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My Blog is Three-Years-Old

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My blog is exactly three years old today. During its brief life, White City Cinema has been viewed over 300,000 times. I can’t fathom who the hell has been doing this viewing but I am deeply humbled that anyone has ever visited my little corner of cyperspace — even if it was only a Google image search that brought you here. And so, to celebrate my blog’s third birthday, I’ve decided to do a little something special. (Actually, I decided to do this months ago when I realized it was going to be a very time-consuming endeavor and I would need a big head start.) Earlier this year, I realized that my system of rating movies was inconsistent. For years I’ve been rating films on a scale of one to ten, Pitchfork.com-style, for my long reviews, but I’ve graded others on a scale from A to F, report card-style (typically for capsule reviews and film festival previews). Still other movies have gone unrated altogether. So I have gone back through all of the posts on this site and affixed a consistent numerical rating to every “new” film that I have either reviewed (whether in long form or in capsule) or that has appeared on one of my “best of” lists since I started blogging. Interestingly, this process has caused me to re-evaluate many of my original judgements, which has further caused me to reshuffle the order of some of the best of lists, revise some old reviews and even write a few new ones. Clicking on the title of each film below will take you to the review/best of list/filmmaker interview in which I originally offered my thoughts on the work in question. So please feel free to click on as many of the below links as your heart desires in order to help me justify creating this Borgesian labyrinth. Enjoy!

The master key to my numerical rating system:

10: A high-water mark for cinema as an art form.
9.6 – 9.9: A deathless masterpiece.
9.0 – 9.5: A must-see experience on the big screen and a film that belongs in the home video library of every cinephile.
8.5 – 8.9: A great film. See it on the big screen at all costs; and definitely worth revisiting via streaming or as a home video rental.
8.0 – 8.4: Very good. See it on the big screen if possible — though one viewing may be enough.
7.5 – 7.9: Good. You need not rush out and see it in the theater. Definitely catch up to it via streaming or on video eventually though.
7.0 – 7.4: Pretty good. Do you have a friend/spouse/lover who really wants to see this? If so, it’s probably worth catching with them.
6.5 – 6.9: If this was an ambitious film or one you had high expectations for, you may be disappointed. An obscure/lesser known indie film that falls in this range could be a pleasant surprise though.
6.0 – 6.4: A mixed bag but worth catching if you stumble upon it while channel surfing at home and have nothing better to do.
5.5 – 5.9: Average. Worth catching if you stumble upon it while channel surfing when you’re visiting family members and it’s raining outside.
5.0 – 5.4: This definitely didn’t accomplish what it set out to do. There may be something morally/aesthetically objectionable here as well. But it may not be entirely a waste of time.
4.5 – 4.9: I actively disliked this film and regret having watched it.
0 – 4.4: This picture deserves to walk alone, tinkle a little bell and cry “Unclean, unclean!”

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Devil’s Town (Paskaljevic, Serbia, 2010) – 4.2
Tuesday (Kornilios, Greece, 2010) – 4.3

The Last Exorcism (Stamm, USA, 2010) – 4.5
Rhino Season (Ghobadi, Iran/Turkey, 2012) – 4.5
Evil Dead (Alvarez, USA, 2013) – 4.5
Room 237 (Ascher, USA, 2012) – 4.5
Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (Heydon, Canada/Scotland, 2011) – 4.6
The Great Beauty (Sorrentino, Italy, 2013) – 4.6
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Jackson, New Zealand/USA, 2012) – 4.7
St. Vincent (Melfi, USA, 2014) – 4.7
Amour (Haneke, Austria/France, 2012) – 4.8
The Cabin in the Woods (Goddard, USA, 2011) – 4.8
Lincoln (Spielberg, USA, 2012) – 4.9

The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (O’Nan, USA, 2011) – 5.0
David Wants to Fly (Sieveking, Germany, 2010) – 5.1
The Last Rites of Joe May (Maggio, USA, 2011) – 5.2
Fort Tilden (Rogers/Violet-Bliss, USA, 2014) – 5.3
The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan, USA, 2012) – 5.4

