I think we can still get back to story. That's needed. — Tobe Hooper (cf)
Hooper was commenting on the way moviemaking was tending more and more towards technical spectacle with a stress on disconnected, disposable bits and a deemphasis on scenes that fit into a larger whole. Whenever I make a list like this, I am keenly aware that I trek through the movie landscape hoping (in a deep recess of my heart) to find, not just good movies, but great stories. Happy hunting, everyone, whatever you're looking for. And thank you, Tobe. And thank you, Cinemonster!
See Cinemonster's original list here.