This Week in Rankings

This update includes all the rest of the movies I saw at the Seattle International Film Festival. After the festival, I essentially watched nothing for two weeks (well, I watched seven movies in fifteen days, which for me is essentially nothing), so I don’t have a whole lot else to update. The only thing I’ve written about at any length was The Fifth Element over at Seattle Screen Scene. And here is our SIFF Recap episode of The George Sanders Show. I’ve also updated my indices here at The End: the Review Index and the Essay and Podcast Index.

These are the movies I’ve watched and rewatched over the last few weeks, and where they place on my year-by-year rankings. Links are to my letterboxd reviews, which range from single words to short comments to proper capsules.

After the Ball (Georges Méliès) – 1897
A Trip to the Moon (Geogres Méliès) – 1, 1902
Metamorphosis of a Butterfly (Gaston Velle) – 1, 1904
A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (The Miles Brothers) – 2, 1906

Tit for Tat (Gaston Velle) – 3, 1906
San Francisco: Aftermath of the Earthquake (Billy Bitzer) – 4, 1906
Kiri-Kis (Segundo de Chomón) – 1, 1907
Le papillon fantastique (Georges Méliès) – 3, 1909
The Acrobatic Fly (F. Percy Smith) – 2, 1910

Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay) – 2, 1914
The Love Nest (Buster Keaton & Edward Cline) – 6, 1923
Cave of the Spider Women (Dan Duyu) – 15, 1927
¡Que viva México! (Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov) – 14, 1932
Balloon Land (Ub Iwerks) – 8, 1935

Cave of the Silken Web (Ho Meng-hua) – 24, 1967
The Road Warrior (George Miller) – 5, 1981
The East is Red (Ching Siu-Tung & Raymond Lee) – 17, 1993
Pride and Prejudice (Simon Langton) – 12, 1995
The Fifth Element (Luc Besson) – 20, 1997

Love in a Puff (Pang Ho-cheung) – 8, 2010
Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 32, 2014
The Teacher’s Diary (Nithiwat Tharathorn) – 66, 2014
Lava (James Ford Murphy) – 86, 2014
Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland) – 8, 2015

Inside Out (Pete Docter) – 11, 2015
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Peter Greenaway) – 12, 2015
The Chinese Mayor (Zhou Hao) – 14, 2015
The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle) – 17, 2015

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