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  • A Ghost Story
  • The Florida Project
  • Dunkirk
  • The Big Sick

Best of 2017

21 films

A perpetual ordered list of my 25 favorite films released in the year 2017 (in the United States, at least),…

  • Monsters, Inc.
  • WALL·E
  • Ratatouille
  • Inside Out
  • Toy Story 3

Pixar, Ranked

18 films

Feature-length films only. I acknowledge that my top pick is controversial, but whatever.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

MCU, Ranked

17 films

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is vast and yet not all that deep.

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Boyhood
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • WALL·E

25 Best Films of the Century So Far

25 films

Inspired by A.O. Scott & Manohla Dargis's list, here's my attempt to sum up the century so far.

It's not easy…

  • A Christmas Story
  • Airplane!
  • Aladdin
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Animal House

Movies I've Seen 3+ Times

88 films

Start-to-finish viewings only, so catching bits on TV doesn't count.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • The Fate of the Furious

And They Say Hollywood Has Run Out of Ideas

2 films

2017 releases that are a continuation of a special effects extravaganza action franchise featuring a makeshift family overcoming their internal…

  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Moonlight
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • La La Land
  • Arrival

Best of 2016

25 films

A perpetual ordered list of my 25 favorite films released in the year 2016 (in the United States, at least),…

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars, Ranked

8 films

All but one are flawed movies, and I enjoy watching them all, even the mostly-trash bottom feeder on this list.

  • 12 Angry Men
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 127 Hours
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Great Movies

313 films

In alphabetical order.

  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Anomalisa
  • Barton Fink
  • All the President's Men
  • Moonlight

Favorites of 2016

25 films

My 25 favorite films seen for the first time in 2016, regardless of the year in which they were released.…

  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Moana
  • Zootopia
  • Big Hero 6
  • Tangled
  • Children of Men
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Babel

Best of 2006

25 films

A perpetual ordered list of my favorite films released in the year 2006 (in the United States, at least), updated…