I began the Kennelco Film Diary in 2002, on a whim more than anything. But now I’ve been writing about every film I’ve seen for the past 13 years and I’ve seen a lot. Probably too many.
Though I make a list each year of my favorite films I saw, there are those films that have really sat with me, percolated, jelled and blossomed (to mix some metaphors).
This is a list of the best contemporary or new films that I saw, culled from each year’s “Best of” List. These ones, more than the ones left off the list, are the true Best of the Kennelco Film Diary.