Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015: Lisa K. Broad

1. Li'l Quinquin (Bruno Dumont, 2014)
2. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
3. Out 1: Noli me Tangere (Jacques Rivette, 1971)
4. Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014)
5. Taxi (Jafar Panahi)
6. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso, 2014)
7a. Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas, 2014)
7b. The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland, 2014)
8. The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson)
9. Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs)
10. La Sapienza (Eugène Green, 2014)

Runners-up: Carol (Todd Haynes), Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014), Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014), Victoria (Sebastian Schipper)

Favorite Repertory: The Apu Trilogy (Satyajit Ray, 1955-1959), A Time to Live and a Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1985)

Favorite Streaming & Home Video: Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966), The Blue Room (Mathieu Amalric, 2014), The Brood (David Cronenberg, 1979), Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975), A Touch of Zen (King Hu, 1971), La Vie de Bohème (Aki Kaurismäki, 1992)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015: R. Emmet Sweeney

1. Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2. Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014)
3. Carol (Todd Haynes)
4. Night Without Distance (Lois Patiño)
5. Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo)
6. Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs)
7. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
8. Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)
9. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
10. Office (Johnnie To)

R. Emmet Sweeney writes a weekly column for Movie Morlocks, the official blog of Turner Classic Movies, and is a regular contributor to Film Comment. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and spends his days producing DVDs and Blu-rays for Kino Lorber.

Monday, December 28, 2015

2015: Alberto Zambenedetti

Lost and Beautiful/Bella e perduta (Pietro Marcello)
Francofonia (Alexandr Sokurov)
The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu) 
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Richard Burton, Richard Starzak)
The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland, 2014)
Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2014)
Love 3D (Gaspar Noé)

Honorable Mentions:1) Iris (Albert Maysles, 2014), 2) Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Darnenne, 2014), 3) Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund, 2014), 4) Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle), 5) Spotlight (Tom McCarthy), 6) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014), 7) Advantageous (Jennifer Phang), 8) Human Capital/Il Capitale Umano (Paolo Virzì, 2013), 9) Creed (Ryan Coogler), 10) Brooklyn (John Crowley)

Alberto Zambenedetti is Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Oberlin College. He is the editor of "World Film Locations Florence" (2014), "World Film Locations Cleveland" (2016), and the co-editor of "Federico Fellini: Riprese, riletture, (re)visioni" (2015).