One of the reasons I like lists so much is that they encourage people to hunt for esoterica. The frequent occasions when people are asked to list top 10s, whether it’s all-time favorite movies, comedies, or movies from a specific decade and so on, keep us hungry for obscure gems. This is the unacknowledged effect caused by requests for top 10 lists: we watch more movies partly so we can create a list we can be proud of.
The lack of pages listed in sections two and three does not mean I’m taking a winter break. There will still be updates on various pages of the site through the end of the year.
God’s Own Country opened in the U.S. in October and has been added here this week. Happy holidays.
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, United States, 2017, 13 reviews)
The Post (Steven Spielberg, United States, 2017, 8 reviews)
Downsizing (Alexander Payne, United States, 2017, 8 reviews)
Happy End (Michael Haneke, France, 2017, 22 reviews)
God’s Own Country (Francis Lee, United Kingdom, 2017, 11 reviews)
Cinema of the Past
New Pages This Week (0)
Image: Phantom Thread.