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End Of Year Favourites


Favourite films of 2022 (some of these fell on the 2021/2022 cusp and I’m admitting them based on when they became broadly available to audiences):


Crimes of The Future (David Cronenberg)


Blonde (Andrew Dominik)


Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)


Nothing Compares (Kathryn Ferguson)


Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven)


The Batman (Matt Reeves)


Bones & All (Luca Guadagnino)


The Masturbator’s Heart (Michael Salerno)


Ennio (Giuseppe Tornatore)


Occhiali Neri (Dario Argento)


Hellraiser (David Bruckner)


This Much I Know To Be True (Andrew Dominik)


The Northman (Robert Eggers)


Escape To The Silver Globe (Kuba Mikurda)


Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (Morgan Neville)



Films I saw for the first time this year and loved:



Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014)


Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman, 2017)


The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)


Wojnarowicz (Chris McKim, 2020)


The Card Counter (Paul Schrader, 2021)


The Wailing (Na Hong-Jin, 2016)


Titus (Julie Taymor, 2000)


Eyes Of Laura Mars (Irvin Kershner, 1978)


Black Book (Paul Verhoeven, 2006)


L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)


The Hawks And The Sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966)


The Canyons (Paul Schrader, 2013)


Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog, 2009)


Arabesques On The Pirosmani Theme (Sergei Paradjanov, 1985)


Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)



Favourite Albums of 2022:



Diamanda Galás - Broken Gargoyles


Grave Lines - Communion


Dead Cross - Dead Cross II


Björk - Fossora


Sairie - The Cinder Sheet


Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough - The Northman OST


Tanya Tagaq - Tongues


Arnaud Rebotini - Ochialli Neri OST


Deadhead - Bad Dog



Books I read in 2022 and loved:



Blackstar Theory - Leah Kardos


Faith, Hope & Carnage - Nick Cave & Seán O’Hagan


Children Of The New Flesh - Ed. Chris Kelso & David Leo Rice


Artaud The Moma - Jacques Derrida


White - Bret Easton Ellis


Jesus Of Nazareth - Paul Verhoeven


Dario Argento Turin Exhibition Catalogue - Ed. Domenico De Gaetano & Marcello Garofalo


Tori Amos: In The Studio - Jake Brown


Who Said The Race Was Over - Anno Birkin


Dugin Against Dugin: A Traditionalist Critique Of The Fourth Political Theory - Charles Upton


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