Melancholia by Lars von Trier — this is the first 8 minutes . . .
Kingdom by Lars von Trier — I think this must be the single funniest thing I watched this year, although the humor (and just about everything else) here is unlike any humor I’ve before seen. In my opinion, it was working on Kingdom that allowed von Trier to become the great director that so many know him as now . . .
The Seventh Continent by Michael Haneke
Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami — for fans of postmodernism, Manuel Puig, Don DeLillo, translation, the performativity of character, etc . . .
Close-Up by Abbas Kiarostami — another one . . .
Summer/Le rayon vert by Eric Rohmer — Romer’s ability to make films out of the simplest gestures was amazing. Also, the women in Rohmer’s films don’t look like any other women . . .
Made in USA by Jean-Luc Godard — I had to watch this one about three times before I go the gist down . . .