Ruspoli: Prince of the Whales, and Other Rarities] [Florence Dauman, 2011]

Masculin Féminin, 15 faits précis [Masculine Feminine: 15 Precise Events] [Jean-Luc Godard, 1966]

Materna [David Gutnik, 2020]

Meet the Fleet [B. Reeves Eason, 1940]

Memorias del subdesarrollo [Memories of Underdevelopment] [Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968]

Merrily We Go to Hell [Dorothy Arzner, 1932]

Il momento della verità [The Moment of Truth] [Francesco Rosi, 1965]

Mong Kok Carmen / As Tears Go By [Wong Kar-wai, 1988]

Monterey Pop [D. A. Pennebaker, 1968]

The Mortal Storm [Frank Borzage, 1940]

Mouchette [Robert Bresson, 1967]

Movie That Invites Pausing [Ken Jacobs, 2020]

Mudar de vida [Change of Life] [Paulo Rocha, 1966]

Mystery of the Wax Museum [Michael Curtiz, 1933]

Nära livet [On the Brink of Life] [Ingmar Bergman, 1958]

El naúfrago de la calle de Providencia [The Castaway of calle de Providencia] [Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo, 1971/2000]

The Navigator [Buster Keaton with Donald Crisp, 1924]

Netemo sametemo [Whether Alseep or Awake] [Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, 2018]

Nightmare Alley [Edmund Goulding, 1947]

Nobody [Ilya Naishuller, 2021]

No Maps on My Taps  [George T. Nierenberg, 1979]

Le notti di Cabiria [The Nights of Cabiria] [Federico Fellini, 1957]

Objective, Burma! [Raoul Walsh, 1945]

Onde jaz o teu sorriso? [Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?] [Pedro Costa, 2001]

Our Hospitality [Buster Keaton, 1923]

Pain peinture et accordéon [Bread Painting and Accordion] [Agnès Varda, 2005]

The Painted Bird [Václav Mahoul, 2019]

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman [Albert Lewin, 1951]

Parting Glances [Bill Sherwood, 1986]

Peace on Earth [Hugh Harman, 1939]

Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón [Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Average Girls] [Pedro Almodóvar, 1980]

Persona [Ingmar Bergman, 1966]

The Perfect Wife [William Kyle Gerardi, 2021]

The Phantom of the Opera [Rupert Julian, 1925]

Piazza Vittorio [Abel Ferrara, 2017]

Pickup on South Street [Samuel Fuller, 1953]

Pixote, a lei do mais fraco [Pixote: The Law of the Weakest] [Héctor Babenco, 1980]

The Plainsman [Cecil B. DeMille, 1936]

The Play House [Buster Keaton with Edward Cline, 1921]

Popeye [Robert Altman, 1980]

Pretend It’s a City [Martin Scorsese, 2021]

Les producteurs: Serge Silberman [The Producers: Serge Silberman] [Jacques Meny, 1985]

The Projectionist [Abel Ferrara, 2019]

Project Space 13 [Michael M. Bilandic, 2013]

Psycho [Alfred Hitchcock, 1960]

Rabid [David Cronenberg, 1977]

Ragbar [Downpour] [Bahram Beyzaie, 1972]

Reazione a catena (Ecologia del delitto) [Chain Reaction (Ecology of Crime)] / A Bay of Blood [Mario Bava, 1971]

Rebus-Film No. 1 [Paul Leni, 1925]

Red Ball Express [Budd Boetticher, 1952]

Regard sur la folie [A Look at Madness] [Mario Ruspoli, 1961]

Remember My Name [Alan Rudolph, 1978]

Réponse de femmes à une question produite par Antenne 2  pour le magazine ‘F. comme Femme’ [Women’s Response to a Question Put Forth by Antenne 2 for the Magazine-Show ‘F. comme Femme’] [Agnès Varda, 1975]

Ride or Die [Lily Citrin, 2021]

Rio Bravo [Howard Hawks, 1959]

Riot in Cell Block 11 [Don Siegel, 1954]

Roudau long hu bang [Judo Dragon and the Tiger List] / Throwdown [Johnnie To, 2004]

Rue Daguerre [Agnès Varda, 2005]

Sacrilege [Michel J. Rogers, 1971]

Salut les Cubains [Salut, Cubans / Here’s to the Cubans] [Agnès Varda, 1964]

Sál ztracenych kroku [The Hall of Lost Footsteps] [Jaromil Jireš, 1960]

San xia hao ren [Good People of the Three Gorges] / Still Life [Jia Zhang-ke, 2006]

Satans Lust [director unknown, 1971]

The Scary of Sixty-First [Dasha Nekrasova, 2021]

Lo sceicco bianco [The White Sheik] [Federico Fellini, 1952]

Second Look: Fellini [André Delvaux, 1960]

Sehnsucht nach Frauen: Dorothy Arzner [Longing for Women: Dorothy Arzner] [Katja Raganelli and Konrad Wickler, 1983]

Seven Chances [Buster Keaton, 1925]

Shake: Otis Redding at Monterey [D. A. Pennebaker, 1986]

Shan he gu ren [Old Friends Amid the Mountains and Rivers] / Mountains May Depart [Jia Zhang-ke, 2015]

