Wednesday, April 10, 2024

IRAS The Best Films of the 1930s Rough Draft

 IRAS The Best Films of the 1930s Rough Draft


My top film from each year: 

1939 -- The Rules Of The Game 

1938 -- The Adventures Of Robin Hood

1937 -- Make Way For Tomorrow

1936 -- Swing Time 

1935 -- The Bride Of Frankenstein

1934 -- The Thin Man

1933 -- Duck Soup

1932 -- Trouble In Paradise

1931 -- M

1930 -- The Blue Angel 



TOP FILMS OF 1930s/EARLY SOUND ALPHABETICAL LIST 

The Adventures Of Robin Hood
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes 
Alexander Nevsky
All Quiet On The Western Front 
Angels With Dirty Faces
L’Atalante
The Awful Truth 
The Baker's Wife
Bed of Roses
La Bete Humaine
The Blue Angel 
Bombshell
The Bride Of Frankenstein
Bringing Up Baby
Captain Blood 
The Crime Of Monsieur Lange
David Copperfield
Dead End
Duck Soup
Fanny 
Fury
Grand Hotel
Gunga Din
Holiday 
The Hound Of The Baskervilles 
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame 
I’m No Angel
The Informer 
It Happened One Night
It’s A Gift 
Jewel Robbery
King Kong
The Lady Vanishes
Little Caesar
The Little Princess
Little Women
Make Way For Tomorrow
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Midnight 
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington 
My Man Godfrey 
Nothing Sacred 
A Nous La Liberte
The Novel Of Werther
Olympia 
Only Angels Have Wings 
Pepe Le Moko
Port Of Shadows
The Prisoner Of Zenda
Public Enemy 
The Roaring Twenties
Rules of The Game
Scarface 
Shanghai Express
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Stagecoach 
A Star Is Born
Tarzan And His Mate 
The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
The Thin Man
Three Comrades
The 39 Steps
Top Hat
Treasure Island
Trouble In Paradise
Twentieth Century
The Wizard Of Oz 
The Women 


TOP FILMS OF 1930s BY YEAR AND IN ROUGH ORDER OF IMPORTANCE 

(not all films make the cut and are listed above)


1939

Rules of The Game
Stagecoach
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington 
The Wizard Of Oz 
The Hound Of The Baskervilles 
Midnight 
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame 
The Roaring Twenties
Only Angels Have Wings 
The Women 
Gunga Din
The Little Princess
Love Affair
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes 
Drums Along The Mohawk
Young Mr. Lincoln
Goodbye Mr. Chips
Gone With The Wind


1938

The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Olympia 
The Lady Vanishes
Holiday 
The Baker's Wife
Port Of Shadows
La Bete Humaine
Bringing Up Baby
Test Pilot
Boys Town 
Angels With Dirty Faces
Jezebel
Alexander Nevsky
Three Comrades
The Novel Of Werther


1937

Make Way For Tomorrow
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pepe Le Moko
Shall We Dance 
The Awful Truth 
Dead End
The Prisoner Of Zenda
Nothing Sacred 
A Day At The Races 
Captains Courageous 
Topper 
A Star Is Born


1936

Swing Time 
After The Thin Man 
My Man Godfrey 
Fury
Libeled Lady
Secret Agent
Follow The Fleet 
Dodsworth
Modern Times 
The Crime Of Monsieur Lange


1935

The Bride Of Frankenstein
Top Hat
The 39 Steps
Captain Blood 
David Copperfield
Lives Of A Bengal Lancer 
Mutiny On The Bounty 
The Informer 
A Tale Of Two Cities 
Alice Adams 
Triumph Of The Will 


1934

The Thin Man
L’Atalante
It Happened One Night
It’s A Gift 
Tarzan And His Mate 
The Gay Divorcee
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Twentieth Century
Treasure Island
Gambling Lady
The Man Of Aran 
The Scarlet Empress 


1933

Duck Soup
King Kong
I’m No Angel
The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
Bed of Roses
Little Women
Bombshell
The Invisible Man
42nd Street
Wild Boys Of The Road 
Zero For Conduct 


1932

Trouble In Paradise
Scarface 
I Was Born, But...
Grand Hotel
Tarzan The Ape Man
Shanghai Express
Jewel Robbery
Fanny 
Horse Feathers 


1931

City Lights 
Monkey Business 
Frankenstein 
Public Enemy 
Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas 
The Front Page 
Little Caesar
Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Champ
A Nous La Liberte


1930

The Blue Angel 
Earth 
City Girl 
Animal Crackers
All Quiet On The Western Front 
People On Sunday 
Under The Roofs Of Paris 
Her Man 




WATCH OR REWATCH LIST: 


L’Age d’Or (Luis Buñuel, 1930) 
Alexander Nevsky
Alice Adams (George Stevens, 1935)
American Madness (Frank Capra, 1932) 
Angel (Ernst Lubitsch, 1937) 
Angèle (1934; Marcel Pagnol)
The Baker's Wife
La Bete Humaine
The Big Trail 
The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934) 
The Blue Angel 
Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (Ernst Lubitsch, 1938) 
Bombshell
Boudou Saved From Drowning (1932; Jean Renoir)
Cesar 
Counsellor-at-Law (William Wyler, 1933) 
The Crime Of Monsieur Lange
David Copperfield
Design for Living (1933; Ernst Lubitsch)
Desire (Frank Borzage, 1936) 
Dracula 
Fanny
Fifth Avenue Girl (Gregory La Cava, 1939) 
Fury
Grand Hotel
Gunga Din
Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (Lewis Milestone, 1933) 
History Is Made at Night (Frank Borzage, 1937) 
Hôtel du Nord (Marcel Carné, 1939) 
Imitation of Life (John Stahl, 1934) 
I’m No Angel
It’s A Gift 
Jewel Robbery
Little Man, What Now? (Frank Borzage, 1934) 
Love Me Tonight (1932; Rouben Mamoulian)
A Man’s Castle (1933; Frank Borzage)
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Marius (1931; Alexander Korda)
Morocco (Josef von Sternberg, 1930) 
The Mummy (1932; Karl Freund)
A Nous La Liberte
The Novel Of Werther
One Way Passage (1932; Tay Garnett)
Our Daily Bread (King Vidor, 1934) 
Pilgrimage (1933; John Ford)
Port Of Shadows
Pygmalion (Anthony Asquith, 1938) 
Quality Street (George Stevens, 1937) 
Safe in Hell (1931; William Wellman)
She Married Her Boss (Gregory La Cava, 1935) 
Sisters of the Gion (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1936) 
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931; Ernst Lubitsch) 
Sylvia Scarlet (1935; George Cukor)
The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
Three Comrades
The Threepenny Opera (1931) 
Toni (Jean Renoir, 1935) 
Vivacious Lady (George Stevens, 1938) 
Westfront 1918 (G.W. Pabst, 1930) 
The Women 
Young and Innocent (Hitchcock) 
Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)



Saturday, March 30, 2024

THE MOVIES, BOOKS, THEATER, CONCERTS, ALBUMS I'VE SEEN/HEARD/READ SO FAR IN 2024

 Updated as of March 29, 2024  


KEY: star rating is on the four star scale
          meaning of "/" or "\"
          *** is three stars out of four
          ***/ is three stars leaning towards  3 1/2
          ***\ is three stars leaning towards 2 1/2


The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read/Heard So Far In 2024

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
(Increasingly, I am sampling books, reading 10%, 20% even 40 or 50% before deciding to move on. The books below are only the ones I've read completely. That also explains what looks like generous grading -- more and more, if I sense a book is not going to be among my favorites, I stop reading. Too many books; too little time!)

1. The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carré (1977) *** 1/2 
2. Smiley's People by John Le Carré (1979) **** 
3. M.C. Higgins, The Great by Virginia Hamilton (1974) *** 1/2 
4. Cover Her Face by P.D. James (first Inspector Dalgliesh) (1962) *** 

5. The Evolution Of Annabel Craig by Lisa Grunwald 


CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS (A strong emphasis on the ones I like, so don't think I love everything I listen to -- I just don't bother really listening to the ones I don't )

