• The Hallow
  • Shrew's Nest
  • Crimson Peak
  • Shut In
  • Deathgasm
  • High and Low
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Seven Samurai
  • Three Colors: Red
  • The Palm Beach Story

My favorite films from The Criterion Collection

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Titles from The Criterion Collection that I hold in high regard. I have rated these no less than 4.5 stars.…

  • Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
  • Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
  • The Tale of Zatoichi
  • The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
  • Zatoichi's Flashing Sword

Zatoichi Ranked

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My own personal ranking of the Zatoichi films that I've seen. The list is currently being updated as I'm working…

  • Secrets & Lies
  • The Dead
  • Legend of a Duel to the Death
  • Black Rain
  • Ernest & Celestine

Best Older Films Watched in 2015

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Including the anthologies By Brakhage is cheating a bit.

In: Lourdes. Out: The Tale of Zatoichi Continues.
In: Beyond the…

  • The Right Stuff
  • High and Low
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Groundhog Day
  • His Girl Friday

Third time's a charm - My favorite films

This was the first Top 100 list that I published. Looking at it now, it obviously was an attempt at…

  • Heaven's Gate
  • Heartland

Great Non-Traditional Westerns

A personal list in progress of Westerns that are not Westerns in the traditional sense but still are Westerns. I…

  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Paths of Glory
  • The Human Condition Collection
  • Lawrence of Arabia

My 100 favorite War films

As usual, I feel that my ranking is pretty accurate down to at least no. 30, maybe 50. After those,…

  • Grand Illusion
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Amarcord
  • The 400 Blows

My Criterion Collection

See notes for editions - if no comments it's the currently available DVD version. Quite a few are Out Of…

  • Boyhood
  • Like Father, Like Son
  • Ida
  • Under the Skin
  • All Is Lost

Best of 2014

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My favorite films from 2014.

Once in, but now out: Edge of Tomorrow, Locke, The Forgotten, Godzilla, Fury, Inside Llewyn…

  • Fanny & Alexander
  • Scrooge
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Life is Sweet
  • Dying at Grace

Best older films watched in 2014

Best older films watched for the first time in 2014.

Regarding Fanny och Alexander - having seen the television version…

  • The Hanging Tree
  • Rio Bravo
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • The Searchers

Delmer Daves! My Favorite Western Director! Who knew?!

I've done some research on the western films I've seen, using both Letterboxd, IMDb and DVD Profiler in the process.…

  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • My Man Godfrey
  • A Story of Floating Weeds

30 Favorite 1930s Movies

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Favorite films from the thirties, just like the title promises. Favorite has nothing to do with «best». It's just that…