Part of the muddle comes from the fact that there are only so many "FNF restorations" available to screen, and the need to showcase the current crop is part of the organization's "branding." With ARGYLE SECRETS and REPEAT PERFORMANCE in the mix and having reprised EL VAMPIRO NEGRO recently (and probably not wanting to go with another screening of Chenal's NATIVE SON), it looks like Eddie's hands were tied in this regard. And so you get another film about Nazis--which was "the big metaphor" in the international show.
It's possible that THE LAWLESS doesn't really have a good enough 35mm print to screen. From what I understand it was part of the larger list from which this series is drawn, but we screened the 2012 DVD and I'm betting that the FNF will not go that route.
There are also several films here that have been shown quite recently--
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW: NC/SF 17 (2019)
THE ACCUSED: NC/SF 16 (2018)
--but with reduced capacity and a different geographic mix than usual with the alternate venue, it's likely that such will not be that big of an issue.
I'll revisit your point about the incongruity of the NO WAY OUT/SNIPER double bill and again suggest that a film like LOST BOUNDARIES--which has some added currency in light of the recent release of Rebecca Hall's PASSING--would make for a very interesting tonal contrast to NO WAY OUT. LOST BOUNDARIES is another "lost opportunity" for Eddie (though, again, a suitable print might just not be available despite the fact that the film has become much better-known in the past decade or so).