Reviews by Year

Below is a list all the films I’ve reviewed on this blog, with links to reviews, ordered by the year of the film’s original release. This isn’t everything I’ve seen during this time, and I’ve been very sparse with my online reviews for much of 2017 onwards, aside from the regular Criterion Sunday updates. Reviews of everything else are in capsule form on Letterboxd.

I’ve implemented a simplified traffic-lights rating system for my reviews as of 2015:

Green Tick Recommended (double-ticks are particularly good)

Amber Flawed, but may be worth seeing

Red Cross Give it a miss

However, I’ve retained star ratings in the categories on individual reviews (and on older reviews), and these break down as follows:

0 stars Without any merit at all. Avoid at all costs.
0.5 stars Terrible film with almost no merits.
1 star Bad film; may have some redeeming features, but I cannot recommend it.
1.5 stars Disappointing film about which I have serious reservations.
2 stars Worth seeing; has some merits and is diverting, but has major flaws as well.
2.5 stars Likeable; worth watching and others may love it, but I found it wanting.
3 stars Good film; may have flaws, but on the whole I liked and can recommend it.
3.5 stars Very good film; recommended especially to those who like this kind of film.
4 stars Excellent film, highly recommended.
4.5 stars A must-see; all but perfect.
5 stars Masterpiece, ranking among my all-time favourites.


1909

[short] Le printemps – Épisode 1: L’Éveil des sources – L’Éveil des nids (Spring) (Louis Feuillade, France)


1912

[short] Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (The Cameraman’s Revenge) (Władysław Starewicz, Russia)
[short] The Passer-by (Oscar Apfel, USA)


1914

Det Hemmelighedsfulde X (Sealed Orders aka The Mysterious X) (Benjamin Christensen, Denmark)


1915

[short] Pool Sharks (Edwin Middleton, USA)


1915-16

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade, France)


1916

The Return of Draw Egan (William S. Hart, USA)
[short] Tubby’s Typewriter (Frank Wilson, UK)


1919

Die Austernprinzessin (The Oyster Princess) (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany)


1920

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (John S. Robertson, USA)
The Twelve Pound Look (Jack Denton, UK)


1921

The Right to Live (A.E. Coleby, UK)


1922

[short] Beauty and the Beast (Guy Newall, UK)
Crainquebille (Jacques Feyder, France)
[short] Les Grenouilles qui demandent un roi (The Frogs Who Wanted a King) (Władysław Starewicz, France)
Häxan (aka Witchcraft Through the Ages) (Benjamin Christensen, Sweden/Denmark)
Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty, USA)


1923

Safety Last! (Fred C. Newmeyer/Sam Taylor, USA)


1924

The Epic of Everest (John Noel, UK)
The Lighthouse by the Sea (Malcolm St. Clair, USA)


1925

Go West (Buster Keaton, USA)
The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, USA)
A Woman of the World (Malcolm St. Clair, USA)


1926

[short] Crazy Like a Fox (Leo McCarey, USA)


1927

[short] Now You’re Talking (Dave Fleischer, USA)


1928

L’Argent (Marcel L’Herbier, France)
La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc) (Carl Theodor Dreyer, France)
[short] Le Pompier des Folies Bergères (uncredited, France)
Schmutziges Geld (Song aka Show Life aka Wasted Love) (Richard Eichberg, Germany/UK)
Underground (Anthony Asquith, UK)
The Wind (Victor Seastrom, USA)


1929

Bright Eyes (aka Champagner) (Géza von Bolváry, UK)
Jenseits der Straße (Harbour Drift) (Leo Mittler, Germany)
The Vagabond Queen (Géza von Bolváry, UK)
Why Be Good? (William A. Seiter, USA)


1930

[short] The Golf Specialist (Monte Brice, USA)
Hogaraka ni ayume (Walk Cheerfully) (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)


1931

À nous la liberté (René Clair, France)
Frankenstein (James Whale, USA)
M (Fritz Lang, Germany)
Le Million (René Clair, France)
Night Nurse (William A. Wellman, USA)
The Public Enemy (William A. Wellman, USA)
Tabu (F.W. Murnau, USA)


1932

[short] The Dentist (Leslie Pearce, USA)
Jewel Robbery (William Dieterle, USA)
Merrily We Go to Hell (Dorothy Arzner, USA)
The Most Dangerous Game (Irving Pichel/Ernest B. Schoedsack, USA)
Red-Headed Woman (Jack Conway, USA)
Le Sang d’un poète (The Blood of a Poet) (Jean Cocteau, France) [medium-length]
Three on a Match (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)


1933

Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, USA)
[short] The Barber Shop (Arthur Ripley, USA)
[short] The Fatal Glass of Beer (Clyde Bruckman, USA)
Gabriel Over the White House (Gregory La Cava, USA)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
[short] The Pharmacist (Arthur Ripley, USA)


1934

The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg, USA)


1935

Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, USA)
The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, UK)


1936

My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, USA)


1937

[short] Bezhin Lug (Bezhin Meadow) (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR)
La Grande illusion (The Grand Illusion) (Jean Renoir, France)
Pépé le Moko (Julien Duvivier, France)


1938

Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein/Dmitri Vasilyev, USSR)
The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, UK)
Pygmalion (Anthony Asquith/Leslie Howard, UK)


1940

The Bank Dick (Edward Cline, USA)
Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, USA)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)


1941

The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, USA)
Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, USA)


1942

The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, USA)
To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)


1943

Vredens dag (Day of Wrath) (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)


1944

Bathing Beauty (George Sidney, USA)
Henry V (Laurence Olivier, UK)
Ivan Grozniy I (Ivan the Terrible, Part I) (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR)


1945

Brief Encounter (David Lean, UK)
Les Enfants du paradis (Children of Paradise) (Marcel Carné, France)
I Know Where I’m Going! (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, UK)
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
Thrill of a Romance (Richard Thorpe, USA)


1946

La Belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast) (Jean Cocteau, France)
Great Expectations (David Lean, UK)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
The Razor’s Edge (Edmund Goulding, USA)


1947

Black Narcissus (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, UK)
Fiesta (Richard Thorpe, USA)


1948

Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, UK)
Oliver Twist (David Lean, UK)
On an Island with You (Richard Thorpe, USA)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, UK)
Xiao Cheng Zhi Chun (Spring in a Small Town) (Fei Mu, China)


1949

Neptune’s Daughter (Edward Buzzell, USA)
[short] Le Sang des bêtes (Blood of the Beasts) (Georges Franju, France)
The Third Man (Carol Reed, UK)


1950

Aventurera (Alberto Gout, Mexico)
Luci del varietà (Variety Lights) (Federico Fellini/Alberto Lattuada, Italy)
Orphée (Orpheus) (Jean Cocteau, France)
Pagan Love Song (Robert Alton, USA)
Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)