1. Coleman Hawkins -- The Hawk Flies High (1957) **** 
2. Madness -- The Rise & Fall (1982, on vinyl at Andrew's apt as he packed for St. Pete) *** 
3. Television -- Adventure (1978) *** 
4. Grateful Dead -- Live/Dead (1969) ***\ 
5. Anthony Braxton -- For Alto (1971) *** 1/2 
6. Paul Bley -- Time Will Tell (1995) *** 
7. George Jones -- The Grand Tour (1974) *** 
8. Aerosmith -- Pump (2001) *** 
9. Little Walter -- His Best (1997) *** 1/2 
10. The Residents -- Duck Stab/Buster & Glen (1978) *** 
11. Elomar -- Cantoria 2 (1988) **** 
12. Elomar -- Cantoria 3 *** 1/2 
13. Elomar -- Cantoria 1 (1984) *** 1/2 
14. Otis Spann -- The Blues Never Die! (1965) *** 
15. The Velvet Underground -- White Light/White Heat (1968) ** 1/2 
16. Green Day -- Dookie (1994) *** 1/2 
17. Elvis Costello -- Trust (1981) *** 
18. Various Artists -- Shalimar Original Soundtrack (1978) *** 
19. Deep Purple -- Machine Head (1972) ** 1/2 
20. Howard Tate -- Howard Tate (1972) *** 1/2 
21. Z.Z. Top -- Tres Hombres (1973) ** 
22. Marlena Shaw -- The Spice Of Life (1969) ** 1/2 
23. Bob Marley -- Catch A Fire (1973) **** 
24. Howard Tate -- Get It While You Can (1966) *** 1/2 
25. Howard Tate -- Rediscovered (2003) *** 1/2 
26. Howard Tate -- Reaction (1970) *** 
27. Doc Cheatham and Shorty Baker --- Shorty & Doc (1961) *** 1/2 
28. Elvis Costello -- Brutal Youth (1995) *** 
29. Elvis Costello -- Punch The Clock (1983) *** 1/2 
30. Elvis Costello -- Kojak Variety (1994) ** 1/2 
31. Elvis Costello -- All This Useless Beauty (1996) ** 1/2 
32. Sly and the Family Stone -- Stand! (1969) *** 1/2 
33. Sly and the Family Stone -- There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) **** 
34. Sly and the Family Stone -- Greatest Hits (1970) **** 
35. Peter Tosh -- Legalize It (1976) *** 1/2 
36. Blur -- Parklife (1994) *** 1/2 
37. Blind Willie Johnson -- Praise God I'm Satisfied (1989) *** 1/2 
38. Prince --- Originals (2019) *** 
39. Big Star -- #1 Record (1972) **** 
40. Big Star -- Radio City (1974) *** 1/2 
41. Sly and the Family Stone -- Fresh (1973) *** 1/2 
42. Dire Straits -- Love Over Gold (1972) ** 1/2 
43. Marlena Shaw -- Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? (1972) ** 1/2 
44. Elvis Costello -- Goodbye Cruel World (1984) *** 1/2 
45. Raspberries -- Raspberries' Best (1976) **** 
46. The Beach Boys -- Smile (1967, from The Smiles Sessions box, 2011) *** 1/2 /
47. Brian Wilson -- Presents Smile (2004) ****  
48. Lead Belly -- Midnight Special: The Library Of Congress Recordings (1991) *** 1/2 
49. Brian Harnetty -- The Workbench (2023) *** 1/2 
50. Spacemen 3 -- Playing With Fire (1989) *** 
51. The 13th Floor Elevators -- The Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators (1966) *** 1/2 
52. Sly and the Family Stone -- Dance To The Music (1968) ** 1/2 
53. Elbow -- The Seldom Seen Kid (2008) ** 1/2 
54. D'Angelo -- Brown Sugar (1995) **** 
55. D'Angelo -- Voodoo (2000) ** 1/2 
56. Brian Harnetty -- Words and Silences (2022) *** (Thomas Merton) 
57. Brian Eno -- Discreet Music (1975) **** 
58. New Order -- Substance 87 (1987) *** 1/2 
59. Brian Eno -- Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) **** 
60. Electric Light Orchestra aka ELO -- Zoom (2001) **** 
61. Brian Eno -- Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror (1980) (w Harold Budd) **** 
62. Brian Eno -- Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance (w Laraaji) (1980) *** 1/2 
63. Brian Eno -- Ambient 4: On Land (1982) *** 
64. Brian Eno -- Evening Star w Robert Fripp (1975) *** 1/2 
65. Brian Eno -- Apollo aka score For doc For All Mankind (1983) ***/ 
66. Brian Eno -- (No Pussyfooting) (w Robert Fripp) (1973) *** 1/2 
67. Brian Eno -- The Equatorial Stars (w Robert Fripp) (2004) *** 1/2 
68. Peter Tosh -- Equal Rights (1977) *** 1/2 
69. Paul McCartney -- Band On The Run (Underdubbed Mix) (1973) *** 1/2 
70. Japan --- Quiet Life (1979) ***\ 
71. David Bowie -- Aladdin Sane (1973) *** 1/2 
72. Brian Eno -- The Shutov Assembly (1992) *** 1/2 
73. Oxomatli -- Street Signs (2004) ** 1/2 
74. Big Star -- Third (1978) *** 
75. The Conet Project -- Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations/1111 (1995) *** 
76. Volcano -- Jungle (2023) ** 1/2 
77. Aphex Twin -- Selected Ambient Works Vol. II (1994) *** 1/2 \ 
78. The Louvin Brothers -- Tragic Songs Of Life (1956) *** 1/2 
79. Brian Eno -- Music For Films (1978) ** 
80. Robert Fripp -- Exposure (1979) ** 
81. Pharaoh Sanders -- Harvest Time Live 1977 (1977/2023) *** 1/2 
82. Cortijo Y Su Combo w Ismael Rivera -- La Quiniela Del Dia (1976) *** 1/2 
83. Dinosaur Jr. -- You're Livin' All Over Me (1987) *** 1/2 
84. Eddie Condon -- 1927-1943 (1997) *** 1/2 
85. Marvin Gaye -- Here, My Dear (1978) *** 1/2 
86. Marvin Gaye -- That's The Way Love Is (1970) *** 1/2 
87. Jimmy Smith -- Back At The Chicken Shack (1963) *** 1/2 
88. Taj Mahal -- Savoy (2023) *** 1/2 
89. Junior Wells -- Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) **** 
90. Pere Ubu -- Dub Housing (1976) *** 
91. Nat King Cole -- The Best Of The King Cole Trio (1992) *** 1/2 
92. John Martyn -- One World (1977) ** 1/2 
93. June Christy -- Something Cool (1955 -- Mono) *** 1/2 
94. The Temptations -- All Directions (1972) *** 
95. Oscar "Papa" Celestin and Sam Morgan -- Recorded In New Orleans 1925-1928 (2019) *** 1/2 
96. Sean Ono Lennon -- Asterisms ** 1/2 
97. Fripp & Eno  -- Beyond Even 1992-2006 (2006) ** 1/2 
98. Tito Puente -- Dance Mania ('58)/Dance Mania 2 ('61)/Dance Mania Legacy Edition (2009) **** 
99. Einstürzende Neubauten -- Kollaps (1981) ** 1/2 
100. The Drifters -- The Drifters' Golden Hits (1968) *** 1/2 
101. Arcade Fire -- Funeral (2004) ** 1/2 
102. Jimmy Smith -- Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol. 1 (1957) **** Vol. 2 (1957) *** 1/2 
103. The New Christy Minstrels -- Merry Christmas! (1963) * 1/2 ("Sing Along W Santa") 
104. Stealers Wheel -- In The Bleak Mid Winter (2019) * 
105. Sonic Youth -- Evol (1986) ** 1/2 
106. Bettye Swann -- Make Me Yours (1967) *** 
107. Steeleye Span -- Parcel Of Rogues (1973) *** 
108. The Shirelles -- Greatest Hits (1963) **** 
109. The Shirelles -- Greatest Hits Vol. II (1967) *** 1/2 
110. The Shirelles -- Mama Said: 52 Original Sceptre Records Recordings (2023) *** 1/2 
111. Circle Jerks -- Group Sex (1980) *** 1/2 
112. Eddie Condon -- The Eddie Condon Collection 1927-1961 (2014) ****  
113. Depeche Mode -- Violator (1990) *** 1/2 \ 
114. MGMT -- Loss Of Life ***/ 
115. Yes -- Yes (1969) *** 
116. Bobby "Blue" Bland -- Two Steps From The Blues (1961) **** 
117. Bill Fay -- Time Of The Last Persecution (1971) ** 1/2 
118. Elmore James -- The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James (9 songs, good sound) **** 
119. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis -- Very Saxy (1959) *** 1/2 (half a star off for the title) 
120. Brian Eno -- Cluster & Eno (2017) *** 
121. Chris Connor -- Chris Connor (1956) *** 1/2 
122. Ken Colyer -- Club Session With Colyer (1956) **** 
123. William Basinski -- The Disintegration Loops (2002) **** 
124. Etta Jones -- Don't Go To Strangers (1960) *** 1/2 
125. Mylo -- Destroy Rock & Roll (2004) * 
126. Kaiser Chiefs -- The Kaiser Chiefs' Easy Eighth Album *** 
127. Oval -- 94diskont (1995) *** 
128. Cornershop -- When I Was Born For The 7th Time (1997) ** 
129. Serge Chaloff -- Blue Serge (1956) **** 
130. Serge Chaloff -- Boston Blow-Up (1955) *** 1/2 
131. Nat King Cole -- The Complete Capitol Recordings of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991 Bear 18 cd boxed set) ** 1/2 (first 200 tracks *** 1/2; last 149 pretty dire **) 
132. World Party -- Private Revolution (1987) *** 
133. Raspberries -- Fresh (1972) *** 1/2 
134. World Party -- Goodbye Jumbo (1990) **** 
135. World Party -- Bang! (1993) ** 1/2 
136. Raspberries -- Starting Over (1974) *** 1/2 
137. World Party -- Egyptology (1997) *** 1/2 
138. Raspberries -- Raspberries (1972) *** 
139. The Waterboys -- This Is The Sea (1985) *** 1/2 
140. World Party -- Dumbing Up (2000) *** 1/2 
141. Eric Carmen -- Eric Carmen (1975) ***\ 
142. Eric Carmen -- Boats Against The Current (1977) ** 
143. Firehose -- Fromohio (1989) ** 1/2 
144. Beck -- Guero (2005) *** 
145. The Black Crowes -- Happiness Bastards *** 
146. Lester Flatt -- Heaven's Bluegrass Band (1976) ** 1/2 
147. Eddy Arnold -- My World (1965) ** 1/2 
148. Various Artists -- Uptown Top Ranking: Trojan Ska & Reggae Chartbusters (2024) *** 1/2 
149. Mance Lipscomb -- You Got To Reap What You Sow: Texas Songster Vol. 2 (1993) *** 1/2 
150. The Stooges -- Raw Power (1973) *** 
151. Death in Vegas -- The Contino Sessions (1999) ** 
152. Traffic -- Traffic (1968) ** 1/2 
153. Brian Eno -- Nerve Net (1992) ** 
154. LCD Soundsystem -- Sound Of Silver (2007) ** 
155. Fishbone -- Truth and Soul (1988) ** 1/2 
156. Black Sabbath -- Black Sabbath (1970) ** 
157. Ms. Dynamite -- A Little Deeper (2002) ** 
158. Jimmy Smith -- The Sermon! (1959) **** 
159. Portishead -- Third (2008) ***/ 
160. Roger Eno -- The Skies, They Shift Like Chords... (2023) *** 
161. Ringo Starr -- Beaucoups Of Blues (1970) ** 1/2 
162. Pauline Oliveros -- Deep Listening (1989) *** 1/2 
163. Paul Young -- No Parlez (1983) ** 
164. Tears For Fears -- The Hurting (1983) ***/ 
165. Sleater-Kinney -- Dig Me Out (1997) *** 
166. The Doves -- The Last Broadcast (2002) ** 1/2 
167. Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens -- The Indestructible Beat Tour 1988-1989 (1989) *** 
168. Raspberries -- Side 3 (1973) *** 1/2 
169. Mance Lipscomb -- Captain, Captain!: the Texas Country Blues Guitar Of Mance Lipscomb Vol. 3 (1998) *** 1/2 



MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES 

(Not TV movies, of course, but movies and TV shows -- and TV movies if it comes to that. Mostly I only list TV shows when I've tackled an entire season at once or reappraising an entire series after it's over This doesn't really capture my ongoing watching of current TV.)

