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  • Paris, Texas
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Ranking Palme d'Or winners

53 films

Want to see: Maria Candelaria Miracle in Milan Miss Julie Gate of Hell The Silent World Friendly Persuasion Black Orpheus…

  • Belfast
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Party
  • Neruda
  • Phoenix

Directors I want in my Directors League

128 films

Each director is represented by the film of theirs I most want to watch. In the notes, however, the films…

  • ...And God Created Woman
  • 3 Faces
  • The 3 Penny Opera
  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
  • An Actor's Revenge
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Pianist
  • The Aviator
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Ranking 2000s Best Picture nominees

51 films

Want to see: Seabiscuit Crash Capote Michael Clayton

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Schindler's List
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

Ranking Best Picture winners

86 films

Want to see: The Great Ziegfeld The Life of Emile Zola Crash

  • Blade Runner
  • Alien
  • The Martian
  • The Duellists
  • The Last Duel

Ranking Ridley Scott

11 films

Want to see: 1492: Conquest of Paradise Matchstick Men

  • Three Colors: Red
  • Late Spring
  • Diabolique
  • The Travelling Players
  • Ran

Directors League

182 films

All the directors 4+ of whose films I've seen, ranked by the average rating I've given the portion of work…

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Nashville
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Taxi Driver

Ranking New Hollywood

87 films

Want to see: The Swimmer Petulia Hell in the Pacific Sweet Charity Downhill Racer Take the Money and Run Alice's…

  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Ninotchka
  • Angel

Ranking Ernst Lubitsch

9 films

Want to see: The Love Parade The Merry Widow Cluny Brown

  • 10 Rillington Place
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 13th
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Canon According to Albie

475 films

A compendium of all the films I've rated 4.5 or 5 stars, listed alphabetically.

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • My Fair Lady
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Z

Ranking 1960s Best Picture nominees

37 films

Want to see: Sons and Lovers The Guns of Navarone Mutiny on the Bounty A Thousand Clowns The Sand Pebbles…

  • Secrets & Lies
  • Naked
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • All or Nothing
  • Vera Drake

Ranking Mike Leigh

12 films

Also seen: Nuts in May Abigail's Party Grown-Ups Meantime