1952

The Importance of Being Earnest (Anthony Asquith, UK)
Million Dollar Mermaid (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
Singin’ in the Rain (Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen, USA)
La Villa Santo-Sospir (Jean Cocteau, France) [medium-length]


1953

The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, USA)
Dangerous When Wet (Charles Walters, USA)
[short] Daybreak Express (D.A. Pennebaker, USA)
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, USA)
Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France/Italy)
Les Vacances de M. Hulot (Mr Hulot’s Holiday aka Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday) (Jacques Tati, France)


1954

Miyamoto Musashi (Samurai Trilogy I: Musashi Miyamoto) (Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan)
Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai) (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)


1955

All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, USA)
Les Diaboliques (aka Diabolique) (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France)
Du rififi chez les hommes (Rififi) (Jules Dassin, France)
Ordet (aka The Word) (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of a Summer Night) (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
Summertime (aka Summer Madness) (David Lean, USA)
Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijoji no Ketto (Samurai Trilogy II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple) (Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan)


1956

Bob le flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville, France)
Et Dieu… créa la femme (And God Created Woman) (Roger Vadim, France)
Miyamoto Musashi Kanketsuhen: Ketto Ganryujima (Samurai Trilogy III: Duel at Ganryu Island) (Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan)
Seven Men from Now (Budd Boetticher, USA)
Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, USA)


1957

Decision at Sundown (Budd Boetticher, USA)
Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes Are Flying) (Mikhail Kalatozov, USSR)
Le notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) (Federico Fellini, Italy/France)
Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
The Tall T (Budd Boetticher, USA)


1958

Bab al-Hadid (Cairo Station aka The Iron Gate) (Youssef Chahine, Egypt)
The Blob (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., USA)
Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger, USA)
Buchanan Rides Alone (Budd Boetticher, USA)
Fiend Without a Face (Arthur Crabtree, UK)
The Horse’s Mouth (Ronald Neame, UK)
Ivan Grozniy II (Ivan the Terrible, Part II) (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR)
Kakushi toride no san akunin (The Hidden Fortress) (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
Mon oncle (aka My Uncle) (Jacques Tati, France)
A Night to Remember (Roy Ward Baker, UK)
[short] L’Opéra-mouffe (aka Diary of a Pregnant Woman) (Agnès Varda, France)
I soliti ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street) (Mario Monicelli, Italy)


1959

[short] Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s’appellent Patrick (All the Boys Are Called Patrick aka Charlotte and Véronique, or All the Boys Are Called Patrick) (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Ballada o soldate (Ballad of a Soldier) (Grigori Chukhrai, USSR)
The Crimson Kimono (Samuel Fuller, USA)
Ohayo (Good Morning) (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) (Marcel Camus, Brazil/France/Italy)
Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows) (François Truffaut, France)
Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher, USA)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, USA)


1960

À bout de souffle (Breathless) (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Aru Kyohaku (Intimidation) (Koreyoshi Kurahara, Japan)
L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy)
Comanche Station (Budd Boetticher, USA)
Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, UK)
Plein soleil (Purple Noon) (René Clément, France/Italy)
Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, USA)
Le Testament d’Orphée (Testament of Orpheus) (Jean Cocteau, France)
Le Trou (aka The Hole) (Jacques Becker, France/Italy)


1961

[short] Les Fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) (Agnès Varda, France)
Yojinbo (Yojimbo) (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)


1962

Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, USA)
Cléo de 5 à 7 (Cléo from 5 to 7) (Agnès Varda, France/Italy)
[short] La Paresse (Sloth) (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Le Signe du lion (The Sign of Leo) (Éric Rohmer, France)
Tsubaki Sanjuro (Sanjuro) (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
Vivre sa vie: film en douze tableaux (My Life to Live) (Jean-Luc Godard, France)


1963

Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, UK)
[short] La Boulangère de Monceau (The Baker of Monceau aka The Bakery Girl of Monceau) (Éric Rohmer, France)
La Carrière de Suzanne (Suzanne’s Career) (Éric Rohmer, France)
Charade (Stanley Donen, USA)
Lord of the Flies (Peter Brook, UK)
Mahanagar (The Big City) (Satyajit Ray, India)
Le Mépris (Contempt) (Jean-Luc Godard, France/Italy)
8½ (aka Otto e mezzo) (Federico Fellini, Italy/France)
Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller, USA)
Tengoku to Jigoku (High and Low) (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)


1964

Bande à part (The Outsiders) (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Une femme mariée (aka A Married Woman) (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
Így jöttem (My Way Home) (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary)
Le Journal d’une femme de chambre (Diary of a Chambermaid) (Luis Buñuel, France/Italy)
Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Masaki Kobayashi, Japan)
The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller, USA)
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (Jacques Demy, France/West Germany)


1965

Akahige (Red Beard) (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
Alphaville: Une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Giulietta degli spiriti (Juliet of the Spirits) (Federico Fellini, Italy/France)
Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde aka A Blonde in Love) (Miloš Forman, Czechoslovakia)
Obchod na korze (The Shop on Main Street) (Ján Kadár/Elmar Klos, Czechoslovakia)
Tokyo orinpikku (Tokyo Olympiad) (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)


1966

Andrei Rublev (aka The Passion According to Andrei) (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
Kawachi Karumen (Carmen from Kawachi) (Seijun Suzuki, Japan)
Made in U.S.A. (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Ostře sledované vlaky (Closely Watched Trains aka Closely Observed Trains) (Jiří Menzel, Czechoslovakia)
They’re a Weird Mob (Michael Powell, Australia)
Tokyo Nagaremono (Tokyo Drifter) (Seijun Suzuki, Japan)


1967

Hoří, má panenko (The Firemen’s Ball aka The Fireman’s Ball) (Miloš Forman, Czechoslovakia)
Koroshi no Rakuin (Branded to Kill) (Seijun Suzuki, Japan)
Play Time (aka PlayTime) (Jacques Tati, France)
Week End (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
[short] The World of Josef von Sternberg (Barrie Gavin, UK)


1968

La morte ha fatto l’uovo (Death Laid an Egg) (Giulio Questi, Italy)
One Plus One (aka Sympathy for the Devil) (Jean-Luc Godard, UK)
Salesman (Albert Maysles/David Maysles/Charlotte Zwerin, USA)


1969

[short] A Day with the Boys (Clu Gulager, USA)
Femina Ridens (The Laughing Woman aka The Frightened Woman) (Piero Schivazappa, Italy)
Model Shop (Jacques Demy, USA)
Shinju Ten no Amijima (Double Suicide) (Masahiro Shinoda, Japan)


1970

Gimme Shelter (Albert Maysles/David Maysles/Charlotte Zwerin, USA)
Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, USA)


1971

Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, USA)
Lotte in Italia (Struggle in Italy) (Jean-Luc Godard/Jean-Pierre Gorin, Italy/France)
[short] El náufrago de la calle Providencia (aka The Castaway on the Street of Providence) (Rafael Castaneda/Arturo Ripstein, Mexico)
A New Leaf (Elaine May, USA)
Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, Australia/UK)


