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The Matrix Reloaded and Star Wars: The Last Jedi are kind-of-sort-of the same movie

2 films

In the spirit of Robert Brown.

– Both films are talky sequels (specifically, middle entries in their respective trilogies) that…

  • Little Women
  • The Wind Rises
  • A History of Violence
  • A Dangerous Method
  • Blow Out

20 Favorite Film Discoveries of 2020

20 films

For obvious reasons, I did not see enough 2020 films to compose my usual top 10 list. However, I did…

  • Dead Ringers
  • Crash
  • Naked Lunch
  • A Dangerous Method
  • A History of Violence

David Cronenberg – A Filmography (Ranked)

16 films

No filmmaker balances the visceral and the cerebral quite like David Cronenberg. He is known, quite justly, as the master…

  • Out of Sight
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • Burn After Reading
  • Aliens
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • The Abyss
  • The Terminator
  • Avatar

James Cameron – A Filmography (Ranked)

7 films

With a gift for spectacle like a less sensitive Steven Spielberg and a knack for syncretistic mythmaking like a less…

  • The Wind Rises
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Porco Rosso
  • Castle in the Sky

Hayao Miyazaki – A Filmography (Ranked)

10 films

I am late to the Hayao Miyazaki party, but after years of putting off his filmography and a few failed…

  • A Dangerous Method
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Blade Runner
  • Patriot Games
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Marriage Story
  • The Irishman
  • A Hidden Life
  • The Souvenir

Favorite Films of 2019

10 films

As the end of the decade draws near, bringing with it a horde of smaller but no less significant endings…

  • The Tree of Life
  • The Master
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Under the Skin
  • Phantom Thread