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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1 Apr 2021 to 18 Apr 2021:
2018 – 14 APPLES added to runners-up
2007 – HOW TO BECOME MYSELF moved from ten-best list to runners-up
2000 – KIPPUR added to ten-best list
1930 – THE GHOST THAT DOES NOT RETURN moved from 1929 and added to ten-best list
1929 – THE RIVER moved to 1928; THE GHOST THAT DOES NOT RETURN moved to 1930
1928 – THE RIVER moved from 1929 and added to ten-best list
1927 – THE GENERAL moved to 1926; THE LODGER moved from 1926 and added to runners-up
1926 – THE GENERAL moved from 1927 and added to ten-best list; THE LODGER moved to 1927; TARTUFFE moved to 1925; UPSTAGE added to ten-best list
1921 – DREAMS OF A RAREBIT FIEND: THE PET moved up on ten-best list; DREAMS OF A RAREBIT FIEND: BUG VAUDEVILLE added to ten-best list
1919 – I DON’T WANT TO BE A MAN moved to 1918; THE GARAGE moved to 1920; MADAME DUBARRY and BUMPING INTO BROADWAY added to ten-best list
1918 – THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA added to ten-best list; I DON’T WANT TO BE A MAN moved from 1919 and added to ten-best list
1916 – HÄMNAREN moved to 1915; THE HALF-BREED added to ten-best list
1915 – HÄMNAREN moved from 1916 and added to ten-best list
1914 – GERTIE THE DINOSAUR moved down on six-best list
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