MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS (1985)

The story of famous Japanese author who also had his own private army and tried to overthrow the government, as one does, told in such a highly stylized manner that I honestly lost track of it.

L’HOMME DEL RIO (1964)

In celebration of the late Jean-Paul Belmondo, we visit a big fun 1960s action-adventure, French-style.

FEHÉRLÓFIA (1981)

A completely unexpected, elemental masterpiece, it somehow feels straight out of prehistory. This may be the best animated movie most people have never heard of.

L’AVVENTURA (1960)

A landmark of “modernist” cinema, but don’t expect it to, y’know, have a story or make any attempt to explain anything.

AMARCORD (1974)

Federico Fellini’s exaggerated childhood memories form the basis for this story of a year in the life of a 1930s Italian small town.

DET SJUNDE INSEGLET (1957)

Ingmar Bergman’s allegorical classic about the absence of God during a plague really, really hit home with me on this viewing. Wonder why?

LATE SPRING (1949)

An aggressively minimalist postwar Japanese family drama from Yasujiro Ozu, about a daughter who just wants to take care of her aging father, even though everyone else wants her to get married to literally anyone.

AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (1972)

A descent into madness with conquistadors searching fruitlessly for El Dorado, that Werner Herzog dragged a full movie crew down the Amazon to shoot.