Nicole Brenez

 

Top Ten Films + A Highlight + An Emergency.

 

(No order)

 

The Three Disasters (Jean-Luc Godard)

France, 2012, 17 min

A critical visual poem in the core of the digital civilization.

 

Logical Song (Ange Leccia)

France, 2013, 32 min

An installation at the Mac/val, thanks to which film becomes a room for deep love.

 

Get All That Ant? (Spoken by Roger Waters) (Anthony Stern)

UK, 2013, 80 min

Portrait of London 1950-1975, in still pictures, film and video, by a great artist who lived, loved and worked at the core of the pop culture genesis.

 

That Guy – Aquele Cara (Dellani Lima)

Brazil, 2013, 19 min

It’s nothing: in direct cinema, some hours in the life of Jonnata Doll, ragazzo and leader of a band in Fortaleza, Brazil

It’s everything : the richness, depth, explosions and funny speeds of a psychic life, the paths of creation, and how a true poet mutates the industrial products into precious songs of life.

 

Federsee (John Skoog)

Sweden/Germany, 2013, 8 min

A film that looks at the traditional folklore surrounding the celebration of Fasnet in the small Schwabian town of Bad Buchau which is haunted by the violent story of a father drowning his family in the nearby lake, Federsee. ‘Leave to us Germans the horrors of delerium, the dreams of feverishness and the kingdom of ghosts. Germany is a country which suits old witches, dead bears' skins, golems of each sex...’ Heinrich Heine, Die Romantische Schule II, 1833” (John Skoog).

 

The Costel Pendulum – Le pendule de Costel (Pilar Arcila)

France, 2013, 68 min

In black and white S8 and video color, a depiction of and by the Rom themselves of their daily life, this old nomadic life that Europa never succeeded to fully admit.

 

The Silent Majority Speaks (Bani Khoshnoudi)

Iran, 2010, 94 min

In the great tradition of Armand Mattelart’s The Spiral or René Vautier’s Frontline, a deep political analysis of one century of revolt and repression in Iran, and the various roles of images in this collective history. Clandestinely made and signed by “The Silent Collective”, the film was finally publicly released only in 2013.

 

Shakespeare Must Die (Ing K.)

Thailand, 2012, 176 min

Shakespeare is born again thanks to the translation and adaptation of Ing K, he suddenly becomes a great weapon in the struggle against the Thai dictatorship.

 

Mille Soleils (Mati Diop)

By Mati Diop, France, 2013, 45 min

Entire renewal of the form of a film portrait, as Innisfree by José Luis Guerin was for his time.

 

Leviathan (Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor)

Sea, 2012, 87 min

A turning point in the history of cinematic depiction, liberated from a human point of view.

 

 

Highlight:

Mercure insolent !

by F.J. Ossang, Paris, Armand Colin éd, 2013.

If poetry consumes the language through a vital fire, each sentence by F. J. Ossang ablazes a torch that stirs each interval. Manifest, journal, rabid meditation, Insolent Mercury! is overflowing with incredible energy. The more beautiful text on the images since The Cinema of the Devil by Jean Epstein.

 

Emergency:

we have to help the National Film Archives of Greece and Portugal, that are agonizing under the attacks of the neoliberal regime, leading to new economical forms of dictatorship in Europa

 

 

 

 

Toni D'Angela

 

(No order)

 

To the Wonder (Terrence Malick)

The Canyons (Paul Schrader)

Passion (Brian De Palma)

Flight (Robert Zemeckis)

The Immigrant (James Gray)

Le dernier des injustes (Claude Lanzmann)

Mille soleils (Mati Diop)

Venus in Furs (Roman Polanski)

Norte, the end of History (Lav Diaz)

The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt)

 

(I already put Leviathan [Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor] in the 2012 top ten list I made for «Senses of Cinema»)

 

Short Movies:

Saudade (Jean-Claude Rousseau)

Prisons (Clarisse Hahn)

La madre (Jean-Marie Straub)

26 (Daphné Hérétakis)

Vive l'amour ! (Monte Hellman)

Rhinoceros (Kevin Jerome Everson)

Sous un ciel changeant (Jean-Claude Rousseau)

The Name is not the Thing Named (Deborah Stratman)

 

(Extra: Bob Wilson: Odissey, The Old Woman; "Pollock e gli irascibili", Palazzo Reale, Milano; "George Widener", Hamburger Bahnof Museum, Berlin; Nicole Brenez, A Free History of Cinema, FestCurtas, Belo Horizonte, Sept. 23-25; "Allan Dwan, nobile primitivo", Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna)

 

(I have not seen the last ones Peter Hutton, Robert Beavers, Aleksei German...).

