My Favorite Jacques Tati Films

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1.   Playtime (1967)

2.   Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

3.   Mon Oncle (1958)

4.   Jour de Fete (1949)

5.   Trafic (1971)

6.   Parade (1974)
(French/Swedish TV Film)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Forza Bastia (1978/2002)
(finished by Sophie Tatischeff)
(Documentary)

2.   School for Postmen (1947)

3.   Gai dimanche (1935)
(co-directed with Jacques Berr)

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My Favorite Frank Tashlin Films

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1.   Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

2.   The Alphabet Murders (1965)

3.   The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

4.   The Man from the Diners’ Club (1963)
(I watched it on TCM years back)

5.   Bachelor Flat (1962)

6.   The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)

7.   Artists and Models (1955)

8.   Susan Slept Here (1954)

9.   Son of Paleface (1952)

10. The First Time (1952)

11. Who’s Minding the Store? (1963)

12. Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)

13. Hollywood or Bust (1956)

14. It’s Only Money (1962)

15. The Geisha Boy (1958)

16. The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

17. Cinderfella (1960)

18. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

19. The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell (1968)

20. Caprice (1967)

21. Say One for Me (1959)

My Favorite Bela Tarr Films

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1.   Satantango (1994)

2.   Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

3.   Damnation (1988)

4.   The Turin Horse (2011)

5.   Almanac of Fall (1985)

6.   The Prefab People (1982)

7.   The Outsider (1981)

8.   Family Nest (1977)

9.   The Man from London (2007)

My Favorite Andrei Tarkovsky Films

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1.   Stalker (1979)

2.   Andrei Rublev (1966)

3.   The Mirror (1975)

4.   Solaris (1972)

5.   Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

6.   The Sacrifice (1986)

7.   Nostalghia (1983)

8.   Voyage in Time (1983)
(Documentary)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Student Films)

1.   The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)

2.   There Will Be No Leave Today (1959)
(co-directed with Alexsandr Gordon)
(I watched it on youtube)

3.   The Killers (1956)
(co-directed with Marika Beiku and Alexsandr Gordon)
(Short Film)

My Favorite Quentin Tarantino Films

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1.   Pulp Fiction (1994)

2.   Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

3.   Django Unchained (2012)

4.   Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

5.   The Hateful Eight (2015)

6.   Jackie Brown (1997)

7.   Inglourious Basterds (2009)

8.   Reservoir Dogs (1992)

My Favorite Spike Lee Films

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1.   Do the Right Thing (1989)

2.   BlacKkKlansman (2018)

3.   25th Hour (2002)

4.   Passing Strange (2009)
(Episode of “Great Performances”)

5.   A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
(Cable Documentary)

6.   When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
(Cable Documentary miniseries)

7.   4 Little Girls (1997)
(Documentary)

8.   If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise (2010)
(Cable Documentary miniseries)

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1.   Malcolm X (1992)

2.   The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)
(Concert Film)

3.   Inside Man (2006)

4.   He Got Game (1998)

5.   Clockers (1995)

My Favorite Jan Svankmajer Films

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1.   Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
(Live Action/Animation)

2.   Little Otik (2000)
(a.k.a. Greedy Guts)
(Live Action/Animation)

3.   Faust (1994)
(Live Action/Animation)

4.   Alice (1988)
(Live Action/Animation)

5.   Lunacy (2005)
(Live Action/Animation)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema) (Animation)

1.   Dimensions of Dialogue (1982)

2.   Food (1992)

3.   Darkness/Light/Darkness (1989)

4.   The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope (1983)

5.   Down to the Cellar (1983)

6.   The Flat (1968)

7.   The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990)

8.   Manly Games (1988)

9.   The Garden (1968)

10. Punch and Judy (1966)

11. Jabberwocky (1971)

12. Meat Love (1988)

13. The Ossuary (1970)

14. Don Juan (1970)

15. A Game with Stones (1965)

16. The Fall of the House of Usher (1980)

17. Picnic with Weissmann (1968)

18. The Last Trick (1964)

19. Castle of Otranto (1977)

20. A Quiet Week in the House (1969)

21. Flora (1989)

22. Historia Naturae (1967)

23. Et Cetera (1966)

24. Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasy in G minor (1965) 

My Favorite Seijun Suzuki Films

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1.   Branded to Kill (1967)

2.   Youth of the Beast (1963)

3.   Gate of Flesh (1964)

4.   Story of a Prostitute (1965)

5.   Tokyo Drifter (1966)

6.   Tattooed Life (1965)

7.   Zigeunerweisen (1980)

8.   Fighting Elegy (1966)

9.   Everything Goes Wrong (1960)

10. Underworld Beauty (1958)

11. Yumeji (1991)

12. Kagero-za (1981)

13. Kanto Wanderer (1963)

14. Detective Bureau 23: Go to Hell, Bastards! (1963)

15. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)

16. Princess Raccoon (2005)

17. Pistol Opera (2001)

My Favorite John M. Stahl Films

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1.   Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

2.   Imitation of Life (1934)

3.   The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

4.   Magnificent Obsession (1935)

My Favorite Preston Sturges Films

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1.   The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

2.   The Lady Eve (1941)

3.   The Palm Beach Story (1942)

4.   Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

5.   Christmas in July (1940)

6.   Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

7.   Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

8.   The Great McGinty (1940)

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1.   The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

2.   The Great Moment (1944)