Films I Watched, June 2020

Tabea Blumenschein

My favorite movie from the We are One Film Fest was the German classic Ticket of No Return, starring the incomparable Tabea Blumenschein. (Photo: Berlinale)

JUNE 2020
Year to date: 63 films in 182 days, or 1 film every 2.88 days

63. Short films: Several Friends (1969) + The Horse (1973) + When it Rains (1995) + The Final Insult (1997) + Quiet as Kept (2007) / Charles Burnett
Criterion Channel

62. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Take 2 1/2 (2005) / William Greaves
Criterion Channel

61. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Take One (1968) / William Greaves
Criterion Channel

60. Short films: Black Panthers (1970) + Uncle Yanco (1967) / Agnès Varda
Criterion Channel

59. Short films: A Well Spent Life (1971) + Dry Wood (1973) / Les Blank
Criterion Channel

58. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003) / Charles Burnett
Amazon Prime

57. Born in Flames (1983) / Elizabeth Borden
Kanopy

56. My Brother’s Wedding (1983) / Charles Burnett
Criterion Channel

55. Short films: Janine (1990) + She Don’t Fade (1991) + Vanilla Sex (1992) + An Untitled Portrait (1993) + The Potluck and the Passion (1993) + Greetings from Africa (1996) / Cheryl Dunye
Kanopy

54. Ophelia (2018) / Claire McCarthy
Showtime Anytime

53. Beyond the Mountain (2018) / Davíd Romay
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

52. Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet (1978) / Oldrich Lipsky
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

51. Bridges of Sarajevo (2014) / various
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

50. Air Conditioner (2020) / Fradique
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

49. Los pasos dobles (2011) / Isaki Lacuesta
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

48. Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops (2017) / Daigo Matsui
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

47. Dantza (2018) / Telmo Esnal
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

46. Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (2013) / Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

45. Kmêdeus (2020) / Nuno Miranda
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

44. 45 Days in Havar (2019) / César Aréchiga
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

43. Cannes 2019 Shorts Program 1 / various directors
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

42. Ticket of No Return (1979) / Ulrike Ottinger
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

Complete lists of films I’ve watched

Films I Watched, May 2020

adele haenel

French actress Adèle Haenel is mesmerizing in Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the latest from master filmmaker Céline Sciamma. (Photo: Neon)

MAY 2020
Year to date: 41 films in 152 days, or 1 film every 3.70 days

41. Annecy 2019 Animated Shorts Program / various directors
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

40. Ricky Powell: The Individualist (2020) / Josh Swade
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

39. Eeb Allay Ooo (2019) / Prateek Vats
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

38. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Céline Sciamma
Fandango Now

37. Crazy World (2014) / Nabwana I.G.G.
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

36. Electric Swan (2019) / Konstantina Kotzamani
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

35. Cannes 2019 Shorts Program 2 / various directors
YouTube, We Are One Film Fest

34. Laggies (2014) / Lynn Shelton
Netflix

33. The Rover (2014) / David Michôd
Netflix

32. Story of a Love Affair (1950) / Michelangelo Antonioni
Kanopy

31. The Whistlers (2019) / Corneliu Porumboiu
Virtual Cinema, State Theatre (Modesto)

30. Locke (2013) / Steven Knight
Netflix

29. Sólo con tu pareja (1991) / Alfonso Cuarón
Netflix

28. Dogtooth (2009) / Yorgos Lanthimos
Kanopy

27. Oldboy (2003) / Chan-wook Park
Kanopy

Complete lists of films I’ve watched

Films I Watched, April 2020

In the Ethiopian sci-fi fantasy “Crumbs,” Daniel Tadesse is a revelation as Candy, the film’s big-hearted, figurine-like Superman. (Photo: IndiePix)

APRIL 2020
Year to date: 26 films in 121 days, or 1 film every 4.65 days

26. The Spectacular Now (2013) / James Ponsoldt
Netflix

25. Crumbs (2015) / Miguel Llansó
Indiepix Unlimited

24. The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (2016) / Errol Morris
Netflix

23. The Watermelon Woman (1996) / Cheryl Dunye
Kanopy

Complete lists of films I’ve watched

Stay at Home, Day 30

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Well, I did write at least 3 lines a day for (most of) 30 days, and so now I have a few more than 90 lines.
I only went outside once today, to walk the dog in the early morning, and the inactivity was not good for me.
I don’t know if I’m becoming a better version of myself or getting worse, and with that I’m going to stop.

Last
three
lines.

Stay at Home, Day 29

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

My body woke me up an hour early today, perhaps so I could stare the whole time at a line of moonlight from a crack in the drapes, falling on the back of your head.
My left shoulder has frozen again, and two years worth of physical therapy and a cortisone shot later I find myself back in pain, unable to reach out to you like before.
My tongue prefers the taste of cherry flavored antacids, my right calf swells and bruises under a varicose vein, my penis remains soft despite bottles of saw palmetto.

So this is 46, I think.
So this is a pandemic.
So this is you, me, today.