January 7th, 2016

Movies watched in 2015

In 2015 I watched 366 feature-length films. I wanted to post the full list, but LiveJournal keeps telling me it’s too long. They break down as follows:
  • 57 documentaries
  • 2 “docufiction”
  • 307 narrative features

and by year of first release:
  • 1920s: 2
  • 1930s: 4
  • 1940s: 15
  • 1950s: 14
  • 1960s: 20
  • 1970s: 22
  • 1980s: 17
  • 1990s: 18
  • 2000s: 30
  • 2010: 1
  • 2011: 8
  • 2012: 8
  • 2013: 17
  • 2014: 69
  • 2015: 121

Top ten docs, 2015

These are my ten favourite feature documentaries seen in 2015.

1. Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (Patricio Henríquez, 2014)
2. The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014)
3. P.S. Jerusalem (Danae Elon, 2015)
4. Tim’s Vermeer (Teller, 2013)
5. Deep Web (Alex Winter, 2015)
6. Invention (Mark Lewis, 2015)
7. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (Chuck Workman, 2014)
8. The Visit (An Alien Encounter) (Michael Madsen, 2015)
9. GTFO: Get the F&#% Out (Shannon Sun-Higginson, 2014)
10. Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (Matthew Bate, 2015)

Honourable mentions (alphabetical order): Best of Enemies (Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville, 2015); Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (Alex Gibney, 2015); Hurricane (Andy Byatt and Cyril Barbançon, 2014); Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (Jafar Panahi, 2015); and Topophilia (Peter Bo Rappmund, 2015).