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Pre-Code Hollywood (1930-34)

60 films

In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by enforcement of the co-called "Hays Code" -- strict rules to govern the…

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1 film

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Directors Ranked ================ J.J. Abrams

  • One Night in Miami...
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • Saint Maud
  • Blonde
  • Pigeon Feathers

52 Films By Women 2022

92 films

Now entering my seventh year of seeking out films by female directors at a rate of about one a week.…

  • The Furnace
  • Vengeance Valley
  • No Man's Land
  • The Red Pony
  • The Cimarron Kid

Wild West Summer 2022

28 films

This is my sixth year of participation in the challenge founded by Anna Imhof in 2017 and continued by Timonist…

  • An Afghan Love Story
  • Lost Loves
  • Red Sorghum
  • The Story of Qiu Ju
  • A Simple Life

East is East - My Silk Road Challenge

35 films

Linking the regions of the ancient world in commerce, the network of trade routes known as "The Silk Road" was…

  • The 355
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Moonfall
  • Marry Me
  • Death on the Nile

Caught My Eye - 2022 Release Dates

42 films

New releases of interest in 2022 (updated 6/15/22). These are the films I am most likely to see at the…

  • The Wild Bunch
  • Straw Dogs
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Sam Peckinpah Ranked

11 films

#61 on TSPDT's Top 250 Directors

Noted for bringing his own brand of extreme violence and savagery to the big…

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • The Green Hornet
  • One Night in the Tropics
  • The Letter
  • The Bank Dick

Filling in the Forties

100 films

Since 2004, I've consistently watched 100 or more films released each year. A brief glance at my STATS page shows…

  • 12 Angry Men
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 300
  • The 400 Blows

My Top 250 (June 2022)

250 films

My top 250 favorite films, including 58 rated 5 stars, 134 rated 4.5 stars, and 58 rated 4.0 stars, listed…

  • The Graduate
  • Angels in America
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Birdcage
  • Charlie Wilson's War

Mike Nichols Ranked

18 films

#160 on TSPDT's Top 250 Directors

The recent passing of director Mike Nichols has removed a true luminary from the…

  • Persona
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Seconds
  • Andrei Rublev

Best Films of 1966

11 films

Among those films released in 1966 that I have watched, these are my favorites, all rated at four stars or…

  • The Sting
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Slap Shot
  • Funny Farm

George Roy Hill Ranked

6 films

#217 on TSPDT's Top 250 Directors

This "commercially reliable" director of twenty films was rarely as big a hit with…