1. Bed and Sofa (1927) *** 1/2 
2. American Fiction ** 1/2 
3. The Zone Of Interest ***  
4. Dune (2021) (in IMAX) *** 1/2 
5. The Big Parade (1925) **** 
6. The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg (1927) **** 
7. Nimona ** 1/2 
8. All Of Us Strangers *** 
9.  Dune: Part Two ** 1/2 
10.  






THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS
(The names after the shows are the people who joined me at the performance.)

1. A Prairie Home Companion 50th Anniversary at Ryman (w Jesse) *** 
2.  



Updated as of  March 29, 2024 

TV and Film Must Watch List

IRA BEST OF THE YEAR PICKS 


2024

CLOSE YOUR EYES (GM) (limbo, festival play only so far) 
      (Spanish film by Victor Erice about vanishing actor) 

DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD (GM, opens March 24) 
    (Romanian workplace comedy from Radu Jude of Bad Luck Banging fame) 

HOW TO HAVE SEX  (AL) (MUBI, theater) 
    (Uk drama about teen girls on holiday getting in good trouble) 

HE LAST YEAR OF DARKNESS (GM) (MUBI) 
    (doc about Japanese youth and their love of an imperiled hipster club) 

MAN IN BLACK (GR) (limbo) 
    (dir Wang Bing's latest is a one-man performance piece about Cultural Revolution)

THE PEASANTS (GM) (rental)
    (animated drama about Polish peasants) 

A STILL SMALL VOICE (GM, GR) (limbo) 
    (doc on chaplain training to serve patients and family at Mt. Sinai hospital) 

THEY SHOT THE PIANO PLAYER (GM) 
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IRA BEST OF THE YEAR PICKS 


2023  

ACTUAL PEOPLE  (GM) (Fandor, rental on Amazon) 
    (writer-director Kit Zauhar's story of college student stressing as graduation approaches) 

AFIRE (GR) (dir Christian Petzold) (Criterion, rental) 
    (self-absorbed novelist aka The Michael Giltz Story) 

AFTER LOVE (AL) (rental on Amazon, Apple  etc) 
    (woman in UK discovers late husband had secret second life) 

ALL OF US STRANGERS (AD, HK, JM, MGS) (Hulu) 
    (queer ghost story/romance/family reckoning)

AMERICAN FICTION (HK, GM, AO, MGS, JW)  (Fubu, MGM+, rental) 
    (film of Percical Everett novel about Black writer who jokingly writes ghetto novel, becomes star) 

ANATOMY OF A FALL (HK, GM, AO) (rental) 
    (French courtroom drama) 

ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET (AD) (Starz, rental) 
    (Judy Blume coming of age tale) 

ASTEROID CITY (HK, AL, MS, JW) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
    (Wes Anderson's latest bon-bon) 

BARBIE (AD, JM) (HBO Max, rental) 
    (the greatest toy tie-in movie since....)

THE BEASTS (GM) (rental) 
    (French eco-thriller) 

BEING MARY TYLER MOORE (AD) (HBO Max) 
    (doc on everyone's favorite TV newsroom manager)

BEYOND UTOPIA (JM) (rental) 
    (doc on SK pastor helping North Koreansw escape to freedom) 

THE BOY AND THE HERON (MG, AO) (theaters) 
    (Miyazaki's swan song?) 

BRUISER (GM) (Hulu) 
    (coming of age for bullied kid) 

CHILE '76 (GM) (rental) 
    (mother caught up in intrigue when priest asks her to shelter a young man) 

CLOSE (MG, HK, AL, AO, GR,  JS) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 
    (Belgian film about friendship between young boys)

DREAMIN' WILD (RB, GM) (rental) 
    (indie flick w Casey Affleck as would-be rocker whose album is hailed many years later) 

DREAM SCENARIO  (RB, AL, GM) (theatrical) 
    (Nicolas Cage satire) 

EARTH MAMA (AL) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 
    (single mom in Bay Area, debut film by writer-director Savanah Leaf) 

THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS (GM) (Criterion, rental) 
    (Italian drama of friends building a cottage)

FALLEN LEAVES (GM, GR, JS) (MUBI, rental) 
    (Aki Kaurismäki) 

FINGERNAILS (GM) (Apple+) 
    (Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed are a perfect match -- science proves it! But....)  

THE FIRST SLAM DUNK (JM) (limbo)  
    (Japanese anime about basketball team) 

GODZILLA MINUS ONE (MG, GM) (limbo) 
    (a serious drama about post-WW II Japan, plus...Godzilla!) 

THE HOLDOVERS (RB, HK, GM, JM, AO, MS, JW) (Peacock, rental) 
    (Alexander Payne, 70s-ish drama) 

HOLY SPIDER  (AD, HK, GM, AO, GR) (Netflix, rental) 
    (Iranian drama about journalist tracking serial killer who targets sex workers) 

DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA aka FABRIC OF THE HUMAN BODY (AL, GM) (MUBI) 
    (French doc in hospitals, focusing on human flesh as a fascinating world) 

INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE (GM) (MUBI, rental) 
    (French comedy about moving into new home w basement tunnel that kind of reverses aging. Kind of)

IO CAPITANO (JM) (theaters Feb 23) 
    (two boys on treacherous journey for new life from Dakar to Europe)

THE IRON CLAW  (GM) (theaters) 
    (Zac Efron IS Gorgeous George) 

JOYLAND  (HK, AL, GR) (Criterion, rental) 
    (Pakistani family hopes for a baby boy while youngest son gets all Magic Mike) 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (AO, MS) 
    (Martin Scorsese and friends) 

LIVING  (AL, JS) (Netflix, rental) 
    (Ikiru with a British accent)  

LYNCH/OZ (JS) (Criterion, rental) 
    (doc on David Lynch and his obsession with The Wizard Of Oz) 

MAY DECEMBER (HK, AO, MGS, JW) (Netflix) 
    (Todd Haynes flick w Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman) 

MENUS-PLAISIERS -- LES TROISGROS (GR) ($12 rental from Eventive) 
    (Frederick Wiseman's latest; fly on the wall at a restaurant) 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- DEAD RECKONING PART 1 (AO) 
    (Tom C saves the action film) 

MONSTER (HK, AL, GM, JM) (rental) 
    (new Kore-eda about mother and possibly troubled child) 

MOON GARDEN (GM) (Shudder, rental) 
    (little girl in coma has trippy adventures) 

MUTT (HK, AL, GR, JS) (Netflix, rental) 
     (Debut film about day in life of trans person) 

NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV (AD, GR) (PBS on demand, rental) 
    (documentary on ground-breaking multimedia artist) 

OF AN AGE (AL) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
    (Aussie gay romance between Serb immigrant and friend's brother)  

ONE FINE MORNING (AL) (rental) 
    (dir Mia Hansen-Løve; French film about woman caring for father, finds love) 

OPPENHEIMER (AD, HK, JS, MGS) (Peacock) 
    (Christopher Nolan's latest) 

ORLANDO: MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY (GR, MGS) (Criterion, rental) 
    (documentary using Virginia Woolf's Orlando to explore trans lives) 

PACIFICTION (GR) (MUBI, rental) 
    (new Albert Serra noirish thriller set in Haiti) 

PALM TREES AND POWER LINES (AL, GM) (rental) 
    (17 year old girl involved with man twice her age) 

PASSAGES (HK, AL) (MUBI, rental) 
    (gay couple hit rough patch when one begins affair with a woman) 

PAST LIVES (AD, MG, HK, JM, AO, GR, JS, MGS) (rental) 
    (woman reunites with childhood love)

PERFECT DAYS (JM) (theaters) 
    (Wim Wenders Japanese toilet zen movie) 

THE PIGEON TUNNEL (HK, AL) (Apple TV+) 
    (Errol Morris interviews John Le Carré)

PILGRIMS (MG, HK, AL, GR) (rental on Amazon and Apple) 
    (Quiet Lithuanian drama about the aftermath of violence) 

POOR THINGS (MG, AR, MGS) (theater)
    (Feminist Frankenstein circa Stone and Lanthimos)

THE QUIET GIRL (AD, MG, HK, AL, GR) (Hulu, rental) 
    (Irish drama set in 1981 with little girl sent to live amidst foster family) 

REPTILE (GM) (Netflix) 
    (Crime drama starring Benicio del Toro and Justin Timberlake) 

RETURN TO SEOUL (GM) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
    (young French woman takes first trip to South Korea, where she was adopted from as baby) 

REWIND & PLAY (MUBI, rental) 
    (Doc on Thelonius Monk) 

ROCK HUDSON: ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWED (HK, AL) (HBO) Max) 
    (doc on Rock Hudson's career and somewhat closeted gay life)

ROTTING IN THE SUN (AD, HK, AL, MS) (Criterion, rental via Apple+)     
    (filmmaker visiting gay nudist beach collaborates w influencer) 

SAINT OMER (AD) (Hulu, rental) 
    (French courtroom drama centering on two women and abandoned child) 

SHOWING UP (HK, AL, AO, GR) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 
     (Kelly Reichardt, Michelle Williams; ceramicist prepares for show) 

SISU (GM, JW) (Starz; rental) 
    Violent action film from Finland. It's WW II and a miner strikes gold, only to have the Nazis try and steal it. They're messing with the wrong miner! 

