Ten Best Films I Saw in November

Saw such amazing films this month, hit gold. Not easy to cut some off this list. As always only first time viewings

Wild at Heart (David Lynch)

Raw Deal (Anthony Mann)

Body and Soul (Robert Rossen)

Night Moves (Night Moves)

Juvenile Court (Frederick Wiseman)

City Girl (F.W. Murnau)

Magnolia (P.T. Anderson)

Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)

Hugo (Martin Scorsese)

Contagion (Steven Soderbergh)

Ten Best Films I saw in October

Film fests, horror marathons and school… lots of viewings, lots of great films. Not easy to narrow it down but I made a go at it!

Alucarda (Juan Lopez Moctezuma)

Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kumel)

Don’t Deliver us from Evil (Joel Seria)

Gilda (Charles Vidor)

In the Company of Men (Neil Labute)

Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Pitfall (Andre de Toth)

Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)

The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak)


Best films I saw in August

A little late, but not too late… right?

1. Dogville (Lars Von Trier)

2. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami)

3. The Woman (Lucky McKee)

4. Senna (Asif Kapadia)

5. Nenette et Boni (Claire Denis)

6. Senso (Luchino Visconti)

7. Poetry (Chang-Don Lee)

8. Offside (Jafar Panahi)

9. Bullitt (Peter Yates)

10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt)

Best of July and more!

I have fallen so behind on my “best of the month” that I won’t even bother posting images. I am posting them largely for my own purposes, especially for when the year finally comes to an end. As per usual, all lists are in alphabetical order.


Best Films I saw in April

Hanna (Joe Wright)

Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)

Robocop (Paul Verhoeven)

Secret Ceremony (Joseph Losey)

Totally Fucked Up (Greg Araki)

Best Films I saw in May

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)

Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)

Mysterious Skin (Greg Araki)

The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)

Un 32 Aout sur Terre (Denis Villeneuve)

Best Films I saw in June

A New Leaf (Elaine May)

C’est pas moi, je le jure! (Philippe Falardeau)

Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer)

Terror in a Texas Town (Joseph H. Lewis)

Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain)


My list for the month of July is completely dominated by viewings at Fantasia Film Festival. There is still 6 days left in the festival and a good number of films that I still desperately want to see. The ones here are stand-outs among many other very good films I have seen so far.


Best Films I Saw in July

13 Assassins (Takeshi Miike)

A Lonely Place to Die (Julian Gilbey)

Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)

Bellflower (Evan Glodell)

Simon of the Desert (Luis Bunuel)

Suzanne’s Career (Eric Rohmer)

The Innkeepers (Ti West)

The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)

The Wicker Tree (Robin Hardy)

Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff)


I will also be updating this site more often. Often with text, thoughts or images to accompany more complete articles and reviews on Sound on Sight. Or to keep track of my ideas.

Best of March

Elephant (Gus Van Sant)
My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant)
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson)
The Doom Generation (Greg Araki)
Pump up the Volume (Allan Moyle)
The Most Important Thing Love (Andrjez Zulawski)
The Circle (Jafar Panahi)
JCVD (Mabrouk El Mechri)
Kids (Larry Clark)
The Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger)

Ten Best Documentaries of 2010

Who really cares about Documentaries? Apparently I don’t, none making my top list of 2010. Seems a bit unfair considering how many great ones I saw last year, enough to make a more than serviceable top ten list. Most of these viewings are owing to my soundonsight mates, who think I’m somehow qualified to review these things despite my general ignorance of anything that isn’t based in a fictional reality.

1. Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg)
*2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy)
3. Nenette (Nicolas Philibert)
4. Armadillo (Janus Metz Pedersen)
5. Boxing Gym (Frederick Wiseman)
6. Inside Job (Charles Ferguson)
7. Feast of Assumption: The Otero Family Murders (Marc Levitz)
8. A Film Unfinished (Yael Hersonski)
9. Restrepo (Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington)
10. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Anne Sundberg & Ricki Stern)

* for obs reason. We’ll count it as a filmic essay.
** The one 2010 documentary that I still would like to see is Sweetgrass