Argo (Affleck, USA, 2012) – 5.5
Go Goa Gone (D.K./Nidimoru, India, 2013) – 5.6
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlen, USA, 2012) – 5.7
At Berkeley (Wiseman, USA, 2013) – 5.8
The Midnight After (Chan, Hong Kong, 2014) – 5.9

The Man from the Future (Torres, Brazil, 2011) – 6.0
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Nixey, USA, 2010) – 6.1
The World is Ours (Sanchez, Spain, 2012) – 6.1
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Bekmambetov, USA, 2012) – 6.2
Chicago Heights (Nearing, USA, 2009) – 6.2
The Descendants (Payne, USA, 2011) – 6.2
Django Unchained (Tarantino, USA, 2012) – 6.3
Philomena (Frears, UK/USA, 2013) – 6.3
Control Tower (Miki, Japan, 2011) – 6.3
A Lonely Place to Die (Gilbey, UK, 2011) – 6.3
Stockholm Stories (Fahlen, Sweden, 2013) – 6.4
Caterpillar (Wakamatsu, Japan, 2010) – 6.4
12 Years a Slave (McQueen, USA, 2013) – 6.4
Whiplash (Chazelle, USA, 2014) – 6.4
Sofia and the Stubborn Man (Burgos, Colombia, 2012) – 6.4

Her (Jonze, USA, 2013) – 6.5
Meek’s Cutoff (Reichardt, USA, 2010) – 6.5
The Artist (Hazanavicius, France, 2011) – 6.5
Bridesmaids (Feig, USA, 2011) – 6.5
Madly in Love (Van Mieghem, Belgium, 2010) – 6.5
John Dies at the End (Coscarelli, USA, 2012) – 6.5
On Tour (Amalric, France, 2010) – 6.6
Skyfall (Mendes, UK, 2012) – 6.6
Love Stalker (Glasson/MacLean, USA, 2011) – 6.6
Life During Wartime (Solondz, USA, 2010) – 6.6
Paris-Manhattan (Lellouche, France, 2012) – 6.6
Child’s Pose (Netzer, Romania, 2013) – 6.6
Pacific Rim (Del Toro, USA, 2013) – 6.6
Rabies (Keshales/Papushado, Israel, 2010) – 6.7
The Men of Dodge City (Rao, USA, 2012) – 6.7
The Stuart Hall Project (Akomfrah, Enland, 2013) – 6.7
The Town (Affleck, USA, 2010) – 6.7
Creep (Brice, USA, 2014) – 6.7
Winter’s Bone (Granik, USA, 2010) – 6.7
The Tree of Life (Malick, USA, 2011) – 6.7
Life Itself (James, USA, 2014) – 6.7
Laurence Anyways (Dolan, Canada, 2012) – 6.7
Gravity (Cuaron, USA, 2013) – 6.8
F*ckload of Scotch Tape (Grant, USA, 2012) – 6.8
Pieces of Me (Lemesle, France, 2014) – 6.8
La Sirga (Vega, Colombia, 2012) – 6.8
A Prophet (Audiard, France, 2010) – 6.8
The Girls in the Band (Chaikin, USA, 2011) – 6.8
Consuming Spirits (Sullivan, USA, 2012) – 6.8
The Innkeepers (West, USA, 2011) – 6.8
The Chaser (Na, S. Korea, 2008) – 6.8
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Amirpour, USA, 2014) – 6.8
The Word (Kazejak, Poland, 2013) – 6.9
American Hustle (Russell, USA, 2013) – 6.9
Rango (Verbinski, USA, 2012) – 6.9
Creative Writing (McClellan, USA, 2014) – 6.9
Faust (Sokurov, Germany/Russia, 2011) – 6.9
Blue is the Warmest Color (Kechiche, France, 2013) – 6.9
The Final Member (Bekhor/Math, Canada/Iceland, 2012) – 6.9
The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (Diliberto, Italy, 1973) – 6.9
Jauja (Alonso, Denmark/Argentina, 2014) – 6.9

