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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Boyhood
  • Inherent Vice
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Under the Skin

Top Ten of 2014 (in 2019)

15 films

Well in advance of an inevitable Best of the Decade list, I intend to revisit each year of the decade,…

  • Roma
  • Annihilation
  • Leave No Trace
  • The Favourite
  • Burning

Top Ten of 2018 (in 2018)

31 films

The Top Ten are in ranked order. Everything thereafter is an honorable mention, in very rough order of preference.

  • Seven Samurai
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Amarcord
  • The 400 Blows
  • Beauty and the Beast

My Criterion Collection

227 films

Films from the Criterion Collection that I own, arranged by spine number, except where a box set makes them unclear,…

  • Jackie Brown
  • Out of Sight
  • The Matrix
  • Rushmore
  • The Big Lebowski

"The Film Canon": The 1990's (Advanced Studies)

39 films

My earlier list "'The Film Canon' : The 1990s" was explicitly limited to fifteen films by the person who requested…

  • Dead Poets Society
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Ran
  • Blue Velvet
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

"The Film Canon": The 1980's (Advanced Studies)

38 films

My earlier list "'The Film Canon' : The 1980s" was explicitly limited to fifteen films by the person who requested…

  • The Seventh Seal
  • Persona
  • Breathless
  • Band of Outsiders
  • Contempt

"The Film Canon": Advanced Studies

46 films

My earlier list "'The Film Canon' (for emerging cinephiles)" was explicitly limited to ten films by my fiance, who requested…

  • Pulp Fiction
  • GoodFellas
  • Before Sunrise
  • Jurassic Park
  • Clueless

"The Film Canon": The 1990's

15 films

Following up on my list of "canon" movies that everyone should see, here is a similar list I was asked…

  • Amadeus
  • Raging Bull
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Broadcast News
  • A Fish Called Wanda

“The Film Canon”: The 1980's

15 films

Following up on my list of "canon" movies that everyone should see, here is a similar list I was asked…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Panther
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Ranked)

19 films

Following the release of And Man and the Wasp. Subject to revision whenever I watch or reconsider any of the…

  • Casablanca
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Vertigo
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Graduate

"The Film Canon" (for emerging cinephiles)

11 films

My fiancé asked me to come up with a list of ten films anyone serious about movies would think she…

  • Her
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Great Beauty
  • Gravity
  • Before Midnight

Top Ten Films of 2013 (in 2018)

15 films

Well in advance of an inevitable Best of the Decade list, I intend to revisit each year of the decade,…

  • Whiplash
  • La La Land
  • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
  • First Man

Damian Chazelle (Ranked)

4 films

Based on my recent viewing of First Man. Subject to revision whenever I watch or reconsider one of Chazelle's films,…