The Year in Viewing 2016

My favorite films from the past year of viewing. Considering that this isn’t even all the movies I watched this year, I’d have to say that I’m compulsive. I genuinely love film.

Also, I need to look at this list every time I think I don’t have time to write.

Films in bold are particular personal favorites.

Animated

Neighbours (1952)
Fantastic Planet (1973)
The Sand Castle (1977)
Asparagus (1979)
Suur Toll (1980)
Dver (1986)
Son (1988)
Alter Ego (1989)
Creature Comforts (1989)
The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997)
Harvie Krumpet (2003)

Documentary

Grey Gardens (1975)
Osamu Tezuka: The Secret of Creation (1985)
The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)
Chantal Akerman, From Here (2010)
Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012)
Art and Craft (2014)
Giuseppe Makes a Movie (2014)
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
The Nightmare (2015)

Art House

La Jetee (1962)
Flaming Creatures (1963)
Chafed Elbows (1966)
Fat Feet (1966)
Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)
Mindscape (1976)
Vertical Features Remake (1978)
A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1979)
Forbidden Zone (1980)
Screamplay (1985)
Mala Noche (1986)
Cat in the Brain (1990)
Laurie Anderson: The Collected Videos (1991)
Schizopolis (1996)
The Heart of the World (2000)
DU3L (2009)
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
Every Angle Is an Angel (2016)

Horror / Sci-fi / VHS Weirdness

King Kong (1933)
The Vampire’s Ghost (1945)
The Black Sleep (1956)
Tormented (1960)
Black Sunday (1960)
Last Woman on Earth (1960)
The Birds (1963)
Monstrosity (1963)
Black Sabbath (1963)
Queen of Blood (1966)
Messiah of Evil (1973)
Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
Dark Star (1974)
The Living Dead of Manchester Morgue (1974)
The Devil’s Rain (1975)
Don’t Go in the House (1980)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Ms. 45 (1981)
The Aftermath (1982)
Conquest (1983)
Octopussy (1983)
Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Breeders (1986)
Demons 2 (1986)
TerrorVision (1986)
I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
The Monster Squad (1987)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
Murder Party (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
The Reef (2010)
Whistle and I’ll Come to You (2010)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Tusk (2014)
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Crimson Peak (2015)

Everything Else

Safety Last! (1923)
The Wheel (1923)
The Freshman (1925)
Master of the House (1925)
Strike (1925)
Le Million (1931)
I Was Born, But…(1932)
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Red Desert (1964)
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Fat City (1972)
Black Mama, White Mama (1973)
Lady Snowblood (1973)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
All That Jazz (1979)
Blank Generation (1980)
Blow Out (1981)
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Cabaret (1984)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Multi-Facial (1995)
Creed (2015)

Television

Professor Balthazar (1967-1978)
The Great Chefs of New Orleans (Mostly episodes from 1983-1984)
Tales from the Darkside (1983-1988)
Tales from the Crypt (1989-1996)
Penny Dreadful (2014-2016)

Neil Breen

No one makes movies like Breen. For a variety of reasons. A friend of mine got me hooked on these one-of-a-kind creations. I love these movies. I am excited about seeing his new film, Pass Thru, soon. [As I’m posting this, I’m getting ready to screen this with aforementioned friend. I can’t wait.]

Double Down (2005)
I Am Here….Now (2009)
Fateful Findings (2013)

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