Saturday, December 11, 2021

Top 10 Discoveries 2021

2nd year of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Still no end in sight. Wow. But I watched some good films....

The best director discovery this year for me was Carlos Saura and his collaborations with his partner Geraldine Chaplin and I'd like to watch more of their collabs in the near future. I'd like to see more Rohmer as well.

Found classics like Billy Wilder's Apartment and Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon way too old fashioned and botherline offensive, but 80s and 90s offerings like Breaking Glass, Moving, Deep Cover and Chameleon Street very satisfying and intriguing. Should revisit 80s and 90s cinema more often.

So here are 10 Discoveries in alphabetical order.

Attenberg (2010) - Tsangari Screen Shot 2021-12-09 at 10.27.17 AM Breaking Glass (1980) - Gibson Screen Shot 2021-03-16 at 9.03.42 AMChameleon Street (1989) - Harris Jr. Chameleon Street La Collectionneuse (1967) - Rohmer Screen Shot 2021-06-04 at 7.56.34 AM Deep Cover (1992) - Duke Screen Shot 2021-02-10 at 11.12.09 AM Moving (1993) - Sômai Screen Shot 2021-02-01 at 8.12.21 AM Peppermint Frappé (1967) - Saura Screen Shot 2021-01-09 at 11.24.31 AM Rocco e i suoi fratelli/Rocco and His Brothers (1960) - Visconti Screen Shot 2021-05-01 at 11.08.56 PM Shanghai Express (1932) - Sternberg Screen Shot 2021-01-01 at 9.39.19 PM Viaggio in Italia (1955) - Rossellini Journey to Italy