Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Ocular Optometrical: Best Films of 2017

I saw 107 films released in 2017:
Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America / Adult Life Skills / Alien: Covenant / Atomic Blonde / The Babysitter / The Bad Batch / The Bar / Batman Vs. Two Face / The Beguiled / The Belko Experiment / Berlin Syndrome / Better Watch Out  / The Big Sick / Blade Runner 2049 / Brigsby Bear / Call Me By Your Name / Catfight / Coco / Colossal / Creep 2 / Dave Made A Maze / Destruction Babies / Detroit / The Devil's Candy / Dig Two Graves / The Discovery / Dunkirk / The Eyes Of My Mother / The Florida Project / The Founder / Free Fire / Gerald's Game / Get Out / Girl Trip / The Girl With All The Gifts / A Ghost Story / The Glass Castle / Good Time / Goon: Last Of The Enforcers / Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 / Happy Death Day / Hounds Of Love / The House / I Am Not Your Negro / I Call Him Morgan / I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore / I Love You, Daddy / The Incredible Jessica James / Ingrid Goes West / It / It Comes At Night / I, Tonya / John Wick 2 / Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle / Jungle / Justice League / Justice League Dark / The Killing Of A Sacred Deer / Kong: Skull Island / Lady Bird / Landline / The Lego Batman Movie / The Levelling / Logan / Logan Lucky / Lucky / The Lure / Meow / Mindhorn / Mother! / Mr. Roosevelt / Mudbound / The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) / Okja / Personal Shopper / Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales / Princess Cyd  / Radius / Raw / Salt And Fire / The Shape Of Water / Small Crimes / The Snowman / Spider-Man: Homecoming / Split / Spookers / Spoor / StarWars: The Last Jedi / Super Dark Times / Take Me / Teen Titans: The Judas Factor / Thor: Ragnarok / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri / Thumper / The Transfiguration / Two Lovers And A Bear / T2: Trainspotting / Una / The Void / War Machine / Wheelman / Wilson / Wind River / Wonder Woman / Woodshock / XX / XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

These are my favorite 20:
20. The Beguiled
19. Spoor
18. T2: Trainspotting
17. The Bad Batch
16. The Girl With All The Gifts
15. Raw
14. Good Time
13. I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore
12. Logan
11. Call Me By Your Name

10. Dunkirk
09. The Transfiguration
08. Blade Runner 2049
07. Personal Shopper
06. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
05. The Lure
04. A Ghost Story
03 The Big Sick
02. Get Out
01. The Florida Project

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Record Scores - Empty Tank Edition

BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble - Home Again Cs (Thrash Flow)
Kamasi Washington - Harmony Of Difference Lp (Young Turks)
David Liebman - Drum Ode Lp (ECM)
Chase Smith - Sending You Some Lungs 12" (Apartment)
Will Sessions Featuring Amp Fiddler - Kindred Live Lp (Sessions Sounds)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Record Scores - In Before The End Edition

V/A - NDATL Special Edition 2017 12" (NDATL)
Will Martin - Cloud City EP 12" (Discovery)
V/A - Destination: Out II 3xLp (Ecco.Chamber)
Ella Jenkins - This Is Rhythm Lp (Folkways)
V/A - Banoffee Pies Beats 2 Lp (Banoffee Pies)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Record Scores - Quality Over Quantity Edition

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions 2xLp (Constellation)
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers 10" (Blue Note)
Timeline - Forever Forward 12" (4evr 4fwrd)
Peaking Lights - The Fifth State Of Consciousness 2xLp (Two Flowers)
Pustostany - 2012 12" (Sweet Rot)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Record Scores - This Yard Sale Is Going To Be Dope! Edition

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus Lp (Brownswood)
William S. Walker - Variations On The Proud Bird Theme 10" (Continental Airlines)
V/A - Sensate Silk Cs (100% Silk)
Brokeback - Illinois River Valley Blues Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Marco Eneidi, William Parker, Dennis Charles - Vermont Sprint 1986 Lp (Botticelli)
DNA - Last Live At CBGB's CD (Avant)
Alton Miller - Bring Me Down 12" (Sound Signature)
3 Chairs - Three Chairs 2 12" (Sound Signature)

