Film reviews in alphabetical order

Every film I’ve written about, listed in alphabetical order.
To see them listed by chronology of decades/film movements or listed by geographical region, see here.


Abhijan (Satyajit Ray, 1962)
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
Aferim! (Radu Jude, 2016)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone, 1930)
All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo, 2018)
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2016) 
Araby (João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa, 2017)
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)


Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
The Ballad of Tara (Bahram Beyzai, 1979)
Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)
Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu, 2012)
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao Yinan, 2014)
Blackhat (Michael Mann, 2014)
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018)
Blind Shaft (Li Yang, 2003)
Blood Ties (Guillaume Canet, 2013)
Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)
The Boys From Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1983)
Brick and Mirror (Ebrahim Golestan, 1965)
Bullhead (Michaël R. Roskam, 2011)
Burning (Lee Chang-dong, 2018)


Caesar Must Die (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, 2012)
Cafe Lumiere (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2003)
Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont, 2013)

Camp de Thiaroye (Ousmane Sembène, 1988)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989)
Columbus (Kogonada, 2017)
The Congress (Ari Folman, 2013)
Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
The Crimson Kimono (Samuel Fuller, 1959)

The Cruel Sea (Khalid Al-Siddiq, 1972)
The Cycle (Dariush Mehrjui, 1978)


The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks, 1930)
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1979)
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci, 2017)
The Demons (Philippe Lesage, 2015)
Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975)
Die Tomorrow (Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, 2017)
Distant Thunder (Satyajit Ray, 1973)
The Ditch (Wang Bing, 2010)
The Dupes (Tewfik Saleh, 1972)
Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1986)


Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra, 2016)
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara, 1987)
En Guerre (Stéphane Brizé, 2018)

Evolution of a Filipino Family (Lav Diaz, 2004)


The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966)
Family Life (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1971)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader, 2017)
Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, 1970)
Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2007)
Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse, 1955)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1998)

Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund, 2014)


Genesis (Philippe Lesage, 2018)
A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa, 2017)
Gheisar (Masud Kimiai, 1969)

The Goddess (Wu Yonggang, 1934)
Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)
Goodbye, South Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1996)
Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1995)
Graduation (Cristian Mungiu, 2016)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)
The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai, 2013)
The Great Buddha+ (Huang Hsin-yao, 2017)
The Green Fog (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson, 2017)


The Halt (Sergei Loznitsa, 2000)
Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018)
Happy End (Michael Haneke, 2017)
Her (Spike Jonze 2013)

The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958)
High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
The Holy Man (Satyajit Ray, 1965)
Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (Abbas Fahdel, 2015)
The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad, 1962)
The Houses are Full of Smoke (Allan Francovich, 1987)


I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, 2017)
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013)
I Love Beijing (Ning Ying, 2000)
Illumination (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1973)
In Our Time (Various directors, 1982)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan and Joel Coen, 2013)
In the Fog (Sergei Loznitsa, 2012)
I Wish (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2011)


Jackie (Pablo Larraín, 2016)
Jauja (Lisandro Alonso, 2014)
Jedda (Charles Chauvel, 1955)
Jodorowsky’s Dune (Frank Pavich, 2013)
Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou, 1990)


The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946)
Klute (Alan J. Pakula, 1971)


Lacombe, Lucien (Louis Malle, 1974)
The Land (Youssef Chahine, 1969)
A Land Imagined (Yeo Siew Hua, 2018)
The Last Wave (Peter Weir, 1977)
The Leopard (Nabil Maleh, 1972)
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
Life on a String (Chen Kaige, 1991)
Locke (Steven Knight, 2013)
The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2015)
Love is Strange (Ira Sachs, 2014)
Lucky Luciano (Francesco Rosi, 1973)


