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Criterion @ Home

414 films

I collect Criterion Collection DVDs/Blu-rays and have fun doing so. A list of the discs I own (hopefully in spine-order,…

  • Bottle Rocket
  • Ant-Man
  • RoboCop
  • Aquaman
  • Jason and the Argonauts

What I Watched in the Time of COVID-19

181 films

Looking over my diary here, I definitely have a massive uptick in the number of movies I've watched lately. All…

  • The Nutcracker
  • Pina
  • Black Swan
  • Center Stage
  • The Turning Point
  • Henry V
  • Henry V
  • Richard III
  • Richard III
  • Hamlet

Shakespeare on Film

63 films

If you adapt a Shakespeare play (in any way) I'll watch it. I may, or may not, like it, though.…

  • Gosford Park
  • The Avengers
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

Once more, with commentary

16 films

Commentary tracks are some of my favorite extras on a disc release (see also: gag reels and deleted scenes). On…

  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice

Austen Adaptations

24 films

Austen is a specialty.

  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre

Bronte by the Book

17 films

Bronte adaptations (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne)

  • Star Wars
  • Jaws
  • American Graffiti
  • Grease
  • Breaking Away

Brat Pack America Watchlist

54 films

Kevin Smokler's book, Brat Pack America, releases on October 11, 2016. He examines the era/genre of 1980's American teen movies…

  • Spectre
  • Skyfall
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Casino Royale
  • Die Another Day

Bond...James Bond

27 films

I was raised on James Bond. We had all the movies on VHS, watched them every time a Bond marathon…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The 400 Blows
  • 8½
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Ebert's Great Movies

311 films

Ebert and I generally had the same opinion (generally: he didn't like Thor and I liked it quite a lot)…

  • Star Wars
  • An American in Paris
  • The Mission
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Lawrence of Arabia

Top Ten Film Score Votes

10 films

My votes for the Top Ten Film Scores/Musicals as compiled by David Smith ( The only problem is choosing just…

  • Sixteen Candles
  • Willow
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Great Mouse Detective

Childhood Holdovers

12 films

All those movies that I loved as a child and still love now that I'm a "grown-up".