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  • The Big Lebowski
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The Coen Brothers Ranked

17 films

With only Inside Llewyn Davis to watch to complete my Coen Brothers filmography after completing O Brother yesterday, I thought…

  • Out of Sight
  • Logan Lucky
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Contagion

Steven Soderbergh Ranked

19 films

Steven Soderbergh is one of those directors that has taken on almost every genre, with relative success across the board.…

  • Schindler's List
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Jaws
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Steven Spielberg Ranked

25 films

The most commercially successful director in Hollywood history, Steven Spielberg has mastered every genre in Tinseltown's lexicon. Some movie-goers have…

  • Platoon
  • The Doors
  • JFK
  • Talk Radio
  • Wall Street

Oliver Stone ranked

17 films

For years Oliver Stone was one of my favourite directors, constantly challenging controversial American political issues with a vigour that…

  • James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend
  • The World at War
  • Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
  • Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
  • Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

My Favourite Documentaries

50 films

Despite watching a shitload of movies in the average year, the Hollywood blockbusters always seem to get upstaged come the…

  • The Guard
  • Calvary
  • The General
  • In Bruges
  • Kingdom of Heaven

Brendan Gleeson ranked (his performances rather than the films)

10 films

There are plenty of unsung actors that deliver time after time but always seem to be ignored by the Academy…

  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Mystic River
  • Unforgiven
  • Pale Rider
  • Changeling
  • Young Guns II
  • The Searchers
  • The Quick and the Dead
  • Maverick
  • The Shootist

Ford to Peckinpah, Leone to Hawks, Andy's April Trip to Tombstone

17 films

Over the last few weeks I've revisited a couple of Westerns that have reinvigorated my love for the genre. Memories…

  • The Sisters Brothers
  • They Died with Their Boots On
  • Breakheart Pass
  • The Alamo
  • The Alamo

Duke-Tober, the Westerns alternative to Hoop-tober

11 films

I've failed miserably with Hoop-Tober on two occasions now, horror films have never really been my thing, so I thought…

  • Belushi
  • Laurel Canyon
  • The Ripper
  • The Queen's Gambit
  • The Invisible Man

Ranking the films of 2020 (there wasn't a lot to choose from)

15 films

Cinemas, just like every other place of business this year, have had it tough. Lockdowns, postponements of major releases, and…

  • Alien
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • American Gangster
  • The Martian
  • Prometheus
  • The Gentlemen
  • Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
  • QT8: The First Eight
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture

Best first time watches this year that weren't 2020 releases

20 films

Some films take longer to get around to than others. Some are from the year before that you've waited for…