2017 - New Watches

by Style_is_Substance | created - 03 Jan 2017 | updated - 09 Jan 2018 | Public

This is a list of titles I saw in 2017 for the very first time. This list is in chronological order of my watches.

Ratings are subject to change over time and reflect my personal opinion as of December 31, 2017.

Best: 1. Come and See (1985) 2. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) 3. On the Silver Globe (1989) 4. Close-Up (1990) 5. Love Exposure (2008) 6. Black Moon (1975) 7. For All Mankind (1989) 8. Naked (1993) 9. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912) 10. Vive L'Amour (1994)

Worst: 1. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903) 2. Scrub Me Mama With a Boogie Beat (1941) 3. Beta Male (2017) 4. In a Heartbeat (2017) 5. United 300 (2007) 6. mother! (2017) 7. Raw (2016) 8. The Emoji Movie (2017) 9. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) 10. Suicide Squad (2016)

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1. On the Silver Globe (1988)

Unrated | 166 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

72 Metascore

A team of astronauts land on an inhabitable planet and form a society. Many years later, a single astronaut is sent to the planet and becomes a messiah.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Dylag, Waldemar Kownacki

Votes: 1,836

. . . January . . . 9.5

2. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

72 Metascore

A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 20,772 | Gross: $1.11M

9.0

3. The Joke (1969)

80 min | Drama

In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Josef Somr, Jana Dítetová, Ludek Munzar, Evald Schorm

Votes: 1,110

8.0

4. Heart of a Dog (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier Lolabelle.

Director: Laurie Anderson | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Archie, Jason Berg, Heung-Heung Chin

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $0.42M

8.0

5. À Propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,442

9.0

6. Taris (1931)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Jean Vigo films the talents of great swimming champion Jean Taris performing different acts. Vigo film technique allied with Taris swimming style are intertwined with grace and effect.

Director: Jean Vigo | Star: Jean Taris

Votes: 1,844

7.0

7. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 7,015

8.0

8. What Time Is It There? (2001)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A watch salesman meets a young woman soon leaving for Paris and becomes infatuated, so he begins to change all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Tien Miao

Votes: 4,228 | Gross: $0.19M

9.0

9. The Skywalk Is Gone (2002)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A girl (Shiang-chyi Chen) looks for a street vendor in Taipei. But she can't find him since the Skywalk is Gone.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu

Votes: 655

9.0

10. Sweet Movie (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

In the contest of the "most virgin" Miss Monde 1984, Miss Canada wins, and prize is the marriage with the milk industry tycoon with his fifty billion dollars fortune. In their honeymoon, ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti, Anna Prucnal, Sami Frey

Votes: 4,947

6.5

11. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 596,289 | Gross: $408.08M

5.0

12. Film ist. (1998)

60 min | Documentary

Film ist. consists almost entirely of excerpts from various scientific films. This footage shows the flight of pigeons, intelligence test performed on apes, upside-down worlds and ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Deutsch

Votes: 105

8.0 - chapters 1-12

13. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 675,579 | Gross: $277.32M

6.0

14. The Moon (1994)

5 min | Short

Add a Plot

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 97

9.0

15. Thunder (1982)

5 min | Short

A woman's face disappearing behind, and emerging from, a pair of hands. Flashing lights. An empty building full of dark hallways.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 258

8.0

16. Ghost (1984)

5 min | Short, Horror

Haunting light and haunted spaces, otherworldly movement and abstracted time. A ghost visits an apartment complex.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 326

8.5

17. Grim (1985)

7 min | Short

A sensuous ghost haunts a flat in this unusual ode to plain, generic areas.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 153

9.0

18. Screw (1982 Video)

3 min | Short

In this short film, the screen stares back at the viewer with an eye of its own.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 65

7.0

19. Carol (1970)

6 min | Short, Fantasy

This 16mm Abstract Movie by the Ed Emshwiller is a masterful piece of Pure Cinema. It's wonderfully conceived, beautifully shot, tightly and lovingly edited and put together with a poignant... See full summary »

Director: Ed Emshwiller | Stars: Carol Emshwiller, Stoney Emshwiller

Votes: 41

7.5

20. Thanatopsis (1962)

5 min | Short

Introducing some innovative film techniques, Emshwiller won a Special Award at the Brussels Experimental Film Festival for this expression of internal anguish. He described the film as "The... See full summary »

Director: Ed Emshwiller | Stars: Becky Arnold, Mac Emshwiller

Votes: 330

8.0

21. Semi-Auto Colours (2010)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Kids from West End Winnipeg learn to count to One.

Director: Isiah Medina

Votes: 40

6.0

22. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, History

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Sarita Choudhury, Indira Varma, Ramon Tikaram

Votes: 9,403 | Gross: $4.11M

7.0

23. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 448,005 | Gross: $54.12M

8.5

24. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 540,800 | Gross: $325.10M

2.0 - Extended Cut

25. Shoulder Arms (1918)

45 min | Comedy, War

Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Loyal Underwood

Votes: 5,265

5.0

26. The Pilgrim (1923)

TV-G | 47 min | Comedy

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin, Mai Wells

Votes: 3,806 | Gross: $0.28M

6.0

27. The Chaplin Revue (1959)

G | 119 min | Comedy

Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman

Votes: 1,030

5.0

28. The Bond (1918)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie and friends illustrate various bonds in life and the most important, Liberty Bonds for the war...

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman

Votes: 851

5.0

30. Tango (1981)

8 min | Animation, Short

Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals.

Director: Zbigniew Rybczynski

Votes: 2,224

8.0

31. Glimpse of the Garden (1957)

5 min | Documentary, Short

An exploration of a garden, accompanied by birdsong.

Director: Marie Menken

Votes: 318

7.5

32. Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | 128 min | Drama

16 Metascore

Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer

Votes: 57,809 | Gross: $20.30M

5.5

34. Video Dating Tape (2004)

Animation, Short, Comedy

A woman, desperate and alone, turns to a video dating service with shocking results.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 39

8.5

35. Alan (2004)

Animation, Short, Drama

The story of Alan, an alternative super hero with a special gift.

Director: David Firth | Stars: David Firth, Ritchard-Ellis Smith

Votes: 21

7.0

36. Scribbler (2004)

Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 15

6.0

37. Milkman (2004)

2 min | Animation, Short, Crime

While delivering milk, a milkman is killed by a crazy man, who goes on a violent crime spree.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 51

5.0

38. Valentine's Day Special (2005)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man goes to a woman's house after receiving a Valentine's Day card from her at work.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 33

4.0

39. The Child That Smelt Funny (2005)

Animation, Short

A charred young boy sets the government off on a rampage of banning.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 19

5.0

41. A Black and White Cartoon About Berries (2005)

Animation, Short

A dark and bleak animated short about a mentally ill man, who occasionally sits on the roof having conversations with a crow. He gets angry at people for no reason, and fantasizes about murder.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 45

6.0

6.0

43. Sock 2: Ptikobj (2005)

Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 30

6.0

45. Sock 4: Socklops (2007)

Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 22

6.0

46. Sock 5: Three Skins Without Men (2012)

10 min | Animation, Short

Two young children are controlled by a living severed head whilst three men are living without skin and three skins are hanging up without men filling them.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 65

7.0

47. The Latest Model (2006)

Animation, Short

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