Movies are listed in watch order

影なき声 Voice Without a Shadow (1958)

赤い波止場 Red Pier (1958)

ギターを持った渡り鳥 The Rambling Guitarist (1959)

Anatomy of a Murder 1959

1917 2019

天気の子 Weathering with You (2019)

Blow Out 1981

踏みはずした春 The Boy Who Came Back (1958)

Logan's Run 1976

Death Race 2000 1975

하녀 The Housemaid (1960)

天気の子 Weathering with You (2019)

A pátý jezdec je Strach …And the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)

暗黒街の美女 Underworld Beauty (1958)

12 Angry Men 1957

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century 1999

Hairspray 2007

8時間の恐怖 Eight Hours of Terror (1957)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967

我的镜头 Chinese Portrait (2018)

Cats 2019

Sonic the Hedgehog 2020

13号待避線より その護送車を狙え Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)

Snowpiercer 2013

すべてが狂ってる Everything Goes Wrong (1960)

New Jack City 1991

Watched as part of a full day Wesley Snipes marathon

The Fan 1996

Watched as part of a full day Wesley Snipes marathon

Passenger 57 1992

Watched as part of a full day Wesley Snipes marathon

Blade 1998

Watched as part of a full day Wesley Snipes marathon

夜は短し歩けよ乙女 Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017)

きみと、波にのれたら Ride Your Wave (2019)

狂熱の季節 The Warped Ones (1960)

Candyman 1992

密航0ライン Smashing the 0-Line (1960)

Иди и смотри Come and See (1985)

The last trip to theaters before city-wide shutdowns

There Will Be Blood 2007

散弾銃の男 The Man with a Shotgun (1961)

破坏之王 Love on Delivery (1994)

The Blob 1958

東京騎士隊 Tokyo Knights (1961)

言の葉の庭 The Garden of Words (2013)

Dolemite Is My Name 2019

Det sjunde inseglet The Seventh Seal (1957)

Rope a Dope 2013

ハイティーンやくざ Teenage Yakuza (1962)

Bacurau 2019

南方车站的聚会 The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

野獣の青春 Youth of the Beast (1963)

Onward 2020

用心棒 Yojimbo (1961)

Dolemite 1975

用心棒 Yojimbo (1961)

Rewatched with commentary by Stephen Prince

卧虎藏龙 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

黑眼圈 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)

招半式闖江湖 Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)

The Italian Job 1969

The Producers 1967

探偵事務所23 くたばれ悪党ども Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards! (1963)

Fail Safe 1964

Fail Safe 1964

Rewatched with commentary by Sidney Lumet

Dark Star 1974

師弟出馬 The Young Master (1980)

関東無宿 Kanto Wanderer (1963)

椿三十郎 Sanjuro (1962)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

椿三十郎 Sanjuro (1962)

Rewatched with commentary by Stephen Prince

俺たちの血が許さない Our Blood Will Not Forgive (1964)

So many interesting visual sequences here, some of which individually make returns in later films, but the density of them makes this special.

Foxy Brown 1974

Hercules 1997

Mulholland Drive 2001

À bout de souffle Breathless (1960)

Independence Day 1996

帰って来たヨッパライ Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)

Newsies 1992

Camp Nowhere 1994

Watched this with a bunch of anarchists who provided commentary about the ways the camp adhered to anarchist principles of organization

WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES We Are Little Zombies (2019)

エキストロ Extro (2019)

音楽 On-Gaku: Our Sound (2020)

Bullitt 1968

Steve McQueen is Haginoya’s favorite.

タイトル、拒絶 Life: Untitled (2019)

男はつらいよ Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp (1969)

スペシャル アクターズ Special Actors (2019)

神様のいるところ My Identity (2019)

海辺の映画館-キネマの玉手箱 Labyrinth of Cinema (2019)

男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘 Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again (1975)

男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん Tora-san, My Uncle (1989)

男はつらいよ50 - お帰り 寅さん Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (2019)

Kontora 2019

火口のふたり It Feels So Good (2019)

It’s been over a month and I still think about the opening credits

River of Grass 1995

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981

Babe 1995

肉体の門 Gate of Flesh (1964)

El hoyo The Platform (2019)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988

春婦伝 Story of a Prostitute (1965)

Leviathan 2012

河内カルメン Carmen from Kawachi (1966)

Bisbee '17 2018

Total Recall 1990

賭場の牝猫 Gambling Kitten (1965)

After watching Suzuki’s “Flesh Trilogy”, I decided to continue with another film starring Yumiko Nogawa. This doesn’t quite live up those films.

The Hole (1999)

Following 1999

刺青一代 Tattooed Life (1965)

Worth it if only for the genre/style shift in the finale.

Spice World: The Movie 1997

Josie and the Pussycats 2001

けんかえれじい Fighting Elegy (1966)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974

東京流れ者 Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens Nosferatu (1922)

殺しの烙印 Branded to Kill (1967)

I first watched this in 2008. It was the first Suzuki film I’d seen, and was the seed for this year’s Artist of the Year selection. It’s hard for me to neutrally assess this, since it clearly left an impact on me then. It was nice seeing so many motifs from earlier films reappear here, even if I’m more impressed with their utilization in the earlier films. It’s remarkable how otherwise stylistically distinct it is from his other Nikkatsu work.

Season of the Witch 1972

Sisters 1973

Blue Diary 1997

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003

拳銃は俺のパスポート A Colt Is My Passport (1967)

블랙핑크: 세상을 밝혀라 BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (2020)

Batman Returns 1992

The Hills Have Eyes 1977

Videodrome 1983

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

Acid Rain 2019

I’m always excited to see interesting uses of subtitles. There’s a late scene here that does something I’ve never seen before. It’s so good, I suspect the scene is strongest if you don’t know Polish.

悲愁物語 A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness (1977)

The Slumber Party Massacre 1982

The Best Man 1964

The Living End 1992

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007

Smooth Talk 1985

The Joy of Life 2005

지푸라기라도 잡고 싶은 짐승들 Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)

Totally Fucked Up 1993

Mysterious Skin 2004

香港製造 Made in Hong Kong (1997)

ツィゴイネルワイゼン Zigeunerweisen (1980)

Additionally read the source short story, The Sarasate Disk

I keep returning to this one. While it didn’t grab me in the moment, it’s certainly the Suzuki film I’ve spent the most time thinking about.

The Royal Road 2015

龍門客棧 Dragon Inn (1967)

Rewatched in anticipation of Metrograph’s screening of Goodbye, Dragon Inn

旺角卡門 As Tears Go By (1988)

Watched the 2020 restoration

阿飛正傳 Days of Being Wild (1990)

Watched the 2020 restoration

陽炎座 Kagero-za (1981)

플란다스의 개 Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

不散 Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

夢二 Yumeji (1991)

カポネ大いに泣く Capone Cries a Lot (1985)

ピストルオペラ Pistol Opera (2001)

It’s so good seeing Suzuki work in the blown out early 2000s digital video aesthetic. I might like this even more than the coloring of Tokyo Drifter.