Essays/Lists

Year-end lists:

My best films of 2017
My best films of 2015 
My best films of 2014

10 Must-See lists:

10 Must-See Japanese Films
10 Must-See May 68 Films
10 Must-See German Films

First Impressions:

An ongoing series looking at some of the most memorable opening scenes.

  1. The Naked Kiss (1964)
  2. Seconds (1966)
Essays:

Teshigahara, Abe and Takemitsu: A Unique Collaboration in 1960s Japanese Cinema

Analysis of The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On

Rear Window

Adam Curtis

Biopics

‘Want-see’ cinema

Time and Asian cinema

An Overview of the New Iranian Cinema:
Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4  Part 5 ♦ Part 6

Videos:

Films in Dialogue: A Clockwork Orange vs. Funeral Parade of Roses

Films in Dialogue: Full Metal Jacket vs. The Human Condition

3 thoughts on “Essays/Lists

    1. Thanks, I love movies in and of themselves but they are a site where many other factors meet, and to me above all they are a means to learn about other things: world history, the other arts, other cultures, etc. Hope that some of my interests are reflected in my writings, and that it might interests others too.

  1. Your articles do indeed cover all those important angles, not just film, in an amazingly good way. You are an informative, eloquent, seriously interesting writer, just keep doing what you do

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