Shamek Farrah - First Impressions Lp (Superfly)
Valerie June - The Order Of Time Lp (Concord)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Simultonality Lp (Eremite)
Octo Octa - Where Are We Going EP 12" (Honey Soundsystem)
The Frank Cunimondo Trio - Introducing Lynn Marino Lp (Music On Vinyl)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ocular Optometrical: Best Films of 2016

I saw 124 films released in 2016:
10 Cloverfield Lane / The 13th / 31 / The Accountant / The Alchemist Cookbook / Arrival / The Autopsy Of Jane Doe / Bad Santa 2 / Band Of Robbers / Batman: Bad Blood / Batman The Killing Joke / Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusader / Batman V Superman: The Dawn Of Justice / Beyond The Gates / The Binding / Blair Witch / The Boy / Captain America: Civil War / Carnage Park / Complete Unknown / Dark Signal / Deadpool / Demolition / Demon / Desierto / Doctor Strange / Don't Breathe / Don't Think Twice / Eddie The Eagle / Electra Woman And Dyna Girl / Elle / The Evil That Men Do / The Family Fang / Fences / Flock Of Dudes / The Fundamentals Of Caring / Ghostbusters / The Girl On The Train / Goksung [The Wailing] / Good Kids / Green Room / Hail, Caesar! / The Handmaiden / Hell Or High Water / Hidden Figures / High-Rise / Holidays / How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town / Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell / The Hunt For The Wilderpeople / Hush / I, Daniel Blake / Imperium / In A Valley Of Violence / Into The Forest / Intruders / The Invitation / Jack Goes Home/ Jason Bourne / Julieta / Jungle Book / Keanu / Kill Your Friends / The Last Heist / Little Sister / Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World / The Magnificent Seven / Manchester By The Sea / Marauders / Mark Of The Witch / Mascots / Mechanic: Resurrection / Microbe et Gasoil [Microbe And Gasoline] / Midnight Special / Mi Gran Noche [My Big Night] / Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates / The Mind's Eye / Moana / The Monster / Moonlight / Morgan / My Scientology Movie / National Lampoon Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead / Neerja / Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising / The Neon Demon / The Nice Guys / Night Of The Living Deb / Nina Forever / No Stranger Than Love / The Ones Below / Operation Avalanche / Ouija: Origin Of Evil / A Perfect Day / Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping / Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case Of The Three Sided Dream / The Red Turtle / The River / Rogue One: A Star Wars Story / Shangri-la Suite / Shin Godzilla / Silence / Space Cop / Stakeland 2 / Swiss Army Man / Tallulah / Tale Of Tales / Tank 432 / Term Life / They Look Like People / Tickled / Toni Erdmann / Too Late / Train To Busan / Trespass Against Us / Under The Shadow / Weiner-Dog / Where To Invade Next / The Witch / X-Men: Apocalypse / Yoga Hosers / Your Name / Zootopia

My favorite films of the year:
01. The Witch
02. Silence
03. Demon
04. Zootopia
05. The Nice Guys
06. Green Room
07. I, Daniel Blake
08. The Handmaiden
09. The Red Turtle
10. Shin Godzilla

Honorable Mentions: Manchester By The Sea / Toni Erdmann / The Alchemist Cookbook / Moonlight / Hail, Caesar! / Microbe et Gasoil / Neon Demon / Elle / Operation Avalanche / Goksung [The Wailing]

Monday, January 9, 2017

Record Scores - Winding The Doomsday Clock Edition

Tredici Bacci - Amore Per Tutti Lp (NNA Tapes)
Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci - Live At WFMU Cs (NNA Tapes)
Friedrich Gulda - Gulda Jazz Lp (Musical Heritage Society)
Stuart Phillips And His Orchestra - Harry Revel's Music From Out Of Space Lp (MGM)
Sylvan Esso - ST Lp (Partisan)
Mountain Man - Made The Harbor Lp (Partisan)
The Dylan Group - If I Had Been Able 12" (FatCat)
Scha Dara Parr ‎– 偶然のアルバム 2xLp (Eastworld)