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  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Adventureland
  • The Adventures of Tintin

Films that exceeded my expectations

59 films

A selection of films (mostly that I've seen in the last five years) that turned out to be much better…

  • Arrival
  • Miss Sloane
  • Moana
  • Jackie
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

2016 ranked (international release dates)

46 films

All films released in their country of origin in 2016 seen by yours truly, in order of preference.

  • Silence
  • La La Land
  • Jackie
  • Denial
  • Frank & Lola

The 2017 linear list

13 films

As a placeholder until I reveal my ranked list of 2017 films, here are all the films released in the…

  • Frantic
  • Presumed Innocent
  • The Fugitive
  • We Are the Flesh
  • Black Hawk Down

New in 2017

54 films

A list of all the films seen for the first time by yours truly in 2017.

Note that this is…

  • Carol
  • The Martian
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Bridge of Spies

2015 ranked (international release dates)

62 films

All films released in their country of origin in 2015 seen by yours truly, in order of preference.

  • Carol
  • The Martian
  • Whiplash
  • Birdman
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

2015 ranked (UK release dates)

61 films

All films released in the UK in 2015 seen by yours truly, in order of preference. Beyond the Top 20…

  • Taken
  • Run All Night
  • Unknown
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • The Grey

"Liam Neeson Fucks Shit Up" films ranked

6 films

Following the success of TAKEN, "Liam Neeson Fucks Shit Up" has become a genre in its own right. It's a…

  • Deep Red
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
  • What Have You Done to Solange?
  • Short Night of Glass Dolls

The 2015/2016/2017 Giallo List

31 films

New year, new list.

I already have a list ranking the giallo films I've seen, but I put it together…

  • Atonement
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • The Dreamers
  • Finding Nemo
  • Hunger

Showdown: Remarkable Debuts

10 films

Directors and actors.

Will add more as they come to me!

  • Looper
  • Headhunters
  • Perfect Sense
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • '71

Michael's Film Club

23 films

I work part-time in a library and, once a month, I lead a film discussion group. We watch a different…

  • Alien
  • Hannibal
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Blade Runner

Ridley Scott films ranked

17 films

Incomplete as I’m still making my way through his filmography.

The entry for KINGDOM OF HEAVEN represents how I feel…

  • Alien
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Prometheus
  • Alien: Resurrection
  • Aliens

Alien films ranked

6 films

Yes, PROMETHEUS is an Alien film. And yes, it's better than ALIENS. Much better. Then again, even ALIEN: RESURRECTION is…