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Friday, May 1, 2020

Film Discoveries of 2019 - Marya E. Gates

Marya E. Gates is the editorial manager for Netflix Film, runs Cinema-Fanatic.com, and can be found on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, and iCheckMovies. Her first movie in theatres was Willow in 1988 and she’s been obsessed ever since.

The first film on this list I watched literally one year ago to the day as of the writing of this sentence. I’d had it in my queue for years and it was one of the last films I rented from Videodrome in Atlanta before I moved back to Los Angeles. I loved it so much I watched it four times in 48 hours (the Blu has two stellar audio commentaries!). I also want to give a big shout out to KJ Relth at UCLA Film and Television Archive, because many of my favorite discoveries from last year were due to her programming.

Miracle Mile, 1989 (dir. Steve De Jarnatt)

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, 2010 (dir. Tamra Davis)

Between The Lines, 1977 (dir. Joan Micklin Silver)

It’s My Turn, 1980 (dir. Claudia Weill)

The Student Nurses, 1970 (dir. Stephanie Rothman)

Working Girls, 1931 (dir. Dorothy Arzner)

Queen of Diamonds, 1991 (dir. Nina Menkes)

L'une chante, l'autre pas (One Sings and the Other Doesn’t), 1976 (dir. Agnès Varda)

Siesta, 1987 (dir. Mary Lambert)

Suburbia, 1984 (dir. Penelope Spheeris)

Dreams, 1990 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

Fen dou (Struggling), 1932 (dir. Shi Dongshan)

Oblomok imperii (A Fragment of an Empire), 1929 (dir. Fridrikh Ermler)

Gardiens de phare (The Lighthouse Keepers), 1929 (dir. Jean Grémillon)

What Happened To Jones?, 1926 (dir. William A. Seiter)

Nocturne, 1946 (dir. Edwin L. Marin)

Cry Of The City, 1948 (dir. Robert Siodmak)

Medium Cool, 1969 (dir. Haskell Wexler)

Joy Street, 1995 (dir. Suzan Pitt)

Naissance des Pieuvres (Water Lilies), 2007 (dir. Céline Sciamma)

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