Since the last update, a whopping four (4) Charlie Brown specials have come and gone. I wrote a bunch of stuff for subscribers only over at The Chinese Cinema: Wolf Pack and Baby Assassins, House, Walk Up, a series on the later In the Line of Duty films (Middle Man, Forbidden Arsenal, Sea Wolves, and Queen’s High), A Confucian Confusion, Warriors of Future, School in the Crosshairs, Revengeful Swordswoman and Tower of Death, and Police Story 3: Supercop. Please do consider subscribing if you’re able and you like my work. It’s only $1/month or $10/year.

I also had all the usual end of the year stuff here at The End: my favorite Books and Film Discoveries of the year, along with the nominations for the 2022 Endy Awards.

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 Scarlet Pumpernickel (Chuck Jones) – 30, 1950
Zipping Along (Chuck Jones) – 35, 1953
A Charlie Brown Christmas (Bill Melendez) – 3, 1965
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Bill Melendez) – 2, 1966
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Chuck Jones) – 15, 1966
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Bill Melendez, & Phil Roman) – 38, 1973

House (Obayashi Nobuhiko) – 4, 1977
The Lord of the Rings (Ralph Bakshi) – 28, 1978
Revengeful Swordswoman (Artis Chow) – 28, 1979
Prom Night (Paul Lynch) – 38, 1980

School in the Crosshairs (Obayashi Nobuhiko) – 16, 1981
Tower of Death (Ng See-yuen) – 30, 1981
The Keep (Michael Mann) – 32, 1983
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (Sam Jaimes & Bill Melendez) – 60, 1986
Batman (Tim Burton) – 22, 1989

In the Line of Duty V: Middle Man (Cha Chuen-yee) – 77, 1990
Queen’s High (Chris Lee Kin-sang) – 48, 1991
In the Line of Duty 7: Sea Wolves (Cheng Siu-keung) – 52, 1991
In the Line of Duty 6: Forbidden Arsenal (Cheng Siu-keung & Yuen Jun-man) – 70, 1991
Police Story 3: Supercop (Stanley Tong) – 1992

Nemesis (Albert Pyun) – 21, 1992
A Confucian Confusion (Edward Yang) – 7, 1994
Speed (Jan de Bont) – 25, 1994
Heat (Michael Mann) – 4, 1995
Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe) – 34, 1996

The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson) – 3, 2001
The Two Towers (Peter Jackson) – 8, 2002
The Return of the King (Peter Jackson) – 11, 2003
The Lake House (Alejandro Agresti) – 18, 2006
Avatar (James Cameron) – 25, 2009

The Three Musketeers (Paul WS Anderson) – 13, 2011
Ballet 422 (Jody Lee Lipes) – 9, 2014
Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller) – 2, 2015
The Weaving of a Dream (Ferris Lin) – 114, 2016
Accident Man (Jesse V. Johnson) – 133, 2018

Lost Bullet (Guillaume Pierret) – 38, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (Jeff Fowler) – 58, 2020
Mad God (Phil Tippett) – 59, 2021
Disney’s FastPass: A Complicated History (Kevin Perjurer) – 66, 2021

Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 (Mani Ratnam) – 2, 2022
The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg) – 3, 2022
Walk Up (Hong Sangsoo) – 4, 2022
Three Thousand Years of Longing (George Miller) – 7, 2022
Apollo 10 1/2 (Richard Linklater) – 11, 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water (James Cameron) – 12, 2022
Tár (Todd Field) – 13, 2022
Nope (Jordan Peele) – 15, 2022
Thirteen Lives (Ron Howard) – 16, 2022
Armageddon Time (James Gray) – 18, 2022

Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg) – 19, 2022
White Noise (Noah Baumbach) – 20, 2022
The Banshees of Inishirin (Martin McDonagh) – 23, 2022
Turn Every Page (Lizzie Gottlieb) – 26, 2022
Fire of Love (Sara Dosa) – 27, 2022

Vikram (Lokesh Kanagaraj) – 29, 2022
The Munsters (Rob Zombie) – 33, 2022
Disney Channel’s Theme: A History Mystery (Kevin Perjurer) – 34, 2022
The Eternal Daughter (Joanna Hogg) – 35, 2022
Dead for a Dollar (Walter Hill) – 38, 2022

Lost Bullet 2 (Guillaume Pierret) – 40, 2022
Eo (Jerzy Skolimowski) – 42, 2022
Emily the Criminal (John Patton Ford) – 47, 2022
The Woman King (Gina Prince-Bythewood) – 49, 2022
Don’t Worry Darling (Olivia Wilde) – 50, 2022

Glass Onion (Rian Johnson) – 51, 2022
Warriors of Future (Ng Yuen-fai) – 52, 2022
Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday (George & Harry Kirby) – 54, 2022
The People You’re Paying to Be in Shorts (Jon Bois) – 56, 2022
Barbarian (Zach Cregger) – 57, 2022

Day Shift (JJ Perry) – 58, 2022
Werewolf by Night (Michael Giacchino) – 63, 2022
The Menu (Mark Mylod) – 64, 2022
Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me (Alek Keshishian) – 66, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Ryan Coogler) – 68, 2022
Wolf Pack (Michael Chiang) – 70, 2022

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