2013 Movie List

Two-hundred and eight experimental films, silents, classics, and indies: 2013 was diverse and inspiring. In lieu of a Top 10 list, I just present them.

LOOPER (2012). W & D: Rian Johnson.

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010). W & D: Panos Cosmatos.

HOLY MOTORS (2012). W & D: Leos Carax.

JONESTOWN: PARADISE LOST (2007). W: J. Sherman. D: T. Wolochatiuk.

KABOOM (2010). W & D: Gregg Araki.

TABU: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS (1931). W & D: Murnau & R. Flaherty.

FRANKENWEENIE (2012). W: John August.  D: Tim Burton.

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012). W: Alibar & Zeitlin. D: Zeitlin.

MAMA (2012). W: A. & B. Muschietti and Neil Cross. D: A. Muschietti.

DAVID LYNCH: ERASERHEAD STORIES.

DAVID LYNCH: CONSCIOUSNESS, CREATIVTY, & THE BRAIN.

THE STEAMROLLER & THE VIOLIN (1961). W: Konchalovskiy. D: Tarkovsky.

IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (1962). W: V. Bogomolov & M. Papava. D: Tarkovsky.

ANDREI RUBLEV (1966). W: A. Tarkovsky & A. Konchalovskiy. D: Tarkovsky.

SOLARIS (1972). W: Fridrikh Goreenshtein & A. Tarkovsky. D: Tarkovsky.

THE MIRROR (1975). W:  A. Misharin & A. Tarkovsky. D: Tarkovsky.

STALKER (1979). W: Arkadiy & Bros Strugatskiy. D: Andrei Tarkovsky.

NOSTALGHIA (1983). W: A. Tarkovsky & Tonino Guerra. D: A. Tarkovsky.

THE SACRIFICE (1986). W & D: Andrei Tarkovsky.

VOYAGE IN TIME (1983). Documentary by A. Tarkovsky & Tonino Guerra.

MOSCOW ELEGY (1987). Documentary by Aleksandr Sokurov

SOLARIS (2002). W & D: Stephen Soderbergh.

LIFE OF PI (2012). W: David Magee. D: Ang Lee.

THE POSSESSION (2012). W: J. Snowden and S. White. D: Ole Bornedal.

HOWLING VI (1991). W: Kevin Rock. D: Hope Perello.

BLUE VELVET (1986). W & D: David Lynch.

PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990). W & D: Allan Moyle.

COLD WEATHER (2010). W & D: Alex Katz.

SINGLES (1992). W & D: Cameron Crowe.

ROBOT & FRANK (2012). W: Christopher D. Ford. D: Jake Schreier.

COSMOPOLIS (2012). W & D: David Cronenberg.

LABYRINTH OF DARKNESS: THE ANIMATED FILMS OF JIRI BARTA (1978). BALLAD OF THE GREEN WOOD (1983). THE CLUB OF THE LAID OFF (1989). THE DESIGN (1981). DISK JOCKEY (1980). THE LAST THEFT (1988). THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN (1985). THE VANISHED WORLD OF GLOVES (1982).

HEAVENLY CREATURES (1994). W: F. Walsh & P. Jackson. D: P. Jackson.

SIDE BY SIDE (2012). Documentary by Christopher Kenneally.

COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN (2011).

SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANSCESTORS (1965). W & D: Parajanov.

THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES (1968). Poems by: S. Nova. D: Parajanov.

LEGEND OF THE SURAMI FORTRESS (1984). W: Gigashvili. D: Parajanov.

ASHIK KERIB (1988). W: Gia Badridze. D: Sergei Parajanov.

ISLANDS (1987). Documentary by Ruben Gevorkyants.

PARAJANOV: A REQUIEM (1994). Documentary by Ron Holloway.

ROOM 237 (2012). Documentary by Rodney Ascher.

A PROPOS DE NICE (1930). Documentary Short by Jean Vigo.

TARIS (1931). Documentary Short by Jean Vigo.

ZERO DE CONDUITE (1933). W & D: Jean Vigo.

L’ATALANTE (1934). W: Jean Guinee, Albert Riera, Jean Vigo. D: J. Vigo.

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940). W: Donald O. Stewart. D: G. Cukor.

