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 Jan 2023 to 2 Feb 2023:
2001 – MILLENNIUM MAMBO moved down among runners-up
1990 – MIAMI BLUES changes color
1978 – GERMANY IN AUTUMN (Fassbinder section) added to runners-up
1976 – CANOA moved down among runners-up
1946 – MY DARLING CLEMENTINE moved up on ten-best list
1942 – SHADOW OF A DOUBT dropped from ten-best list
1941 – SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS moved from ten-best list to runners-up
1940 – CHRISTMAS IN JULY moved up on ten-best list
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