Contracted (England, USA, 2013) – 7.0
The Girls on Liberty Street (Rangel, USA) – 7.0
Ida (Pawlikowski, Poland, 2013) – 7.0
Elena (Costa, Brazil, 2012) – 7.0
To Rome With Love (Allen, USA/Italy, 2012) – 7.0
Carnage (Polanski, France, 2011) – 7.0
Happy People (Vasyukov/Herzog, Germany/Russia) – 7.0
Hereafter (Eastwood, USA, 2011) – 7.0
The Academy of Muses (Guerin, Spain, 2015) – 7.0
Mad (Putka, USA, 2016) – 7.0
The Deep Blue Sea (Davies, UK, 2011) – 7.1
Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jacobsen, Norway, 2011) – 7.1
I Saw the Devil (Kim, S. Korea, 2011) – 7.1
The Zebra (Leon, Mexico, 2011) – 7.1
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Bakker/Van Koevorden, Belgium/Holland, 2013) – 7.1
The Longest Distance (Pinto, Venezuela, 2013) – 7.1
The Way He Looks (Ribeiro, Brazil, 2014) – 7.1
Those Happy Years (Luchetti, Italy, 2013) – 7.1
Black Swan (Aronofsky, USA, 2011) – 7.1
Beneath the Harvest Sky (Gaudet/Pullapilly, USA, 2013) – 7.1
Starred Up (Mackenzie, UK, 2013) – 7.2
Stinking Heaven (Silver, USA, 2015) – 7.2
Heart Beats (Dolan, Canada, 2011) – 7.2
A Separation (Farhadi, Iran, 2011) – 7.2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Wright, USA/Canada, 2010) – 7.2
The Academy of Muses (Guerin, Spain, 2015) – 7.2
O.J.: Made in America (Edelman, USA, 2016) – 7.2
Wajda (Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 2012) – 7.2
Being 17 (Techine, 2016) – 7.2
It Felt Like Love (Hittman, USA, 2013) – 7.2
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Herzog, France/USA, 2010) – 7.3
Punk’s Not Dead (Blazevski, Macedonia, 2011) – 7.3
Goodbye (Rasoulof, Iran, 2011) – 7.3
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Alfredson, UK, 2011) – 7.3
True Grit (Coen/Coen, USA, 2010) – 7.3
The Ward (Carpenter, USA, 2010) – 7.3
Mekong Hotel (Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2012) – 7.3
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Stern/Sundberg, USA, 2011) – 7.3
It Follows (Mitchell, USA, 2014) – 7.3
Hannah Arendt (Von Trotta, Germany, 2012) – 7.3
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher, USA/Sweden, 2011) – 7.4
Closed Curtain (Panahi/Partovi, Iran, 2013) – 7.4
Trapped (Shahbazi, Iran, 2013) – 7.4
The Bling Ring (Coppola, USA, 2013) – 7.4
Silver Linings Playbook (Russell, USA, 2012) – 7.4
Oslo, August 31st (Trier, Norway, 2011) – 7.4
Lebanon (Maoz, Israel, 2009) – 7.4
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (Stephan, Lebanon/Egypt, 2012) – 7.4
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (Thompson, USA, 2012) – 7.4
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch, USA, 2013) – 7.4