1972

Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) (Luis Buñuel, France/Italy/Spain)
The Harder They Come (Perry Henzell, Jamaica)
Nathalie Granger (Marguerite Duras, France)
Non si sevizia un paperino (Don’t Torture a Duckling) (Lucio Fulci, Italy)
The Ruling Class (Peter Medak, UK)
Tout va bien (Jean-Luc Godard/Jean-Pierre Gorin, France/Italy)
Viskningar och rop (Cries and Whispers) (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)


1973

Amarcord (Federico Fellini, Italy)
Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, UK/Italy)
Flesh for Frankenstein (aka Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein) (Paul Morrissey, Italy/France)
Sisters (Brian De Palma, USA)
Touki Bouki (aka The Journey of the Hyena) (Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)


1974

Blood for Dracula (Paul Morrissey, Italy/France)
Foxy Brown (Jack Hill, USA)
Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait (General Idi Amin Dada) (Barbet Schroeder, France/Switzerland)
Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis, USA)
Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) (Liliana Cavani, Italy)


1975

Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, UK/USA)
Grey Gardens (Albert Maysles/David Maysles/Muffie Meyer/Ellen Hovde, USA)
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France)
Maynila, sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (Manila in the Claws of Light) (Lino Brocka, Philippines)
Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties) (Lina Wertmüller, Italy)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, Australia)
Pirveli mertskhali (First Swallows) (Nana Mchedlidze, USSR)
Profondo rosso (Deep Red) (Dario Argento, Italy)
Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom) (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy/France)
Trollflöjten (The Magic Flute) (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)


1976

Comment Yukong déplaça les montagnes (How Yukong Moved the Mountains) (Joris Ivens/Marceline Loridan Ivens, France)


1977

Cet obscur objet du désir (That Obscure Object of Desire) (Luis Buñuel, France/Spain)
The Last Wave (Peter Weir, Australia)
News from Home (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France)
L’Une chante, l’autre pas (One Sings, the Other Doesn’t) (Agnès Varda, France)


1978

Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (Ingmar Bergman, West Germany/Sweden)
Perceval le Gallois (Éric Rohmer, France/Italy/West Germany)
Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages (The Second Awakening of Christa Klages) (Margarethe von Trotta, West Germany)


1979

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Terry Jones, UK)
Radio On (Christopher Petit, UK/West Germany)


1980

Deutschland bleiche Mutter (Germany, Pale Mother) (Helma Sanders-Brahms, West Germany)
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (Connie Field, USA)
The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie, UK)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, UK/USA)


1981

Coup de torchon (aka Clean Slate) (Bertrand Tavernier, France)
Psy-Warriors (Alan Clarke, UK)
Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam, UK)


1982

Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins, USA)
Passion (Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland)
De stilte rond Christine M. (A Question of Silence) (Marleen Gorris, Netherlands)


1983

Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, USA)
E la nave va (And the Ship Sails On) (Federico Fellini, Italy/France)
Carry Greenham Home (Beeban Kidron/Amanda Richardson, UK)
The Gold Diggers (Sally Potter, UK)


1984

The Element of Crime (aka Forbrydelsens element) (Lars von Trier, Denmark)
Flight to Berlin (Christopher Petit, UK/West Germany)
Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, USA)
The Terminator (James Cameron, USA)
This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, USA)


1985

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, UK/USA)
Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, USA)
Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d’un inconnu (Jean Cocteau: Autobiography of an Unknown) (Edgardo Cozarinsky, France)
Lifeforce (Tobe Hooper, USA)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa, Japan/France)
Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond) (Agnès Varda, France)
Tongnian Wangshi (The Time to Live and the Time to Die) (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan)


1986

Golden Eighties (aka Window Shopping) (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France/Switzerland)
Greenham Granny (Caroline Goldie, UK) [medium-length]
[short] Meetin’ WA (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, UK)
Le Rayon vert (The Green Ray aka Summer) (Éric Rohmer, France)
Sid and Nancy (Alex Cox, UK)


1987

Hamlet liikemaailmassa (Hamlet Goes Business) (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland)
King Lear (Jean-Luc Godard, USA)
Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, USA)
RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, USA)
Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, UK)


1988

Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, Canada/USA)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Stephen Chiodo, USA)
The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, USA)
Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (George Sluizer, Netherlands/France/West Germany)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman, USA)


1989

Diexue shuangxiong (The Killer) (John Woo, Hong Kong)
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, USA)
For All Mankind (Al Reinert, USA)
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (Bruce Robinson, UK)
Making “Do the Right Thing” (St. Clair Bourne, USA)
When Harry Met Sally… (Rob Reiner, USA)


1990

Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, USA)


1991

Allemagne année 90 neuf zéro (Germany Year 90 Nine Zero) (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, USA)
Fishing with John (John Lurie, USA)
My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, USA)
Nord (North) (Xavier Beauvois, France)
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, USA)


1992

Belle Époque (Fernando Trueba, Spain)
Lashou Shentan (Hard Boiled) (John Woo, Hong Kong)
The Last Days of Chez Nous (Gillian Armstrong, Australia)
The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, USA)


1993

Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, USA)
D’est (From the East) (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France/Portugal)
Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, USA)
Vinterveien (Near Winter) (Erik Skjoldbjærg, Norway/UK) [medium-length]


1994

[short] Close to Home (Erik Skjoldbjærg, New Zealand)
Jeanne la Pucelle (Joan the Maid) (Jacques Rivette, France)
Picture Bride (Kayo Hatta, USA)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, USA)
La Reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau, France/Italy)


1995

Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, USA)
Carl Th. Dreyer: Min metier (Carl Th. Dreyer: My Metier) (Torben Skjødt Jensen, Denmark)
Cold Comfort Farm (John Schlesinger, UK)
Richard III (Richard Loncraine, UK)
Shinjuku Boys (Kim Longinotto/Jano Williams, UK) [medium-length]
[short] Small Deaths (Lynne Ramsay, UK)
Tank Girl (Rachel Talalay, USA)


1996

The Craft (Andrew Fleming, USA)
[short] Kill the Day (Lynne Ramsay, UK)
The Rock (Michael Bay, USA)
That Thing You Do! (Tom Hanks, USA)
The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, USA)


1997

Anastasia (Don Bluth/Gary Goldman, USA)
Banoo-Ye Ordibehesht (The May Lady) (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Iran)
Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith, USA)
Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, Norway)
Love Jones (Theodore Witcher, USA)
[short] Pleasant Grove (David Gordon Green, USA)
Selena (Gregory Nava, USA)
Ta’ame Gilas… (Taste of Cherry) (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (Stig Björkman/Fredrik von Krusenstjerna, Denmark/Sweden) [medium-length]


1998

Armageddon (Michael Bay, USA)
[short] Gasman (Lynne Ramsay, UK)
Last Night (Don McKellar, Canada)
Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, USA)
[short] Physical Pinball (David Gordon Green, USA)
Rushmore (Wes Anderson, USA)


