This Week in Rankings

This is a quick post-festival update of my year-by-year rankings. My coverage of the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival is Indexed here. All my VIFF reviews are at Seattle Screen Scene, along with a review of Operation Mekong.

Viva (Anna Biller) – 25, 2007
Medicine for Melancholy (Barry Jenkins) – 20, 2008
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) – 2, 2016
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade) – 3, 2016
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) – 5, 2016

A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) – 7, 2016
The Hedonists (Jia Zhangke) – 8, 2016
Crosscurrent (Yang Chao) – 9, 2016
Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro) – 10, 2016
Last Poems Trilogy (Sofia Bohdanowicz) – 11, 2016

Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 13, 2016
HyperNormalzation (Adam Curtis) – 14, 2016
Yellowing (Chan Tze-woon) – 17, 2016
Pop Song (Matthew Taylor Blais) – 19, 2016
After the Storm (Kore-eda Hirokazu) – 24, 2016
Never Eat Alone (Sofia Bohdanowicz) – 25, 2016

Nine Behind (Sophy Romvari) – 26, 2016
The Movieland Movie (Zachary KerrHolden) – 27, 2016
One Day in Our Lives of. . . (Stanley Kwan) – 28, 2016
Nutag – Homeland (Alisi Telengut) – 29, 2016
The Love Witch (Anna Biller) – 30, 2016

The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues) – 32, 2016
Lifeline (Shiota Akihiko) – 33, 2016
Short Stay (Ted Fendt) – 36, 2016
Two (Christopher Spencer-Lowe) – 39, 2016
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) – 41, 2016

Those Who Remains (Mathieu Vachon) – 44, 2016
Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki) – 45, 2016
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) – 46, 2016
The Promise (Shiota Akihiko) – 47, 2016
The Intestine (Lev Lewis) – 48, 2016

Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) – 49, 2016
Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme) – 50, 2016
Indefinite Pitch (James N. Kienitz Wilkins) – 51, 2016
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) – 54, 2016
Suffering of Ninko (Norihiro Niwatsukino) – 55, 2016

The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams) – 56, 2016
Tales of Two Who Dreamt (Nicolás Pereda & Andrea Bussmann) – 57, 2016
Mamie (Janice Nadeau) – 60, 2016
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Khyentse Norbu) – 61, 2016
Operation Mekong (Dante Lam) – 64, 2016

The Road to Mandalay (Midi Z) – 65, 2016
Maudite Poutine (Karl Lemieux) – 66, 2016
Neruda (Pablo Larraín) – 67, 2016
Phantom Detective (Jo Sunghee) – 68, 2016
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) – 69, 2016

Somewhere in Kamakura (Hideo Nakata) – 72, 2016
Fish (Heather Young) – 73, 2016
Maliglutit (Zacharias Kunuk) – 74, 2016
Dama Wang Who Lives on Happiness Avenue (Alec Su) – 80, 2016
The Cameraman (Connor Gaston) – 81, 2016
Srorrim (Wayne Wapeemuka) – 83, 2016

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VIFF 2016: Index

This is an index of my writing on the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Introduction and Proposed Schedule – Sept 20, 2016
Toni Erdmann – Oct 4, 2016
Never Eat Alone and The Last Poems Trilogy – Oct 4, 2016
Maudite Poutine and Pop Song – Oct 4, 2016
Crosscurrent – Oct 4, 2016
Yellowing – Oct 5, 2016
Things to Come – Oct 15, 2016
After the Storm – Oct 15, 2016
Hermia and Helena – Oct 15, 2016

Festival Recap
VIFF 2016 Rankings