Grabbers (Wright, Ireland, 2012) – 7.5
A Love (Hernandez, Argentina, 2011) – 7.5
What Now? Remind Me (Pinto, Portugal, 2013) – 7.5
Eden (Hansen-Love, France, 2014) – 7.5
Nebraska (Payne, 2013) – 7.5
Unforgivable (Techine, France, 2011) – 7.5
The Last Sentence (Troell, Sweden, 2012) – 7.5
The Phantom Father (Georgescu, Romania, 2011) – 7.5
Casa Grande (Barbosa, Brazil, 2014) – 7.5
Damsels in Distress (Stillman, USA, 2011) – 7.5
Being 17 (Techine, France) – 7.6
The Conjuring 2 (Wan, USA/UK, 2016) – 7.6
Malaria (Shahbazi, Iran, 2016) – 7.6
The Arbalest (Pinney, USA, 2016) – 7.6
Resident Evil: Retribution (Anderson, Canada/Germany, 2012) – 7.6
All the Women (Barroso, Spain, 2013) – 7.6
Sun Don’t Shine (Seimetz, USA, 2012) – 7.6
Museum Hours (Cohen, USA/Austria) – 7.6
A Simple Life (Hui, Hong Kong, 2011) – 7.6
Killer Joe (Friedkin, USA, 2011) – 7.6
The Conjuring (Wan, USA, 2013) – 7.7
Anina (Soderguit, Uruguay, 2013) – 7.7
Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, USA, 2012) – 7.7
The World of Goopi and Bagha (Ranade, India, 2013) – 7.7
Of Horses and Men (Erlingsson, Iceland, 2013) – 7.7
Gone Girl (Fincher, USA, 2014) – 7.7
Venus in Fur (Polanski, France, 2013) – 7.7
The Color Wheel (Perry, USA, 2011) – 7.7
Metalhead (Bragason, Icelend, 2013) – 7.7
Miss Julie (Ullmann, Norway/Ireland, 2014) – 7.7
The Unspeakable Act (Sallitt, USA, 2012) – 7.8
Shoals (Bass, USA, 2014) – 7.8
Foxcatcher (Miller, USA, 2014) – 7.8
Sunset Song (Davies, UK, 2015) – 7.8
Embrace of the Serpent (Guerra, Colombia, 2015) – 7.8
Under the Shadow (Anvari, UK/Iran, 2015) – 7.8
Cameraperson (Johnson, USA, 2016) – 7.8
Harmonium (Fukada, Japan, 2016) – 7.8
The Fits (Holmer, USA, 2015) – 7.8
Sweet Dreams (Bellocchio, Italy/France, 2016) – 7.8
Paterson (Jarmusch, USA, 2016) – 7.9
N: The Madness of Reason (Kruger, Belgium/Ivory Coast, 2014) – 7.9
Women He’s Undressed (Armstrong, Australia, 2015) – 7.9
Shaun the Sheep (Burton/Starzak, UK, 2015) – 7.9
Top Five (Rock, USA, 2014) – 7.9
Experimenter (Almereyda, USA, 2015) – 7.9
Soul (Chung, Taiwan, 2013) – 7.9
Manakamana (Spray/Velez, USA/Nepal, 2013) – 7.9
The Last Time I Saw Macao (Guerra da Mata/Rodrigues, Portugal/Macao, 2012) – 7.9
Sleeping Sickness (Kohler, Germany/Cameroon, 2011) – 7.9

