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A Classic a Week

Lately I've noticed a dip in my movie watching habits. Not only am I watching less, I'm also writing less…

  • It Should Happen To You It Should Happen To You
  • A Star Is Born A Star Is Born
  • Running Wild Running Wild
  • The Unguarded Moment The Unguarded Moment
  • Rock, Pretty Baby Rock, Pretty Baby
  • Summer Love Summer Love
  • This Happy Feeling This Happy Feeling
  • The Reluctant Debutante The Reluctant Debutante
  • The Restless Years The Restless Years
  • Cry Tough Cry Tough

Character Actor Spotlight: John Saxon

A new ongoing series that will spotlight character actors from the 20s through today. Studios used to have stables of…

  • Orochi Orochi
  • A Diary of Chuji's Travels A Diary of Chuji's Travels
  • Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million…
  • Priest of Darkness Priest of Darkness
  • Capricious Young Man Capricious Young Man
  • Humanity and Paper Balloons Humanity and Paper Balloons
  • Singing Lovebirds Singing Lovebirds
  • The 47 Ronin The 47 Ronin
  • Miyamoto Musashi Miyamoto Musashi
  • Rashomon Rashomon

Essential Samurai Films

kenji1

kenji1 54 films 13 1

My own favourites:
Seven Samurai
Tales of the Taira Clan
The Sun's Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era…

  • The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath
  • Citizen Kane Citizen Kane
  • Brief Encounter Brief Encounter
  • Great Expectations Great Expectations
  • Red River Red River
  • The Third Man The Third Man
  • Broken Arrow Broken Arrow
  • Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland
  • Singin' in the Rain Singin' in the Rain
  • The Wages of Fear The Wages of Fear

Best Films from each year

Xarnis

Xarnis 70 films 5 10

Starting in 1940, because my pickings from the previous decade were too slim. I also skipped 1941-43 & '47 because I…

  • My Neighbor Totoro My Neighbor Totoro
  • Spirited Away Spirited Away
  • Ponyo Ponyo
  • Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke
  • The Secret World of Arrietty The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Kiki's Delivery Service Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Castle in the Sky Castle in the Sky
  • Howl's Moving Castle Howl's Moving Castle

Studio Ghibli - Ranked

Still have more to see, and Mononoke needs a revisit, but this is the way I would rank the 8…

  • The Prestige The Prestige
  • Inception Inception
  • The Dark Knight The Dark Knight
  • Memento Memento
  • Batman Begins Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises
  • Following Following
  • Insomnia Insomnia

In Order: Christopher Nolan

Films directed by Nolan, ranked from favorite to least favorite. Mention: I like all of them.

  • 8½
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rashomon Rashomon
  • Blade Runner Blade Runner
  • Citizen Kane Citizen Kane
  • La dolce vita La dolce vita
  • Persona Persona
  • 12 Angry Men 12 Angry Men
  • Solaris Solaris
  • Rio Bravo Rio Bravo

Masterpiece Films.

Steve Moyle

Steve Moyle 103 films 7 1

This is a list consisting of the films that I have given a 5/5 masterpiece rating to and have remained…

  • Insomnia Insomnia
  • Scanners Scanners
  • The Big Chill The Big Chill
  • Pickpocket Pickpocket
  • Lola Lola
  • Bay of Angels Bay of Angels
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Donkey Skin Donkey Skin
  • Une chambre en ville Une chambre en ville

CRITERION COLLECTION July 2014 Releases

Javier

Javier 10 films 4 9

the Demy Collection looks fantastic!!!

  • A Trip to the Moon A Trip to the Moon
  • The Tramp The Tramp
  • Intolerance Intolerance
  • The Immigrant The Immigrant
  • Shoulder Arms Shoulder Arms
  • Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the…
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Kid The Kid
  • Nosferatu Nosferatu
  • Safety Last! Safety Last!

