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Pride is a Riot: 20 Films Celebrating Crime, Chaos and Queer Joy

20 films

For Pride 2021, writer and festival programmer Shayna Maci Warner curates twenty films, in no ranked order, that exemplify queer…

  • The 39 Steps
  • Akira
  • Aliens
  • All That Jazz
  • Almost Famous

The Films That Inspired Filmmakers to Become Filmmakers

47 films

In our editorial arm, we love to ask filmmakers—from directors, to writers, to actors—which films inspired them to make the…

  • A Silent Voice
  • The Farewell
  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Us and Them

Asian Women Directors: The Official Top 100 Narrative Feature Films

100 films

This list of the 100 highest rated narrative feature films directed by Asian women is current as at May 25,…

  • The Elephant Man
  • The Machinist
  • The Dark Knight
  • Vice
  • Monster

Showdown: Metamorphosis

20 films

Consensus for Showdown № 122: Metamorphosis (your favorite actor transformations)

  • Chan Is Missing
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • The Grace Lee Project
  • Saving Face
  • In Between Days

Ten Underrated Asian American & Pacific Islander Films

10 films

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021, filmmaker and Letterboxd member So Yun Um selects ten underrated Asian…

  • Aaltra
  • The Big Lebowski
  • You, the Living
  • Stuff and Dough
  • Two Lottery Tickets

The Films That Influenced Paul Negoescu’s ‘Two Lottery Tickets’

5 films

To mark the US release of Paul Negoescu's Romanian box office smash, Two Lottery Tickets, the writer-director has carefully selected…

  • The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson
  • The Furnace
  • High Ground
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • The Nightingale

Meat Pie Westerns, Kangaroo Westerns, Australian Westerns

73 films

A broad list of Australian westerns, including revisionist westerns, invasion tales, bushranger films, Aboriginal fugitive movies, Hollywood curiosities, colonial horrors,…

  • Ben-Hur
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters
  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die
  • Godzilla
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Life in Film: Some Kind of Heaven’s Barbara Stanton

19 films

Community theater actress and The Villages resident Barbara Stanton is one of the subjects of Lance Oppenheim’s documentary, Some Kind…

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Deadpool
  • Fight Club
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Showdown: Through the Looking Glass

20 films

Consensus for Showdown № 121: Through the Looking Glass (your favorite fourth-wall breakers)

  • Alice
  • Magic
  • The Hand
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Double Life of Véronique

Felt Good: Twenty Top Puppetry Films for Muppet Lovers

20 films

In celebration of the streaming release of Marilyn Agrelo’s documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, puppeteer and…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Five Million Years To Earth
  • Quatermass
  • Doomwatch
  • The Stone Tape

The Films That Influenced Ben Wheatley’s ‘In the Earth’

24 films

In the English summer of 2020, during a brief lull in the coronavirus pandemic, Ben Wheatley and crew set off…

  • Madam Satan
  • Call Her Savage
  • Smarty
  • Massacre
  • The Sign of the Cross

Savage Cinema: Five of the Pre-Code Era’s Most Outrageous Films

5 films

Pre-Code April founder Matthew Turner selects five of the pre-Code era’s wildest and weirdest films. The inaugural pre-Code April began…