Stoker (Park, USA/S. Korea, 2013) – 8.0
Hugo (Scorsese, USA, 2011) – 8.0
Marley (Macdonald, USA/UK, 2012) – 8.0
Meeting Leila (Yaraghi, Iran, 2012) – 8.0
Hitchcock/Truffaut (Jones, USA, 2015) – 8.0
We are the Best! (Moodysson, Sweden, 2013) – 8.0
Our Children (Lafosse, Belgium, 2012) – 8.0
Three (To, Hong Kong, 2016) – 8.0
Le Havre (Kaurismaki, France/Finland, 2011) – 8.0
The Rover (Michod, Australia, 2014) – 8.0
While We’re Young (Baumbach, USA, 2014) – 8.1
Welcome to New York (Ferrara, USA, 2013) – 8.1
Listen Up Philip (Perry, USA, 2014) – 8.1
Gemma Bovery (Fontaine, France/UK, 2014) – 8.1
The Handmaiden (Park, S. Korea, 2016) – 8.1
Heaven Knows What (Safdie/Safdie, USA, 2015) – 8.1
Pretty Butterflies (Mereu, Italy, 2012) – 8.1
Land Ho! (Katz/Stephens, USA/Iceland, 2014) – 8.1
Citizenfour (Poitras, USA/Germany, 2014) – 8.1
The World’s End (Wright, UK, 2013) – 8.1
Viola (Pineiro, Argentina, 2012) – 8.2
Another Year (Leigh, UK, 2010) – 8.2
Around a Small Mountain (Rivette, France, 2009) – 8.2
White Material (Denis, France/Cameroon, 2010) – 8.2
Things the Way They Are (Lavanderos, Chile, 2012) – 8.2
The Hateful Eight (Tarantino, USA, 2015) – 8.2
Prometheus (Scott, USA, 2012) – 8.2
Carlos (Assayas, France/Germany, 2010) – 8.2
Mildred Pierce (Haynes, USA, 2011) – 8.2
Locke (Knight, UK, 2013) – 8.2
Snowpiercer (Bong, S. Korea, 2013) – 8.3
The Iron Ministry (Sniadecki, USA/China, 2014) – 8.3
Bird People (Ferran, France, 2014) – 8.3
The Day He Arrives (Hong, S. Korea, 2011) – 8.3
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson, USA/Germany, 2014) – 8.3
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Heller, USA, 2015) – 8.3
13 Assassins (Miike, Japan, 2010) – 8.3
Straight Outta Compton (Gray, USA, 2015) – 8.3
Frances Ha (Baumbach, USA, 2012) – 8.3
Road to Nowhere (Hellman, USA, 2010) – 8.3
Everyone Else (Ade, Germany, 2009) – 8.4
Clouds of Sils Maria (Assayas, France, 2014) – 8.4
Midnight in Paris (Allen, USA/France, 2011) – 8.4
In the Underground (Song, China, 2015) – 8.4
Queen of Earth (Perry, USA, 2015) – 8.4
Born to Be Blue (Budreau, Canada/USA, 2015) – 8.4
Fire at Sea (Rosi, Italy, 2016) – 8.4
Long Way North (Maye, Holland/France, 2016) – 8.4
The Comedy (Alverson, USA, 2012) – 8.4
In Transit (Maysles/True/Usui/Walker/Wu, USA, 2015) – 8.4