SKINAMARINK (GM) (Hulu, Shudder, rental) 
    (classy horror, kids in danger when dad disappears, along with doors and windows of home)

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE (MG,  HK, GM,  AO) (Netflix) 
    (second film in animated trilogy about Black-Puerto Rican Miles Morales as teen Spidey) 

A STILL SMALL VOICE (GM, GR) (limbo) 
    (doc on chaplain training to serve patients and family at Mt. Sinai hospital 

TALK TO ME (MG, AL, GM) (rental) 
    (Aussie horror film about teens fooling w cursed object; very smart debut, well done) 

THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE (GM, GR) (available digitally for $20-25; soon rental) 
    (German drama about teacher determined to get to truth about petty theft in classroom) 

A THOUSAND AND ONE (RB, HK, GM; AL for lead perf) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
    (mom rescues son from foster care and goes on the run) 

20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL (AD, AL, GM) (rental on Amazon) 
    (Ukraine doc) 

UNREST (GR) (Criterion, rental on Amazon) 
    (Swiss film set in 1800s w worker joining anarchist watchmakers) 

WINTER BOY (AL) (MUBI) 
    (French film about teen distraught over his father's death; dir Christoph Honoré) 

YOU HURT MY FEELINGS (AL) (Paramount+/Showtime; rental)
    (latest Nicole Holofcener, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss Affair) 


IRA VIEWING GUIDE BY STREAMER -- STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING WHAT TO WATCH NEXT. I.E. A STREAMER-BY-STREAMER GUIDE TO IRA-FRIENDLY FARE 



AMAZON PRIME 

Asteroid City (Wes Anderson's latest bon-bon) (AL, MGS) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
Broken Blossoms (1919) 
Cassandro (Gael Garcia Bernal queer wrestling) (Amazon Prime) 
Full Time (Paris drama woman w transit strike before job interview) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
Guy Ritchie's The Covenant (Jake Gyllenhaal war flick) (theaters) 
L'Immensitá (Penelope Cruz trans) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
Of An Age (Aussie gay romance between Serb and friend's brother) (Amazon Prime; rental) 
Return To Seoul (Amazon Prime) 
Saltburn (Amazon Prime) 


Gen V (The Boys spin-off superhero school) S1 (Amazon) 
High School S1 
I'm A Virgo S1 (creator Boots Riley) 
Jury Duty S1 
Merry Little Batman (short, special) (Amazon) 


AMC 

BlackBerry (AMC+, rental) 
Monica (trans woman goes home to visit ailing mom Patricia Clarkson) (AMC, rental) 
R.M.N. (racial tension in Transylvanian town; dir Cristian Mungiu) (AMC, Hulu, rental) 
Skinamarink (Home Alone and scared shitless) (AMC, Hulu, Shudder, rental) 

Dark Winds S1-2 (Tony Hillerman) (AMC) 
Swarm (obsessive fans miniseries) (Amazon Prime) 


APPLE + 

Fingernails (Apple+) 
Boom! Boom! The World Vs. Boris Becker (doc) (Apple+) 
Flora and Son (John Carney) (Apple+) 
Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple+) 
The League (rental on Apple+) 
The Pigeon Tunnel (doc on John Le Carré by Errol Morris) (Apple+) 
Umberto Eco: A Library Of The World (Apple+) 


Bad Sisters S1 
Drops Of God S1 (wine industry) (Apple+) 
High Desert (Patricia Arquette ex-dealer crime fighter) (Apple+) 
Lessons In Chemistry (miniseries) (Apple+) 
Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters S1 (Apple+) 
Platonic (Seth Rogen pals) (Apple+) 
Silo S1 (dystopian) (Apple+) 
Slow Horses (spy S1-3) (Apple+) 



BBC AMERICA 

Happy Valley S1-3



BRITBOX 

The Sixth Commandment (queer miniseries; Timothy Spall) (BritBox) 


CRITERION 


Afire (GR) (dir Christian Petzold)  (Criterion, rental) 
The Blue Caftan (Moroccan drama closeted tailor) (Criterion, rental) 
The Eight Mountains (GM) (Criterion, rental)  
Godland (Criterion, rental) 
Joyland (Pakistani film about male dancer and trans woman) (Criterion) 
Orlando, My Political Biography (Criterion, rental) 
Rotting In The Sun (filmmaker and influencer collaborate) (AD, AL) (Criteron, rental Apple+) 
Tori and Lokita (Belgian drama about refugee kids posing as siblings) (Criterion, rental) 



CRUNCHYROLL 

Suzume (Crunchyroll on Amazon) 


DISCOVERY+ 

TK 



DISNEY+ 


Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) 
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) 
Treasure Planet (2002) 
Winnie The Pooh (2011) 

Atlanta (S1-4) (Disney+) 
Culprits (crime miniseries a la Ocean's 11) (Disney+)  


EVENTIVE 

The Beasts (GM) Link here for rental: 

https://watch.eventive.org/rendezvousfrenchfilmfestival/play/64da8260a8acaa008bf40408



FREEFORM 

TK 





FUBO 

Bottoms (lesbian fight club) (Fubo, MGM+, rental)  
Close (MG, AL) (Belgium heart breaker little boys) (Fubo, Paramount+, Showtime) 
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Fubo, Paramount+) 
Earth Mama (single mom Bay Area, dir debut) (AL) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 
Showing Up (Kelly Reichardt, Michelle Williams) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental)
The Starling Girl (teen girl affair married man) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 


Peep Show S1-9


fX 


The Bear S1 and 2 
Reservation Dogs S1-3



HBO MAX 

Albert Brooks: Defending My Life (HBO Max) 
Barbie (AD) (HBO Max, rental) 
Being Mary Tyler Moore (AD) (HBO Max) 
Little Richard: I Am Everything (HBO Max, rental) 
Reality (trial of whistleblower/traitor) (HBO Max) 
Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed (doc) (HK) (HBO Max) 
South To Black Power (doc) (HBO Max) 
Warrior (period action film) (HBO Max) 

 
How To With John Wilson (doc series) (HBO Max)
Last Call (four part doc on serial killer targeting NYC gays) (HBO) 
Naked Attraction (UK dating series S1-6) (HBO Max) 
Our Flag Means Death (gay pirates S1 and 2) (HBO Max) 
Scavengers Reign S1 (sci-fi stranded planet animated) (HBO Max) 
South Side (workplace comedy S1-3) (HBO Max) 
30 Coins apocalyptic religious thing S1 (HBO Max) 


HULU 

Blue Jean (Thatcher era lesbian drama) (Hulu, rental) 
Broker (Kore-eda) 
Enys Men (2023) 
How To Blow Up A Pipeline (eco-thriller) (Hulu, rental) 
The Lady Bird Diaires (Doc) (Hulu) 
The League (Negro League doc) (Hulu, rental)  
No One Will Save You (sci-fi silent) (Hulu) 
Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game (Hulu, rental) 
Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields doc (Hulu) 
The Quiet Girl (Irish drama w reticent little girl in 1981) (Hulu, rental) 
R.M.N. (racial tension in Transylvanian town; dir Cristian Mungiu) (AMC, Hulu, rental) 
Rye Lane (London rom-com) (Hulu) 
Saint Omer (AD) (French courtroom drama) (Hulu, rental) 
Skinamarink (Home Alone and scared shitless) (AMC, Hulu, Shudder, rental) 

The Bear S1-2 (Hulu) 
Moving (S1 Superhero from K) (Hulu) 
Reservation Dogs S1-3 (Hulu) 
Somewhere Boy S1 (Hulu) 
We Were The Lucky Ones Jews/WW II miniseries (Hulu) 

Bait (2019) (Hulu) 



KANOPY 


TK



KINONOW 

Fireworks (gay first love, Italian, 1980s) (Kino Now and rental Jan 18) 
Four Daughters (Tunisian doc) (Kino now, rental) 
Last and First Men (Johann Johannsson film) (Shudder, DirectTV, rental at KinoNow) 
Radical Wolfe (Tom Wolfe doc) (KinoNow) 
The Spanish Dancer (silent gem from 1923) 




MUBI 

Alcarrás (peach farmers in Catalonia) (MUBI) 
Burial (doc) (MUBI) 
The Delinquents (bank heist inside job) (MUBI) 
Fallen Leaves (Aki Kaurismaki) (MUBI) 
A Human Position (Norwegian drama) (MUBI) 
Incredible But True (MUBI) 
Mutzenbacher (doc) (MUBI) 
Other People's Children (French woman drawn maternally to bf's daughter) (MUBI, rental) 
Pacifiction (dir Albert Serra; Cahiers #1 film of 2022) (MUBI) 
Passages (queer) (AL) (MUBI) 
Please Baby Please (Andrea Riseborough queer musical comedy) (MUBI) 
Rodeo (French chick into dirt-bike scene) (MUBI, rental) 
Self-Portrait (surveillance doc) (MUBI) 
Softie (French coming of age for 10 year old) (MUBI) 
A Tiger In Paradise (music doc on Jose Gonzalez) (MUBI)
Winter Boy (French drama w teen distraught over his dad's death) (MUBI) 


