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Top Ten List (February 2020)

1.  Atlantics Dir. Mati Diop. Mame Bineta Sane, Ibrahima Traoré, Babacar Sylla A
2.  The Cave Dir. Feras Fayyad. Documentary about underground Syrian hospital A
3.  Black Mother Dir. Khalid Allah. Documentary about contemporary Jamaica A
4.  End of the Century Dir. Lucio Castro. Juan Barberini, Roman Pujol, Mía Maestro A–
5.  Parasite Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Choi Woo-sik, Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho A–
6.  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Dir. Marielle Heller. Matthew Rhys A–
7.  The Irishman Dir. Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci A–
8.  Ray & Liz Dir. Richard Billingham. Patrick Romer, Ella Smith, Justin Salinger A–
9.  By the Grace of God Dir. François Ozon. Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet A–
10.  American Factory Dirs. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert. Documentary about Ohio plant A–



Remainder of Films Screened

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open Dirs. Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers,
      Kathleen Hepburn. Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve A–
Dark Waters Dir. Todd Haynes. Mark Ruffalo, Bill Camp, Anne Hathaway A–
Diane Dir. Kent Jones. Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Andrea Martin, Deirdre O'Connell A–
For Sama Dirs. Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts. Documentary about warfare in Syria A–
High Life Dir. Claire Denis. Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth A–
Honeyland Dirs. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov. Documentary about a beekeeper A–
The Image Book Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Images and texts evoking modern chaos A–
Midnight Traveler Dir. Hassan Fazili. Documentary about filmmaker in exile A–
Peterloo Dir. Mike Leigh. David Moorst, Neil Bell, Rory Kinnear, Philip Jackson A–
Portrait of a Lady on Fire Dir. Céline Sciamma. Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel A–
Waves Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Sterling K. Brown A–
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? Dir. Roberto Minervini A–
Woman at War Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson A–

3 Faces Dir. Jafar Panahi. Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei B+
5B Dir. Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss. Documentary about first AIDS hospital ward B+
Ad Astra Dir. James Gray. Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler B+
América Dirs. Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside. Documentary about elderly caretaking B+
ANIARA Dirs. Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja. Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian B+
Ash Is Purest White Dir. Jia Zhangke. Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Diao Yinan B+
At War Dir. Stéphane Brizé. Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover, Jean Grosset B+
The Blonde One Dir. Marco Berger. Gaston Re, Alfonso Barón, Melissa Falter B+
Burning Cane Dir. Phillip Youmans. Karen Kaia Livers, Wendell Pierce B+
Clemency Dir. Chinonye Chukwu. Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce B+
The Edge of Democracy Dir. Petra Costa. Documentary about Brazilian politics B+
An Elephant Sitting Still Dir. Hu Bo. Peng Yuchang, Zhang Yu, Wang Yuwen B+
Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops Dir. Jenifer McShane. Documentary about retraining police B+
The Gospel of Eureka Dirs. Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher. Documentary B+
Hustlers Dir. Lorene Scafaria. Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer B+
In My Room Dir. Ulrich Köhler. Hans Löw, Elena Radonicich, Michael Wittenborn B+
The Last Black Man in San Francisco Dir. Joe Talbot. Jimmie Fails B+
Little Women Dir. Greta Gerwig. Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson B+
Pain & Glory Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Antonio Banderas, Asier Flores, Penélope Cruz B+
Rojo Dir. Benjamin Naishtat. Darío Grandinetti, Alfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi B+
Styx Dir. Wolfgang Fischer. Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer B+
Synonyms Dir. Nadav Lapid. Tom Mercier, Louise Chevillotte, Quentin Dolmaire B+
The Third Wife Dir. Ash Mayfair. Nguyễn Phương Trà My, Mai Thu Hường B+
Too Late to Die Young Dir. Dominga Sotomayor. Demian Hernández, Antar Machado B+
Tremors Dir. Jayro Bustamante. Juan Pablo Olyslager, Mauricio Armas Zebadúa B+

Abducted in Plain Sight Dir. Skye Borgman. Documentary about child abduction B
American Woman Dir. Jake Scott. Sienna Miller, Aidan McGraw, Aidan Fiske B
Angels Are Made of Light Dir. James Longley. Documentary about Afghanistan B
Asako I & II Dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. Erika Karata, Masahiro Higashide, Sairi Itô B
The Biggest Little Farm Dir. Don Chester. Documentary about a California farm B
Birds of Passage Dirs. Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra. Natalia Reyes, José Acosta B
The Burial of Kojo Dir. Blitz Bazawule. Cynthia Dankwa, Joseph Otsiman B
The Chambermaid Dir. Lila Avilés. Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez B
Dolemite Is My Name Dir. Craig Brewer. Eddie Murphy, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson B
Gloria Bell Dir. Sebastián Lelio. Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Caren Pistorius B
High Flying Bird Dir. Steven Soderbergh. André Holland, Zazi Beetz, Melvin Gregg B
Honey Boy Dir. Alma Har'el. Noah Jupe, Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges B
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians Dir. Radu Jude B
Joker Dir. Todd Phillips. Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz B
Knives Out Dir. Rian Johnson. Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer B
Long Day's Journey into Night Dir. Bi Gan. Huang Jue, Tang Wei, Li Meng B
Maiden Dir. Alex Holmes. Documentary about all-female crew sailing around the world B
Midnight Family Dir. Luke Lorentzen. Documentary about Mexican ambulance crew B
Les Misérables Dir. Ladj Ly. Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga B
Monos Dir. Alejandro Landes. Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Moisés Arias B
One Child Nation Dirs. Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang. Documentary about China B
Queen & Slim Dir. Melina Matsoukas. Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith B
Sauvage Dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet. Félix Maritaud, Éric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla B
Sorry Angel Dir. Christophe Honoré. Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste B
The Souvenir Dir. Joanna Hogg. Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton B
Touch Me Not Dir. Adina Pintilie. Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Hanna Hofmann B
Toy Story 4 Dir. Josh Cooley. Voices of Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Christina Hendricks B
Us Dir. Jordan Peele. Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph B
The Wild Pear Tree Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir B

