My quasi-annual list of my favorite films. 250 films, or, ~5% of all of the films I've ever seen. Ranked to perfection, by whim, mood, memory, and circumstance. The ranking will be different before I even click "publish."
When you strip away the preconceptions of canons, peer pressure, AFI Sigh & Sound Top 1,001 You Ought to See Before You Sell-Out Lists, you get a bizarre mix of childhood favorites, films that mean something to you personally, oddities that surprised you, critically acclaimed classics that you can't shake, porn, movies you only remember a feeling from, problematic faves, comfort food movies, popcorn and feminism, movies that stir your blood, movies that make you feel seen, quiet films, bright films, night films, neon films, queer films, the handful of movies that get communism right, half-decolonized tastes, and underdogs you feel it necessary to root for in this fucked up capitalist hellscape.
Or, in other words, my favorite movies.