Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This Week in Rankings


It's been almost two months since the last rankings update. In that time I posted my annual Top 100 Films of All-Time list and covered the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival. On The George Sanders Show we did our annual Top Tens episode, covered the release of Johnnie To's Office on location and recorded two podcasts in Canada. At Seattle Screen Scene we had extensive coverage of the festival as well, and before that I wrote about the Jackie Chan/John Cusack film Dragon Blade, M. Night Shyamalan's welcome return The Visit, the bittersweet Chinese film Go Away, Mr. Tumor, Joe Swanberg's  mediocre Digging for Fire, Korean action film Memories of the Sword and two terrific American romantic comedies, Noah Baumbach's Mistress America and Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way.

These are the movies I've watched and rewatched over the last few weeks and where they place on my year-by-year rankings. Short comments or capsule reviews for them can be found over at letterboxd.

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming) - 8, 1939
Voyage in Italy (Roberto Rossellini) - 3, 1954
The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey) - 3, 1968
Trouble in Mind (Alan Rudolph) - 10, 1985
The Civil War (Ken Burns) - 9, 1990

The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese) - 1, 1993
The Mirror (Jafar Panahi) - 7, 1997
The Soong Sisters (Mabel Cheung) - 16, 1997
The Transporter (Corey Yuen) - 33, 2002
Transporter 2 (Louis Leterrier) - 57, 2005

Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu) - 15, 2009
Weekend (Andrew Haigh) - 35, 2011
A Matter of Interpretation (Lee Kwangkuk) - 11, 2014
She's Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich) - 19, 2014
Regarding Susan Sontag (Nancy D. Kates) - 77, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings (Ridley Scott) - 87, 2014
The Dream of Shahrazad (Francois Verster) - 98, 2014
Love is All (Kim Longinotto) - 108, 2014
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien) - 1, 2015
The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin) - 3, 2015

88:88 (Isiah Medina) - 6, 2015
Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke) - 9, 2015
Arabian Nights Volume 2: The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes) - 10, 2015
The Thoughts That Once We Had (Thom Andersen) - 11, 2015
Li Wen at East Lake (Luo Li) - 12, 2015

Office (Johnnie To) - 13, 2015
Kaili Blues (Bi Gan) - 14, 2015
Taxi (Jafar Panahi) - 15, 2015
Murmur of the Hearts (Sylvia Chang) - 16, 2015
Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sangsoo) - 17, 2015

Port of Call (Philip Yung) - 19, 2015
The Visit (M. Night Shyamalan) - 20, 2015
Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry) - 21, 2015
A Tale of Three Cities (Mabel Cheung) - 22, 2015
45 Years (Andrew Haigh) - 23, 2015

Go Away, Mr. Tumor (Han Yan) - 24, 2015
My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin) - 26, 2015
The Pearl Button (Patricio Guzmán) - 27, 2015
Topophilia (Peter Bo Rappmund) - 29, 2015
Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted One (Miguel Gomes) - 32, 2015

The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu) - 33, 2015
Greed; Ghost Light (Kim Nakyung) - 34, 2015
The Exquisite Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky) - 35, 2015
Dead Slow Ahead (Mauro Herce) - 39, 2015
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) - 44, 2015
Wondrous Boccaccio (The Taviani Brothers) - 45, 2015

Paradise (Sina Ataeian Dena) - 49, 2015
Digging for Fire (Joe Swanberg) - 50, 2015
Magicarena (Andrea Prandstraller & Niccolò Bruna) - 51, 2015
Memories of the Sword (Park Heung-shik) - 52, 2015
What Happened in Past Dragon Year (Sun Xun) - 53, 2015
It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting) - 57, 2015

Alice in Earnestland (Ahn Gooc-jin) - 58, 2015
Dragon Blade (Daniel Lee) - 59, 2015
Tandem (King Palisoc) - 61, 2015
The Transporter Refueled (Camille Delamarre) - 62, 2015
Argentina (Carlos Saura) - 63, 2015

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