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 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 Abbas Kiarostami Films

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

1.   The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

2.   Taste of Cherry (1997)

3.   Life, and Nothing More… (1992)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

4.   Close-Up (1990)

5.   Where Is the Friend’s Home? (1987)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

6.   Certified Copy (2010)

7.   Ten (2002)

8.   Like Someone in Love (2012)

9.   Shirin (2008)

10. The Traveler (1974)

11. ABC Africa (2001)
(Documentary)

12. Tickets (2005)
(co-directed with Ermanno Olmi and Ken Loach)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Anthology Films)

1.   Lumiere and Company (1995)
(Segment: “Dinner for One”)

 

My Favorite Jafar Panahi Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   The Circle (2000)

2.   Crimson Gold (2003)

3.   The White Balloon (1995)

4.   Taxi (2015) (Part Documentary) (No relation to the TV Series)

5.   This Is Not a Film (2011) (Documentary) (Co-directed with Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)

6.   Offside (2006)

7.   The Mirror (1997)

My Favorite Mohsen Makhmalbaf Films (New)

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

1.   A Moment of Innocence (1996)

2.   Gabbeh (1996)

3.   The Silence (1998)

4.   The Cyclist (1989)

5.   Kandahar (2001)

6.   Boycott (1985)

7.   Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)

8.   Marriage of the Blessed (1989)

9.   The Actor (1993)

10. Sex & Philosophy (2005)

Note: If their is a Mohsen Makhmalbaf you do not see on there that is because I have not seen them yet and speaking of which, I would love to see The Gardner and his more recent film The President get a Blu-ray/DVD release.

My Favorite Abbas Kiarostami Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

2.   Close-Up (1990) (Part Documentary)

3.   Life, and Nothing More… (1992) (Part Documentary)

4.   Where is the Friend’s Home? (1987)

5.   Taste of Cherry (1997)

6.   Ten (2002)

7.   Through the Olive Trees (1994)

8.   The Traveler (1974)

9.   Certified Copy (2010)

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

1.   10 on Ten (2004) (Documentary)

2.   Homework (1989) (Documentary)

3.   ABC Africa (2001) (Documentary)

4.   Like Someone in Love (2012)

5.   Shirin (2008)

6.   Five (2003) (Documentary)