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  • High and Low
  • Stalker
  • The Shining
  • The Thing
  • The Red Shoes

I've actually read the source material

111 films

If it's been adapted multiple times, I'll just add my favorite version. If I didn't like the version I saw,…

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Jaws
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Taxi Driver

Movies I've seen projected in film.

67 films

Constantly being updated. Living in a place where they hold tons of classic screenings is awesome.

Film stock and theaters…

  • Cloverfield
  • The Thing
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Monsters
  • Pacific Rim

J.W.'s Monster Canon

46 films

Possibly my favorite sub-genre.

  • Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Boyhood
  • Before I Disappear
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Director Q/A Screenings I've Attended

34 films

By screening date

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Amélie
  • Arrival
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Favorite Scores

62 films

In alphabetical order.

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Altitude
  • Annihilation
  • Attack the Block
  • Beyond Skyline
  • King Kong
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla Raids Again
  • Rodan
  • The Mysterians

Godzilla and Everyone He Fought - I DID IT

49 films

My giant monster craving has been acting up recently, so I've decided I'm gonna watch all the Godzilla movies in…

  • Seven Samurai
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • High and Low
  • M
  • Time Bandits

My Criterion Collection

110 films

Probably my 3rd highest expense, after food and rent.

By spine number.

Collections: Apu Trilogy Dekalog Complete Jacques Tati Three…

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Chernobyl
  • Us
  • Booksmart
  • High Flying Bird

Topical Post-Election Films (Late 2016-Current)

53 films

Films released after Trump was elected that deal with the current political climate (even if it's buried subtext). Consistently being…

  • Shin Godzilla
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla

Movies possible without cinematography or editing

0 films

In accordance with the Oscars' decision to cut them from air

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Steve Jobs
  • Super 8
  • Cinema Paradiso

Lightshow Climaxes

48 films

Films that employ bright/flashing/colorful lights during their climax to add to the emotion. No spoilers.

Suggestions, please. I'm a huge…