Discoveries – Contemporary

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.

(Also, see Discoveries – Classics)

Waking Life (2001) movie posterSpirited Away (2001) movie posterArtificial Intelligence: AI (2001) movie posterDogtown and Z-Boys (2001) movie posterJesus’ Son (1999) movie posterRatcatcher (1999) movie posterIn the Realms of the UnrealWar of the Worlds (2005) movie posterZ Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) movie posterThe Corporation (2003) movie posterGrizzly Man (2005) movie posterOldboy (2003) movie poster Contact the Filmmakers on IMDbPro » Top 5000 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) movie posterInland Empire (2006) movie posterManufactured Landscapes (2006) movie posterDarwin's Nightmare (2004) movie posterParanoid Park (2007) movie posterThere Will Be Blood (2007) movie posterWristcutters: A Love Story (2006) movie posterNo End in Sight (2007) movie posterHead-On (2004) movie posterCoraline (2009) movie posterFantastic Mr. Fox (2009) movie posterPonyo (2008) movie posterLet the Right One In (2008) movie posterA Town Called Panic (2009) movie posterHanna (2011) movie posterEnter the Void (2009) movie posterDogtooth (2009) movie posterKilling Them Softly (2012) movie posterUnder the Skin (2013) movie posterThe Wolf of Wall Street (2013) movie posterThe Act of Killing (2012) movie posterHard to Be a God (2013) movie poster

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