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…
Well so far she’s reorganised the work router four times, changed her mind six times about the center spread, fired so many people from the graphics department I haven’t had time to count the notches on her desk.
So almost back to normal then.
Not quite, somehow. Let’s face it; we know exactly what’s wrong.