Criterion Collection

My Watchlist in 2016

I have been quite busy for any blog post the last month. Fortunately, I catch up a few Criterion titles in 2016, and start to type something finally. But before looking back to those past films, I would like to kick off the year with a watchlist for 2016.

The list would include some 2015 titles that I missed, or say films that are still undistributed in my local city. I try to arrange them in the descending order of my anticipation level, mostly in the top 20 spots, the remaining ones maybe in a more random fashion. I try to be as comprehensive as possible, so if I miss anything that you really looking forward to, please share your thoughts!

1.Silence (Martin Scorsese // USA) IMDB

2.It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan // Canada, France) IMDB1

3. Hail, Caesar! (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen // USA) IMDB

4. Son of Saul (László Nemes // Hungary) IMDB

5. The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino // USA) IMDB

6. Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson // USA) IMDB

7. Carol (Todd Haynes // UK, USA) IMDB

8. The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu // USA) IMDB

9. 八部半 (Ann Hui, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Ringo Lam, Patrick Tam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui, John Woo, Woo-Ping Yuen // Hong Kong) IMDB2

10. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee // USA) IMDB

11. Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes // Portugal) Vol.1 IMDB, Vol.2 IMDB, Vol.3 IMDB

12. The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos // Ireland, UK) IMDB

13. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra // Colombia) IMDB

14. The Club (Pablo Larraín // Chile) IMDB

15. After the Storm 海よりもまだ深く (Hirokazu Koreeda // Japan) IMDB

16. Youth (Paolo Sorrentino // Italy, France) IMDB

17. 45 Years (Andrew Haigh // UK) IMDB

18. Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul // Thailand) IMDB

19. Endless Poetry (Alejandro Jodorowsky // Chile) IMDB3

20. Everybody Wants Some (Richard Linklater // USA) IMDB

21. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman // Belgium, France) IMDB

22. The Handmaid 아가씨 (Park Chan-wook // South Korea) IMDB

23. Kaili Blues 路邊野餐 (Bi Gan // China) IMDB

24. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Znyder // USA) IMDB

25. Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones // France, USA) IMDB

26. Behemoth 悲兮魔兽 (Zhao Liang // China, France) IMDB

27. Visit, or Memories and Confessions (Manoel de Oliveria // Portugal) IMDB

28. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy // USA) IMDB

29. The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert // Brazil) IMDB

30. Room (Lenny Abrahamson // Canada, Ireland) IMDB

31. From Afar (Lorenzo Vigas // Venezula, Mexico) IMDB

32. Innocence of Memories Orhan Pamuk’s Museum & Istanbul (Grant Gee // UK, Ireland) IMDB

33. The Bride of Rip Van Winkle リップヴァンウィンクルの花嫁(Shunji Iwai // Japan) IMDB

34. Warcraft (Duncan Jones // USA) IMDB

35. Listen to Me Marlon (Stevan Riley // UK) IMDB

36. Three Stories of Love 恋人たち(Hashiguchi Ryosuke // Japan) IMDB

37. Story of Your Life (Denis Villeneuve // USA) IMDB

38. Alice in Earnestland 성실한 나라의 앨리스(Ahn Goocjin // South Korea) IMDB

39. Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven // France, Turkey) IMDB (Screened in HKAFF)

40. The Unknown Girl (Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne // Belgium, France) IMDB

41. La La Land (Damien Chazelle, USA) IMDB

42. Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols // USA) IMDB

43. Kazoku wa tsuraiyo 家族はつらいよ (Yoji Yamada // Japan) IMDB

44. X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer // USA) IMDB

45. 三人行 (Johnnie To // Hong Kong) IMDB4

46. Brooklyn (John Crowley // Ireland, UK) IMDB

47. The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu // Romania) IMDB

48. The Witch (Robert Eggers // USA) IMDB

49. Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari// Greece) IMDB

50. Star Wars: Rogue One (Gareth Edwards// USA) IMDB

51. The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn // France, USA, Denmark) IMDB

52. Sunset Song (Terence Davies // UK) IMDB

53. Francofonia (Aleksandr Sokurov // France, Germany) IMDB

54. The Commune (Thomas Vinterberg // Denmark) IMDB

55. The BFG (Steven Spielberg // USA) IMDB

56. The Big Short (Adan McKay // USA) IMDB

57. The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (Ben River // UK) IMDB

58. Your Name. 君の名は。(Makoto Shinkai // Japan) IMDB

59. Deadpool (Tim Miller // USA) IMDB

60. Creed (Ryan Coogler // USA) IMDB

61. Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar // Spain) IMDB

62. The Clan (Pablo Trapero // Argentina, Spain) IMDB

63. Cosmo (Andrezj Zulawski // Poland) IMDB

64. The Pearl Buttoned (Patricio Guzmán // France, Spain, Chile) IMDB

65. Snowden (Oliver Stone // USA) IMDB

66. High-Rise (Ben Wheatley // UK) IMDB

67. Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog // France, USA) IMDB

68. Anger 怒り(Lee Sang-il // Japan) IMDB

69. Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier // USA) IMDB

70. Gokseong 곡성(Na Hong-Jin // South Korea) IMDB

71. Finding Dory (Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane // USA) IMDB

72. The White Knights (Joachim La Fosse // Belgium) IMDB

73. De Palma (Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow // USA) IMDB

74. Secret Agent 밀정 (Kim Jee-woon // South Korea) IMDB

75. In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman // USA) IMDB

76. Fourth Direction (Gurvinder Singh // India) IMDB (Screened in HKAFF)

77. Tharlo 塔洛 (Pema Tseden // China) IMDB

78. A Copy of My Mind (Joko Anwar // Indonesia) IMDB

79. Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford // USA) IMDB

80. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt // USA) IMDB

81. Ghostbusters (Paul Feig // USA) IMDB

82. Suicide Squad (David Ayer // USA) IMDB

83. The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit // France, Japan) IMDB

84. Godzilla Resurgence シン・ゴジラ(Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi // Japan) IMDB

85. The Academy of Muses (José Luis Guerin // Spain) IMDB

86. The Throne 사도(Jook-ik Lee // South Korea) IMDB

87. The Circle (James Ponsoldt // USA) IMDB

88. Tunnel 터널(Kim Seong-hoon // South Korea) IMDB (Director only)

89. The Ferryman 擺渡人 (Zhang Jiajia // China) IMDB

90. Free State of Jones (Gary Ross // USA) IMDB5

91. Évolution (Lucile Hadzihalilovic // France) IMDB

92. Love and Friendship (Whit Stillman // USA, Ireland) IMDB

93. Zama (Lucrecia Martel // Argentina, Spain) IMDB

94. Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin // USA) IMDB

95. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (David Yates // UK, USA) IMDB

96. Lost and Beautiful (Pietro Marcello // Italy) IMDB

97. Dear Deer ディアーディアー(Takeo Kikuchi // Japan) IMDB6

98. Manhunt 追捕 (John Woo // China) IMDB7

99. Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz // USA) IMDB

100. Independence Day: Resurgence (Roland Emmerich // USA) IMDB

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