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Wiseman Documentaries Ranked

29 films

Frederick Wiseman has been steadily pointing his camera at people for many decades. His production company has made a deal…

  • SpaceBoy
  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  • Titane
  • Poser
  • Buck Alamo
  • Disruptor Conductor
  • Soul
  • Abomination

Culture Monster: Movies with musical themes

3 films

In honour of my new podcast, I am watching some movies about music and musicians, and perhaps other cultural people. Both…

  • Summer of Sam
  • Popeye
  • Look Who's Back
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Dancer and the Thief

Underrated

20 films

Not saying everything on this list is a stone-cold masterpiece,  but they do deserve more kudos and eyeballs than they…

  • Son of Saul
  • Train of Life
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • In a Better World
  • Naked Among Wolves

Good stuff I never want to see again

34 films

Movies I am very glad to have watched once, in some cases, actual masterpieces.  But either because of emotional heaviness,…

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Waydowntown
  • Brick
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Star Wars

Movies I like probably more than they deserve

13 films

Not gonna lie, most of these started out in my “Underrated” list, but I tried to come to my senses.…

  • The Searchers
  • Easy Rider
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • American Beauty

“Great Movies” that I don’t love

4 films

For some reason lots of people think these films are great. Maybe they are, but I just can’t get into…

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Batman Returns
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Back to the Future Part II

Sequel Showdown

11 films

My top 10 sequels, both for how much they added to the franchise and how much I liked them individually.

  • The Great Beauty
  • Pi
  • The Straight Story
  • American Honey
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene

Nothing Happens, but it is still great

6 films

Yes stories need a plot for the most part, and some of these do have actual plots, but the story…