Under Electric Clouds (German Jr., Russia, 2015) – 8.5
The Mend (Magary, USA, 2014) – 8.5
Nahid (Panahandeh, Iran, 2015) – 8.5
Force Majeure (Ostlund, Sweden, 2014) – 8.5
Sully (Eastwood, USA, 2016) – 8.5
Gloria (Lelio, Chile, 2013) – 8.5
L’attesa (Messina, Italy/France) – 8.5
Tower (Maitland, USA) – 8.5
Aita (de Orbe, Spain, 2010) – 8.5
The Hunter (Pitts, Iran, 2010) – 8.5
Journey to the West (Tsai, France/Taiwan, 2014) – 8.6
In Jackson Heights (Wiseman, USA, 2015) – 8.6
Margaret (Lonergan, USA/UK, 2011) – 8.6
The Measure of a Man (Brize, France, 2015) – 8.6
Hail, Caesar! (Coen/Coen, USA, 2016) – 8.6
Viaje (Fabrega, Costa Rica, 2015) – 8.6
Jimmy P. (Desplechin, France/USA, 2013) – 8.6
Drug War (To, Hong Kong/China, 2012) – 8.6
Operation Zanahoria (Buchichio, Uruguay, 2014) – 8.6
My Friend Victoria (Civeyrac, France, 2014) – 8.6
Barbara (Petzold, Germany, 2012) – 8.7
Amour Fou (Hausner, Austria/Germany, 2014) – 8.7
The Blue Room (Amalric, France, 2014) – 8.7
Actress (Greene, USA, 2014) – 8.7
Cosmopolis (Cronenberg, Canada/Germany, 2012) – 8.7
Leviathan (Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2014) – 8.7
The Love Witch (Biller, USA, 2016) – 8.7
Staying Vertical (Guiraudie, France, 2016) – 8.7
The Other Side (Minervini, Italy/France, 2015) – 8.7
Results (Bujalski, USA, 2015) – 8.7
Creepy (Kurosawa, Japan, 2016) – 8.8
Krisha (Shults, USA, 2015) – 8.8
Kate Plays Christine (Greene, USA, 2016) – 8.8
Life of Riley (Resnais, France, 2014) – 8.8
The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, USA, 2013) – 8.8
Tangerine (Baker, USA, 2015) – 8.8
Kaili Blues (Bi, China, 2015) – 8.8
Everybody Wants Some (Linklater, USA, 2016 – 8.8
Things to Come (Hansen-Love, France, 2016) – 8.8
La Sapienza (Green, Italy/France, 2014) – 8.8
Neighbouring Sounds (Mendonça, Brazil, 2012) – 8.9
Winter Sleep (Ceylan, Turkey, 2014) – 8.9
Mountains May Depart (Jia, China, 2015) – 8.9
Jealousy (Garrel, France, 2013) – 8.9
Tabu (Gomes, Portugal, 2012) – 8.9
Taxi (Panahi, Iran, 2015) – 8.9
Cemetery of Splendor (Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2015) – 8.9
The Immigrant (Gray, USA, 2013) – 8.9
Bernie (Linklater, USA, 2011) – 8.9
Exhibition (Hogg, UK, 2013) – 8.9
Brooklyn (Crowkey, UK, 2015) – 8.9

Top of the Lake (Campion/Davis, New Zealand/Australia, 2013) – 9.0
Poetry (Lee, S. Korea, 2010) – 9.0
Inside Out (Docter/Del Carmen, 2015) – 9.0
House of Pleasures (Bonello, France, 2011) – 9.0
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Resnais, France, 2012) – 9.0
Love & Friendship (Stillman, USA/UK, 2016) – 9.0
The Treasure (Porumboiu, Romania, 2015) – 9.0
Upstream Color (Carruth, USA, 2013) – 9.0
Twenty Cigarettes (Benning, USA, 2011) – 9.0
Nymphomaniac (Von Trier, Denmark/UK, 2013) – 9.0
The Wonders (Rohrwacher, Italy, 2014) – 9.1
The Grandmaster (Wong, Hong Kong/China, 2013) – 9.1
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Takahata, Japan, 2013) – 9.1
J. Edgar (Eastwood, USA, 2011) – 9.1
The Wailing (Na, S. Korea, 2016) – 9.1
The Heart of a Dog (Anderson, USA, 2015) – 9.1
Dormant Beauty (Bellocchio, Italy, 2012) – 9.1
Stray Dogs (Tsai, Taiwan, 2013) – 9.1
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (Rivers/Russell, Estonia, 2013) – 9.1
Magical Girl (Vermut, Spain, 2014) – 9.2
The Forbidden Room (Maddin/Johnson, Canada, 2015) – 9.2
Cosmos (Zulawski, France/Portugal, 2015) – 9.2
The Illinois Parables (Stratman, USA, 2016) – 9.2
Spring Breakers (Korine, USA, 2012) – 9.2
Mr. Turner (Leigh, UK, 2014) – 9.2
The Master (Anderson, USA, 2012) – 9.2
Bastards (Denis, France, 2013) – 9.2
Death in the Terminal (Shemesh/Sudry, Israel, 2016) – 9.2
The Son of Joseph (Green, France, 2016) – 9.2
The Ornithologist (Rodrigues, Portugal, 2016) – 9.3
The Beguiled (Coppola, USA, 2017) – 9.3
The Babadook (Kent, Australia, 2014) – 9.3
Computer Chess (Bujalski, USA, 2013) – 9.3
A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, Canada/Germany, 2011) – 9.3
Moonlight (Jenkins, USA, 2016) – 9.3
Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami, Japan, 2012) – 9.3
Film Socialisme (Godard, France, 2010) – 9.3
Elle (Verhoeven, France, 2016) – 9.3
Aquarius (Mendonca, Brazil, 2016) – 9.3
Arabian Nights Vol. 1 – 3 (Gomes, Portugal, 2015) – 9.3
Los Angeles Plays Itself (Anderson, USA, 2003/2014) – 9.4
Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor/Paravel, USA, 2012) – 9.4
Hard to Be a God (German, Russia, 2013) – 9.4
The Strange Little Cat (Zurcher, Germany, 2013) – 9.4
Something in the Air (Assayas, France/UK/Italy, 2012) – 9.4
Wild Grass (Resnais, France, 2009) – 9.4
Before Midnight (Linklater, USA, 2013) – 9.4
Phoenix (Petzold, Germany, 2014) – 9.4
No Home Movie (Akerman, Belgium, 2015) – 9.4
Slack Bay (Dumont, France, 2016) – 9.4