1999

Notting Hill (Roger Michell, UK)
Pola X (Leos Carax, France/Switzerland/Germany/Japan)
Sicilia! (Jean-Marie Straub/Danièle Huillet, Italy/France/Switzerland)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella, USA)
Le Temps retrouvé (Time Regained) (Raúl Ruiz, France/Italy/Portugal)
10 Things I Hate About You (Gil Junger, USA)
[short] Withnail and Us (Yvonne Gordon, UK)


2000

A propósito de Buñuel (Speaking of Buñuel) (José Luis López-Linares/Javier Rioyo, Spain)
Gaea Girls (Kim Longinotto/Jano Williams, UK)
George Washington (David Gordon Green, USA)
[short] Huayang de Nianhua (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong/China)
Huayang Nianhua (In the Mood for Love) (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong/China)
Loser (Amy Heckerling, USA)
Love & Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood, USA)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen, USA)
Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, USA)


2001

Bridget Jones’s Diary (Sharon Maguire, UK)
La Captive (The Captive) (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France)
Éloge de l’amour (In Praise of Love) (Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland)
The Fast and the Furious (Rob Cohen, USA)
Get Over It (Tommy O’Haver, USA)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) (Chris Columbus, UK/USA)
Lovely & Amazing (Nicole Holofcener, USA)
Lovely Rita (Jessica Hausner, Austria)
Où gît votre sourire enfoui? (Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?) (Pedro Costa, France/Portugal)
Pisutoru opera (Pistol Opera) (Seijun Suzuki, Japan)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, USA)
Things Behind the Sun (Allison Anders, USA)
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, France/Germany/Japan)
Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain, USA)
Zir-e poost-e shahr (Under the Skin of the City) (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Iran)


2002

Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, UK)
Crossroads (Tamra Davis, USA)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus, UK/USA)
Slap Her, She’s French! (aka She Gets What She Wants) (Melanie Mayron, USA)
Xiyang Tianshi (So Close) (Corey Yuen, Hong Kong)


2003

All the Real Girls (David Gordon Green, USA)
The Boys from County Clare (aka The Boys and Girl from County Clare) (John Irvin, Ireland/UK/Germany)
Down with Love (Peyton Reed, USA)
Histoire de Marie et Julien (Story of Marie and Julien) (Jacques Rivette, France)
Holes (Andrew Davis, USA)
My Life Without Me (Isabel Coixet, Canada/Spain)
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (Charles Burnett, USA) [medium-length]
Panj e asr (At Five in the Afternoon) (Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran/France)
Tiexi Qu (Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks) (Wang Bing, China)
2 Fast 2 Furious (John Singleton, USA)


2004

Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, USA)
De-Lovely (Irwin Winkler, USA)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, UK/USA)
Lezate divanegi (Joy of Madness) (Hana Makhmalbaf, Afghanistan/Iran)
Mean Girls (Mark Waters, USA)
Notre musique (Our Music) (Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland)
Saving Face (Alice Wu, USA)
Somersault (Cate Shortland, Australia)
Sud pralad (Tropical Malady) (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)
A Way of Life (Amma Asante, UK)


2005

À la recherche d’Orfeu Negro (Looking for Black Orpheus) (René Letzgus/Bernard Tournois, France)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, UK/USA)
Le Petit lieutenant (The Young Lieutenant) (Xavier Beauvois, France)
Pride and Prejudice (Joe Wright, UK)
Sisters in Law (Kim Longinotto/Florence Ayisi, UK/Cameroon)


2006

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Justin Lin, USA)
Heremias: Unang aklat — Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak (Heremias: Book One — The Legend of the Lizard Princess) (Lav Diaz, Philippines/Netherlands)
Là-bas (Down There) (Chantal Akerman, France/Belgium)
Material Girls (Martha Coolidge, USA)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Gore Verbinski, USA)
Shoot the Messenger (Ngozi Onwurah, UK)


2007

Atonement (Joe Wright, UK/France)
Hannah Takes the Stairs (Joe Swanberg, USA)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates, UK/USA)
I Could Never Be Your Woman (Amy Heckerling, USA)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Gore Verbinski, USA)
The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, UK/USA)
Talk to Me (Kasi Lemmons, USA)
Terra Sonâmbula (Sleepwalking Land) (Teresa Prata, Mozambique/Portugal)


2008

Hamlet 2 (Andrew Fleming, USA)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Kenny Ortega, USA)
Medicine for Melancholy (Barry Jenkins, USA)
El olvido (aka Oblivion) (Heddy Honigmann, Netherlands)
Role Models (David Wain, USA)
Step Up 2: The Streets (Jon M. Chu, USA)
This Is the Life (Ava DuVernay, USA)


2009

Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (Maren Ade, Germany)
An Education (Lone Scherfig, UK/USA)
Fast & Furious (Justin Lin, USA)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates, UK/USA)
It’s Complicated (Nancy Meyers, USA)
Jao nok krajok (Mundane History) (Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand)
Kakera (aka Kakera: A Piece of Our Life) (Momoko Ando, Japan)
Luck by Chance (Zoya Akhtar, India)
Visage (aka Face) (Tsai Ming-Liang, France/Taiwan)


2010

The Arbor (Clio Barnard, UK)
Copie conforme (Certified Copy) (Abbas Kiarostami, France/Italy)
Easy A (Will Gluck, USA)
The Expendables (Sylvester Stallone, USA)
Film socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (David Yates, UK/USA)
The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko, USA)
Le quattro volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy)
RED (Robert Schwentke, USA)
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, USA)
Step Up 3D (Jon M. Chu, USA)
StreetDance (Max Giwa/Dania Pasquini, UK)
Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham, USA)
Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, USA)


2011

Les Adoptés (The Adopted) (Mélanie Laurent, France)
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, UK)
Bernie (Richard Linklater, USA)
Chalet Girl (Phil Traill, UK/Austria/Germany)
Circumstance (Maryam Keshavarz, USA/France/Iran)
Dreams of a Life (Carol Morley, UK)
Fast Five (aka Fast & Furious 5) (Justin Lin, USA)
Fast Girls (Regan Hall, UK)
Hanna (Joe Wright, UK/USA/Germany)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (David Yates, UK/USA)
Hit So Hard (P. David Ebersole, USA)
Kiseki (I Wish) (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, USA)
Mean Girls 2 (Melanie Mayron, USA)
My Week with Marilyn (Simon Curtis, UK)
O le tulafale (The Orator) (Tusi Tamasese, Samoa/New Zealand)
Pariah (Dee Rees, USA)
Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, France)
Tou ze (A Simple Life) (Ann Hui, Hong Kong)
W.E. (Madonna, UK)
We Need to Talk about Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, USA/UK)
Wu xia (Dragon) (Peter Chan, Hong Kong/China)


