I made these lists at the request of Theo Panayides for a project of his. The authority for year of release is the Internet Movie Database, which tries to go by the film’s first public screening; I sometimes override its decisions when I have evidence of its errors, or when the first public screening comes too long after the film’s completion. Color coding is used to give an idea of how much I like each film, and allows comparison between films in different years. Unranked, uncolored films at the end of some years are a reminder to myself of areas to explore, and may or may not indicate honorable-mention status.
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5 Jul 2017 to 15 Aug 2017:
2010 – ANTON CHEKHOV’S THE DUEL moved from 2009 and added to ten-best list
2009 – ANTON CHEKHOV’S THE DUEL moved to 2010
1988 – DAYS OF ECLIPSE added to ten-best list; THE MODERNS dropped from ten-best list
1987 – CHRISTINE changes color
1985 – CONTACT moved up on ten-best list
1977 – THE DUELLISTS moved down on ten-best list
1975 – DIANE moved up among runners-up
1973 – THE CRAZIES moved up among runners-up
1970 – THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS! added to runners-up
1969 – CONSCIENCE added to ten-best list
1960 – THE YOUNG ONE changes color; HOME FROM THE HILL moved up among runners-up
1947 – LES DERNIÈRES VACANCES added to ten-best list
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