The Lost City of Z (Gray, USA, 2016) – 9.5
Chevalier (Tsangari, Greece, 2015) – 9.5
In the Shadow of Women (Garrel, France, 2015) – 9.5
This Is Not a Film (Panahi/Mirtahmasb, Iran, 2011) – 9.5
Timbuktu (Sissako, Mauriania, 2014) – 9.5
The Skin I Live In (Almodovar, Spain, 2011) – 9.5
Under the Skin (Glazer, UK, 2013) – 9.5
Shutter Island (Scorsese, USA, 2010) – 9.5
Horse Money (Costa, Portugal, 2014) – 9.6
The Wind Rises (Miyazaki, Japan, 2013) – 9.6
Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong, S. Korea, 2015) – 9.6
Malgre la Nuit (Grandrieux, France, 2015) – 9.6
Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, Australia, 2015) – 9.6
In the Shadows (Arslan, Germany, 2010) – 9.6
Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow, USA, 2012) – 9.6
The Turin Horse (Tarr/Hranitzky, Hungary, 2011) – 9.7
Stranger By the Lake (Guiraudie, France, 2013) – 9.7
Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen/Coen, USA, 2013) – 9.7
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Ceylan, Turkey, 2011) – 9.7
My Golden Days (Desplechin, France, 2015) – 9.7
The Ghost Writer (Polanski, UK/Germany, 2010) – 9.7
Norte, the End of History (Diaz, Philippines, 2013) – 9.7
A Quiet Passion (Davies, UK/USA, 2016) – 9.8
Almayer’s Folly (Akerman, France/Malaysia, 2011) – 9.8
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2010) – 9.8
The Social Network (Fincher, USA, 2010) – 9.8
Li’l Quinquin (Dumont, France, 2014) – 9.8
Toni Erdmann (Ade, Germany, 2016) – 9.8
Life Without Principle (To, Hong Kong, 2011) – 9.9
Mysteries of Lisbon (Ruiz, Portugal, 2010) – 9.9
Inherent Vice (Anderson, USA, 2014) – 9.9
A Touch of Sin (Jia, China, 2013) – 9.9
The Strange Case of Angelica (de Oliveira, Portugal, 2010) – 9.9

Holy Motors (Carax, France, 2012) – 10
Boyhood (Linklater, USA, 2014) – 10
The Assassin (Hou, Taiwan, 2015) – 10
Certified Copy (Kiarostami, Iran/France/Italy, 2010) – 10
Goodbye to Language (Godard, Switzerland/France, 2014) – 10
Twin Peaks (Lynch, USA, 2017) – 10

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Postscript (Feb. 2014): I’ve decided to continually update this page by providing numerical ratings for each new movie I see. Only the titles that I saw at the time I wrote the original post, however, will contain clickable links that will take readers to the corresponding reviews

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