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65 films 91 34

One of the best things of my Letterboxd experience so far is having the collective knowledge of dozens of film…

  • Garage Garage
  • The Fifth Season The Fifth Season
  • Whisky Whisky
  • Oslo, August 31st Oslo, August 31st
  • Shame Shame

Here's Looking at You, Kids

17 films 34 32

One of my most fervent hates in film fandom is the idea that somehow the overall quality of cinema is…

  • Werckmeister Harmonies Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Winter Light Winter Light
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Satantango Satantango
  • Summer Interlude Summer Interlude

Top 100 Films

100 films 23 36

An ordered list of the 100 best films I have ever seen. Been toying with building one of these for…

  • The Turin Horse The Turin Horse
  • Amour Amour
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Holy Motors Holy Motors
  • The Master The Master

2012 Ranked

234 films 26 39

Just what it says on the tin: a rough ranking of 2012 commercial film releases in the US (market for…

  • The Forgiveness of Blood The Forgiveness of Blood
  • Omar Gatlato Omar Gatlato
  • The Aerial The Aerial
  • Mary and Max Mary and Max
  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

Around the World in 80 Films

80 films 32 40

I've seen this concept used by some bloggers and always thought it was a really great way to broaden one's…

  • Double Indemnity Double Indemnity
  • Scarlet Street Scarlet Street
  • House Of Strangers House Of Strangers
  • Night Has a Thousand Eyes Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • The Red House The Red House

The Fabulous Floating Head of Edward G. Robinson

27 films 25 11

As well as being one of the finest actors of his generation, Edward G. Robinson was the unsung hero of…

  • Sherlock, Jr. Sherlock, Jr.
  • Battleship Potemkin Battleship Potemkin
  • Faust Faust
  • Metropolis Metropolis
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc The Passion of Joan of Arc

Ronan's Alternate Oscars: The Barons (1924-present)

89 films 15 11

I've got final essays due. I'm looking to procrastinate. Don't you judge me.

These are my picks for the best…

  • Encounters at the End of the World Encounters at the End of the World
  • Grizzly Man Grizzly Man
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • From One Second to the Next From One Second to the Next
  • Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A…

Herzog Ranked

11 films 1

As my severely sparse diary ought to attest, I don't get a huge amount of time for movies these days,…

  • Annie Hall Annie Hall
  • Stardust Memories Stardust Memories
  • Hannah and Her Sisters Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Deconstructing Harry Deconstructing Harry
  • Manhattan Manhattan

Re-ranking Woody

27 films 2

I've just been commissioned to edit a book on our dear friend Woody Allen, so I'm rapidly (re)visiting his oeuvre…

  • Still Life Still Life
  • Floating Skyscrapers Floating Skyscrapers
  • Quod erat demonstrandum Quod erat demonstrandum
  • Fish & Cat Fish & Cat
  • Blind Blind

Transilvania International Film Festival 2014

8 films

After having the pleasure of covering TIFF last year via their very handy VOD platform (other fests desiring international attention…

  • Naked Lunch Naked Lunch
  • Crash Crash
  • Cosmopolis Cosmopolis

Crash of the Titans: Adaptation and Authorship in the Films of David Cronenberg

3 films

Not much to see here, just another puntastically-titled academic essay that'd go unread in a drawer somewhere unless I put…

  • Garage Garage
  • Performance Performance
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • All Is Lost All Is Lost
  • Under the Skin Under the Skin

A Case for Casting

20 films 3 2

Having been made by my housemate to watch a Pat Shortt clip I found mostly insufferable, I got to thinking…