2012

The Angels’ Share (Ken Loach, UK/France/Belgium/Italy)
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, UK)
Après mai (Something in the Air) (Olivier Assayas, France)
Arbitrage (Nicholas Jarecki, USA)
Argerich (aka Bloody Daughter) (Stéphanie Argerich, Switzerland/France)
Argo (Ben Affleck, USA)
Bachelorette (Leslye Headland, USA)
Blancanieves (Pablo Berger, Spain/France)
Byzantium (Neil Jordan, Ireland/UK/USA)
Centro Histórico (Aki Kaurismäki/Pedro Costa/Víctor Erice/Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal)
Cherchez Hortense (Looking for Hortense) (Pascal Bonitzer, France)
Compliance (Craig Zobel, USA)
Dans la maison (In the House) (François Ozon, France)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, USA)
Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (Anurag Kashyap, India)
The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, Israel/France)
I Give it a Year (Dan Mazer, UK)
Kapringen (A Hijacking) (Tobias Lindholm, Denmark)
Lemale et ha’chalal (Fill the Void) (Rama Burshtein, Israel)
Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami, Japan/France)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, USA)
London: The Modern Babylon (Julien Temple, UK)
Looper (Rian Johnson, USA)
Lore (Cate Shortland, Australia/UK)
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh, USA)
Marvel’s The Avengers (aka Marvel Avengers Assemble) (Joss Whedon, USA)
Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon, USA)
Mud (Jeff Nichols, USA)
No (Pablo Larraín, Chile/France/USA)
The Paperboy (Lee Daniels, USA)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, USA)
Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore, USA)
Premium Rush (David Koepp, USA)
The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, USA)
Room 237: Being an Inquiry into The Shining in 9 Parts (Rodney Ascher, USA)
Safe (Boaz Yakin, USA)
Side by Side (Christopher Kenneally, USA)
Skyfall (Sam Mendes, UK/USA)
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, USA)
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, Canada)
Stuck in Love. (Josh Boone, USA)
A Testimony as an Image (Toshiro Enomoto, Japan)
To the Wonder (Terrence Malick, USA)
Upside Down (Juan Diego Solanas, Canada/France)
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia/Germany)


2013

Admission (Paul Weitz, USA)
Adore (aka Two Mothers aka Perfect Mothers) (Anne Fontaine, Australia/France)
Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway, USA)
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (David Lowery, USA)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Declan Lowney, UK)
All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor, USA)
All I Want for Christmas (Fred Olen Ray, USA)
All Stars (Ben Gregor, UK)
American Hustle (David O. Russell, USA)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Adam McKay, USA)
At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman, USA)
Återträffen (The Reunion) (Anna Odell, Sweden)
Bayou Maharajah (Lily Keber, USA)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, USA)
Begin Again (John Carney, USA)
Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh, USA)
Belle (Amma Asante, UK)
B for Boy (Chika Anadu, Nigeria)
Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, USA)
Black Nativity (Kasi Lemmons, USA)
The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, USA)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, USA)
Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, USA)
Born of War (Vicky Jewson, UK/Cyprus/Jordan)
Butter on the Latch (Josephine Decker, USA)
Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont, France)
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, USA)
Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski, USA)
The Counselor (aka The Counsellor) (Ridley Scott, USA)
Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée, USA)
Dancing in Jaffa (Hilla Medalia, USA)
Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud/Pierre Coffin, USA)
Don Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, USA)
The Double (Richard Ayoade, UK)
Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg, USA)
The East (Zal Batmanglij, USA)
Enemy (Denis Villeneuve, Canada/Spain)
Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener, USA)
Fast & Furious 6 (Justin Lin, USA)
52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, Australia)
Frozen (Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee, USA)
A Fuller Life (Samantha Fuller, USA)
Geung si (Rigor Mortis) (Juno Mak, Hong Kong)
La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, USA/UK)
Grdzeli nateli dgheebi (In Bloom) (Nana Ekvtimishvili/Simon Groß, Georgia)
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann, USA)
The Heat (Paul Feig, USA)
Homefront (Gary Fleder, USA)
How I Live Now (Kevin Macdonald, UK)
How We Used to Live (Paul Kelly, UK)
Hummingbird (aka Redemption) (Steven Knight, UK)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence, USA)
Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/Denmark)
In a World… (Lake Bell, USA)
L’Inconnu du lac (Stranger by the Lake) (Alain Guiraudie, France)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, USA)
The Invisible Woman (Ralph Fiennes, UK)
Iron Man Three (Shane Black, USA)
Jack the Giant Slayer (Bryan Singer, USA)
La Jalousie (Jealousy) (Philippe Garrel, France)
Jiao You (Stray Dogs) (Tsai Ming-Liang, Taiwan/France)
Kaguyahime no monogatari (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) (Isao Takahata, Japan)
Kick-Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow, USA)
Kill Your Darlings (John Krokidas, USA)
The Look of Love (Michael Winterbottom, UK)
Lovelace (Rob Epstein/Jeffrey Friedman, USA)
Manakamana (Stephanie Spray/Pacho Velez, Nepal/USA)
Man of Steel (Zack Snyder, USA)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Harald Zwart, USA/Germany)
My Name Is Salt (Farida Pacha, Switzerland/India)
Nebraska (Alexander Payne, USA)
Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, USA)
Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (Norte, the End of History) (Lav Diaz, Philippines)
Now You See Me (Louis Leterrier, USA)
Olympus Has Fallen (Antoine Fuqua, USA)
One Direction: This Is Us (Morgan Spurlock, USA/UK)
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn, Thailand/USA/France/Sweden/Denmark)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, USA/Germany/UK)
Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, USA)
Pain & Gain (Michael Bay, USA)
Palo Alto (Gia Coppola, USA)
Parker (Taylor Hackford, USA)
Pelo malo (Bad Hair) (Mariana Rondón, Venezuela)
The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance, USA)
The Punk Singer (Sini Anderson, USA)
RED 2 (Dean Parisot, USA)
Rush (Ron Howard, USA/UK)
Les Salauds (Bastards) (Claire Denis, France)
Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock, USA/UK/Australia)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller, USA)
The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard, UK)
Sheen of Gold (Simon Ogston, New Zealand)
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, USA)
Soshite Chichi ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son) (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan)
Springsteen & I (Baillie Walsh, USA)
Star Trek Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams, USA)
Stoker (Park Chan-wook, USA/UK)
Sunshine on Leith (Dexter Fletcher, UK)
Suzanne (Katell Quillévéré, France)
This Is the End (Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg, USA)
Tian zhu ding (A Touch of Sin) (Jia Zhangke, China)
Touchy Feely (Lynn Shelton, USA)
Tracks (John Curran, Australia)
Trudno byt’ bogom (Hard to Be a God) (Aleksei German, Russia)
The Turning (various, Australia)
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, USA/UK)
Twenty Feet from Stardom (Morgan Neville, USA)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, USA)
Upstream Color (Shane Carruth, USA)
Uri Seonhui (Our Sunhi) (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)
Vi är bäst! (We Are the Best!) (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden)
A Vida Invisível (The Invisible Life) (Vítor Gonçalves, Portugal/UK)
La Vie d’Adèle: Chapitres 1 & 2 (Blue Is the Warmest Colour) (Abdellatif Kechiche, France)
Wałęsa: Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa: Man of Hope) (Andrzej Wajda, Poland)
Warm Bodies (Jonathan Levine, USA)
The Way, Way Back (Nat Faxon/Jim Rash, USA)
Welcome to the Punch (Eran Creevy, UK)
Westen (West) (Christian Schwochow, Germany)
White House Down (Roland Emmerich, USA)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, USA)
The World’s End (Edgar Wright, UK)
World War Z (Marc Forster, USA)
The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam, UK/USA/Romania)


2014

Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland)
Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner, Austria/Germany/Luxembourg)
Der Andständige (The Decent One) (Vanessa Lapa, Austria/Israel/Germany)
Appropriate Behavior (aka Appropriate Behaviour) (Desiree Akhavan, USA/UK)
Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime (David Morris/Jacqui Morris, UK)
The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, Australia)
Bande de filles (Girlhood) (Céline Sciamma, France)
Beyond Clueless (Charlie Lyne, UK)
Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood, USA)
Big Eyes (Tim Burton, USA)
[short] The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs, UK)
Big Hero 6 (Don Hall/Chris Williams, USA)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González Iñárritu, USA)
[short] Boogaloo and Graham (Michael Lennox, UK)
The Book of Life (Jorge R. Gutiérrez, USA)
Boyhood (Richard Linklater, USA)
Buttercup Bill (Remy Bennett/Émilie Richard-Froozan, USA)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony Russo/Joe Russo, USA)
Cavalo Dinheiro (Horse Money) (Pedro Costa, Portugal)
Chef (Jon Favreau, USA)
Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, Germany/USA)
Clouds of Sils Maria (aka Sils Maria) (Olivier Assayas, France/Switzerland/Germany)
Dap canh giua khong trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) (Hoang Diep Nguyen, Vietnam/France/Germany/Norway)
Dear White People (Justin Simien, USA)
Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) (Luc/Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy)
Divergent (Neil Burger, USA)
Dohui-ya (A Girl at My Door) (July Jung, South Korea)
Drone (Tonje Hessen Schei, Norway)
The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland, UK/Hungary)
En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence) (Roy Andersson, Sweden/Germany/Norway/France)
Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve, France)
Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, USA)
Elle l’adore (Jeanne Herry, France)
Elsa & Fred (Michael Radford, USA)
Elser – Er hätte die Welt verändert (13 Minutes) (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany)
[short] Emotional Fusebox (Rachel Tunnard, UK)
En chance til (A Second Chance) (Susanne Bier, Denmark)
Erebus: Operation Overdue (aka Erebus: Into the Unknown) (Charlotte Purdy/Peter Burger, New Zealand)
The Falling (Carol Morley, UK)
La Famille Bélier (The Bélier Family) (Éric Lartigau, France)
The Fault in Our Stars (Josh Boone, USA)
Feminists Insha’allah! The Story of Arab Feminism (Feriel Ben Mahmoud, France) [medium-length]
Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice (Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey aka Fidelio: Alice’s Journey) (Lucie Borleteau, France)
Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, USA)
Frank (Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland/UK)
La French (The Connection) (Cédric Jimenez, France/Belgium)
Futatsume no Mado (Still the Water) (Naomi Kawase, Japan)
Gemma Bovery (Anne Fontaine, France/UK)
Gente de bien (Franco Lolli, Colombia/France)
Gett (Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem) (Ronit Elkabetz/Shlomi Elkabetz, Israel/France)
Ghesse-ha (Tales) (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Iran)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Dokhtari dar sab tanha be xane miravad) (Ana Lily Amirpour, USA)
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards, USA)
Gone Girl (David Fincher, USA)
The Good Lie (Philippe Falardeau, USA/Kenya/India)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, USA/Germany)
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, USA)
The Guest (Adam Wingard, USA)
Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg, USA)
Hippocrate (Hippocrates) (Thomas Lilti, France)
The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones, USA/France)
Honeytrap (Rebecca Johnson, UK)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Francis Lawrence, USA)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, USA/UK)
Into the Woods (Rob Marshall, USA)
It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, USA)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Kenneth Branagh, USA)
Jayuui Eondeok (Hill of Freedom) (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)
Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, USA)
John Wick (Chad Stahelski, USA)
[short] The Kármán Line (Oscar Sharp, UK)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Matthew Vaughn, UK/USA)
Kış Uykusu (Winter Sleep) (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey)
Laggies (aka Say When) (Lynn Shelton, USA)
The Last Five Years (Richard LaGravenese, USA)
The Lego Movie (Phil Lord/Chris Miller, USA/Australia)
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia)
A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman, UK)
Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad, USA)
Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship (Kim Longinotto, UK)
Maleficent (Robert Stromberg, USA)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, USA/Canada)
Meet the Patels (Geeta V. Patel/Ravi V. Patel, USA)
Le meraviglie (The Wonders) (Alice Rohrwacher, Italy/Switzerland/Germany)
Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann, Norway/UK/Ireland/France)
Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh, UK)
Mommy (Xavier Dolan, Canada)
[short] Monkey Love Experiments (Will Anderson/Ainslie Henderson, UK)
A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor, USA)
A Most Wanted Man (Anton Corbijn, UK/USA/Germany)
Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What Is Before) (Lav Diaz, Philippines)
Muppets Most Wanted (James Bobin, USA)
Muumit Rivieralla (Moomins on the Riviera) (Xavier Picard, Finland/France)
[short] My Dad (Marcus Armitage, UK)
National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman, USA/UK/France)
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, USA)
1971 (Johanna Hamilton, USA)
Noah (Darren Aronofsky, USA)
Non-Stop (Jaume Collet-Serra, USA/France)
Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, USA)
Paddington (Paul King, UK/France)
Patardzlebi (Brides) (Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/France)
Plemya (The Tribe) (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Ukraine/Netherlands)
President (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Georgia/France/UK/Germany)
Pride (Matthew Warchus, UK)
Princess (Tali Shalom Ezer, Israel)
The Raid 2: Berandal (The Raid 2) (Gareth Evans, Indonesia)
Rosewater (Jon Stewart, USA)
A Royal Christmas (Alex Zamm, USA)
Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) (Keishi Otomo, Japan)
La Sapienza (Eugène Green, France/Italy)
Second Coming (debbie tucker green, UK)
Selma (Ava DuVernay, USA)
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (Mary Dore, USA)
She’s Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich, USA)
Shooting for Socrates (James Erskine, UK)
[short] Slap (Nick Rowland, UK)
Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland, USA)
Step Up: All In (Trish Sie, USA)
The Supreme Price (Joanna Lipper, USA/Nigeria)
Testament of Youth (James Kent, UK)
They Came Together (David Wain, USA)
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (Josephine Decker, USA)
[short] Three Brothers (Aleem Khan, UK)
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania/France)
3 cœurs (Three Hearts) (Benoît Jacquot, France)
22 Jump Street (Phil Lord/Christopher Miller, USA)
Urok (The Lesson) (Kristina Grozeva/Petar Valchanov, Bulgaria/Greece)
The Voices (Marjane Satrapi, USA/Germany)
Welcome to Me (Shira Piven, USA)
Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara, USA/France)
What We Do in the Shadows (Taika Waititi/Jemaine Clement, New Zealand)
While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach, USA)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, USA)
White Bird in a Blizzard (Gregg Araki, USA)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer, USA/UK)


