This Week in Rankings

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Since the last rankings update, I launched a new website, which will be the home of all my Chinese Cinema-related writings, called The Chinese Cinema. I think it looks nicer and is easier to read than WordPress, but there’s a lot of work to be done with it. I also set up a ko-fi.com page as a fund-raiser. If you’d like to help support my writing about movies on the internet, I’d very much appreciate it.

The Vancouver International Film Festival has just come to an end and we at Seattle Screen Scene were there in force. There’s an index of all our coverage here. In addition to several festival reviews, since the last update I also wrote about Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryGood TimeThe Legend of the Naga PearlsIngrid Goes WestLeap!In this Corner of the WorldThe AdventurersOnce Upon a Timeand Shock Wave. And Melissa and I dusted off The Frances Farmer Show for an episode on the book and film adaptations of True Grit. Finally, I wrote an ode to the greatness of Sammo Hung over at Frame.land.

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

The Bellboy (Jerry Lewis) – 4, 1960
Time Out for Trouble (David S. Glidden) – 22, 1961
Essays (Peter Nestler) – 25, 1963
Mülheim/Ruhr (Peter Nestler) – 33, 1964
Rhine River (Peter Nestler) – 18, 1966

True Grit (Henry Hathaway) – 9, 1969
A New Leaf (Elaine May) – 3, 1971
The Great Muppet Caper (Jim Henson) – 18, 1981
To Be Number One (Poon Man-kit) – 60, 1991
The Living Dead (Adam Curtis) – 62, 1995

If You are the One (Feng Xiaogang) – 27, 2008
True Grit (Joel & Ethan Coen) – 19, 2010
Baahubali: The Beginning (SS Rajamouli) – 10, 2015
In this Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi) – 27, 2016
Still Night, Still Light (Sophie Goyette) – 87, 2016
Leap! (Eric Summer & Éric Warin) – 98, 2016

Baahubali: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) – 1, 2017
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman) – 2, 2017
Claire’s Camera (Hong Sangsoo) – 4, 2017
120 Beats per Minute (Robin Campillo) – 5, 2017
Maison du bonheur (Sofia Bohdanowicz) – 7, 2017

Bad Genius (Nattawut Poonpiriya) – 9, 2017
Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR) – 10, 2017
Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino) – 11, 2017
24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami) – 15, 2017
Fail to Appear (Antoine Bourges) – 16, 2017

SPL: Paradox (Wilson Yip) – 17, 2017
Western (Valeska Grisebach) – 18, 2017
Prototype (Blake Williams) – 19, 2017
The Great Buddha+ (Huang Hsin-Yao) – 24, 2017
Ismael’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin) – 25, 2017

I’ve Got the Blues (Angie Chen) – 28, 2017
The Hidden Sword (Xu Haofeng) – 35, 2017
Shock Wave (Herman Yau) – 37, 2017
AlphaGo (Greg Kohs) – 38, 2017
Scaffold (Kazik Radwanski) – 39, 2017

A Beautiful Star (Daihachi Yoshida) – 41, 2017
Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie) – 45, 2017
Forest Movie (Matthew Taylor Blais) – 46, 2017
Golden Exits (Alex Ross Perry) – 47, 2017
Once Upon a Time (Zhao Xiaoding) – 51, 2017

Black Cop (Cory Bowles) – 52, 2017
The Adventurers (Stephen Fung) – 61, 2017
Idizwadidiz (Isiah Medina) – 64, 2017
Maineland (Miao Wang) – 65, 2017
Logan (James Mangold) – 66, 2017

Meditation Park (Mina Shum) – 68, 2017
Whitney: Can I Be Me (Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal) – 71, 2017
The Legend of the Naga Pearls (Yang Lei) – 72, 2017
Shepherd’s Purse (Dong Hao) – 73, 2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) – 75, 2017
Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel) – 78, 2017

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This Week in Rankings

Since the last update I’ve been covering some film programs outside of the Seattle area, writing short reviews of a handful of films playing at the New York Asian Film Festival and Japan Cuts for InReview Online. I also made an index which includes some old and new longer reviews here for the NYAFF. There was a very cool Johnnie To series in SanFrancisco I made an index of older reviews for, and I proposed some alternate titles for Seattle’s too short but welcome nonetheless Hong Kong miniseries. And I have an index ready for the Old School Kung Fu Film Fest coming to New York in a couple of weeks.

