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  • Kundun
  • Always
  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
  • September
  • Fear and Desire
  • Nosferatu
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • White Zombie
  • Freaks

Personal Horror Canon

24 films

The Prince of Porn is a placeholder for Phil Prince's The Taming of Rebecca, which is not on Letterboxd due…

  • The Accusation
  • The Face of Marble
  • Revenge of the Zombies
  • Fog Island
  • Corridor of Mirrors

The Vampira Show

46 films

A near-complete list of films shown on The Vampira Show. The short-lived but influential late-night movie show was hosted by…

  • Varieties on Parade
  • Solace in the Dark
  • Face of Evil
  • Waiting for Godot
  • Manos Returns
  • Slacker Uprising
  • Roger & Me
  • Canadian Bacon
  • The Big One
  • Bowling for Columbine

The MICHAEL & US Canon

90 films

Films discussed on the prestigious MICHAEL & US podcast

  • Hardball
  • Don't Say a Word
  • Training Day
  • From Hell
  • K-PAX
  • The Fun House
  • Chelsea Girls
  • A Real Young Girl
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Smorgasbord

That DMX Feeling: A Personal Canon

38 films

“That’s why music is so fucking watered-down right now. I miss that DMX feeling.” - Kanye West

(h/t to Ethan…

  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Splitting Heirs

Notable Cannes Film Festival Competition Entries

3 films

A partial list of movies that were up for the Palme d'Or

  • Chungking Express
  • Hero
  • Hostel
  • Hostel: Part II
  • My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure

"Quentin Tarantino Presents..."

14 films

"I see you film fans..."

Movies marketed in North America with the coveted "Quentin Tarantino Presents..." seal of approval.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Death Wish
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Man of the Year
  • The Comedian

Movies in which the plot hinges on a Viral Video

6 films

Folks, there's a hot new craze called the Internet, and it's revolutionizing the way we share information.

  • Hardly Working
  • Smorgasbord
  • A King in New York
  • Film Socialisme
  • Goodbye to Language

Late Style

14 films

"What of artistic lateness not as harmony and resolution but as intransigence, difficulty, and unresolved contradiction? What if age and…

  • MacGruber
  • Observe and Report
  • Clifford
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Heartbreak Kid

Movies I Remember David Letterman Praising

5 films

A nowhere-near-complete list, sourced from my own fuzzy memory.

I also recall that he very obviously didn't like Spring Breakers.