 

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11-20

 

In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo)

Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh)

Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)

Ja visto jamais visto (Andrea Tonacci)

Rush (Ron Howard)

La fille de nulle part (Jean-Claude Brisseau)

Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski)

Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)

This is 40 ! (Judd Apatow)

Someone to Love (Abbas Kiarostami)

After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan)

 

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Carlos Losilla

 

  1. Passion (Brian De Palma)

  2. The Immigrant (James Gray)

  3. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-Liang)

  4. Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont)

  5. The Canyons (Paul Schrader)

  6. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)

  7. In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo)

  8. Viola (Matías Piñeiro)

  9. To The Wonder (Terrence Malick)

  10. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)

 

 

 

 

Enrico Camporesi

 

La Vénus à la fourrure (Roman Polanski)

Song (Nathaniel Dorsky)

Orléans (Virgil Vernier)

Orpheus (Outtakes) (Mary Helena Clark)

Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor; Véréna Paravel)

Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)

Ab Ovo (Jessica Warboys)

La Jalousie (Philippe Garrel)

Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro)

The Conjuring (James Wan)

 

PS

This is just a list of recent films that I had the chance to see in 2013, and probably an incomplete one. I would like to mention, in addition to this selection, at least Blue Jasmine byWoody Allen and Bruce McClure's new filmic performance (still untitled) that I saw in his studio at the end of the Summer. I decided not to include in the list works that I have curated throughout this year but nonetheless I would like to mention a film in which I acted, 26 by Daphné Hérétakis.

 

 

Alessandro Cappabianca

 

Devo citare prima di tutto quattro film del 2012, che non avevo fatto in tempo a inserire nella lista dell’anno scorso:

 

Django Enchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)

Flight (Robert Zemeckis)

The Act of Killing (J. Oppenheimer)

 

Poi i 10, in ordine di visione:

 

Ana Arabia (Amos Gitai)

La jalousie (Philippe Garrel)

Sacro GRA (Ginafranco Rosi)

The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai)

Dietro i candelabri (Steven Soderbergh)

Hard to Be a God (A. J. German)

Venere in pelliccia (Roman Polanski)

Le dernier des injustes (Claude Lanzmann)

The Canyons (Paul Schrader)

Stop the Pounding Heart (Roberto Minervini)

 

 

Adrien Clerc

 

  1. John Dies at the End (Don Coscarelli)

  2. Veneno Para Las Hadas (C.E. Taboada)

  3. Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland)

  4. Machete Kills! (Robert Rodriguez)

  5. Snowpiercer (Bong Joon Ho)

  6. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)

  7. Hasta el viento tiene Miedo (C.E. Taboada)

  8. House of Last Things (Michael Bartlett)

  9. Dead Sushi (Noboru Iguchi)

  10. Dracula 3D (Dario Argento)

 

 

Mariana Frejomil

 

  1. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)

  2. La vie d'Adèle (Abdellatif Kechiche)

  3. In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo)

  4. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)

  5. Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont)

  6. Tabú (Miguel Gomes)

  7. Història de la meva mort (Albert Serra)

  8. Paradise : Hoffnung (Ulrich Seidl)

  9. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)

  10. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

 

 

Michael Guarneri

 

  1. Feng Ai (Wang Bing)

  2. Norte, the end of History (Lav Diaz)

  3. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (Ben Rivers + Ben Russell)

  4. Stemple Pass (James Benning)

  5. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)

  6. La ultima pelicula (Mark Peranson, Raya Martin)

  7. The Canyons (Paul Schrader)

 

 

Fredrik Gustafsson

 

(No order)

 

Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)

Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)

Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener)

Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)

Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron)

Manuscripts Don’t Burn (Mohammad Rasoulof)

Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (Sangsoo Hong)

Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski)

Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas)

Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour)

The Way Way Back (Nat Faxon, Jim Rash)

 

Extra: Fedora (Billy Wilder 1978 restored copy)

 

 

Eirik Frisvold Hanssen

 

  1. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel)

  2. White Epilepsy (Philippe Grandrieux)

  3. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)

  4. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-Liang)

  5. La vie d’Adèle (Abdellatif Ketiche)

  6. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

  7. Child’s Pose (Călin Peter Netzer)

  8. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron)

  9. Efter dig (Marius Dybwaad Brandrud)

  10. To the Wonder (Terrence Malick)

 

 

Benjamin Leon

 

  1. The Immigrant (James Gray)

  2. Anak Araw (Gym Lumbera)

  3. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel)

  4. Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont)

  5. Out-takes from the Life of a Happy Man (Jonas Mekas)

  6. Shirley - Visions of Reality (Gustav Deutsch)

  7. The Master (Paul-Thomas Anderson), and The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-Wai)

  8. Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)

  9. Stoker (Park-Chan Wook)

  10. Venus in Furs (Roman Polanski)

 

 

Ricardo Adalia Martin

 

  1. Alegrías de Cadiz (Gonzalo García Pelayo)

  2. L'inconuu du Lac (Alain Guiraudie)

  3. Spring breakers (Harmonie Korine)

  4. Passion (Brian De Palma)

  5. Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Hong Sang Soo)

  6. Three Disasters (Jean-Luc Godard)

  7. Les Saluds (Claire Denis)

  8. Viola (Matías Piñeiro)

  9. Los ilusos (Jonas Trueba)

  10. Mapa (Leon Simiani)

 

 

Cloe Masotta

 

(No order)

 

Les Salauds (Claire Denis)

Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor)

White Epilepsy (Philippe Grandrieux)

Tabú (Miguel Gomes)

The Congress (Ari Folman)

Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)

Le dernier des injustes (Claude Lanzmann)

Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont)

El jurado (Virginia García del Pino)

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)

 

 

Mónica Muňoz Marinero

 

(No order)

 

Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)

Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013)

The Canyons (Paul Schrader, 2013)

Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont, 2013)

Paradies: Hoffnung (Ulrich Siedl, 2013)

Penumbra (Eduardo Villanueva, 2013)

Hide Your Smiling Faces (Daniel Patrick Carbone, 2013)

Matar extraños (Nicolás Pereda y Jacob Secher Schulsinger, 2013)

Història de la meva mort (Albert Serra, 2013)

After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan, 2013)

 

 

Raquel Schefer

 

(No order)


Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Goltzius and the Pelican Company (Peter Greenaway)

La vie d'Adèle (Abdellatif Kechiche)

L'inconnu du lac (Alain Guiraudie)

Nichnasti pa'am lagan (Avi Mograbi)

Otto (Cao Guimarães)

Redemption (Miguel Gomes)

Service of the Gods (Jean-Paul Kelly)

Vers Madrid - The Burning Bright! (Sylvain George)

Vida Extra (Ramiro Ledo Cordeiro)

 

 

Claudia Siefen

 

(No order)

 

L’Inconnu du Lac (Alain Guiraudie)

Història de la Meva Mort (Albert Serra)

Cousin Jules (Dominique Benichet)

Ya Tozhe Hochu (Alexey Balabanov)

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Denis Cote)

Mackey vs. Film (Klaus Pamminger)

Le Dernier des Injustes (Claude Lanzmann)

Cut (Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller)

Three Landscapes (Peter Hutton)

Oto o Karu (Murakami Kenji)

 

bonus: Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)

 

 

Evan Calder Williams

 

(No order)

 

A Field in England (Ben Wheatley)
Fast and Furious 6 (Justin Lin)
Letter to a Refusing Pilot (Akram Zataari)

A Hijacking (Tobias Lindholm)

Grosse Fatigue (Camille Henrot)

Pain and Gain (Michael Bay)

Safe Haven (Timo Tjahjanto and Gareth Evans' segment in V/H/S 2)

The World's End (Edgar Wright)

Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland)

When watched as aquatic double header: Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite) and Leviathan (Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor)