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  • Miller's Crossing
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • True Grit
  • Fargo

Coen brothers, ranked

18 films

Granted, a few of these need revisits. But as of seeing them all at least once...

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Shame
  • Hunger
  • Widows
  • Ran
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Suspiria
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Lola Montès

Top 5 Uses of Color

5 films

As discussed, alongside 2018's Suspiria, on Filmspotting 704: cms.megaphone.fm/channel/filmspotting?selected=PPY1237056483

(My No. 4 is actually a pairing of Grand Budapest and…

  • Wings
  • Dunkirk
  • North by Northwest
  • The Wind Rises
  • Flying Down to Rio

Top 5 Flight Scenes

5 films

As discussed on Filmspotting 701. Scenes are:

1. First flight, Wings 2. Running out of fuel, Dunkirk 3. Cropduster attack,…

  • La La Land
  • Whiplash
  • First Man
  • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
  • La La Land
  • Easter Parade
  • The Lion King
  • High Society
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Top 5 Movie Duets

5 films

As discussed - with the inestimable Michael Phillips - on Filmspotting #700. (700!!!!!!!!)

My picks:

1. “A Lovely Night,” La…

  • Brief Encounter
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Oliver Twist

Top 5 David Lean Images

5 films

As discussed, alongside a Sacred Cow review of Lawrence of Arabia, on Filmspotting 698.

Images are...

1. Laura dissolving back…

  • First Reformed
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Reality Bites

Top 5 Ethan Hawke Moments

5 films

As discussed (including the Top 5 Richard Linklater Scenes we exempted from eligibility) on Filmspotting 696. My moments are:

1.…

  • Malcolm X
  • School Daze
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Red Hook Summer
  • She's Gotta Have It

Top 5 Spike Lee Shots

5 films

As discussed on Filmspotting #693. My picks are:

1. Malcolm floating to his death 2. “Wake up!” 3. Radio Raheem…

  • Isle of Dogs
  • First Reformed
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Zama
  • Game Night

Top 10 Films of 2018 (So Far)

10 films

We dig into the top 5 on Filmspotting #690.

  • Finding Nemo
  • Ratatouille
  • Toy Story
  • WALL·E
  • Toy Story 3
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 28 Days Later
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

Movies Are Prayers

127 films

A list of every film mentioned in Movies Are Prayers, compiled for its first anniversary.