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Richard Brody of The New Yorker:
Best of 2016 List:
  • 1: Little Sister (Zach Clark)
  • 2: Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
  • 3: Sully (Clint Eastwood)
  • 4: Viktoria (Maya Vitkova)
  • 5: Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
  • 6: Men Go to Battle (Zachary Treitz)
  • 7: Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz)
  • 8: Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)
  • 9: Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  • 10: Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)
  • 11: Hail, Caesar! (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
  • 12: Everybody Wants Some!!(Richard Linklater)
  • 13: The Love Witch (Anna Biller)
  • 14: Krisha (Trey Edward Shults)
  • 15: Pete’s Dragon (David Lowery)
  • 16: Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)
  • 17: For the Plasma (Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan)
  • 18: 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  • 19: Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
  • 20: No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  • 21: The Witness (James Solomon)
  • 22: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
  • 23: Sunset Song (Terence Davies)
  • 24: Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader)
  • 25: The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  • 26: Tower (Keith Maitland)
  • 27: Nuts! (Penny Lane)
  • 28: Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti)
  • 29: Southside with You (Richard Tanne)
  • 30: Michael Moore in TrumpLand (Michael Moore)
  • 31: The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker)
  • 32: Right Now, Wrong Then(Hong Sang-soo)
  • 33: Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)
  • 34: Silence (Martin Scorsese)
  • 35: Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi)
  • Best Undistributed Films:
    1: Coma (Sara Fattahi)
    2: Hermia and Helena (Matías Piñeiro)
    3: Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo)
    4: Univitellin (Terence Nance)
Richard Brody of The New Yorker:
No one can see everything, and I hope to be able to add to the list when catching up with good things I’ve missed. This year, I didn’t predetermine the number of names in a given category but followed my pleasures to fill up to ten slots. One twist: this is the year of paired performances that are both equal and inseparable, both among leads and supporting roles, and the list reflects that experience.

The Best Movies of 2015 List (with director):
  • 1: Chi-Raq (Spike Lee)
  • 2: Li'l Quinquin (Bruno Dumont)
  • 3: Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry)
  • 4: Heaven Knows What (Ben and Joshua Safdie)
  • 5: Taxi (Jafar Panahi)
  • 6: Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  • 7: In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman)
  • 8: Mistress America (Noah Baumbach)
  • 9: Stinking Heaven (Nathan Silver)
  • 10: Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)
  • 11: Carol (Todd Haynes)
  • 12: Trainwreck (Judd Apatow)
  • 13: Digging for Fire (Joe Swanberg)
  • 14: Wild Canaries (Lawrence Michael Levine)
  • 15: Results (Andrew Bujalski)
  • 16: Creed (Ryan Coogler)
  • 17: The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro)
  • 18: Field Niggas (Khalik Allah)
  • 19: Iris (Albert Maysles)
  • 20: Irrational Man (Woody Allen)
Richard Brody of The New Yorker:
Best of 2014 List:
  • 1: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
  • 2: Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (Josephine Decker)
  • 3 tied with 4: Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • 3 tied with 4: The Last of the Unjust (Claude Lanzmann)
  • 5: The Immigrant (James Gray)
  • 6: American Sniper (Clint Eastwood)
  • 7: Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)
  • 8: Actress (Robert Greene)
  • 9: Memphis (Tim Sutton)
  • 10: Butter on the Latch (Josephine Decker)
  • 11 to 20 in alphabetical order:
    Evolution of a Criminal
    Gone Girl
    Happy Christmas
    It Felt Like Love
    Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
    Life of Riley
    Magic in the Moonlight
    Soft in the Head
    Story of My Death
    Stranger by the Lake
Richard Brody of The New Yorker:
Reluctant 2013 List:
  • 1/2 tie: The Wolf of Wall Street, To the Wonder
  • 3: Like Someone in Love
  • 4/5 tie: Computer Chess, Upstream Color
  • 6: Night Across the Street
  • 7: A Touch of Sin
  • 8: Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • 9: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
  • 10/11/12 tie: Inside Llewyn Davis, Sun Don't Shine, Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  • 13-24 tie: All the Light in the Sky, At Berkeley, The Bling Ring, The Canyons, Centro Historico, Les Coquillettes, Drinking Buddies, I Used to Be Darker, Lenny Cooke, Oldboys, These Birds Walk, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
  • 25-29 tie: 12 Years a Slave, Blue Jasmine, Nebraska, Short Term 12, This Is Martin Bonner
STILL AT THE MOVIES
Adaptation ~ 2002Opens with character ID internally; life is a dialog between alter and ego interrupted by many an intriguing externality. To want passionately is the prize which means reducing this to a manageable size. Spike Jonze directs Meryl and Nic. The movie is slick!
Alice in Wonderland ~ 1951 or
Alice in Wonderland ~ 2010
Ed Wynn or Johnny Depp: How much does or should the hatter matter?
The Artist ~ 2011Uphill. If I want to watch Gene Kelly, I will.
Appointment with Death ~ 1988 ~ BWINC
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