MYSTERIES OF LOVE (2002). Documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz.

CINÉASTES DE NOTRE TEMPS (mid 60’s). Documentary about J. Vigo.

THE AWAKENING (2011). W: S. Volk and N. Murphy. D: Nick Murphy.

BUGSY MALONE (1976). W & D: Alan Parker.

A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (2004). W: Jeunet and G. Laurant. D: Jeunet.

THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON (2012). W & D: Jay & Mark Duplass.

NIRVANA: NEVERMIND (2005). Music Documentary.

THE COMEDY (2012). W: R. Donne, C. O’Leary, R. Alverson. D: Alverson.

RICHARD PRYOR LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP (1982). D: Joe Layton.

THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (1973). W: A.F. Santos & V. Erice. D: V. Erice.

POLTERGEIST (1982). W: Spielberg, M. Grais, M. Victor. D: Tobe Hooper.

THE BABY’S ROOM (2006). W: J.G. and A. de le Iglesia. D: A. de la Iglesia.

RUSHMORE (1998). W: Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson.  D: W. Anderson.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013). W: Orci & Kurtzman. D: Abrams.

MY BODYGUARD (1980). W: Alan Ormsby. D: Tony Bill.

THE GOAT (1921). W & D: Buster Keaton & Malcolm St. Clair.

CREATURE FROM LAKE MICHIGAN (2010). W: Hardison. D: Brown.

UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929). W: Salvador Dali & L. Bunuel. D: L. Buñuel.

A SLICE OF BUNUEL (2004). Documentary Short by Oscar Arce.

L’AGE D’OR (1930). W: Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dali. D: Luis Buñuel.

GRAN CASINO (1947). W: Mauricio Magdaleno. D: Luis Buñuel.

LOS OLVIDADOS (1950). W: Luis Buñuel & Luis Alcoriza. D: Luis Buñuel.

SUSANA (1951). W: Luis Bunuel and Jaime Salvador. D: Luis Buñuel.

A WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE (1952). W: L. Buñuel & Jaime Salvador. D: Buñuel.

MEXICAN BUS RIDE (1952). W: Luis Buñuel & 4 others. D: Luis Buñuel.

THE BRUTE (1953). W: Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza. D: Luis Buñuel.

ROBINSON CRUSOE (1954). W: Hugo Butler and Luis Buñuel. D: Luis Buñuel.

THE RIVER AND DEATH (1955). W: L. Buñuel & Luis Alcoriza. D: L. Buñuel.

THAT IS THE DAWN (1956). W: D: Luis Buñuel & Jean Ferry. D: Luis Buñuel.

DEATH IN THE GARDEN (1956). W: L. Alcorza, Buñuel, R. Queneau. D: Buñuel.

THE YOUNG ONE (1960). W: Hugo Butler & Luis Buñuel. D: Luis Buñuel.

VIRIDIANA (1961). W: Luis Buñuel and Julio Alejandro. D: Luis Buñuel.

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (1962). W & D: Luis Buñuel.

DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (1964). W: Buñuel & Carriere. D: Buñuel.

SIMON OF THE DESERT (1965). W: Luis Buñuel & Julio Alejandro. D: Buñuel.

BELL DE JOUR (1967). W: Luis Buñuel & J.C. Carriere. D: Luis Buñuel.

THE MILKY WAY (1969). W: Luis Buñuel & J.C. Carriere. D: Luis Buñuel.

TRISTANA (1970). W: Luis Buñuel & Julio Alejandro. D: Luis Buñuel.

DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (1972). W: Carriere. D: Buñuel.

THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (1974). W: Buñuel. & J.C. Carriere. D: Buñuel.

THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (1977). W: Buñuel & Carriere. D: Buñuel.

BUÑUEL IN MEXICO (1997). Documentary by Emilio Maille.

EL NAUFRAGO DE LE CALLE PROVIDENCIA (1971). D: Castanedo.

TO ROME WITH LOVE (2012). W & D: Woody Allen.

V/H/S (2012). W & D: Joe Swanberg, Ti West, etc.

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (2012). W:  Derek Connolly. D: Colin Trevorrow.

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE (2010). W & D: Helander Bros.

CONTAMINATION (1980). W: Luigo Cozzi and Erich Tomek.  D: Luigi Cozzi.