2015

ABCD 2: Any Body Can Dance 2 (Remo D’Souza, India)
Accidental Love (“Stephen Greene” [David O. Russell], USA)
Addicted to Sheep (Magali Pettier, UK)
Advantageous (Jennifer Phang, USA)
Amy (Asif Kapadia, UK)
An (Sweet Bean) (Naomi Kawase, Japan/France/Germany)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, USA)
Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne) (Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)) (Eva Husson, France)
La Belle saison (Summertime) (Catherine Corsini, France)
Bessie (Dee Rees, USA)
The Big Short (Adam McKay, USA)
Bill (Richard Bracewell, UK)
Bin Roye (Momina Duraid/Shahzad Kashmiri, Pakistan)
Blackhat (Michael Mann, USA)
The Boy Next Door (Rob Cohen, USA)
Brand: A Second Coming (Ondi Timoner, UK/USA)
Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg, USA)
Brooklyn (John Crowley, Ireland/UK/Canada)
Brothers (Karan Malhotra, India)
Burn Burn Burn (Chanya Button, UK)
Burnt (John Wells, USA/UK)
By the Sea (Angelina Jolie, USA)
Captain Webb (Justin Hardy, UK)
Carol (Todd Haynes, USA/UK)
Censored Voices (Mor Loushy, Israel/Germany)
Chant d’hiver (Winter Song) (Otar Iosseliani, France)
Chappie (Neill Blomkamp, USA)
Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece)
The Closer We Get (Karen Guthrie, UK)
Creed (Ryan Coogler, USA)
Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro, USA)
Dark Horse (Louise Osmond, UK)
Descendants (Kenny Ortega, USA)
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (Dibakar Banerjee, India)
Dheepan (Jacques Audiard, France)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, USA)
Dil Dhadakne Do (Zoya Akhtar, India)
The Divide (Katharine Round, UK/USA)
Dreamcatcher (Kim Longinotto, UK/USA)
The Dressmaker (Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia)
The Duff (Ari Sandel, USA)
Estate, a Reverie (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, UK)
Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilović, France/Belgium/Spain)
Exeter (aka The Asylum aka Backmask) (Marcus Nispel, USA)
Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (Evangelia Kranioti, France)
Ex Machina (Alex Garland, UK)
Faaji Agba (Remi Vaughan-Williams, Nigeria)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, USA)
A Flickering Truth (Pietra Brettkelly, New Zealand)
Flocken (Flocking) (Beata Gårdeler, Sweden)
The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin/Evan Johnson, Canada)
45 Years (Andrew Haigh, UK)
Furious 7 (aka Fast & Furious 7) (James Wan, USA)
Gascoigne (Jane Preston, UK)
Grandma (Paul Weitz, USA)
Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier, USA)
The Hard Stop (George Amponsah, UK)
The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, USA)
Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson, USA)
Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer/Ronna Gradus, USA)
Hotline (Silvina Landsmann, Israel/France)
Hot Pursuit (Anne Fletcher, USA)
I Don’t Belong Anywhere: Le Cinéma de Chantal Akerman (I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman) (Marianne Lambert, Belgium)
Inside Out (Pete Docter, USA)
Insurgent (aka The Divergent Series: Insurgent) (Robert Schwentke, USA)
The Intern (Nancy Meyers, USA)
Jaanisaar (Muzaffar Ali, India)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy J. Berg, USA)
“Joanna Margaret Paul: I Am an Open Window” (various, New Zealand)
Joy (David O. Russell, USA)
Jupiter Ascending (Lana Wachowski/Lilly Wachowski, USA)
Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow, USA)
Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick, USA)
Light Years (Esther May Campbell, UK)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, UK/Ireland/Greece/France/Netherlands)
London Road (Rufus Norris, UK)
Love the Coopers (aka Christmas with the Coopers) (Jessie Nelson, USA)
McFarland, USA (aka McFarland) (Niki Caro, USA)
Madonna (Su-won Shin, South Korea)
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller, USA)
Mia madre (Nanni Moretti, Italy/France)
Miss You Already (Catherine Hardwicke, UK/USA)
Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Australia/USA)
Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs, USA)
“Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Film” (various, UK) [films date from 1899-1917]
Man Up (Ben Palmer, UK/France)
The Martian (Ridley Scott, USA)
Maryland (aka Disorder) (Alice Winocour, France/Belgium)
Mavis! (Jessica Edwards, USA)
Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle, USA)
As Mil e Uma Noites (Arabian Nights) (Miguel Gomes, Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland)
Minions (Pierre Coffin/Kyle Balda, USA)
Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) (Sanna Lenken, Sweden)
Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden/Ryan Fleck, USA)
Mistress America (Noah Baumbach, USA)
Mon roi (aka My King) (Maïwenn, France)
Motley’s Law (Nicole N. Horanyi, Denmark/USA/Afghanistan)
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Turkey/France/Germany)
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (Kristin Hanggi, USA)
Nie yin niang (The Assassin) (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan/China/Hong Kong)
Nil Battey Sannata (The New Classmate) (Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, India)
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France)
No Manifesto: A Film about Manic Street Preachers (Elizabeth Marcus, USA)
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (Jeanie Finlay, UK/USA)
Palio (Cosima Spender, UK)
Patience, patience, t’iras au paradis! (Patience, Patience, You’ll Go to Paradise!) (Hadja Lahbib, Belgium)
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, USA)
Petting Zoo (Micah Magee, USA/Germany)
Peur de rien (Parisienne) (Danielle Arbid, France)
Piku (Shoojit Sircar, India)
Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks, USA)
Public House (Sarah Turner, UK)
Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry, USA)
Que horas ela volta? (The Second Mother) (Anna Muylaert, Brazil)
Rak ti Khon Kaen (Cemetery of Splendour) (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)
Results (Andrew Bujalski, USA)
Return to Sender (Fouad Mikati, USA)
Ricki and The Flash (Jonathan Demme, USA)
Room (Lenny Abrahamson, Canada/Ireland)
A Royal Night Out (Julian Jarrold, UK)
San cheng ji (A Tale of Three Cities) (Mabel Cheung, China/Hong Kong)
Saul fia (Son of Saul) (László Nemes, Hungary)
Sea Without Shore (André Semenza/Fernanda Lippi, UK)
Second Hand Husband (Smeep Kang, India)
Seven Songs for a Long Life (Amy Hardie, UK)
Shaandaar (Vikas Bahl, India)
Shanhe guren (Mountains May Depart) (Jia Zhangke, China/France/Japan)
Sherpa (Jennifer Peedom, Australia/Nepal)
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve, USA)
Sisters (Jason Moore, USA)
6 Years (Hannah Fidell, USA)
Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland, USA)
Slow West (John Maclean, UK/New Zealand)
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloé Zhao, USA)
Speed Sisters (Amber Fares, Canada/Palestine/Qatar/Denmark/UK/USA)
Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, USA)
Spy (Paul Feig, USA)
Star Men (Alison Rose, USA/UK/Canada)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams, USA)
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle, USA)
Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray, USA)
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron, UK)
Sunset Song (Terence Davies, UK/Luxembourg)
Tangerine (Sean S. Baker, USA)
Taxi (aka Taxi Tehran) (Jafar Panahi, Iran)
Terminator Genisys (Alan Taylor, USA)
They Will Have to Kill Us First (Johanna Schwartz, UK)
The 33 (aka Los 33) (Patricia Riggen, Chile/Colombia)
Tig (Kristina Goolsby/Ashley York, USA)
Trainwreck (Judd Apatow, USA)
Tsukuroi tatsu hito (A Stitch of Life) (Yukiko Mishima, Japan)
Twinsters (Samantha Futerman/Ryan Miyamoto, USA)
Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister) (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan)
Uncertain (Ewan McNicol/Anna Sandilands, USA)
A Very Murray Christmas (Sofia Coppola, USA) [medium-length]
Viaje (Paz Fábrega, Costa Rica)
Victoria (Sebastian Schipper, Germany)
The Violators (Helen Walsh, UK)
We Are Your Friends (Max Joseph, USA)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Liz Garbus, USA)
Wild Card (Simon West, USA)
Wo De Shao Nu Shi Dai (Our Times) (Frankie Chen, Taiwan)
The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle, USA)


