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!
- The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1979)
- Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2007)
- Lowlife (Ryan Prows, 2017)
- Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987)
- Jane (Brett Morgen, 2017)
- Borg vs McEnroe (Janus Metz Pedersen, 2017)
- Tsukiji Wonderland (Naotaro Endo, 2016)
- The Third Murder (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017)
- Andre the Giant (Jason Hehir, 2018)
- 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?