TEKNOLUST (2002). W & D: Lynn Hershman-Leeson.

THE HIDDEN (1987). W: Jim Kouf. D: Jack Shoulder.

CAPRICORN ONE (1977). W & D: Peter Hyams.

THE THING (1982). W: Bill Lancaster. D: John Carpenter.

DARK STAR (1974). W: John Carpenter & Dan O’Bannon. D: John Carpenter.

THE ABC’S OF DEATH (2012). W & D: Lots of People.

UPSTREAM COLOR (2013). W & D: Shane Carruth.

LIFE DURING WARTIME (2009). W & D: Todd Solandz.

DARK HORSE (2011). W & D: Todd Solandz.

CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP (2011).  Documentary by R. Flender.

FREE RADICALS: HISTORY OF EXP FILM (2012). D: Chodorav.

THE DICTATOR (2012). W: Cohen, Berg, Mandel & Schaffer. D: Charles.

SOIGNE TON GAUCHE (1936). W: Jean-Marie Huard. D: Rene Clement.

THE SCHOOL FOR POSTMEN (1947). W & D: Jacques Tati.

MR. HULOT’S HOLIDAY (1953). W & D: Jacques Tati.

MON UNCLE (1958). W & D: Jacques Tati.

PLAY TIME (1967). W & D: Jacques Tati.

TRAFIC (1971). W & D: Jacques Tati.

TOP OF THE LAKE (2013). Mini-Series by Jane Campion & Gerard Lee.

LA CRAVATE (1957). Short by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

PATTERN TRILOGY: OTHER SHORT FILMS (2006). W & D: Jamie Travis.

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992). W: Lynch & Engels. D: Lynch.

THE HARDLY BOYS IN HARDLY GOLD (1995). W & D: William Wegman.

BOX OF MOON LIGHT (1996). W & D: Tom DiCillio.

MANHATTAN (1979). W: Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman. D: W. Allen.

AVANT-GARDE 2: EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA (1928-1954). GEOGRAPHY OF THE BODY (1943). D: Willard Maas. THE MECHANICS OF LOVE (1955).  D: Willard Maas & Ben Moore. VISUAL VARIATIONS ON NOGUCHI (1945). D: Marie Menken. THE POTTED PSALM (1946). D: Sidney Peterson & James Broughton. THE CAGE (1947). D: Sidney Peterson. HOUSE OF CARDS (1947). D: Joseph Vogel. CHRISTMAS, U.S.A. (1949). D: Gregory Markopoulos. ADVENTURES OF JIMMY (1950). D: James Broughton. INTERIM (1952). D: Stan Brakhage. UNGLASSED WINDOWS CAST A TERRIBLE REFLECTION (1953). D: Stan Brakhage. THE WAY TO SHADOW GARDEN (1954). D: Stan Brakhage. THE EXTRAORDINARY CHILD (1954). D: Stan Brakhage. REBUS-FILM NR. 1 (1925). D:  Paul Leni. THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1928). D: James Watson & Melville Webber. PACIFIC 231 (1949). D: Jean Mitry. ARRIÈRE SAISON (1950). D: Dimitri Kirsanoff. VENOM & ETERNITY (1951). D: Jean Isidore Isou.

AVANT-GARDE 3: EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA (1922-1954). DANSE MACABRE (1922). D: Dudley Murphy. RIEN QUE LES HEURES (1926). D: Alberto Cavalcanti. THE TELL-TALE HEART (1928). D: Charles F. Klein. TARANTELLA (1940). D: Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth. TOMATOS ANOTHER DAY (1930). D: James Sibley Watson. THE UNCOMFORTABLE MAN (1948). D: Kent Munson & Theodore Huff. THE PETRIFIED DOG (1948). D: Sidney Peterson. THE LEAD SHOES (1949). D: Sidney Peterson. FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON (1951). D: James Broughton. PLAGUE SUMMER (1951). D: Chester Kessler. LA MORT DU CERF (1951). D: Dimitri Kirsanoff. IMAGE IN THE SNOW (1952). D: Willard Maas. CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT (1952). D: John Whitney. THE VOICES (1953). D: John E. Schmitz. CLOSED VISION (1954). D: Marc’O. TOMATOS ANOTHER DAY (outtakes) (1930). D: James Sibley Watson. EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF A GIN BOTTLE (1925). D: Bela von Block. SCHICHLEGRUBER DOING THE LAMBETH WALK (1941). D: Charles A. Ridley. DEMENTIA (excerpt) (1955). D: J. Parker. FALLING PINK (late 50s). D: R. Spring.

