This Week in Rankings

Since the last rankings update, we recorded and released the long-anticipated King Hu episode of They Shot Pictures, as well as a couple episodes of The George Sanders Show, one on Bob Dylan, one on Bollywood and one dedicated to Henri Langlois. The Dylan show featured our on-location report on Johnnie To’s latest, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2, which I also reviewed here. In other Running Out of Karma coverage, I wrote about Zhang Ziyi’s My Lucky Star and To’s own 1988 smash hit The Eighth Happiness.

These are the movies I’ve watched and rewatched over the last few weeks and where they place on my year-by-year rankings. Short reviews for most of these can be found over at letterboxd.

Hellzapoppin’ (HC Potter) – 4, 1941
Awaara (Raj Kapoor) – 3, 1951
Duck Amuck (Chuck Jones) – 4, 1953
Come Drink With Me (King Hu) – 9, 1966
Harper (Jack Smight) – 22, 1966

Eat the Document (Bob Dylan) – 9, 1972
The Fate of Lee Khan (King Hu) – 7, 1973
Sholay (Ramesh Sippy) – 5, 1975
Renaldo & Clara (Bob Dylan) – 4, 1978
Legend of the Mountain (King Hu) – 5, 1979

Project A (Jackie Chan) – 12, 1983
The Eighth Happiness (Johnnie To) – 17, 1988
The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (Hong Sangsoo) – 25, 1996
Young and Dangerous (Andrew Lau) – 33, 1996
Anna Magdalena (Yee Chung-man) – 15, 1998

The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sangsoo) – 18, 1998
Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone (Dante Lam) – 26, 2000
You Shoot, I Shoot (Pang Ho-cheung) – 22, 2001
Turn Left, Turn Right (Johnnie To) – 7, 2003
Masked and Anonymous (Larry Charles) – 21, 2003

One Night in Mongkok (Derek Yee) – 18, 2004
Flash Point (Wilson Yip) – 25, 2007
Exodus (Pang Ho-cheung) – 41, 2007
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Johnnie To) – 7, 2011
Diva (Heiward Mak) – 57, 2012

Unbeatable (Dante Lam) – 36, 2013
My Lucky Star (Dennie Gordon) – 62, 2013
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Johnnie To) – 5, 2014
Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre) – 10, 2014

Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg) – 16, 2014
Life Itself (Steve James) – 32, 2014
Too Many Cooks (Chris ‘Casper’ Kelly) – 38, 2014
The Monkey King (Soi Cheang) – 40, 2014

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