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  • Alien
  • Gladiator
  • Black Hawk Down
  • The Martian
  • The Last Duel

Ranked: Ridley Scott

16 films

Without realizing, I have seen the majority of films from the prolific Ridley Scott, whose career as a director has…

  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Batman
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Avengers: Endgame

Ranked: Superhero films

45 films

Marvel, Dc, and everything else

  • Looper
  • Knives Out
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Ranked: Rian Johnson

4 films

Missing from the list: Two Brothers Loom (2008), and Brick (2005). I saw about half of the latter but I’d…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Nope
  • The Batman
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Films of 2022

5 films

Films rated 4 stars or above only (released in cinemas or in streaming services in 2022)

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Terminal
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Memento
  • Meek's Cutoff

In Need Of A Revisit

30 films

Tastes shift. I was a different moviegoer 5 or 10 years ago than I am now. These are films that…

  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Shape of Water
  • Pacific Rim
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Hellboy

Ranked: Guillermo Del Toro

7 films

Haven’t seen the first bad Del Toro film. Pan’s Labyrinth is a step above the rest. 

Missing: The Devil’s Advocate,…

  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Only Yesterday
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Wind Rises

Ranked: Studio Ghibli

15 films

Ongoing list as I watch the animated films of the legendary studio

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Moonrise Kingdom

Ranked: Wes Anderson

9 films

I consider the top 5 pretty great. I have yet to watch The Darjeeling Limited

  • Moonstruck
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Cleopatra
  • Eraserhead
  • In the Heat of the Night

Blindspots 2022

16 films

New-to-me films watched in 2022 that are at least five years old (2017 or sooner)

  • Moonlight
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • All About My Mother
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

Ranked: Queer Cinema

42 films

The list doesn’t include films with queer characters whose sexualities or gender identities aren’t essential to the stories being told.

  • There Will Be Blood
  • Phantom Thread
  • Magnolia
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Boogie Nights

Ranked: Paul Thomas Anderson

8 films

Is Paul Thomas Anderson the best director working today? Probably so. The first three films on this list are masterpieces,…

  • Se7en
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Ikiru
  • Up
  • Children of Men

The Best Moments in Film

19 films

A compendium of my favorite moments or scenes in the history of film

Last updated on 7.27.22