Manakamana (Stephanie Spray, Pacho Valez, 2014)
Mandabi (Ousmane Sembène, 1968)
The Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger, 1955)
The Man Without a Map (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1968)
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Mouly Surya, 2017)
Martin (George A. Romero, 1977)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
Me and You (Bernardo Bertolucci, 2012)
Michael H – Profession: Director (Yves Montmayeur, 2013)
Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2001)
Milou en Mai (Louis Malle, 1990)

The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh, 2013)
The Mongols (Parmiz Kimiavi, 1973)
My Joy (Sergei Loznitsa, 2010)


The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller, 1964)
Neruda (Pablo Larraín, 2016)
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, 2014)
The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent, 2018)
The Night it Rained (Kamran Shirdel, 1967)
No (Pablo Larraín, 2012)
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)
Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz, 2013)
November (Rainer Sarnet, 2017)


Oasis (Lee Chang-dong, 2002)
Okja (Bong Joon-ho, 2017)
On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi, 2017)
The One and the Eight (Zhang Junzhao, 1983)
One Cut of the Dead (Shinichirou Ueda, 2018)
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2013)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)
The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu, 1936)
Our Children (Joachim Lafosse, 2012)


Padre Padrone (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, 1977)
The Parallax View (Alan J. Pakula, 1974)
The Past (Asghar Farhadi, 2013)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999)
Peterloo (Mike Leigh, 2018)
Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson, 2014)
Pitfall (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1962)
Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, 2010)
Profondo Rosso (Dario Argento, 1975)
The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1993)


The Quiet Duel (Akira Kurosawa, 1949)


Railroad of Hope (Ning Ying, 2002)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991)
Ray and Liz (Richard Billingham, 2018)
Reality (Matteo Garrone, 2012)
Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, 1987)
Run of the Arrow (Samuel Fuller, 1957)


The Sandwich Man (Various directors, 1983)
Seconds (John Frankenheimer, 1966)
Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, 2007)
Shirkers (Sandi Tan, 2018)
Shoplifters (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018)
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu, 2016)
Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont, 2016)

Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, 2014)
Song of the Exile (Ann Hui, 1990)
Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)
Still Life (Sohrab Shahid-Saless, 1974)
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, 2013)
The Structure of Crystal (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969)
Summer 1993 (Carla Simón, 2017)
A Summer at Grandpa’s (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1984)
Sunset (László Nemes, 2018)
Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski, 2018)
Surface Tension (Hollis Frampton, 1968)
Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton, 2017)


Tangsir (Amir Naderi, 1973)
Taxi (Jafar Panahi, 2015)
Temptress Moon (Chen Kaige, 1996)
There’s Always Tomorrow (Douglas Sirk, 1956)
A Thousand and One Hands (Souheil Ben-Barka, 1972)
Three Faces (Jafar Panahi, 2018)
Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005)
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
A Time to Live and a Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1985)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín, 2008)
A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke, 2013)
Transit (Christian Petzold, 2018)
The Traveller (Abbas Kiarostami, 1974)
Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2014)


The Untamed (Amat Escalante, 2016)


Violette (Martin Provost, 2013)


Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971)
We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson, 2013)
Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
Western (Valeska Grisebach, 2017)
Westfront 1918 (G. W. Pabst, 1930)
When the Tenth Month Comes (Đặng Nhật Minh, 1984)
White Elephant (Pablo Trapero, 2012)
White God (Kornel Mundruczó, 2014)
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)
Wild Tales (Damián Szifron, 2014)
Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014)
Witchhammer (Otakar Vávra, 1970)
Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
Wooden Crosses (Raymond Bernard, 1932)
Woodpeckers Don’t Get Headaches (Dinara Asanova, 1975)
The Wound/Inxeba (John Trengove, 2017)


Xiao Wu (Jia Zhangke, 1997)


Yellow Earth (Chen Kaige, 1984)
The Young Karl Marx (Raoul Peck, 2017)


Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)
Zorn’s Lemma (Hollis Frampton, 1970)

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