NETFLIX 

American Symphony (doc on Jon Batiste and wife) (Netflix) 
The Deepest Breath (doc on underwater sport) (Netflix) 
Fair Play (Wall Street; Alden Ehrenreich) (Netflix) 
Holy Spider (Iranian drama) (Netflix) 
Living (Ikiru w a British accent) (Netflix, rental) 
Mars One (Brazilian family drama) (Netflix) 
May December (Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Todd Haynes) (Netflix) 
Mixed By Erry (Italian biopic about bootlegging music guy) 
Mutt (gay drama) (HK) (Netflix, rental) 
Nimona (animated) (Netflix) 
Society Of The Snow (Netflix) 
Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse (MG) (Netflix) 
They Cloned Tyrone (Blaxploitation sci-fi flick) (Netflix) 
The Wonderful World Of Henry Sugar (Wes Anderson 37m)  (Netflix)


Beef S1 
Blue Eye Samurai S1 (Netflix) 
Cunk On Earth S1
The Night Agents S1 
Sex Education S1-4 (Netflix) 
Top Boy (5S but only 3S on Netflix) 


Girl (2018 by dir of Close) (Netflix) 
Under The Shadow (2016 UK) 



PARAMOUNT+ 


Close (MG, AL) (Belgium heart breaker little boys) (Fubo, Paramount+, Showtime) 
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Fubo, Paramount+) 
Earth Mama (single mom Bay Area, dir debut) (AL) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 
Showing Up (Kelly Reichardt, Michelle Williams) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental)
The Starling Girl (teen girl affair married man) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 


Colin From Accounts (S1) (Paramount+) 
Dreaming Whilst Black (S1) (Paramount+) 
Fellow Travelers (queer miniseries) (Paramount+) 


PBS 

Little Richard: King and Queen of Rock 'n' Roll (PBS Masters) 
Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV (doc on multimedia artist) (PBS; rental) 



PEACOCK 

Oppenheimer (Peacock as of Feb 16) 
Polite Society (coming of age action comedy) (Peacock) 
A Thousand And One (mom kidnaps son out of foster care) (Peacock) 

Killing It S1 (workplace comedy?) (Peacock) 
Mrs. Davis S1 (Peacock) 


PLEX 

TK 


ROKU 


TK 



SHOWTIME 


Close (MG, AL) (Belgium heart breaker little boys) (Fubo, Paramount+, Showtime) 
Earth Mama (single mom Bay Area, dir debut) (AL) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 
Showing Up (Kelly Reichardt, Michelle Williams) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental)
The Starling Girl (teen girl affair married man) (FUBO, Paramount+, Showtime, rental) 




STARZ 


The Blackening (horror spoof) (Starz, rental)
Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre (Guy Ritchie) (Starz; rental) 
Sisu (grim Finnish action film crushing Nazis) (Starz, rental) 


YOUTUBE 


The Other Two (S1-3) (YouTube TV)  







THEATERS OR AVAILABLE TO RENT OR IN LIMBO


After Love (English drama about widow who discovers husband had second family) (rental) 

All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt (rental) 

All Of Us Strangers (limbo) 

Amerikatsi (rental) 

Beau Is Afraid (rental) 

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (animated anthology of Murakami stories) (rental)
 
Chicken For Linda! (animated, at Cannes) (limbo) 

Chile '76 (woman stands up to gov't) (rental) 

Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend Of Midnight Cowboy doc (rental) 

Four Daughters (rental) 

Io Capitano (Feb 23 theatrical )

Leonor Will Never Die (Filipino comedy drama) (rental) 

One Fine Morning (dir Mia Hansen-Løve; woman caring for dad who finds romance) (rental) 

Palm Trees and Power Lines (indie drama about teen girl and much older man) (rental) 

Perfect Days (Wim Wenders) (theater) 

Robot Dreams (animated dog w robot) (limbo)

Shayda -- (theaters) 

Talk To Me (Aussie horror flick) (rental) 

Tōtem (Mexican kid preparing dad's birthday) (limbo) 

20 Days In Mariupol (rental on Amazon et al) 






IRA BEST OF THE YEAR LIST -- 2022  

AFTERSUN  (AD, MG, HK, AO) (theaters, rental)  
    (Paul Mescal drama about divorced dad on holiday w his 11 year old daughter; sad, quiet) 

AFTER YANG (AL, AO) (Showtime, rental) 
    (Dir Kogonada, dir of Columbus, TV series Pachinko; drama about A.I. robot)

ALL THE BEAUTY AND BLOODSHED  (GR) (theaters, HBO Max March 19) 
    (Poitros doc on artist Nan Goldin v Sackler dynasty) 

APOLLO 10 1/2  (AL, AO) (Netflix) 
    (Dir Rick Linklater's childhood reminiscence; it's a g-dd-mn cartoon!) 

APPLES (MG, AL, GM, AR, GR) (MUBI, rental)
    (Greek drama) 

ARMAGEDDON TIME  (AD, HK) (Peacock, rental) 
    (James Gray coming of age tale)

THE AUTOMAT  (AD, JS) (HBO Max, Kanopy, KinoNow, TCM, rental) 
     (doc on NYC quick and easy food institution; my mom went there in the 1950s)

THE BALCONY MOVIE  (GR) (MUBI) 
    (Lockdown doc; chatting with people...from their balcony) 

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (MG, HK, MGS) (HBO Max, theatrical, rental) 
    (Latest Martin McDonagh film)

BONES AND ALL  (AO) (rental) 
    (Timothee Chálamet, Taylor Russell cannibal movie)

THE CATHEDRAL (AL)  (MUBI, rental)
    drama thru eyes of a boy

COW (GM, GR)  (AMC+, rental)
    (Andrea Arnold doc on cow) 

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE  (RB aka Robert Bowman, AL) (Hulu, rental) 
    (Cronenberg) 

DESCENDANT  (AD) (Netflix) 
    (doc on origins of the city Africatown, Alabama and exploration of slave ship Clotilda) 

DOWN WITH THE KING  (AL, GM, AO, GR) (rental) 
    (rap industry pic) 

EMILY THE CRIMINAL  (AD, MG, GR, MGS) (Netflix) 
    (Aubrey Plaza student debt film) 

EO  (AD, HK, AO) (Criterion, rental)  
    (donkey movie) 

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE  (MG, HK, GM, AR) (Showtime, rental)  
    (Michelle Yeoh multiverse) 
 
FIRE OF LOVE (MG, AR)  (Disney+, Hulu)
    (Doc on volcanologists) 

THE FIRE WITHIN (AL, GR)  (History Channel, rental via Amazon and Vudu) 
    (Herzog on same scientists as Fire Of Love) 

FRANCE (GM)  (Criterion, rental) 
    (Bruno Dumont  w Lèa Seydoux as celeb journalist) 

GEORGE CARLIN'S AMERICAN DREAM (GM, GR) (HBO Max) 
    (doc on comedy legend)

GREAT FREEDOM (AD, MG, HK, AL, GR, JS) (MUBI, rental) 
    (German gay prison drama)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (AD, MG, HK) (Netflix) 
    (Fascist setting for dark fairy tale classic) 

HAPPENING (AD, MG, AL, GR, ES) (Hulu, AMC+, rental) 
     (French period abortion drama, pun intended)

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE (AL, GR) (rental) 
    (Hong Sang-Soo latest; his 26th film)

KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME (GM)  (Hulu, rental) 
    (Doc on writer) 

LAST FLIGHT HOME  (GM) (Paramount+, rental) 
    (doc on end of life decision)

THE LAST MOVIE STARS  (MG) (HBO Max)
    (doc on Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward) 

LOST ILLUSIONS  (AL, MGS)  (MUBI, rental) 
    (historical romp based on Balzac novel) 

LOVING HIGHSMITH  (HK, AL)  (Kanopy, rental) 
    (Doc on Patricia Highsmith) 

MEMORIA (GR)  (city by city road show release around the country in 2022/2023)
    (Tilda Swinton in dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

THE MENU (AO, MGS) (HBO Max, rental) 
    (drama w Ralph Fiennes as chef at fancy restaurant; alternate Twilight Zone title: To Serve The 1%)

MOONAGE DAYDREAM (GM) (theatrical, rental) 
    (fever dream of a doc on Bowie) 

MR. BACHMAN AND HIS CLASS (MG, AL)  (MUBI) 
    (German doc on teacher and students) 

NAVALNY (MG, GM, AR, JS) (HBO Max) 
    doc on Russian political prisoner Alexey Navalny) 

NITRAM (AL, GM) (Hulu, AMC+, rental)
    (Aussie flick by dir Justin Kurzel of Snowtown, Macbeth w Fassbender) 

NOPE (AD, AL, AO, MS, MGS) (Peacock, rental)
    (Jordan Peele flick) 

PETER VON KANT (AL) (rental) 
    (Ozon gender flip of Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears Of Petra von Kant) 

PETITE MAMAN (AD, MG, HK, AL, AO, GR) (Hulu, Kanopy, rental)
    (Dir Celine Sciamma's latest)  
 
PLAYGROUND (AL, GR) (MUBI, rental) 
    (French drama about little children and bullying) 

PLEASURE (MG, AL, GM) (Showtime, FUBO, rental) 
    (Sundance film about woman entering adult film industry)  

RRR (AO, MS) (theaters, Netflix) 
    (a Tollywood spectacle) 

SHE SAID (JS) (Peacock, rental) 
    (film insisting the NYT doesn't always suck)

"SR." (AD) (Netflix) 
    (Doc on Robert Downey Sr.)  

