My Favorite James Whale Films

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

1.   Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

2.   The Great Garrick (1937)

3.   The Old Dark House (1932)

4.   Remember Last Night? (1935)

5.   The Invisible Man (1933)

6.   Frankenstein (1931)

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

1.   The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)

2.   By Candlelight (1933)

3.   One More River (1934)

4.   Show Boat (1936)

5.   The Road Back (1937)
(I watched it online)

6.   Waterloo Bridge (1931)

My Favorite Raoul Walsh Films

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

1.   White Heat (1949)

2.   The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

3.   The Roaring Twenties (1939)

4.   Regeneration (1915)

5.   Band of Angels (1957)

6.   Sadie Thompson (1928)

7.   Gentleman Jim (1942)

8.   Going Hollywood (1933)
(I watched it on TCM)

9.   High Sierra (1941)

10. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

11. Pursued (1947)

12. Colorado Territory (1949)

13. They Drive by Night (1940)

14. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

15. Me and My Gal (1932)

16. The Big Trail (1930)

17. The Man I Love (1947)

18. Dark Command (1940)

19. Manpower (1941)

20. Big Brown Eyes (1936)

21. Cheyenne (1947)
(I watched it on TCM a few years ago)

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

1.   Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

2.   The World in His Arms (1952)

3.   Along the Great Divide (1951)

4.   The Tall Men (1955)

5.   Distant Drums (1951)

6.   Battle Cry (1955)

7.   The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

8.   The Naked and the Dead (1958)

9.   A Distant Trumpet (1964)

10. Saskatchewan (1954)

11. The Lawless Breed (1953)

12. The King and Four Queens (1956)

13. Gun Fury (1953)

14. Blackbeard the Pirate (1953)

15. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

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 King Vidor Films

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

1.   The Crowd (1928) 

2.   Our Daily Bread (1934)

3.   The Big Parade (1925)

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

1.   Show People (1928)

2.   The Patsy (1928)
(no relation to the 1964 Jerry Lewis film)

3.   Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

4.   La Boheme (1926)

5.   Street Scene (1931)

6.   Not So Dumb (1930)

7.   Our Daily Bread (1934)

8.   Duel in the Sun (1946)

9.   Hallelujah (1929)

10. Billy the Kid (1930)

11. Bird of Paradise (1932)

12. Stella Dallas (1937)

13. The Champ (1931)

14. The Citadel (1938)

15. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

16. The Wedding Night (1935)

17. The Texas Rangers (1936)

My Favorite Frank Tashlin Films

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

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 Spike Lee Films

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

1.   Do the Right Thing (1989)

2.   25th Hour (2002)

3.   When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
(Documentary)

4.   4 Little Girls (1997)
(Documentary)

5.   American Utopia (2020)
(Concert Film)

6.   BlacKkKlansman (2018)

7.   Da 5 Bloods (2020)

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

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

2.   Inside Man (2006)

3.   A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
(Performance Film)
(Cable/Television)

4.   Jungle Fever (1991)

5.   Rodney King (2017)
(Performance Film)

6.   He Got Game (1998)

7.   Freak (1998)
(Performance Film)
(Cable/Television)

My Favorite Seijun Suzuki Films

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

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 Ken Russell Films

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

1.   The Devils (1971)
(I saw it online)

2.   Song of Summer (1968)
(Episode of “Omnibus”)
(Television)

3.   Altered States (1980)

4.   Women in Love (1969)

5.   Tommy (1975)

6.   Savage Messiah (1972)

7.   The Boy Friend (1971)

8.   Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1966)
(Television)

9.   The Debussy Film (1965)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)

10. Elgar (1962)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)

11. Pop Goes the Easel (1962)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

12. Always on Sunday (1965)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)

13. Dante’s Inferno (1967)
(Episode of “Omnibus”)
(Television)

14. Crimes of Passion (1984)

15. The Music Lovers (1971)

16. Mahler (1974)

17. Dance of the Seven Veils (1970)
(Episode of “Omnibus”)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

18. Lisztomania (1975)

19. Valentino (1977)

20. Salome’s Last Dance (1988)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

21. The Rainbow (1989)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

22. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

23. Gothic (1986)

24. Whore (1991)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

25. Lady Chatterley (1993)
(Miniseries)
(Television)

26. The Planets (1983)
(Television)

27. The Mystery of Dr. Martinu (1992)
(Television)
(I saw it online) 

28. The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (1992)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

29. The Strange Affliction of Anton Bruckner (1990)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

30. Treasure Island (1995)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

31. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

32. Ken Russell: In Search of the English Folk Song (1997)
(Documentary)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

33. A British Picture (1989)

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

1.   A House in Bayswater (1959)
(I saw it online)

2.   Peepshow (1956)
(I saw it online)

3.   Amelia and the Angel (1958)
(I saw it online)

4.   Aria (1987)
(Segment: “Nessun dorma”)
(Anthology Film)

5.   A Kitten for Hitler (2007)
(I saw it online)