For archival purposes, I file everything by the year it had its world premiere. Many of these films will have been commercially released in the U.S. a year or two later, so my lists won’t always match up with other folks’ lists.
Films I haven’t yet rated on that scale are
marked with if I
currently think they belong in my top ten. These films are subject to
being shifted around or yanked altogether at any moment, after I revisit
them and they get a numeral. If a film isn’t currently in my top
ten, and I haven’t yet rated it, you’ll find it under Notable
Omissions below or you won’t find it at all. There are a whole lot
of the latter — if you’re wondering whether or not I’ve
seen the masterpiece you can’t believe I omitted, check my master list.
Notable Omissions:The Apostle
(Duvall); Career Girls (Leigh); Cure (Kurosawa);
Deconstructing Harry (Allen); The Fifth Element (Besson);
Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (Bindler); Kundun
(Scorsese); Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki); Xiao Wu (Jia)