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40 films

  • Carlos
  • The Social Network
  • White Material
  • The Ghost Writer
  • A Prophet

Film Comment, 2010-2019

200 films

Film Comment got the best cinematic writing in the world this list their 20 faves every year this decade this…

  • Trouble in Paradise
  • It Happened One Night
  • A Night at the Opera
  • My Man Godfrey
  • The Awful Truth

Harvard University's Suggested Viewing for Hollywood Genres

159 films

The "Hollywood Genres" section is divided into subsections:

1-12: Comedies 13-25: Epics 26-41: Film Noir 42-55: Gangster Films 56-70: Historical…

  • Kustom Kar Kommandos
  • Scorpio Rising
  • The Black Mask
  • Blade Runner
  • Double Indemnity


27 films

Mike Davis' Los Angeles social history!!

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Family Finds Entertainment
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast


126 films

25 y/o writer named Charlie Fox just blew my brain open. here's every movie mentioned in his debut text THIS…

  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Viridiana
  • Pickpocket
  • Journey to Italy
  • L'Avventura

Every movie mentioned in Paul Schrader's "Transcendental Style in Film"

121 films

based on the 2018 revision of the 1972 text dude's havin quite a year

  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
  • Poison
  • Dottie Gets Spanked
  • Safe
  • Velvet Goldmine

Every movie mentioned in Rob White's "Todd Haynes"

84 films

look, i don't expect anyone to give a shit, but a MILDRED PIERCE paper sent me in a deep-dive on…

  • Les Vampires
  • Broken Blossoms
  • Foolish Wives
  • Faust
  • Hindle Wakes


100 films

a brazenly, thoroughly contrarian top 100. much love to Slant for taking the auteurs we worship and finding one seminal…

  • Shane
  • The Gunfighter
  • Winchester '73
  • Ride Lonesome
  • The Searchers

Unofficial Western Canon

47 films

i'm particularly passionate about the Western genre, so after undergoing a USC class with the genius professor Rick Jewell, here…