Mid-year also passed since the last update, and as is tradition I listed a bunch of my favorite films of the year so far. Over at Seattle Screen Scene I reviewed Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2, Louis Koo’s giant alien cat movie Meow, Ann Hui’s Our Time Will Come, DA Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop, Stevefat’s Weeds on Fire, and Wong Chun’s Mad World. Also over at Frame.land, I wrote about Samuel Fuller’s Merrill’s Marauders.

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

Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker) – 17, 1954
Le trou (Jacques Becker) – 7, 1960
Merrill’s Marauders (Samuel Fuller) – 11, 1962
The TAMI Show (Steve Binder) – 12, 1964
Hong Kong Nocturne (Inoue Umetsugu) – 24, 1967

Monterey Pop (DA Pennebaker) – 12, 1968
Let It Be (Michael Lindsay-Hogg) – 4, 1970
The Beguiled (Don Siegel) – 14, 1971
The Black Tavern (Teddy Yip) – 18, 1972
Lady Whirlwind (Huang Feng) – 26, 1972

When Taekwando Strikes (Huang Feng) – 31, 1973
The Skyhawk (Walter Chung Chang-Hwa) – 39, 1974
Jumping Ash (Josephine Siao & Leong Po-Chih) – 18, 1976
A Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker) – 5, 1977
Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog (Karl Maka) – 33, 1978

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (Allan Arkush) – 8, 1979
The Odd Couple (Lau Kar-wing) – 11, 1979
The Muppet Movie (James Frawley) – 14, 1979
The Young Master (Jackie Chan) – 9, 1980
The Victim (Sammo Hung) – 11, 1980

The Prodigal Son (Sammo Hung) – 8, 1981
Carry On Pickpocket (Sammo Hung) – 19, 1982
Jimi Plays Monterey (DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus) – 21, 1986
Millionaire’s Express (Sammo Hung) – 30, 1986
Broadcast News (James L. Brooks) – 1, 1987

Eastern Condors (Sammo Hung) – 10, 1987
Pedicab Driver (Sammo Hung) – 6, 1989
Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon (Lau Kar-wing) – 60, 1990
Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise) – 46, 1991
Pandora’s Box (Adam Curtis) – 11, 1992
Moon Warriors (Sammo Hung) – 30, 1992

Blade of Fury (Sammo Hung) – 61, 1993
Don’t Give a Damn (Sammo Hung) – 57, 1995
The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye) – 16, 1996
Mr. Nice Guy (Sammo Hung) – 41, 1997
Beast Cops (Gordon Chan & Dante Lam) – 12, 1998

Something’s Gotta Give (Nancy Meyers) – 19, 2003
Infernal Affairs II (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak) – 23, 2003
Cinema Hong Kong (Ian Taylor) – 31, 2003
The Wrecking Crew! (Danny Tedesco) – 65, 2008
Hear My Train A-Comin’ (Bob Smeaton) – 71, 2013

Wolf Warriors (Wu Jing) – 111, 2015
The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig) – 32, 2016
Wet Woman in the Wind (Akihiko Shiota) – 66, 2016
Over the Fence (Nobuhrio Yamashita) – 90, 2016
Mad World (Wong Chun) – 100, 2016

Blood of Youth (Yang Shu-peng) – 128, 2016
Someone to Talk To (Liu Yulin) – 138, 2016
Our Time Will Come (Ann Hui) – 4, 2017
Love and Goodbye and Hawaii (Shingo Matsumura) – 8, 2017
The Village of No Return (Chen Yu-hsun) – 10, 2017

Long Strange Trip (Amir Bar-Lev) – 21, 2017
Oh Hello: On Broadway (Michael John Warren & Alex Timbers) – 24, 2017
Duckweed (Han Han) – 25, 2017
Ingrid Goes West (Matt Spicer) – 26, 2017
The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (Yuya Ishii) – 27, 2017

Meow (Benny Chan) – 30, 2017
Hengyoro (Gō Takemine) – 31, 2017
The Incredible Jessica James (James Strouse) – 32, 2017
Wolf Warrior 2 (Wu Jing) – 35, 2017

The Gangster’s Daughter (Chen Mei-juin) – 37, 2017
Extraordinary Mission (Alan Mak & Anthony Pun) – 40, 2017
Descendants 2 (Kenny Ortega) – 43, 2017
Despicable Me 3 (Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda) – 44, 2017

This Week in Rankings

The 2017 Seattle International Film Festival came to an end earlier this week, and that’s where most of my writing has been since the last update. Here’s an Index of all I wrote about the festival. Here at The End, I wrote about Michael Hui’s The Contract and Tsui Hark and Sammo Hung’s Once Upon a Time in China and America. At Seattle Screen Scene I wrote about Pang Ho-cheung’s Love Off the Cuff, Derek Hui’s This is Not What I Expected, and discussed Hong Sangsoo’s Claire’s Camera and The Day After. I also put together a list of The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century, because I guess that’s what we’re all doing this week.