2016

Adult Life Skills (Rachel Tunnard, UK)
All This Panic (Jenny Gage, USA)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold, UK/USA)
Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) (Lav Diaz, Philippines)
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil/France)
L’Avenir (Things to Come) (Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany)
Barakah yoqabil Barakah (Barakah Meets Barakah) (Mahmoud Sabbagh, Saudi Arabia)
Bar bahar (In Between) (Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France)
Beijing Yushang Xiyatu Zhi Bu Er Qingshu (Finding Mr Right 2 aka Book of Love) (Xiaolu Xue, China/Hong Kong)
Captain America: Civil War (Anthony Russo/Joe Russo, USA)
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, USA)
Dao Khanong (By the Time It Gets Dark) (Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand/France/Netherlands/Qatar)
Dear Zindagi (Gauri Shinde, India)
Dedemin Fişi (Meltem Bozoflu, Turkey)
Despite the Falling Snow (Shamim Sarif, UK/Canada)
Divines (Houda Benyamina, France/Qatar)
The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig, USA)
Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater, USA)
Le Fils de Joseph (The Son of Joseph) (Eugène Green, France/Belgium)
Generation Revolution (Cassie Quarless/Usayd Younis, UK)
Ghostbusters (Paul Feig, USA)
Grave (Raw) (Julia Ducournau, France/Belgium)
Hail, Caesar! (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, USA)
Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) (Lav Diaz, Philippines)
How to Be Single (Christian Ditter, USA)
Inhebbek Hedi (Hedi) (Mohamed Ben Attia, Tunisia/Belgium/France)
Interchange (Dain Iskandar Said, Malaysia)
The Intervention (Clea DuVall, USA)
Irudhi Suttru (aka Saala Khadoos) (Sudha Kongara Prasad, India)
Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass, USA)
Kimi no na wa. (Your Name.) (Makoto Shinkai, Japan)
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice aka The Shape of Voice) (Naoko Yamada, Japan)
Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd, UK)
Lemonade (Kahlil Joseph/Beyoncé Carter Knowles, USA)
The Levelling (Hope Dickson Leach, UK)
Lovesong (So Yong Kim, USA)
LoveTrue (Alma Har’el, USA)
Mãe só há uma (Don’t Call Me Son) (Anna Muylaert, Brazil)
Meine Brüder und Schwestern im Norden (My Brothers and Sisters in the North) (Sung Hyung Cho, Germany)
Mei ren yu (Mermaid) (Stephen Chow, Hong Kong/China)
Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols, USA)
Moderation (Anja Kirschner, UK/Greece)
Money Monster (Jodie Foster, USA)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, USA)
The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, USA/Denmark/France)
The Nice Guys (Shane Black, USA)
Nong Hak (Dearest Sister) (Mattie Do, Laos/Estonia/France)
Our Kind of Traitor (Susanna White, UK)
Park (Sofia Exarchou, Greece/Poland)
La Permanence (On Call) (Alice Diop, France)
Pojkarna (Girls Lost) (Alexandra-Therese Keining, Sweden/Finland)
Prevenge (Alice Lowe, UK)
Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, USA)
Réparer les vivants (Heal the Living) (Katell Quillévéré, France/Belgium)
A Revolution in Four Seasons (Jessie Deeter, USA)
Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (Louis Black/Karen Bernstein, USA)
Sanam Teri Kasam (Radhika Rao/Vinay Sapru, India)
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig, UK)
13th (Ava DuVernay, USA)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, Germany/Austria/Romania)
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (Louise Osmond, UK)
Voir du pays (The Stopover) (Delphine Coulin/Muriel Coulin, France/Greece)
Weiner (Josh Kriegman/Elyse Steinberg, USA)
Wild (Nicolette Krebitz, Germany)
Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming (Ann Marie Fleming, Canada)
Women Who Kill (Ingrid Jungermann, USA)
Yi ju ding yi wan ju (Someone to Talk To) (Yulin Liu, China)
Yom Lel Setat (A Day for Women) (Kamla Abou Zekri, Egypt)
Zin’naariya! (The Wedding Ring) (Rahmatou Keïta, Niger)
Zootopia (aka Zootropolis) (Byron Howard/Rich Moore, USA)


2017

Bayang Ina Mo (Motherland) (Ramona S. Diaz, Philippines/USA)
Complicit (Heather White/Lynn Zhang, China/Hong Kong/USA)
The Fate of the Furious (aka Fast & Furious 8) (F. Gary Gray, USA)
Get Out (Jordan Peele, USA)
Girls Trip (Malcolm D. Lee, USA)
Lost in Lebanon (Georgia Scott/Sophia Scott, UK)

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