She Freak [Byron Mabe, 1967]

Shou [The Hand] [Wong Kar-wai, 2004/2019]

Shanghai hua [Flowers of Shanghai] [Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1998]

Shiva Baby [Emma Seligman, 2020]

Shivers [David Cronenberg, 1975]

Siberia [Abel Ferrara, 2020]

Sicilia! [Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, 1999]

The Sign of the Cross [Cecil B. DeMille, 1932]

Simón del desierto [Simon of the Desert] [Luis Buñuel, 1965]

Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal] [Ingmar Bergman, 1957]

The Sky Socialist [Ken Jacobs, 1966/2019]

The Sky Socialist: Environs and Outtakes [Ken Jacobs, 1966/2019]

Smooth Talk [Joyce Chopra, 1985]

Smultronstället [The Wild Strawberry Patch] [Ingmar Bergman, 1957]

Soleil Ô [Sun, Oh] [Med Hondo, 1970]

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

The Song of Songs [Rouben Mamoulian, 1933]

The Sparks Brothers [Edgar Wright, 2021]

Stan the Flasher [Serge Gainsbourg, 1990]

Stillwater [Tom McCarthy, 2021]

The Story of a Three Day Pass [Melvin Van Peebles, 1967]

La strada [The Road] [Federico Fellini, 1954]

Stopy [Footprints] [Jaromil Jireš, 1960]

Streetwise [Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Cheryl McCall, 1984]

‘Streetwise’ Revisited: Rat [Martin Bell, 2021]

Strejda [Uncle] [Jaromil Jireš, 1959]

Sunlight [Melvin Van Peebles, 1957]

Suspicion [Alfred Hitchcock, 1941]

Sweet Sweetback’s Baad Asssss Song [Melvin Van Peebles, 1971]

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One [William Greaves, 1968]

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2-1/2 [William Greaves, 2005]

The Tall T [Budd Boetticher, 1957]

Tauw [Ousmane Sembène, 1970]

There’s Always Tomorrow [Douglas Sirk, 1956]

The Thing [John Carpenter, 1982]

Three Pick-Up Men for Herrick [Melvin Van Peebles, 1957]

Thunderbolt [Josef von Sternberg, 1929]

Tian zhu ding [Day of Destiny] / A Touch of Sin [Jia Zhang-ke, 2013]

Tiny at 20 [Mary Ellen Mark, 1993]

Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell [Martin Bell and Mary Ellen Mark, 2016]

Titón, de la Habana a Guantanamera, 1928-1996 [Titón: From Havana to Guantanamera, 1928-1996] [Mirtha Ibarra, 2008]

Tommaso [Abel Ferrara, 2019]

A Tom Tom Chaser [Ken Jacobs, 2002]

Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son [Ken Jacobs, 1969]

Total Recall [Paul Verhoeven, 1990]

I tre volti della paura [The Three Faces of Fear] [Mario Bava, 1963]

The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh: Hollywood’s Legendary Director [Marilyn Ann Moss, 2019]

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me [David Lynch, 1993]

Uchū daisensō [Great Battle in Outer Space] [Ishirō Honda, 1959]

Uncle Yanco {Bilingual Version} [Agnès Varda, 1967]

Unconquered [Cecil B. DeMille, 1947]

Union Pacific [Cecil B. DeMille, 1939]

Valerie a tyden divu [Valerie and Her Week of Wonders] [Jaromil Jireš, 1970]

Ein verdammt gutes Leben: Howard Hawks, 19 Kapital aus den Erinnerungen eines Geschichtenerzählers [A Damn Good Life: Howard Hawks: 19 Chapters from the Memories of a Storyteller] [Hans C. Blumenberg, 1978]

Os verdes anos [The Green Years] [Paulo Rocha, 1963]

Visconti [John Abbott, 1969]

Vitalina Varela [Pedro Costa, 2019]

I vitelloni [The Loafers / The Fellas] [Federico Fellini, 1953]

Vive la baleine [Three Cheers for the Whale] {2007 Updated English-Narration Version} [Mario Ruspoli and Chris Marker, 1972/2007]

Das Wachsfigurenkabinett [The Waxworks Cabinet] [Paul Leni, 1924]

Watermelon Man [Melvin Van Peebles, 1970]

The Whirled [Ken Jacobs, 1961/1963]

Window [Ken Jacobs, 1964]

Wings of the Hawk {2D Version} [Budd Boetticher, 1953]

Wonderland [Michael Winterbottom, 1999]

Working Girls [Lizzie Borden, 1986]

The Wrong Man [Alfred Hitchcock, 1956]

Yi dai song shi [Ancestral Teacher of a Generation] {Long Chinese Cut} [Wong Kar-wai, 2013]

Ying sheng [Earning a Living] / The Hedonists [Jia Zhang-ke, 2016]

Yours, Mine and Ours [Melville Shavelson, 1968]

Zerkalo [Mirror] [Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975]

Zum Beispiel Bresson [For Example, Bresson / Au hasard Bresson] [Theodor Kotulla, 1966]

Zu neuen Ufern [To New Shores] [Douglas Sirk, 1937]


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