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:Another Day in
Paradise (Clark); Besieged (Bertolucci); Bulworth
(Beatty); Dark City (Proyas); Dr. Akagi (Imamura); The
Dreamlife of Angels (Zonca); Happiness (Solondz); The
Hole (Tsai); I Stand Alone (Noé); The Idiots
(Von Trier); Khroustaliov, My Car! (Guerman); Late August,
Early September (Assayas); My Name Is Joe (Loach);
Praise (Curran); Run Lola Run (Tykwer); The School of
Flesh (Jacquot); Show Me Love (Moodysson); Velvet
As yet unseen:Battu's Bioscope (Fidyk); A Hero Never
Dies (To); Sombre (Grandrieux)