TÁR (JS) (Peacock, rental) 
    (toxic composer) 

THE TERRITORY (HK, MG, GM) (Disney+)
    (doc on indigenous people in Brazilian Amazon) 

THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING (AD, GR) (Hulu, Kanopy, rental) 
    (doc on Holocaust footage)

THE TSUGUA DIARIES (GR) (MUBI, rental) 
    (Portuguese film about moviemaking from dir Miguel Gomez) 

TURNING RED (MG) (Disney+) 
    (Pixar allegory for puberty with 13 year old girl turning into giant red panda when excited) 

THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST (AD, MG, HK, GM, MS) (DirecTV, PBS.org, reruns on PBS) 
    (Ken Burns doc --what the U.S. knew and when, what it did and mostly failed to do) 

VENGEANCE (Al, AO, JS) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
    (offbeat film frm B.J. Novak of The Office, who wrote, directed and stars) 

WATCHER  (AL) (AMC+, DirecTV, rental) 
    (Bucharest serial killer)

THE WHALE  (AL) (theater) 
    (Darren Aronovsky w Brendan Fraser) 

WOMEN TALKING (HK, AL, AO, MGS) (theaters, rental) 
    (Sarah Polley directed ensemble; men suck) 

THE WONDER (AR) (Netflix) 
    (French period religious drama) 




IRA VIEWING GUIDE BY STREAMER -- STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING WHAT TO WATCH NEXT. I.E. A STREAMER-BY-STREAMER GUIDE TO IRA-FRIENDLY FARE 



AMAZON PRIME 



2022 

Argentina, 1985 (Oscar hopeful about lawyers battling military dictatorship in 1980s) 
Catherine Called Birdy (Amazon) 
Dog (Chaninng Tatum) (Amazon) 
Good Nght Oppy (Mars rover doc) (Amazon) 
The Sound of 007 (Bond music doc) (Amazon) 
Til Kingdom Come (doc on Kentucky evangelicals loving Israel) (spoiler alert -- Jews still aren't saved)


Annika S1 (Amazon Prime/PBS) 
The English S1 (Emily Blunt Western miniseries)
Friday Night Dinner (2011 sitcom) (Amazon Prime) 
The Kids In The Hall (Amazon Prime) 
Undone (S1 and S2)





2021 
Attica (Amazon Prime, Showtime) 
The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain (Amazon) 
Joji (Amazon) 
Mayor Pete (doc) (Amazon) 
My Name Is Pauli Murray (Amazon) 
Val (Val Kilmer doc) (Amazon) 

TV:
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (Amazon) (1976) 
Invincible S1 animated (Amazon) 
The Underground Railroad S1 (Amazon)


2020 

Banana (Amazon) 
Beats (Amazon Prime, MUBI) 
Blow The Man Down (Amazon) mys
Boys (Amazon) 
Cucumber (Amazon) 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix) 
Pride (Amazon) 
Route One/USA (Amazon/Ovid) 
Saint Frances (Starz/Amazon) 
The Surrogate (Starz/Amazon, rental) 
Sylvie's Love jazz romance (Amazon) 



AMC 



2022 

Happening (AMC+, Hulu and rental) 
Hold Your Fire (hostage negotiation doc) (AMC+ and rental) 
Watcher (serial killer in Bucharest) (AMC+, rental) 

Better Call Saul (AMC+) 
That Dirty Black Bag S1 (AMC+) 
This Is Going To Hurt S1 (AMC+) 


2021 

TV: 
The North Water S1 (AMC)



APPLE + 



2022 

The Big Con (Apple TV+) 
Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple+) 
The Girl and the Spider (for rent on Apple+) 
In Front Of Your Face (for rent on Apple+) 
Louis Armstrong's Black and Blues (Apple+) 

Pachinko S1 (Apple+) 
Severance S1 (Apple+) 
Shining Girls S1 (Apple+) 
Slow Horses S1 (Apple+) 

2021 

Roadrunner (rental only) 
The Truffle Hunters ($1 rental) 


TV: 
For All Mankind (Apple + series) 
Girlfriends (1978 movie $4 rental) 
Mythic Quest S2 (Apple+) 
71: The Year That Music Changed Everything (eight part doc) (Apple+) 
Ted Lasso (Apple+ series) 


2020 

Beastie Boys Story (Apple+) 
Greyhound (WW II film, Tom Hanks) (Apple+) 
On The Rocks (Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola) (Apple+) 



BRITBOX 


2022 

Sherwood (S1 crime drama) 



CRITERION 

2022 

France (Bruno Dumont)
Hive 
Neptune Frost Afro-futurist musical (Criterion, Kanopy) 
A Night Of Knowing Nothing (Criterion) 
Pyaasa (1957 Indian classic) 


NOTABLE FILMS 2021-PAST

Bacurau (Criterion/Kanopy; rental elsewhere) 
Cane River (1982 lost film) (Kanopy, Criterion) 
Compensation (1999, never released theatrically)
Pink Narcissus (Criterion) 
Searching For Mr. Rugoff (GM, JS) (NYC film exhibition doc) (Criterion, rental) 
This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection (also rental) 
A Touch of Zen (Criterion, rental) 
Vitalina Varela (Criterion) 
You Will Die At Twenty (Criterion) 
Zombie Child (French flick, Criterion) 



DISCOVERY+ 


2022 

Last Exit: Space (by Werner Herzog's son) (Discovery +) 



DISNEY+ 


2023 



2022 

Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Rangers


Bluey S3
Moon Knight S1

2021

Becoming Cousteau (Disney+) 
The Rescue (Thai cave doc) (Disney+) 


TV: 
Loki S1 (Disney+) 
The Muppet Show (Disney+) Feb 19 
[S1E5 (Rita Moreno) S2E8 (Steve Martin) S3E7 (Alice Cooper) S4E24 (Diana Ross) S5E15 (Carol Burnett) ] 
WandaVision S1


2020 

Soul (Disney +) 



FREEFORM 


2021 

TV: 
Cruel Summer S1 (Freeform) 



FUBO 


2022 

After Yang (FUBO and Showtime) 
Hit The Road (dir son of Panahi) (FUBO, Kanpoy, Showtime, rental) 
Montana Story (Fubo, Showtime and rental) 

2021 

Attica (Fubo and Showtime) 
Everything's Gonna Be Okay (LGBT series) 



fX 

2023 


Atlanta  Series (fX) 
The Bear S1 and S2  (fx)   
Reservation Dogs S1 and S2 (fX)





HBO MAX 


2022 

All That Breathes 
The Batman (HBO Max) 
George Carlin's American Dream (HBO Max) 
Kimi (Soderbergh w Zoe Kravitz) (HBO Max) 
The Last Movie Stars (6 part doc on Newman and Woodward) (HBO Max)
Limbo (HBO Max Alonso Duralde) 
Menudo: Forever Young (HBO Max)
Navalny (doc) (HBO Max) 
Rothaniel (Jerrod Carmichael comedy special) 
38 At The Garden (Jeremy Lin doc) 

TV: 

Batman: The Animated Series (HBO Max) 
Euphoria S1 and 2 (HBO Max) 
Hacks S1 and 2 (HBO Max series) 
The Industry (HBO) 
Julia S1 (HBO Max) 
The Last Movie Stars (6 part doc on Newman and Woodward) (HBO Max)
Minx (comedy about female erotica mag in 1970s) 
My Brilliant Friend S1-3 (HBO Max) 
The Rehearsal S1 (HBO Max) 
The Sex Lives of College Girls (S1-3) 
We Are Who We Are (HBO miniseries kids on base; Luca Guadanigno)
We Own This City (from many behind The Wire)


2021 

 
Listening To Kenny G (HBO Max) 
Nightmare Alley (HBO Max, Hulu) 
No Sudden Move (Soderbergh) HBO Max 
Tina (doc on Turner) (HBO) 


TV: 
Betty (HBO Max series) 
A Black Lady Sketch Show S1 (HBO Max) 
Exterminate All The Brutes 4 part doc (HBO Max) 
The Investigation S1 (HBO, Swedish) 
It's A Sin (HBO Max miniseries) 
Love Life S1 (HBO, guy from The Good Place) 
Mare Of Easttown S1 (HBO Max series) 
The Other Two S2 (HBO, Justin Bieber-like guy and his mom) 
South Side comedy (HBO Max) 
Station Eleven (HBO) 
Succession (S1-3) (HBO) 
The Other Two S1-2 (HBO) 
Veneno S1 (HBO Max) 
The White Lotus (HBO Max) 



2020 

American Utopia (HBO Max) 
Emma (HBO Max) 
Let Them All Talk (HBO Max) 
On The Record (HBO Max) 
We Are Who We Are (HBO Max)
Wonder Woman 1984 (HBO Max) 





HULU 


2022 

Beba (Hulu and rental) 
Benediction (Terence Davies) (Hulu)
Changing The Game (doc on high school trans athletes) (Hulu)
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (Hulu) 
Happening (Hulu, AMC+, rental)  
Nitram (Hulu, AMC+, rental) 
Petite Maman (Hulu)
Stars at Noon (Claire Denis) (Hulu)  

The Bear S1 and 2 (Hulu) 
Reservation Dogs S1 and 2 (Hulu) 
Welcome To Flatch S1 and S2 (Paul Feig) (Hulu) 


2021 

All Light, Everywhere doc on bias (Hulu, rental) 
Bergman Island (Hulu) 
The First Wave (covid doc) (Hulu) 
Homeroom (doc) (Hulu) 
I'm Your Man (Hulu) 
The Killing Of Two Lovers (Hulu, rental) 
New Order (HULU, rental)  
Nightmare Alley (HBO Max, Hulu) 
Pig (Hulu) 
Saint Maud (Hulu, Paramount+)
Swan Song (Hulu) 
The Truffle Hunters (Hulu) 
Undine (Hulu, rental) 


