My Favorite Milos Forman Films

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

1.   Loves of a Blonde (1965)

2.   Taking Off (1971)

3.   The Firemen’s Ball (1967)

4.   Black Peter (1963)

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

1.   Man on the Moon (1999)

My Favorite Agnes Varda Films

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

1.   Faces Places (2017)
(co-directed with JR)
(Documentary)

2.   The Gleaners and I (2000)
(Documentary)

3.   Vagabond (1985)

4.   Daguerreotypes (1976)
(Documentary)

5.   Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

6.   Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

7.   The Beaches of Agnes (2008)
(Documentary)

8.   Happiness (1965)
(no relation to the 1998 film)

9.   Cinevardaphoto (2004)
(Documentary)

10. Far from Vietnam (1967)
(co-directed with Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais)
(Documentary Anthology)

11. Mur murs (1981)
(Documentary)

12. La Pointe Courte (1955)

13. Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)

14. Documenteur (1981)

15. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

16. Kung-Fu Master! (1988)

17. The World of Jacques Demy (1995)
(Documentary) 

18. The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
(Documentary)

19. The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002)
(Documentary)

20. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

21. Lions Love (and… Lies) (1969)

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

1.   Cleo from 5 to 7: Remembrances and Anecdotes (2005)

2.   La cocotte d’azur (1958)
(Documentary Short)

3.   Ydessa, the Bears and etc. (2004)
(Documentary Short)

4.   Ulysse (1983)
(Documentary Short)

5.   Salut les Cubains (1971)
(Documentary Short)

6.   Along the Coast (1958)
(Documentary Short)

7.   Black Panthers (1968)
(Documentary Short)

8.   Uncle Yanco (1967)
(Documentary Short)

9.   The So-called Caryatids (1984)
(Documentary Short)

10. Elsa la rose (1966)
(Documentary Short)

11. 7p., cuis., s. de b., …a saisir (1984)

12. Diary of a Pregnant Woman (1962)

13. Women Reply (1975)
(Documentary Short)

14. You’ve Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (1986)

15. Le lion volatil (2003)

16. The Pleasure of Love in Iran (1976)
(Documentary Short)

My Favorite Wim Wenders Films

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

1.   Kings of the Road (1976)

2.   Paris, Texas (1984)

3.   Alice in the Cities (1974)

4.   Wings of Desire (1987)

5.   The Wrong Move (1975)

6.   The American Friend (1977)

7.   The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
(a.k.a. The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

8.   Lightning Over Water (1980)
(co-directed with Nicholas Ray)
(Documentary)

9.   Beyond the Clouds (1995)
(co-directed with Michelangelo Antonioni)

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

1.   Ten Minutes Older (2002)
(Segment: “Twelve Miles to Trona”)

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

1.   The Salt of the Earth (2014)
(Documentary)

2.   Pina (2011)
(Documentary)

3.   Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
(Documentary)

4.   The Soul of a Man (2003)
(Documentary)
(Episode of PBS’s “The Blues”)
(TV Documentary miniseries)

5.   Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
(Documentary)

My Favorite Orson Welles Films

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

1.   Chimes at Midnight (1965)

2.   F for Fake (1973)

3.   Othello (1951)

4.   The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

5.   The Trial (1962)

6.   The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

7.   Touch of Evil (1958)

8.   Citizen Kane (1941)

9.   The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

10. Mr. Arkadin (1955)

11. Filming Othello (1978)
(Documentary)
(Television)

12. The Immortal Story (1968)
(Television) 

13. Macbeth (1948)

14. The Stranger (1946)

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

1.   The Fountain of Youth (1956)
(I watched it on youtube)
(Television)

2.   Around the World with Orson Welles (1955)
2a. Episode: “Pays Basque I (The Basque Country)”
2b. Episode: “Pays Basque II (La Pelote basque)”
2c. Episode: “Revisiting Vienna” (a.k.a. “The Third Man Returns to Vienna”)
2d. Episode: “St. -Germain-des-Pres”
2e. Episode: “Chelsea Pensioners”
2f. Episode: “Madrid Bullfight”
(Television)

Note: In case any of you readers are interested, Netflix is going to premier Orson Welles last film The Other Side of the Wind (1972-1976) in November (November 2, 2018). The film can best be described as both completed and uncompleted (read here for more info). Here is the link to the trailer in case any of you readers are interested below 🙂

My Favorite Lars von Trier Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *) 

1.   Dogville (2003)

2.   Melancholia (2011)

3.   Dancer in the Dark (2000)

4.   Breaking the Waves (1996)

5.   Antichrist (2009)

6.   The Kingdom (1994-1997)
(Danish TV miniseries)

7.   The Idiots (1998)

8.   The Five Obstructions (2003)
(Documentary)

9.   Europa (1991)
(no relation to Europa Europa)

10. Manderlay (2005)

11. Medea (1988)
(Danish TV Film)

12. Nymphomaniac (2013)

13. The Element of Crime (1984)

14. The Boss of It All (2006)

15. Epidemic (1987)

16. The House That Jack Built (2018)

My Favorite Josef von Sternberg Films

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

1.   The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

2.   Anatahan (1953)

3.   The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

4.   Thunderbolt (1929)

5.   The Scarlet Empress (1934)

6.   The Docks of New York (1928)

7.   Morocco (1930)

8.   Shanghai Express (1932)

9.   The Blue Angel (1930)

10. The Last Command (1928)

11. Underworld (1927)

12. The Salvation Hunters (1925)
(I watched it on youtube. Choose the link that gives a running time of 1:25:43)

13. Blonde Venus (1932)

14. Dishonored (1931)

15. An American Tragedy (1931)

My Favorite Luchino Visconti Films

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

1.   The Leopard (1963)

2.   Senso (1954)

3.   Death in Venice (1971)

4.   Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

5.   Bellissima (1951)

6.   La Terra Trema (1948)

7.   White Nights (1957)

8.   Ossessione (1943)

9.   Ludwig (1972)

10. Conversation Piece (1974)

11. The Damned (1969)

12. The Innocent (1976)

13. The Stranger (1967)
(I watched it on youtube)

14. Sandra (1965)
(I watched it on youtube)

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

1.   Boccaccio ’70 (1962)
(Segment: “Il Lavoro”)
(Anthology Film)

My Favorite Paul Verhoeven Films

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

1.   Showgirls (1995)

2.   Black Book (2006)

3.   The Fourth Man (1983)

4.   Elle (2016)

5.   Turkish Delight (1973)

6.   Basic Instinct (1992)

7.   Starship Troopers (1997)

8.   Soldier of Orange (1977)

9.   Robocop (1987)

10. Spetters (1980)

11. Total Recall (1990)

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

1.   Flesh+Blood (1985)

My Favorite Edgar G. Ulmer Films

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

1.   Detour (1945)

2.   The Black Cat (1934)
(no relation to the Edgar Allan Poe story)

3.   The Naked Dawn (1955)

4.   Bluebeard (1944)

5.   Ruthless (1948)

6.   Strange Illusion (1945)

7.   Her Sister’s Secret (1946)

8.   The Strange Woman (1946)

9.   Murder Is My Beat (1955)

10. The Man from Planet X (1951)

11. People on Sunday (1930)
(co-directed with Robert Siodmak)