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

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Films I Watched, March 2020

In “I Lost My Body,” Naoufel and Gabrielle could be a study in fate or a study in stalking. (Photo: Netflix)


MARCH 2020
Year to date: 22 films in 91 days, or 1 film every 4.13 days

22. I Lost My Body (2019) / Jérémy Clapin
Netflix

21. Share (2019) / Pippa Bianco
HBO Go

20. Vitalina Varela (2019) / Pedro Costa
Film at Lincoln Center (virtual cinema)

19. Agnès Varda: From Here to There, 5-part TV mini-series (2011) / Agnès Varda
Kanopy

18. And Then We Danced (2019) / Levan Akin
Screener copy

17. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) / Felix Herngren
Kanopy

16. Man with a Movie Camera (1929) / Dziga Vertov
Kanopy

15. CMAC Youth Voices, short film program (2019) / various directors
Maya Cinemas, Fresno

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Films I Watched, February 2020

jake gyllenhaal in enemy

History teacher Adam Bell (as played by Jake Gyllenhaal) has a lot of biblical shit going on, if you look beneath the surface of his life in filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s “Enemy.” (Photo: A24)

FEBRUARY 2020
Year to date: 14 films in 60 days, or 1 film every 4.28 days

14. Enemy (2013) / dir. Denis Villeneuve
Netflix

13. Honey Boy (2019) / dir. Alma Har’el
Amazon Prime

12. Blade Runner 2049 (2017) / dir. Denis Villeneuve
Fresno County Public Library

11. Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2020, Animation (2019) / various directors
Tower Theatre, Fresno

10. Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2020, Live Action (2019) / various directors
Tower Theatre, Fresno

9. 1917 (2019) / dir. Sam Mendes
Sierra Vista Cinemas, Clovis

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Films I Watched, January 2020

I was mesmerized by Hino as the weather girl in Makoto Shinkai’s anime drama Weathering with You. (Photo: GKids)


JANUARY 2020
Year to date: 8 films in 31 days, or 1 film every 3.87 days

8. Weathering with You (2019) / dir. Makoto Shinkai
Regal Manchester Stadium, Fresno

7. Mother (2009) / dir. Joon-ho Bong
Fresno County Public Library

6. The Wicker Man (1973) / dir. Robin Hardy
Fresno County Public Library

5. Long Day’s Journey into Night (2018) / dir. Gan Bi
Kanopy

4. Varda by Agnès (2019) / dir. Agnès Varda
Tower Theatre, Fresno

3. The Beach Bum (2019) / dir. Harmony Korine
Redbox

2. Knives Out (2019) / dir. Rian Johnson
Regal Visalia Stadium

1. Exhibition (2013) / dir. Joanna Hogg
Amazon Prime

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Films I Watched, December 2019

A wild performance by Adam Sandler in the Safdie Bros. crime thriller Uncut Gems. (Photo: A24)

DECEMBER 2019

94. Uncut Gems (2019) / dir. Josh and Benny Safdie
Sierra Vista Cinemas (Clovis)

93. Queen & Slim (2019) / dir. Melina Matsoukas
Manchester Stadium (Fresno)

92. Little Women (2019) / dir. Greta Gerwig
Manchester Stadium (Fresno)

91. Jane B. by Agnès V. (1988) / dir. Agnès Varda
Kanopy

90. Ash is Purest White (2018) / dir. Zhangke Jia
Kanopy

89. Machete (2010) / dir. Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis
HBO Go

88. The Image Book (2018) / dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Kanopy

87. Waves (2019) / dir. Trey Edward Shults
Edwards Stadium (Fresno)

86. Us (2019) / dir. Jordan Peele
HBO Go

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