AVANT-GARDE 1: EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA OF THE 1920’s & 1930’s. LE RETOUR À LA RAISON (RETURN TO REASON) (1923). D: Man Ray. EMAK-BAKIA (LEAVE ME ALONE) (1926). D: Man Ray. L’ÉTOILE DE MER (THE STARFISH) (1928). D: Man Ray. LES MYSTÈRES DU CHÂTEAU DE DÉ (1929). D: Man Ray. MÉNILMONTANT (1926). D: Dimitri Kirsanoff. BRUMES D’AUTOMNE (AUTUMN MISTS) (1928). D: Dimitri Kirsanoff. THE LIFE & DEATH OF 9413: A HOLLYWOOD EXTRA (1928). D: R. Florey & S. Vorkapich. LOT IN SODOM (1933). D: James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber. RHYTHMUS 21 (1921). D: Hans Richter. VORMITTAGSSPUK (GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST) (1928). D: Hans Richter. ANEMIC CINEMA (1926). D: Marcel Duchamp. BALLET MECANIQUE (1924). D: Fernand Léger. DIAGONAL-SYMPHONIE (1924). D: Viking Eggeling. LE VAMPIRE (1939–1945). D: Jean Painlevé. HEARTS OF AGE (1934). D: Orson Welles & William Vance. UBERFALL (Accident) (1928). D: Erno Metzner. LA GLACE A TROIS FACES (1927). D: Jean Epstein. LE TEMPESTAIRE (The Tempest) (1947). D: Jean Epstein. ROMANCE SENTIMENTALE (1930). D: Sergei Eisenstein & Grigori V. Alexandrov. AUTUMN FIRE (1931). D: Herman G. Weinberg. MANHATTA (1921). D: Paul Strand & Charles Sheeler. THE SEASHELL & THE CLERGYMAN (1928). D: Germaine Dulac. REGEN (Rain) (1929). D: Joris Ivens. H2O (1929). D: Ralph Steiner. EVEN AS YOU & I (1937). D: Roger Barlow, Harry Hay, & LeRoy Robbins.

HOLLIS FRAMPTON ODYSSEY: SHORT FILMS. MANUAL OF ARMS (1966). PROCESS RED (1966). MAXWELL’S DEMON (1968). SURFACE TENSION (1968). CARROTS & PEAS (1969). LEMON (1969). ZORNS LEMMA (1970). FILMS FROM HAPAX LEGOMENA (1971-72). (NOSTALGIA), POETIC JUSTICE, CRITICAL MASS (1971). FILMS FROM MAGELLAN (1977-80). THE BIRTH OF MAGELLAN, STRAIGHTS OF MAGELLAN, THE DEATH OF MAGELLAN.

BRIDGE MAGAZINE SHORT FILMS. 440.0 HZ. (2001). THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (2000). I SPILL MY GUTS EVERY DAY FOR NOTHING (2002). THE BATS (1998). G.I JOE PSA’S. I ASKED MY MOTHER TO. DESTROY MY ELECTRIC GUITAR. LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT. CHUBBA CHUBBA (EXCERPT). MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IS A WIZARD (2000). CONEY ISLAND. HIKER (2002). CAMERA (BY DAVID CRONENBERG). I STARTED OUT WITH NOTHING AND STILL HAVE MOST OF IT LEFT. WAVEFORM MODULATION (2001). THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF HOCK STREEDLEFORK. THE FINE ARTS (2001). FOG IN A CAN (1999). REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (2001). RUDE.

