William’s (little late) 2013 roundup, plus 2014 tips and things

The ten best films and videos of last year, in no order:

 
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Blue is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche)
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Full of Fire (Marit Östberg)
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Gingers (Antonio da Silva, 2013)
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Jonathan Hertzberg’s Dirty Old New York videos (particularly Burt Goes to Whole Foods and Dirty Old New York Subway)
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JG (Tacita Dean, 2013)
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Mr. Angel (Dan Hunt)
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66 Episode Three, Helen of T (Lewis Klahr)
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Stoker (Park Chan-wook)
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Teenage (Matt Wolf)
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2014…
Best film I’ve seen so far this year that I hadn’t seen before is The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972). Why in the sweet name of Petra had I not seen it sooner? Definitely better than the dreck you’ve probably been watching 🙂
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Thing I’m most excited about so far this year is LookingAndrew Haigh’s (Greek Pete, Weekend) new HBO series. The first three episodes rule.
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Best screening(ish) I’ve been to so far this year is Lewis Klahr’s Sixty Six at Anthony Reynolds Gallery. This is a great show – lush stills for films and three new videos on a loop – so great that 66 Episode Three, Helen of T snuck on to my best of 2013 list above. It’s also avant-garde filmmaker Klahr’s first solo gallery presentation, so get in on the ground floor, cynics. Expect a dedicated post about Klahr on the blog soon.
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And here’s some festivals, exhibitions and screenings to get worked up about…
Annnd, PSEUDOFRUIT  – This is a queer film club I’m part of. Our first screening was a stomper. Video City’s own Tom Moore kindly drew the below for it ❤
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There will more PSEUDOFRUIT events later this year.
By William Goodey
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