Diamantino Dirs. Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares B–
Fast Color Dir. Julia Hart. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney B–
Gay Chorus Deep South Dir. David Charles Rodrigues. Documentary B–
Holiday Dir. Isabella Eklöf. Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer, Yuval Segal B–
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dir. Dean DeBlois B–
The Lighthouse Dir. Robert Eggers. Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman B–
Long Shot Dir. Jonathan Levine. Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael B–
Ma Dir. Tate Taylor. Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, McKaley Miller B–
Missing Link Dir. Chris Butler. Voices of Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis B–
The Nightingale Dir. Jennifer Kent. Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin B–
Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Leonardo DiCaprio B–
Rafiki Dir. Wanuri Kahiu. Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Jimmy Gathu B–
The Raft Dir. Marcus Lindeen. Documentary about maritime anthropology experiment B–
Richard Jewell Dir. Clint Eastwood. Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates B–
Sunset Dir. László Nemes. Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Levenete Molnár, Julia Jakubowska B–
This Changes Everything Dir. Tom Donahue. Documentary about Hollywood sexism B–
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Documentary B–
Transit Dir. Christian Petzold. Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese B–

1917 Dir. Sam Mendes. George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth C+
Booksmart Dir. Olivia Wilde. Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Skyler Gisondo C+
Climax Dir. Gaspar Noé. Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub C+
The Farewell Dir. Lulu Wang. Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen, Diana Lin, Tzi Ma, Chen Han C+
Ford v Ferrari Dir. James Mangold. Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, Tracy Letts C+
Girls of the Sun Dir. Eva Husson. Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot C+
Harriet Dir. Kasi Lemmons. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monaé C+
Her Smell Dir. Alex Ross Perry. Elisabeth Moss, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin C+
A Hidden Life Dir. Terrence Malick. August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Franz Rogowski C+
The Hottest August Dir. Brett Story. Documentary about modern New Yorkers C+
I Lost My Body Dir. Jérémy Clapin. Voices of Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois C+
The Kingmaker Dir. Lauren Greenfield. Documentary about Imelda Marcos C+
Little Dir. Tina Gordon. Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, Tone Bell, Justin Hartley C+
The Mustang Dir. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruce Dern C+
Redoubt Dir. Matthew Barney. Anette Wachter, Matthew Barney, K.J. Holmes C+
Rocketman Dir. Dexter Fletcher. Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden C+
Star Wars, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Dir. J.J. Abrams. Daisy Ridley C+
Uncut Gems Dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie. Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, LaKeith Stanfield C+
The White Crow Dir. Ralph Fiennes. Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes C+

The Beach Bum Dir. Harmony Korine. Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher C
Bombshell Dir. Jay Roach. Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman C
Frankie Dir. Ira Sachs. Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier C
The Laundromat Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas C
Little Woods Dir. Nia DaCosta. Tessa Thompson, Lily James, James Badge Dale C
Marriage Story Dir. Noah Baumbach. Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern C
Midsommar Dir. Ari Aster. Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren C
Non-Fiction Dir. Olivier Assayas. Guillaume Canet, Vincent Macaigne C
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Dir. Richard Linklater. Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson C
Wild Rose Dir. Tom Harper. Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo C

The Dead Don't Die Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny C–
Hotel by the River Dir. Hong Sang-soo. Ki Joo-bong, Kwon Hae-hyo, Yoo Joon-sang C–
In Fabric Dir. Peter Strickland. Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jaygann Ayeh C–
Judy Dir. Rupert Goold. Renée Zellweger, Darci Shaw, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock C–
Just Mercy Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton. Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rafe Spall C–
Klaus Dir. Sergio Pablos. Voices of Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones C–
Late Night Dir. Nisha Ganatra. Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson, Reid Scott C–
The Two Popes Dir. Fernando Meirelles. Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins C–
The Wind Dir. Emma Tammi. Caitlin Gerard, Ashley Zukerman, Julia Goldani Telles C–

Jojo Rabbit Dir. Taika Waititi. Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie D+
Knife + Heart Dir. Yann Gonzalez. Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet D+
Luce Dir. Julius Onah. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth D+
Our Time Dir. Carlos Reygadas. Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burgers D+
The Report Dir. Scott Z. Burns. Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm D+
Under the Silver Lake Dir. David Robert Mitchell. Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough D+

The Aspern Papers Dir. Julien Landais. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joely Richardson D
Little Joe Dir. Jessica Hausner. Emily Beecham, Kit Connor, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox D
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral Dir. Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry D

Motherless Brooklyn Dir. Edward Norton. Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw D–

Cats Dir. Tom Hooper. Francesca Hayward, Robbie Fairchild, Judi Dench, Idris Elba F
Serenity Dir. Steven Knight. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong F