• Up Up
  • Spirited Away Spirited Away
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • My Neighbor Totoro My Neighbor Totoro
  • Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc.

Motion Pictures

My favourite animated films.

  • Stoker Stoker
  • Captain Phillips Captain Phillips
  • Gravity Gravity
  • All Is Lost All Is Lost
  • A Hijacking A Hijacking

Favourite films of 2013

Still to see: 12 Years a Slave.

  • Alien Alien
  • The Terminator The Terminator
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Primer Primer

Space Race

My favourite science fiction films. I’m conflicted about a few from my action list not being included here, so let’s…

  • Drive Drive
  • Senna Senna
  • The Descendants The Descendants
  • Beginners Beginners
  • Moneyball Moneyball

Favourite films of 2011

A couple are technically 2010 releases, but didn’t reach me until late the following year.

  • All the President's Men All the President's Men
  • Zodiac Zodiac
  • The Insider The Insider
  • Goodfellas Goodfellas
  • United 93 United 93

True Lies

A list of my favourite films that are, to at least some degree, based on true events. Let me know…

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Moonrise Kingdom Moonrise Kingdom
  • Zero Dark Thirty Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Cabin in the Woods The Cabin in the Woods
  • Rust and Bone Rust and Bone

Favourite films of 2012

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Based on US release date, my picks of the year.

  • The Shining The Shining
  • Let the Right One In Let the Right One In
  • Jaws Jaws
  • Psycho Psycho
  • Shaun of the Dead Shaun of the Dead

Fright Night

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Things that go bump in the DVD player. My favourite horror films.

  • Die Hard Die Hard
  • Fight Club Fight Club
  • Heat Heat
  • Aliens Aliens
  • Lethal Weapon Lethal Weapon

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

My favourite action set-pieces.

  • Blue Caprice Blue Caprice
  • It's a Disaster It's a Disaster
  • Leviathan Leviathan
  • Narco Cultura Narco Cultura
  • Something in the Air Something in the Air

The Dissolve’s best 2013 films that made under $100,000

Based on Box Office Mojo’s figures for US domestic theatrical take, as selected by the critics at The Dissolve.

  • Cloverfield Cloverfield
  • Last Exit to Brooklyn Last Exit to Brooklyn
  • On the Waterfront On the Waterfront
  • Dog Day Afternoon Dog Day Afternoon
  • The French Connection The French Connection

Brooklyn’s Finest

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I compiled this list as part of a short demo of Letterboxd presented to the attendees of Brooklyn Beta 2011.…

  • The Killing The Killing
  • Heat Heat
  • Rififi Rififi
  • Reservoir Dogs Reservoir Dogs
  • Inception Inception

Stealing Beauty

My favourite heist films.

  • The Terminator The Terminator
  • Primer Primer
  • Back to the Future Back to the Future
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Twelve Monkeys Twelve Monkeys

Time Frames

My favourite time travel (and time-related) films. I will post this list last week.