Favorite Rewatches of 2017

1. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
Any year I rewatch Stop Making Sense on a big screen, it’s the best movie I rewatched that year.

2. A Page of Madness (1926, Teinosuke Kinugasa)
With Alloy Orchestra in a theater full of disoriented patrons… The Lost World was fun, too.

3. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
Very good live band at the Alamo. I’m noticing that film/concert experiences are topping this list.

4. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Filmstreams… with live music

5. Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
Fully restored with delirious color on a huge screen with a sold-out crowd.

6. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
7. The Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer)
8. Stalker (1979, Andrei Tarkovsky)
9. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
All in their latest HD versions at home, my first time watching them since the VHS days.

10. Spirited Away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki)
Somehow I didn’t recognize this as a masterpiece when I first watched in theaters.

11. The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer & Stille Nacht (1984-93, Brothers Quay)
Such tactile little films, HD makes a big difference.

12. Duelle and Noroit (1976, Jacques Rivette)
I’d seen these not so long ago, but they’re awesome.

13. Kill Bill (2003-04, Quentin Tarantino)
Also rewatched Grindhouse and most of Basterds.

14. The Love Witch (2016, Anna Biller)
At first look I wasn’t sure what to make of it, then I read Sicinski’s article a couple times and watched again as soon as it hit blu-ray – it’s incredible.

15. Idiocracy (2006, Mike Judge)
Just seemed like a particularly good year to give this another look.

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