Favorite Older Movies watched on video in 2013

1. The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)
2. Women in Love (Ken Russell)
3. Genealogies of a Crime (Raoul Ruiz)
4. Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
5. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi)
6. Passing Through (Larry Clark)
7. The Blind Owl (Raoul Ruiz)
8. Edge of the World (Michael Powell)
9. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
10. Hobson’s Choice (David Lean)
11. Damnation (Bela Tarr)

I don’t feel very strongly about the ordering. There’s always a Rivette, a Resnais, a Russell, a Ruiz on this list – my four trusty R’s. This year you can have a Roeg and an extra Ruiz, as the Resnais I watched made the Recent list instead, and the Rivette makes the honorable mentions – and there are lots, so let’s just number out some more, in no particular order.

12. Up, Down, Fragile (Jacques Rivette)
13. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
14. Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini)
15. The Man Who Left His Will On Film (Nagisa Oshima)
16. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa)
17. The More The Merrier (George Stevens)
18. I’m No Angel (Wesley Ruggles)
19. The Hole (Tsai Ming-Liang)

Bonus: five more I’ve seen before in the dark, pre-blog era, which I enjoyed again this year (in no order):

. White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
. Vagabond (Agnes Varda)
. Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju)
. The Nun (Jacques Rivette)
. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)

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