Best Film of Each Year

This lists what I consider to be the best film of each year starting 1915 up to 2014, bar A…

  • Drive Drive
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • A Simple Life A Simple Life
  • Hugo Hugo
  • The Grey The Grey
  • My Way My Way
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Rango Rango
  • Dragon Dragon
  • The Adventures of Tintin The Adventures of Tintin

Best of the Best 2011

Mr. DuLac

Mr. DuLac 20 films 5 8

You should be listening to this music while looking at the list.

My top 20 list of 2011, simple enough.…

  • Nocturna Nocturna
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Night and the City Night and the City
  • Nothing Lasts Forever Nothing Lasts Forever
  • The Number 23 The Number 23
  • Not One Less Not One Less
  • Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon Dynamite
  • Nashville Nashville
  • Nights of Cabiria Nights of Cabiria
  • Nothing But a Man Nothing But a Man

The Alphabet of Films: N

Each week I'll post a new letter and all you have to do is nominate a film that you think…

  • Pinocchio Pinocchio
  • Spirited Away Spirited Away
  • My Neighbor Totoro My Neighbor Totoro
  • Toy Story Toy Story
  • The Incredibles The Incredibles
  • Dumbo Dumbo
  • The Iron Giant The Iron Giant
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Aladdin Aladdin
  • Jurassic Park Jurassic Park
  • A League of Their Own A League of Their Own
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Kicking and Screaming Kicking and Screaming
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Adaptation. Adaptation.
  • TiMER TiMER
  • Parenthood Parenthood

Cinematic Crushes

Neither as audacious or well-detailed as Vanina's list, the clear inspiration of mine. I'm not sure my crushes stick with…

  • Gayniggers from Outer Space Gayniggers from Outer Space

Listener Question Call: 12 Angry Cinephiles podcast, ep. 10

aaaannnd we're back! That's right, the 12AC podcast, back by popular demand (or at least demand from our 2 or…

  • East of Sumatra East of Sumatra
  • Walking My Baby Back Home Walking My Baby Back Home
  • Between Heaven and Hell Between Heaven and Hell
  • The Gift of Love The Gift of Love
  • Alias Jesse James Alias Jesse James
  • Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess
  • The Sins of Rachel Cade The Sins of Rachel Cade
  • Lady in a Cage Lady in a Cage
  • The Patsy The Patsy
  • The Family Jewels The Family Jewels

Character Actor Spotlight: Scatman Crothers

A new ongoing series that will spotlight character actors from the 20s through today. Studios used to have stables of…

  • There Will Be Blood There Will Be Blood
  • The Master The Master
  • Magnolia Magnolia
  • Prisoners Prisoners
  • Memento Memento
  • Fight Club Fight Club
  • Lost in Translation Lost in Translation
  • A Serious Man A Serious Man
  • Se7en Se7en
  • Gravity Gravity

Best Closing Scenes

No particular order.
Basically endings that make you go wow. In a good way.

  • The Mind Snatchers The Mind Snatchers
  • Deliverance Deliverance
  • Hugo The Hippo Hugo The Hippo
  • Bound for Glory Bound for Glory
  • The Car The Car
  • Gray Lady Down Gray Lady Down
  • Harper Valley P.T.A. Harper Valley P.T.A.
  • The Onion Field The Onion Field
  • Taps Taps
  • The Beast Within The Beast Within

Character Actor Spotlight: Ronny Cox

A new ongoing series that will spotlight character actors from the 20s through today. Studios used to have stables of…

  • Fanny Fanny
  • Zouzou Zouzou
  • The Uninvited The Uninvited
  • Suddenly Suddenly
  • The Quiller Memorandum The Quiller Memorandum
  • Logan's Run Logan's Run
  • Swiss Family Robinson Swiss Family Robinson
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or…
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • The Tattered Dress The Tattered Dress

Unheralded Directors A-Z

trolleyfreak

trolleyfreak 162 films 6

*Work In Progress*

An alphabetical list of directors whose light doesn't shine as brightly as others. I've chosen one or…