What I watched and appreciated
That's an interesting perspective on Avatar's worldbuilding; as a biologist with a long-standing interest in "speculative evolution", I was far less impressed with it. I'm glad to find out they did a better job with its anthropology, so thanks for pointing it out.
"Mark well the full moon's light" has become my catchphrase this year
Interesting list! I kinda expected the Northman, and am surprised by your inclusion of Nope. The movie just didn't do it for me.