Old faves:

All That Jazz (Fosse)

Annie Hall, Stardust Memories, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Manhattan and Husbands and Wives (all by Woody Allen)

Brazil (Gilliam)

Faust, Nosferatu and Sunrise (all by Murnau)

The Russia House (Schepisi)

Le Dernier Combat (Besson)

An American in Paris (Minnelli)

Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Straight Story (Lynch)

Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby and The Tenant (Polanski)

The Street of Crocodiles, The Comb (the Brothers Quay)

Alice, Dimensions in Dialogue, Conspirators of Pleasure (Svankmajer)

The Element of Crime, Dogville (von Trier)

Casablanca (Curtiz)

The Third Man (Reed)

M (Lang)

The Red Shoes (Powell)

Voyage to Cythera, Eternity and a Day (Angelopoulos)

81/2 (Fellini)

The Magician, The Seventh Seal, Persona, Saraband (Bergman)

Wings of Desire (Wenders)

Aguirre, Wrath of God (Herzog)

The Duelists (Scott)

The Saragossa Manuscript, The Hourglass Sanatorium (Has)

Stalker, His Name is Ivan, Andrei Rublev, Mirror (Tarkovsky)

My Twentieth Century (Enyedi)

Some Like it Hot (Wilder)

More recently released or discovered:

Being John Malkovich and Adaptation (Jonze)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry)

Angel’s Egg (Oshii)

Frida (Taymor)

Amelie (Juenet)

Black Swans, Dead Man’s Letters (Lopushansky)

Sweeney Todd (Burton)

Atonement (Wright)

The Third Part of the Night (Zulawski)

The Orphanage (Bayona)

Babel (Iñárritu)

Summer at Grandpa’s (Hsien-Hou)

The Bow (Ki-Duk)

Man on Wire (Marsh)

The Fall (Tarsem)


A completely inadequate top ten:

Miles Davis – Blue in Green

Heavy Weather – Weather Report First Circle – Pat Metheny Group

Tabula Rasa – Arvo Pärt

Debut – Bjørk

Joni Mitchell – Shadows and Light

Anaour Brahem – Voyage de Sahar

Astor Piazzolla – the Lausanne Concert

Tom Waits – Alice

King Crimson – Discipline

New finds and releases:

Rachel Unthank and the Winterset – The Bairns

Dhafur Youssef – Divine Shadows

Dhafur Youssef – Digital Prophecy

Chris Woods – The Lark Decending

Tango Crash – Bailá Querida

Tango Crash – Otra Tango

Stefano Bollani – Concertone

Andreas Schiff – J. S. Bach: the Goldberg Variations

SoCalled – Ghettoblaster

Anna Maria Jopek – ID

Joni Mitchell – Shine

Ian Shaw – Drawn to All Things: The Songs of Joni Mitchell

Tomas Gubitsch – 5

Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band ep

The Good Listeners – Crane Point Lodge

Kronos Quartet – Nuevo

Wolf Creek soundtrack – Franc Tetaz and Alan Lamb

Babel soundtrack – Gustavo Santaolalla and Ryuichi Sakamoto