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My Favorites - 1984

30 films

By now, the '80s are the '80s. And, man, do this year's films feel like they are embracing that wholeheartedly.

  • The Beekeeper
  • Out of Darkness
  • Scala!!!
  • Self Reliance
  • The Greatest Night in Pop

My Rough 2024 List

18 films

I'm going to keep a running list of everything new I see in 2024 and rank them as the year…

  • 4 for Texas
  • 5 Card Stud
  • 5-25-77
  • 65
  • The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

How Many Movies Have I Seen? Part II

970 films

I made a first list of 10,000 titles, and now I'm just trying to remember even more films I've seen.…

  • 1776
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 300
  • 3:10 to Yuma

All My 4Ks

622 films

I originally said, "I'm not going to upgrade my entire collection, even if they end up releasing 4K versions of…

  • From Russia with Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Casino Royale
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

All The Bonds

27 films

Everyone's got their own James Bond ranking.

This one is mine.

(And yes, I included NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN and…

  • Pumpkinhead
  • Rudy
  • Young Guns
  • WandaVision
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

4K Titles I Need/Want

31 films

Pretty self-explanatory.

This is an expensive hobby.

  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Godfather
  • The Conversation
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

All The Coppolas

24 films

You get it. You can read.

  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Badlands
  • Modern Romance
  • Something Wild
  • Mother

Film Nerd in 2024

28 films

Time with both of my sons is more precious than ever. Allen's in high school now, and Toshi's in college.…

  • Argylle
  • Lisa Frankenstein
  • Bob Marley: One Love
  • Orion and the Dark
  • Dune: Part Two

Upcoming Films

77 films

General interest for 2024 and beyond.

These are in order of impending release, unless there are no dates, and then…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Modern Romance
  • Blow Out
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Reds

My Favorites - 1981

30 films

Weird year. It feels like we're still trying to shake off the '70s and figure out what this new decade…

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Shining
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Popeye
  • The Elephant Man

My Favorites - 1980

30 films

Now we're moving into the decade I have written the most about, and we're kicking it off with a strong…

  • Star Wars
  • Sorcerer
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Suspiria
  • Annie Hall

My Favorites - 1977

30 films

This was the year I went from "movies are a thing" to "movies are EVERYthing."