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I was tagged by @communicants to do the nine favourite films in 2016 (thank you!) so here are nine of my favourites in no particular order (I didn’t include any Bergman or Ozu because you all already know I like those guys, right?):

  • The Lobster | Yorgos Lanthimos | 2015
  • Women in Love | Ken Russell | 1969
  • The Terrorizers | Edward Yang | 1986
  • The Spirit of the Beehive | Víctor Erice | 1973
  • Duelle (une quarantaine) | Jacques Rivette | 1976
  • Certain Women | Kelly Reichardt | 2016
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders | Jaromil Jires | 1970
  • Exhibition | Joanna Hogg | 2013
  • The Duke of Burgundy | Peter Strickland | 2014

I’ll be doing my usual top twenty new-to-me and re-watched posts on the last day of 2016, so this is a kind of teaser. I have five more days off before the end of the year so more films will be watched and things may change - for example I only just watched The Terrorozers this morning and it’s gone straight into my faves, and I’m probably going to see that Rogue One before Christmas so…

…anyway I’m pretty randomly tagging @forgottencityiram, @crumbargento, @schwanensee, @sonimage1965, @oldfilmsflicker & @nino-rota to do this (but only if you want to, no pressure) and of course anyone who wants to just do it.