10 on the 10th – May 2018

Welcome back to “10 on the 10th,” a quick snapshot of my viewing habits by way of the last ten films I’ve screened (and a shameless theft of the recurring item in Film Comment magazine). I missed last month due to my attendance at the Chattanooga Film Festival but we’re back on track now!

  1. The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1979)
  2. Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2007)
  3. Lowlife (Ryan Prows, 2017)
  4. Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987)
  5. Jane (Brett Morgen, 2017)
  6. Borg vs McEnroe (Janus Metz Pedersen, 2017)
  7. Tsukiji Wonderland (Naotaro Endo, 2016)
  8. The Third Murder (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017)
  9. Andre the Giant (Jason Hehir, 2018)
  10. The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, 2013)

These last ten films I’ve watched skew toward recent titles due to some lengthy air travel. I must admit that while Borg vs McEnroe is not a great film, I did find myself rather taken in by it, and Tsukiji Wonderland, a documentary about daily life at Tokyo’s massive fish market, pleasantly scratched my Japanophilia and gastronomic itches – recommended for fans of Jiro Dreams of Sushi (David Gelb, 2011) and Ramen Heads (Koki Shigeno, 2017). Further foodie shout-outs to Viceland as I’ve lately been watching a fair amount of Fuck, That’s Delicious with Action Bronson and It’s Suppertime with Matty Matheson (plus the non-culinary film series, The Vice Guide to Film)!

Is it just me or does “suppertime” look really odd typed out?

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