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Mid-Year Viewing

Over the last few years, I’ve posted mega-lists of works I’m either just starting to chew on or digesting. I’ve tried to write about this more frequently this year. I decided I’d also do a set of mid-year lists of favorites so far. Titles in bold are ones I particularly liked.


Interplanetary Revolution (1924)
Fire and Ice (1983)
Finding Dory (2016)


Art / Literature
Ways of Seeing (1972)
Being and Becoming: Chua Ek Kay (2012)
Author: The JT Leroy Story (2016)
John Berger: The Art of Looking (2016)

Raging Boll (2010)
Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen: The World of Sante Sangre (2011)
The Definitive Document of the Dead (2012)
Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four (2015)

Every Everything: The Music, Life and Times of Grant Hart (2013)
Salad Days (2015)
Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents (2015)

Art House

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
At Land (1944)
Witch’s Cradle (1944)
A Study in Choreography for a Camera (1946)
GUTAI: Japanese Performance Art, 1956-1970
8 ½ (1963)
The Alphabet (1968)
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Fata Morgana (1971)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Kool-Aid Man in Second Life (2008-2011)

Horror / Sci-fi / VHS Weirdness

The Haunted Castle (1896)
A Nightmare (1896)
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1912)
Killers from Space (1954)
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Mystics in Bali (1981)
Chopping Mall (1986)
Heavy Metal Massacre (1989)
Cat in the Brain (1990)
The Dark Half (1993)
REC (2007)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
The Midnight Meat Train (2009)
I Saw the Devil (2010)
The Reef (2010)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
The Witch (2015)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Under the Shadow (2016)

Everything Else

Body and Soul (1926)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Accattone (1961)
Signs Of Life (1968)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
The ‘Burbs (1989)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Big Fan (2009)
Macbeth (2010)
Inherent Vice (2014)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Swiss Army Man (2016)


Tales from the Darkside: Season One (1983-1984)
Trollhunters (2016–)

Categories: Art Inspiration Lists Movies

Stephen McClurg

I like red peppers and Jan Švankmajer movies.

1. Current Listening: Lots of soul from Muscle Shoals

2. Current Viewing: A Hard Day's Night (1964).

3. Current Reading: H.G. Wells: In the Days of the Comet

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