CINEMAD: ALMANAC 2009. EDGE-TV WITH ANIMAL CHARM (2008). ABOVE BELOW (2008). LETTERS, NOTES (2000). VALSE TRISTE (1978). PICTURES FROM DOROTHY (2003). THE SUN (2000). LOT 63, GRAVE C (2006). TRAILER FOR WAR (2003). TRAILER FOR WELLNESS (2007). MOTION STUDIES #3: GRAVITY (2004). LIGHT IS CALLING (2004). VISCERA (2004). THE TIME WE KILLED (EXCERPT) (2004). HOW AMONG THE FROZEN WORDS (2005). IT WILL DIE OUT IN THE MIND (2006). THE MAGICIAN’S HOUSE (2007).

FENSLER FILMS GI JOE PSA’S (2003).

SHE (1935). W: Ruth Rose. D: Lancing C. Holden & Irving Pichel.

DREDD (2012). W: Alex Garland. D: Pete Travis.

OBLIVION (2013). W: K. Gajdusek and Michael Arndt. D: Joseph Kosinski.

BATMAN (1989). W: Sam Hamm and Warren Skarren.  D: Tim Burton.

CRUMB (1994). W & D: Terry Zwigoff.

DEREK (2012). (TV) W & D: Ricky Gervais.

PRIMER (2004). W & D: Shane Carruth.

SPRING BREAKERS (2013). W & D: Harmony Korine.

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD (2012). W: Galvin & Speakman. D: Lillard.

BRICK (2005). W & D: Rian Johnson.

MIAMI CONNECTION (1987). W & D: Woo-sang Park & Y.K. Kim.

IDENTITY THIEF (2013). W: Craig Mazin.  D: Seth Gordon.

BECKETT ON FILM DISK 1 (2001). WAITING FOR GODOT (feature). D: Michael Lindsay-Hogg. NOT I (short). D: Neil Jordan. ROUGH FOR THEATER I (short). D: Kieron J. Walsh. OHIO IMPROMPTU (short). D: Charles Sturridge.

BECKETT ON FILM DISK 2 (2001). KRAPP’S LAST TAPE (feature). D: Atom Egoyan. WHAT WHERE (short). D: Damien O’Donnell. FOOTFALLS (short). D: Walter Asmus. COME AND GO (short). D: John Crowley. ACT WITHOUT WORDS I (short). D: Karel Reisz.

BECKETT ON FILM DISK 3 (2001). HAPPY DAYS (feature). D: Patricia Rozema. CATASTROPHE (short). D: David Mamet. ROUGH FOR THEATER II (short). D: Katie Mitchell. BREATH (short). D: Damien Hirst. THAT TIME (short). D: Charles Garrad.

BECKETT ON FILM DISK 4 (2001). ENDGAME (feature). D: Conor McPherson. ACT WITHOUT WORDS II. D: Edna Hughes. A PIECE OF MONOLOGUE. D: Robin Lefevre. PLAY. D: Anthony Minghella. ROCKABY. D: Richard Eyre.

APOLLO 18 (2011). W: Brian Miller. D: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.

THE RED BALLOON (1956). W & D: Albert Lamorisse.

THIS IS THE END (2013). W & D: Even Goldberg & Seth Rogan.

ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (2013). W & D: Randy Moore.

NORWEGIAN NINJA (2010). W & D: Thomas Cappelen Malling.

ENTRANCE (2012). W: Gorham, Hallam, Horvath.  D: Hallam & Horvath.

EDEN LAKE (2008). W & D: James Watkins.

TROUBLES OF A GRASS WIDOWER (1908, short). W & D: Max Linder.

LOVE’S SURPRISES (1915, short). W & D: Max Linder.

MAX TAKES A PICTURE (1913, short). W & D: Max Linder.

MAX SETS THE STYLE (1914, short). W & D: Max Linder.

BE MY WIFE (1921, excerpt). W & D: Max Linder.

SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK (1921, feature). W & D: Max Linder.

YOU, THE LIVING (2007). W & D: Roy Andersson.

FILM (1965). W: Samuel Beckett.  D: Alan Schneider.

LETTERS FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (1948). W: H. Koch. D: Ophüls.

RECKLESS MOMENT (1949). W: H. Garson, R. Kent, R. Soderberg. D: Ophüls.

LA RONDE (1950). W: J. Natanson and M. Ophüls. D: Max Ophüls.

LE PLAISIR (1952). W: J. Natanson and Max Ophüls. D: Max Ophüls.

EARRINGS OF MADAME DE (1953). W: M. Archard, Wademant. D: Ophüls.

LOLA MONTES (1955). W: Annette Wademant & Max Ophüls. D: Ophüls.

DAISIES (1966). W: V. Chytilova, E. Krumbachova, P. Juracek. D: Vera C.

THIS FILTHY WORLD (2006).  Documentary by Jeff Garlin.

THE EUROPA REPORT (2013). W: Philip Gelatt. D: Sebastian Cordero.

WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971). W: Evan Jones. D: Ted Kotcheff.

FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD (2010). W & D: J. Cross & K. Engfer.

POLTERGEIST III (1988). W: G. Sherman and B. Taggert. D: G. Sherman.

PHASE IV (1974). W: Mayo Simon. D: Saul Bass.

TOWER OF TERROR (1997). W & D: D.J. MacHale.

TOY STORY OF TERROR (2013). W: Stanton & Lasseter. D: Angus MacLane.

TWIXT (2011). W & D: Francis Ford Coppola.

THE GHOST TALKS (1949). W: Felix Adler. D: Jules White.

SHOCK WAVES (1977). W: John Kent Harrison. D: Ken Wiederhorn.

V/H/S 2.  (2013). W & D: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisner, Gareth Evans, E. Sanchez.

SAXONDALE (2006). (TV) W: Steve Coogan & Neil Maclennan. D: Matt Lipsey.

GARTH MARENGHI’S DARKPLACE (2004). W: Holness & Ayoade. D: Ayode.

SNUFF BOX (2006). (TV) W: Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher. D: Michael Cumming.

COCTEAU: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN UNKNOWN (1985). D: Cozarinsky.

THE BLOOD OF A POET (1932). W & D: Jean Cocteau.

ORPHEUS (1950). W & D: Jean Cocteau.

TESTAMENT OF ORPHEUS (1960). W & D: Jean Cocteau.

LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946). W & D: Jean Cocteau.

LA VILLA SANTO SOSPIR (1952). Documentary Short W & D: Jean Cocteau.

REAL LIFE (1979). W & D: A. Brooks, M. Johnson, & H. Shearer. D: A. Brooks.

NEBRASKA (2013). W: Bob Nelson.  D: Alexander Payne.

BLUE JASMINE (2013). W & D: Woody Allen.

THE BUILDERS OF TIMBERLINE (1986). Doc Short by Jim Swenson.

BEETLEGEUSE (1988). W: M. McDowell & W. Skaaren. D: Tim Burton.

STOKER (2013). W: Wentworth Miller.  D: Chan-Wook Park.

THE CONJURING (2013). W: Chad & Carey Hayes. D: James Wan.

THE WORLD’S END (2013). W: S. Pegg & Edgar Wright. D: Edgar Wright.

DAVID HOLZMAN’S DIARY (1967). W & D: Jim McBride.

GOD BLESS AMERICA (2011). W & D: Bobcat Goldthwait.

SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES (2013). D: Liam Lynch.

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012). W & D: Peter Strickland.

SAVING MR. BANKS (2013). W: K. Marcel and S. Smith. D: J.L. Hancock.

THE DANA CARVEY SHOW (1996). (TV) W: Carell, Colbert, CK, Kaufman.

BREAKING BAD (2008-2013). (TV) W & D: Various.

HUMAN GIANT (2007). (TV) W & D: Various.

SCIENCE IS FICTION (2007). 23 Short Underwater Docs W & D: Jean Painleve.

ALL IS LOST (2013). W & D: J.C. Chandor.

THE THING CALLED LOVE (1993). W: C. Heikkinen. D: P. Bogdanovich.

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGMENT (2012). W: J. Segal & N. Stoller. D: N. Stoller.

PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER (2013). D: M. Lerner & M. Pozdorovkin.

HER (2013). W & D: Spike Jonze.

"Some Aspects of Grotesque in Southern Fiction" (1960) by Flannery O’Oconnor

Those writers who speak for and with their age are able to do so with a great deal more ease and grace than those who speak counter to prevailing attitudes. I once received a letter from an old lady in California who informed me that when the tired reader comes home at night, he wishes to read something that will lift up his heart. And it seems her heart had not been lifted up by anything of mine she had read. I think that if her heart had been in the right place, it would have been lifted up.