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

Love and Duty (Bu Wancang) – 8, 1931
An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu) – 1, 1962
At Long Last Love (Peter Bogdanovich) – 4, 1975
The Contract (Michael Hui) – 5, 1978
Drunken Master (Yuen Woo-ping) – 11, 1978

The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner) – 1, 1980
The Dead and the Deadly (Wu Ma) – 27, 1982
Brainstorm (Douglas Trumbell) – 29, 1983
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai) – 1, 1994
Heat (Michael Mann) – 4, 1995

Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai) – 6, 1995
Once Upon a Time in China and America (Sammo Hung) – 32, 1997
Frozen (Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck) – 52, 2013
January (Jhon Hernandez) – 85, 2014
Blackhat (Michael Mann) – 6, 2015

Baahubali: The Beginning (SS Rajamouli) – 10, 2015
Manifesto (Julian Rosefeldt) – 93, 2015
The Peanuts Movie (Steve Martino) – 96, 2015
The Beautiful Kokonor Lake (Shen Xinghao) – 138, 2015
Yourself and Yours (Hong Sangsoo) – 4, 2016

Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison) – 13, 2016
By the Time It Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong) – 20, 2016
Bad Black (Nabwana IGG) – 36, 2016
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello) – 72, 2016
Godspeed (Chung Mong-hong) – 76, 2016
My Journey through French Cinema (Bertrand Tavernier) – 80, 2016

The Girl Without Hands (Sébastien Laudenbach) – 89, 2016
Soul on a String (Zhang Yang) – 100, 2016
A Dragon Arrives! (Mani Haghighi) – 106, 2016
Baahubali: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) – 1, 2017
Columbus (Kogonada) – 4, 2017

Claire’s Camera (Hong Sangsoo) – 5, 2017
Landline (Gillian Robespierre) – 8, 2017
A Ghost Story (David Lowery) – 10, 2017
The Day After (Hong Sangsoo) – 11, 2017
This is Not What I Expected (Derek Hui) – 12, 2017
Person to Person (Dustin Guy Defa) – 13, 2017

Love Off the Cuff (Pang Ho-cheung) – 14, 2017
Mr. Long (Sabu) – 15, 2017
The Little Hours (Jeff Baena) – 16, 2017
Have a Nice Day (Liu Jian) – 17, 2017
Napping Princess (Kenji Kamiyama) – 18, 2017

God of War (Gordon Chan) – 20, 2017
Vampire Cleanup Department (Chiou Sin-hang & Yan Pak-wing) – 21, 2017
Pendular (Júlia Murat) – 22, 2017
The Reagan Show (Sierra Pettengill & Pacho Velez) – 23, 2017
Wind River (Taylor Sheridan) – 25, 2017
Cook Up a Storm (Raymond Yip) – 27, 2017

This Week in Rankings

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

This Week in Rankings

Since the last update I made several end of the year lists for 2016: of The Best Older Films I Saw, The Best Books I Read, and The Best Films of the Year (via conventional chronology), along with a collection of pictures I took of passages from books I read throughout the year. I also announced the nominees for this year’s Endy Awards and wrote about the first two of Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China movies. Over at Seattle Screen Scene I wrote about Paul WS Anderson’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, the Jackie Chan vehicle Railroad Tigers, Cheng Er’s The Wasted Times, and Derek Yee’s The Sword Master.

Also at SSS, we had the results of our annual year-end poll of local critics, programmers and directors, along with a fourpart roundtable discussion of the year in film among regular SSS contributors. I wrote about Oliver Stone’s JFK for Movie Mezzanine, contributed some Double Features to Mubi’s year-end collection, wrote about Toni Erdmann and Zhao Tao for InReview Online, voted in Movie Mezzanine’s end of the year poll and wrote about the Best Chinese Films of the Year and my Film Discoveries of 2016 for them. I also recapped the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival for Offscreen.

