Since the last rankings update, I wrote here about Zhang Yimou’s Hero and at Seattle Screen Scene about The Lost City of ZFree Fire, Your Name.Queen of the Desert, and Song to Song. I’ve got the Hong Sangsoo section of The Chinese Cinema completed, but for the part that explains what Hong Sangsoo is doing in a project called “The Chinese Cinema”. Rather than write that, I’ve been working on the Tsui Hark chapter, which is somewhere over 25,000 words long.

These are the movies I’ve watched or rewatched over the last few weeks, and where they place on my year-by-year rankings.

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming) – 8, 1939
Mambo Girl (Yi Wen) – 16, 1957
The Wild, Wild Rose (Wong Tin-lam) – 11, 1960
The June Bride (Tang Huang) – 18, 1960
The Incredible Journey (Fletcher Markle) – 30, 1963

Star Wars (George Lucas) – 2, 1977
Teppanyaki (Michael Hui) – 39, 1984
Chicken and Duck Talk (Clifton Ko) – 23, 1988
Tricky Brains (Wong Jing) – 22, 1991
Wicked City (Peter Mak) – 51, 1992

Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai) – 6, 1997
She and Her Cat (Makoto Shinkai) – 37, 1999
In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai) – 3, 2000
Hero (Zhang Yimou) – 1, 2002
The Smile (Makoto Shinkai) – 48, 2003

A Bittersweet Life (Kim Jeewoon) – 14, 2005
5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai) – 4, 2007
Ace Attorney (Takashi Miike) – 21, 2012
The Garden of Words (Makoto Shinkai) – 24, 2013
Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi) – 10, 2015

Bad at Dancing (Joanna Arnow) – 87, 2015
Queen of the Desert (Werner Herzog) – 122, 2015
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) – 1, 2016
Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) – 13, 2016
Shin Godzilla (Hideaki Anno) – 18, 2016

Rogue One (Gareth Edwards) – 36, 2016
The Lost City of Z (James Gray) – 50, 2016
See You Tomorrow (Zhang Jiajia) – 75, 2016
Free Fire (Ben Wheatley) – 103, 2016
Song to Song (Terrence Malick) – 3, 2017
Beauty and the Beast (Bill Condon) – 7, 2017

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s