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 Jul 2021 to 12 Sep 2021:
2020 – ISABELLA moved up on ten-best list
2019 – A VOLUNTARY YEAR moved up on ten-best list
2012 – FILL THE VOID added to runners-up
2011 – UN MONDE SANS FEMMES moved down among runners-up
1997 – I AM KEIKO added to ten-best list
1996 – CONTE D’ÉTÉ moved up on ten-best list
1988 – ONCE MORE added to ten-best list
1986 – ALGER LA BLANCHE added to runners-up
1983 – ISLAND OF SWANS added to ten-best list
1982 – CHAN IS MISSING dropped from runners-up
1976 – DREAMSPEAKER added to runners-up
1964 – MARNIE moved down on ten-best list
1962 – MUSASHI MIYAMOTO II: DUEL AT HANNYA HILL added to runners-up
1961 – MUSASHI MIYAMOTO added to runners-up
1954 – SABRINA dropped from runners-up
1953 – THUNDER OVER THE PLAINS dropped from runners-up
1929 – MOTHER KRAUSE’S JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS added to runners-up
1928 – THE FIRST BORN added to runners-up
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