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

Dangerous Encounters – First Kind (Tsui Hark) – 5, 1980
When Harry Met Sally… (Rob Reiner) – 8, 1989
Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui Hark) – 5, 1991
JFK (Oliver Stone) – 12, 1991
Once Upon a Time in China II (Tsui Hark) – 10, 1992

Once Upon a Time in China III (Tsui Hark) – 50, 1993
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondō) – 3, 1995
Resident Evil (Paul WS Anderson) – 18, 2002
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Alexander Witt) – 34, 2004
Resident Evil: Extinction (Russell Mulcahy) – 14, 2007

Missing (Tsui Hark) – 28, 2008
All About Women (Tsui Hark) – 32, 2008
Resident Evil: Afterlife (Paul WS Anderson) – 11, 2010
Wishful Drinking – 51, 2010
Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul WS Anderson) – 13, 2012

Pompeii (Paul WS Anderson) – 27, 2014
The LEGO Movie (Chris Miller & Phil Lord) – 63, 2014
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer) – 59, 2015
A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino) – 108, 2015
Silence (Martin Scorsese) – 5, 2016

Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) – 9, 2016
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Paul WS Anderson) – 14, 2016
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Karan Johar) – 19, 2016
The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig) – 25, 2016
Tower (Keith Maitland) – 30, 2016

The Wasted Times (Cheng Er) – 31, 2016
Rogue One (Gareth Edwards) – 32, 2016
Train to Busan (Yeon Sangho) – 36, 2016
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) – 38, 2016
Let Your Heart Be Light (Sophy Romvari) – 39, 2016
Split (M. Night Shyamalan) – 45, 2016

Garfunkel & Oates: Trying to be Special (Riki Lindhome & Jeremy Konner) – 65, 2016
The Wailing (Na Hongjin) – 67, 2016
🌲🌲🌲 (Various) – 76, 2016
13th (Ava DuVernay) – 82, 2016
Railroad Tigers (Ding Sheng) – 85, 2016

Sword Master (Derek Yee) – 88, 2016
Allied (Robert Zemeckis) – 89, 2016
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie) – 92, 2016
Sing (Garth Jennings) – 95, 2016
Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin) – 108, 2016

This Week in Rankings

We’re coming down to the end of 2016 (at last!) and so here’s one last rankings update before all the lists and whatnot at the end of December. Since my last update I’ve written about I am Not Madame Bovary and Old Stone at Seattle Screen Scene and Sky on Fire at MUBI. I also appeared on the Snakes and Funerals podcast talking about Jean Renoir’s American Films.

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

La chienne (Jean Renoir) – 10, 1931
La bête humaine (Jean Renoir) – 4, 1938
Swamp Water (Jean Renoir) – 12, 1941
The Southerner (Jean Renoir) – 6, 1945
The Woman on the Beach (Jean Renoir) – 9, 1947

The Golden Coach (Jean Renoir) – 9, 1952
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (Donald Brittain & Don Owen) – 31, 1965
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Bill Melendez) – 4, 1966
Death Duel (Chor Yuen) – 17, 1977
City on Fire (Ringo Lam) – 4, 1987

School on Fire (Ringo Lam) – 3, 1988
Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen (Bob Portway) – 41, 1988
Wild Search (Ringo Lam) – 46, 1989
Prison on Fire II (Ringo Lam) – 24, 1991
Touch and Go (Ringo Lam) – 58, 1991

Burning Paradise in Hell (Ringo Lam) – 24, 1994
The Adventurers (Ringo Lam) – 89, 1995
The Suspect (Ringo Lam) – 59, 1998
The Victim (Ringo Lam) – 53, 1999
Looking for Mr. Perfect (Ringo Lam) – 26, 2003

Leonard Cohen: Under Review: 1934-1977 – 44, 2006
Rat Film (Theo Anthony) – 24, 2016
The Shallows (Jaume Collet-Serra) – 29, 2016
I am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiaogang) – 33, 2016
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt) – 34, 2016

Call of Heroes (Benny Chan) – 46, 2016
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) – 53, 2016
Old Stone (Johnny Ma) – 58, 2016
The Handmaiden (Park Chanwook) – 64, 2016
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) – 68, 2016

Hamilton’s America (Alex Horwitz) – 73, 2016
Sky on Fire (Ringo Lam) – 83, 2016
Ghostbusters (Paul Feig) – 84, 2016
Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson) – 89, 2016

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