TV: 
Freaks & Geeks S1 (Hulu) 
In My Skin S1 and 2 (Hulu) 
Only Murders in The Building S1 (Hulu) 


2020

After Parkland (DOC) (Hulu)  
Beach Rats (Hulu) 
Everything's Going To Be Okay (Hulu) 
Farewell Amor (Hulu) 
Please Like Me (Hulu) 
Premature (Hulu) 
The Secrets We Keep (Hulu)
Tesla (Hulu)






KANOPY 


2022 

Ali & Ava (Kanopy, rental) 
Hello, Bookstore doc (Kanopy, Roku, rental) 
Hit The Road (dir son of Panahi) (FUBO, Kanpoy, Showtime, rental) 
Hive 
I Was At Home, But....
Neptune Frost (Criterion, Kanopy) 


2021 


2020 

Bacurau (Criterion/Kanopy; rental elsewhere) 
Cane River (1982 lost film) (Kanopy, Criterion)
Tom at the Farm (Kanopy) 


KINONOW 


2022

The Automat (doc) 
Darryl Jones: In The Blood (doc on Rolling Stones bassist) 
Hello, Bookstore (doc) (KinoNow) 
Hold Me Tight (dir Mathieu Almaric)
Love, Charlie (doc on chef's rise and fall) 
Murina (Croatian, endorsed and prod by Scorsese) 
Til Kingdom Come (doc on Kentucky evangelicals loving Israel) (spoiler alert -- Jews still aren't saved)



MUBI 

2022 

The Balcony Movie (lockdown doc chatting w people from balcony) (MUBI) 
The Box (Venezuela Oscar submission) (MUBI) 
Free Chol Soo Lee ((K doc on trial injustice) (MUBI) 
Intregalde (Rom drama) (MUBI) 
Lingui: The Sacred Bonds (MUBI, rental) played Cannes 
Lost Illusions (French costume drama, award winner) (MUBI) 
Moneyboys (Taiwanese rent boy drama) (MUBI) 
Taming The Garden (doc) (MUBI) 
This Much I Know To Be True (Nick Cave doc) (MUBI)
Wet Sand (Georgian drama) (MUBI) 


Time To Love (1965 Turkish film, restoration) (MUBI) 
Zama (2017) (MUBI) 



2021 

Azor (MUBI) 
Beginnings (Georgian Oscar entry) (MUBI) 
Days (MUBI) 
Labyrinth Of Cinema (MUBI) 
Luzzu (MUBI) 
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (MUBI) 
State Funeral (MUBI, rental via Apple) 
Sweet Thing (MUBI, Hoopla, rental) 


2020 

Beats (Amazon Prime, MUBI) 
Beyond Clueless (2014 doc on film Clueless) (MUBI) 
Citadel (short by John Smith) MUBI 
Dead Pigs (Feb 12; dir of Birds Of Prey) (MUBI) 
Meanwhile On Earth (doc on funeral homes)
Overseas (Filipino nannies doc) (MUBI)  
Spring Night Summer Night (1967) 
White On White (MUBI)





NETFLIX 


2022 

Athena (French drama from dir of Les Miserables) 
Descendant (doc on recovery of slave ship in Mobile AL) (Netflix)
Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (doc) (Netflix)
Gangubai Kathiawadi (Netflix) 
Hustle (Adam Sandler sports) (Netflix) 
Is That Black Enough For You? (doc on black cinema) (Netflix) 
Killing Them Softly (Dominik from 2012) 
RRR (Netflix) 
"Sr." (Downey doc) (Netflix) 
The Swimmers (Netflix) 
13: The Musical 
White Hot: The Rise & Fall Of Abercrombie & Fitch 
The Wonder (French religious period drama) (Netflix) 

Residue (from 2020) 


Break Point (tennis doc) (Netflix) 
Cunk On Earth S1 
Heartstopper S1 
Trial by Fire S1 


2021 

The Alpinist (Netflix) 
A Cop Movie (Mexican doc/mock) (Netflix) 
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy (Netflix) 
The Disciple (Netflix) 
Pray Away (Netflix doc) 
Procession (church abuse doc) (Netflix) 
7 Prisoners (Netflix) 
The Sparks Brothers (Netflix, rental) 


TV: 

Al Rawabi School For Girls S1 Jordan high school drama (Netflix) 
Hometown Cha Cha Cha S1 rom-com from K (Netflix)
Lupin S1 AND S2 (Netflix) 
Maid (miniseries) (Netflix) 
Pretend It's A City S1 (Netflix) 
Squid Game S1 (Netflix) 
We The People S1 a la Schoolhouse Rock (Netflix)  


2020 

Bounding (Netflix) 
Circus of Books (porn shop doc) (Netflix)  
Grand Army S1 (Netflix) 
Handsome Devil (Netflix) 
I Care A Lot (Netflix) 
I'm Thinking Of Ending Things (Netflix) 
Nobody Knows I'm Here (Jorge Garcia) (Netflix) 
A Sun (Taiwan) (Netflix) 
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Netflix) 
Yes God Yes (Netflix) 
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix) 



PARAMOUNT+ 


2022 

Confess, Fletch (Paramount+) 
Honor Society (High school caper) (Paramount+) 
Last Flight Home (doc on end of life decision) (GM) (Paramount+) 
Love, Tom (doc on Nashville songwriter) (Paramount+) 
Three Months (Troye Sivan) (Paramount+) 
Wasteland (sewage doc) (Paramount+) 


The Mayor of Kingstown S1 (Paramount+)

2021 

Ascension (China doc) (Paramount+) 
Bring Your Own Brigade (Paramount+) 
Saint Maud (Hulu, Paramount+)




PEACOCK 

2023 

Poker Face S1 (Columbo-like mys series)


2022 

Armageddon Time 
Brian and Charles (inventor) (Peacock) 
The Northman (Peacock, rental) 
She Said (Peacock, sale, theater) 
Vengeance (Peacock, rental) 

2021

We Are Lady Parts S1 (Peacock) 



PLEX 


2022 

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road doc (Plex, rental)



ROKU 


2022 

Hello, Bookstore doc (Kanopy, Roku, rental) 


Sherlock Holmes (TV series)  


SHOWTIME 


2022 

Hit The Road ((dir son of Panahi) (FUBO, Kanpoy, Showtime, rental) 
Montana Story (Fubo, Showtime and rental) 
We Need To Talk About Cosby (Showtime) 


Yellowjackets S1 


2021 

Cusp (summer for teen girl military brats doc) (Showtime) 


2020 

Relic (horror) (Showtime, rental) 
Shithouse (Showtime, rental for $7) 
La Verite/The Truth (Showtime, rental)



STARZ 


2021 

Nine Days (Starz, also rental on Apple for $6) 



YOUTUBE 


2021 

Life In A Day 2020 (crowd-sourced doc about day in life)



THE FILM DETECTIVE (FREE APP) 

Arthur Wontner -- numerous Sherlock Holmes movies


 


THEATERS OR AVAILABLE TO RENT OR IN LIMBO




2022 


Bodies Bodies Bodies (written by Wolves playwright) horror flick
Corsage (Austrian bio of royal) (rental) 
The Duke (rental) 
The Eternal Daughter (online purchase) 
The Inspection (rental) 
Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power (doc on SNCC in Alabama) (rental) 
Miracol/Miracle (Romanian film) (rental) 
My Donkey, My Lover & I (rental) 
Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle (limbo)
El Otro Tom (rental) 
Riotsville, USA (doc on military response to racial unrest) (rental) 
The Story of Film: A New Generation (doc) (rental) 
Tantura (Israeli doc on war crimes of 19948) (rental) 
You Won't Be Alone (Macedonia, woman accused of being witch) (rental) 


2021 


All Light, Everywhere (surveillance doc) (Hulu; rental) 
The Alpinist (Netflix)  
Ascension (Paramount+)
Attica (Amazon Prime, Showtime) 
Benedetta (Verhoeven nun flick) (Hulu, rental) 
The Card Counter (rental) 
Days (MUBI) 
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (for Jessica Chastain esp) (HBO Max, rental)
14 Peaks (doc) 
John and the Hole (rental at Amazon Google YouTube etc) 
The Killing Of Two Lovers (Hulu, rental) 
Labyrinth Of Cinema (MUBI) 
The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (rental) 
Nightmare Alley (HBO Max, Hulu) 
Nine Days (Starz, also rental on Apple for $6) 
No Sudden Move (HBO Max) 
7 Prisoners (Netflix) 
The Souvenir Part II (rent on Spectrum; purchase elsewhere) 
The Strong Ones (Chilean queer) (rental) 
The Tender Bar (Amazon) 
Undine (Hulu, rental) 
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (by director of Drive My Car) (rental)

Rentals: this means a movie is widely available to rent for $4 or so via Apple, Amazon, etc.




