My Favorite Jafar Panahi Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Circle (2000)

2.   The White Balloon (1995)

3.   This Is Not a Film (2011)
(Documentary)

4.   The Mirror (1997)

5.   Crimson Gold (2003)

6.   Taxi (2015)
(a.k.a. Taxi Tehran)

7.   Offside (2006)

My Favorite G.W. Pabst Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Pandora’s Box (1929)

2.   Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

3.   Kameradschaft (1931)

4.   Westfront 1918 (1930)

5.   The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)

6.   The Threepenny Opera (1931)

7.   The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929)
(co-directed with Arnold Fanck)

8.   Secrets of a Soul (1926)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Don Quixote (1933)

2.   L’Atlantide (1932)

My Favorite Nick Park Films

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

1.   Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993)
(Animation)

2.   Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995)
(Animation)

3.   Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out (1989)
(Animation)

4.   Creature Comforts (1989)
(Animation)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
(Animation)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
(co-directed with Steve Box)
(Animation)

2.   Chicken Run (2000)
(co-directed with Peter Lord)
(Animation)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Early Man (2018)
(Animation) 

My Favorite Yasujiro Ozu Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Tokyo Story (1953)

2.   Late Spring (1949)

3.   An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

4.   I Was Born, But… (1932)

5.   Early Summer (1951)

6.   Tokyo Twilight (1957)

7.   Late Autumn (1960)

8.   The End of Summer (1961)

9.   Floating Weeds (1959)

10. Equinox Flower (1958)

11. The Only Son (1936)

12. Good Morning (1959)

13. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)

14. There Was a Father (1942)

15. Early Spring (1956)

16. Passing Fancy (1933)

17. Tokyo Chorus (1931)

18. Dragnet Girl (1933)

19. That Night’s Wife (1930)

20. Walk Cheerfully (1930)

My Favorite Nagisa Oshima Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

2.   Gohatto (1999)
(a.k.a. Taboo)

3.   Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

4.   Death by Hanging (1968)

5.   The Sun’s Burial (1960)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

6.   Violence at Noon (1966)

7.   Empire of Passion (1978)

8.   Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)

9.   Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
(I saw it on and old VHS Tape)

10. Japanesse Summer: Double Suicide (1967)

11. Sing a Song of Sex (1967)

12. Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)

13. Max Mon Amour (1968)

My Favorite Max Ophuls Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)

2.   Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

3.   La Ronde (1950)

4.   Le Plaisir (1952)

5.   Lola Montes (1955)

6.   The Reckless Moment (1949)

7.   Caught (1949)

8.   Liebelei (1933)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

9.   Everybody’s Woman (1934)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

10. The Exile (1947)

My Favorite Christopher Nolan Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Memento (2000)

2.   Dunkirk (2017)

3.   The Dark Knight (2008)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Prestige (2006)

2.   Inception (2010)

3.   The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

My Favorite Fred C. Newmeyer Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Safety Last! (1923)
(co-directed with Sam Taylor)

2.   The Freshman (1925)
(co-directed with Sam Taylor)
(no relation to the 1990 film)

3.   Girl Shy (1924)
(co-directed with Sam Taylor)

4.   Grandma’s Boy (1922)
(no relation to the 2006 film)

5.   Hot Water (1924)
(co-directed with Sam Taylor)

6.   Dr. Jack (1922)

7.   A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

8.   Why Worry? (1923)

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

1.   Never Weaken (1921)
(co-directed with Sam Taylor)

2.   Number, Please? (1920)
(co-directed with Hal Roach)

3.   Among Those Present (1921)

4.   Now or Never (1921)
(co-directed with Hal Roach)

My Favorite Mikio Naruse Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Late Chrysanthemums (1954)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

2.   When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

3.   Every-Night Dreams (1933)

4.   Apart From You (1933)

5.   Street Without End (1934)

6.   No Blood Relation (1932)

7.   Flunky, Work Hard (1931)