2021 

Identifying Features (rental) 
I'm Your Man (rental) 
I Was A Simple Man (rental) 
Little Girl (trans doc) (rental) 
The Lost Leonardo (art doc) (rental) 
Mass (rental) 
Minyan queer may dec (rental) 
No Ordinary Man (Billy Tipton trans doc) (rental) 
Old Henry (rental) 
Philly D.A. 8 part pbs doc (Topic streamer) 




2020 

American Utopia (HBO Max) 
Assassins (rental doc) 
Beats (MUBI, Amazon) 
The Painted Bird (Hulu) 
The Platform (Netflix) 
Route One/USA (Amazon/Ovid) 
Two Of Us (rental) 
La Verite/The Truth ((FUBO, Showtime, DirecTV, rental on YouTube for $4, Amazon for $7) 
Vitalina Varela (Criterion) 
Young Ahmed (Dardenne film) (Criterion, Kanopy, rental) 




CHRISTMAS MOVIES 

Klaus (animated) (Netflix) 
The Match Factory Girl (Criterion) 
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (horror-ish) (Hulu, Peacock) 
Tokyo Godfathers (animated) (rental) 


MOVIES 2019 TO SEE

All Is Well (Netflix)
Anthropocene: The Human century (Kanopy)
Arctic
Asako I and II
Ash Is Purest White
The Beach Bum
The Brink (Hulu) (Steve Bannon film)
The Burial of Kojo
The Chambermaid (Starz/Amazon)
The Competition (French doc on entry to film school)
Diane (Hulu)
The Edge Of Democracy (Brazil docu) (Netflix)
Everybody Knows (Ashgar Farhadi) (Netflix)
Fast Color
The Gospel Of Eureka
High Flying Bird (Netflix)
The Hottest August (Roku channel, Amazon fee)
I Lost My Body (Netflix)
Jay Myself (doc)
The Kingdom (Netflix  K period zombie)
Klaus (Netflix)
The Laundromat (Netflix)
The Lighthouse
Light Of My Life
Little Woods
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Missing Link (Netflix)
One Child Nation (Amazon)
One Cut Of The Dead (Jap zombie) (Amazon, maybe)
Permanent Green Light (Dennis Cooper) (Kanopy)
Rojo
Rolling Thunder Revue (Netflix)
Shadow (wuxia by Zhang Yimou) (Netflix) 
Slut In A Good Way (Amazon)
Sorry Angel (French gay; Honore) (rental Amazon Apple)
Sunset (dir Nemez) (Starz/Amazon)
Thunder Soul (2010 doc)
Too Late To Die Young (Criterion Kanopy)
Transit (Amazon)
Two Plains and a Fancy (Amazon, Kanopy)
Under The Silver Lake (Amazon)
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylon)
Woman at War (Hulu)



MOVIES 2018 STILL TO SEE

Araby
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
Ben Is Back
Bisbee '17 (doc)
Bodied
The Cakemaker
Crime and Punishment (doc)
Custody
Don't Worry,  He Won't Get Far On Foot
El Angel
Everybody Knows
The Green Fog (Guy Maddin)
The Guilty
Happy As Lazzaro
The Insult
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (doc)
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (John Ridley)
Nico, 1988
Reversing Roe (Netflix doc)
A Simple Favor
Skate Kitchen
Sollers Point
Stan and Ollie
The Third Murder (Kore-eda film)
Thoroughbreds
Vazante
Western
You Were Never Really Here
Zama


2017

Lost In Paris (rental, by people behind L'iceberg) 


1980s etc MOVIES TO WATCH/REWATCH for IRAS

Berlin Alexanderplatz (Criterion)
Cutter's Way (Pluto w ads)
The Elephant Man (Amazon rent)
The Last Metro (Truffaut) (Criterion/Kanopy)
Lola (Fassbinder) (Criterion)
Marjoe (Amazon? Vudu Roku? )
Mon Oncle d'Amerique (Criterion)
The Night Of Shooting Stars (Amazon rent)
A Passage To India (Amazon rent)
Raising Arizona (Starz/Amazon)
S.O.B. (Amazon rent)
Taxi Zum Klo (Pantaflix rent)
They All Laughed
The Vanishing (Criterion)
Videodrome (Amazon rent)
The Whole Shootin' Match (70s) Amazon




RECENT-ISH TV SHOWS NEED TO SEE

Adventure Time (Hulu)
American Crime (three seasons, ABC) (Netflix)
The Americans (Amazon)
American Vandal (Netflix)
America To Me (Starz doc)
AP Bio (Hulu)
Archer (Hulu)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (Amazon?)
Babylon Berlin (Netflix) 
Better Call Saul (Netflix)
Betty (HBO) skating boarding chicks 
Big Mouth (Netflix animated)
Blackadder (Amazon and Hulu)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Blue Planet II (BBC America)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
The Bridge (Hulu)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) 
The Bureau (French TV thriller, five seasons) (Amazon) 
Casa de los Flores aka House of Flowers (Netflix)
La Casa De Papel aka Money Heist (Netflix)
Crashing UK w Phoebe Waller-Bridges (Netflix)
Dark (German Stranger Things on Netflix)
Das Boot (Hulu)
Dickinson (Apple)
Drew Michael (HBO standup, no audience)
Elite (Netflix high school drama, Spain)
The Half of It (Netflix teen Cyrano Asian)
Los Espookys (HBO)
Euphoria (HBO)
Fargo (Hulu)
Fauda (Israeli-Palestinian) (Netflix)
F1: Drive To Survive (Netflix)
Forever (Amazon)
GLOW (Netflix) 
The Great (Hulu w Nicolas Hoult Russian period) 
Hannah Gadsby Douglas (watch Nannette first) (Netflix) 
Happy Valley (Netflix)
Homecoming (Amazon)
The House of Flowers (La Casa de las Flores, Mexico) (Netflix)
I Know This Much is True (HBO) 
I May Destroy you (HBO) 
Insecure (HBO)
I Think You Should Leave (Netflix)
Kidding (Showtime)
Kid Gorgeous at Radio City: John Mulaney stand up (Netflix)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Letterkennny (Hulu)
The Little Drummer Girl (Amazon?)
Lodge 49 (Hulu)
Mira, Royal Detective (Disney Channel)
Money Heist aka La Casa De Papel (Netflix)
Moone Boy (Irish Wonder Years)(Hulu)
Mr Inbetween (Amazon) 
Mrs America (Hulu w Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schaffly) 
Mum (Britbox, Amazon)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Nanette: Hannah Gadsby standup (Netflix)
Nathan For You (Comedy Central) 
Never Have I Ever (mindy Kaling high school comedy) (Netflix) 
The Other Two (gay, Comedy Central)
Our Boys (HBO) 
Outer Banks (Netflix, Aussie teens Pogues, dawson's creek) 
Patriot (spy guitar) (Amazon)
Pen15 (Hulu)
Perpetual Grace LTD (creators of Patriot) (Epix)
Please Like Me (Irish gay, mother attempted suicide etc) Hulu
Ramy (Muslim American) (Hulu)
Random Acts Of Flyness (HBO)
Rectify (Sundance) 
Red Oaks (Amazon, country club tennis 80s) 
Rick And Morty (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim) (Hulu)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix cooking show)
Sex Education (Netflix, Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson)
Shangri-La Rick Rubin doc (Showtime)
Sherman's Showcase (Hulu)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Six By Sondheim (HBO)
Sorry For Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
The Story Of Minglan (Chinese drama on YouTube)
Succession (HBO)
Tamborine: Chris Rock special (Netflix)
The Terror (AMC)
This Close (Sundance)
This Is England (Amazon)
Tig Notaro: Happy to be Here standup (Netflix)
The Trip (rentable) 
Truth Seekers (Amazon, Simon Pegg) 
Unbelievable (Netflix)
The Untamed (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)
The Vicar of Dibley (BritBox Amazon)
The Vietnam War (Amazon)
Warrior (Cinemax)
Watchmen (HBO)
What We Do In The Shadows (Hulu)
When They See Us (Netflix Ava DuVernay)
Wild Wild Country (Netflix doc)
Years and Years (HBO)



VINTAGE SHOWS I NEED TO SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME
OR RE-WATCH (BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG)

Alan Partridge
An American Family (1973 PBS documentary)
Anne Of Green Gables (1985)
The Avengers
Baseball (Ken Burns)
Blackadder
Brassed Off
Broken Trail (2006 TV movie)
Buffalo Bill
Civilization
Cosmos
Danger UXB
The Day After
Eleanor and Franklin
Elizabeth R
Gulliver's Travels (1996 miniseries)
Jazz (Ken Burns)
The Kids In The Hall (1988 sketch)
The Jewel In The Crown
Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts
Mr. Show
The Paper Chase
Party Down
Planet Earth
Reilly: Ace Of Spies
The Rockford Files/Maverick
S.C.T.V. (1976 sketch) 
Sherlock Holmes (starring Ronald Howard from 1954, on Roku) 
Shogun
Sons Of Anarchy
St. Elsewhere (1982 drama)
Tattingers (1988 light drama)
Victory At Sea
The Waltons (1971 drama)
The World At War
World on a Wire (Fassbender TV four hours, Criterion) 


BEST OF ALL-TIME TO WATCH (OR REWATCH) LIST 

Cluny Brown (Criterion)
Imitation Of Life (rental) 
Marnie (Criterion) 


Aguirre, Wrath Of God (rental, Apple Amazon) 
All That Jazz 
L'avventura (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Bāhubali: The Beginning (2015) (Netflix) 
Beau Travail (Criterion) 
The Big Lebowski (rental Apple Amazon) 
A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion) 
Chungking Express (Criterion) 
Cluny Brown (Criterion)
Come and See (Klimov) 
Cutter's Way (rental Apple Amazon) 
A Day In The Country aka Partie de campagne (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Design For Living (TCM) 
Germany Year Zero (HBO Max, Criterion) 
The Hitch-Hiker (Amazon, Kanopy) 
In Bruges (rental Apple Amazon) 
Intentions Of Murder (Criterion) 
Journey To Italy (HBO Max, Criterion, Kanopy) 
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India (Netflix)
Lipstick (Apple rental) 
Lola Montes (HBO Max, Criterion) 
The Long Goodbye (Altman)
La Maman et al Putain 
The Marquise of O (Apple rental) 
Mary and Max (Criterion)
Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974) (Criterion)
The Night Porter (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Los Olvidados 
Only Angels Have Wings (rental Apple Amazon)
Persona (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Shaun Of The Dead (rental Apple Amazon)
Solaris (Tarkovsky) 
Stalker (Tarkovsky) 
Story Of Women (Criterion)
Such A Pretty Little Beach 
3 Women (Altman) 
Touki Bouki (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Vagabond) 
Wanda (Criterion)
A Woman Under The Influence