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Dynamic Top 100 (ranked)

100 films

100 of my favorite films, ranked. Extremely subjective rubric system here. Some sort of combination of . . .


  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Ikiru
  • Tokyo Story
  • A Man Escaped

Being Alive

22 films

These are all films I saw during the pandemic and beyond that, in spite of the isolation, made me feel…

  • The Beatles: Get Back
  • The Hand of God
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Worst Person in the World

Favorite 21 in 2021

21 films

Ranked list of my favorite 21 films I saw with a release date in 2021.

  • Son of the White Mare
  • Bamboozled
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Nightmare Alley

Top 21 New to me in 2021 (that didn’t come out in 2021)

21 films

Top 21 New to me in 2021 (that didn’t come out in 2021)

A list of favorites that didn’t come…

  • Killer of Sheep
  • The Burmese Harp
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Cold War

Diegetic Music in the Movies

27 films

"Diegetic music is music in a drama (e.g., film or video game) that is part of the fictional setting and…

  • Roma
  • The Master
  • Melancholia
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • First Reformed

25 Favorites 2010 - 2019

25 films

A list of my 25 favorite films released from 2010-2019.

  • The Swimmer
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Yi Yi
  • Taste of Cherry
  • Still Walking

Top 20 New to Me in 2020

20 films

My favorites that were first time viewings for me in 2020.

Fave newly discovered director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Most relevant: Safe…

  • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
  • A Man Escaped
  • The Normal Heart
  • The Battle of Chile: Part I
  • Gandhi

The Long Arc, Bending Towards Justice: 10 Films of Struggle and Freedom

10 films

My contribution to the Civil Rights Showdown of 2019.

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Rocketeer
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Frankenweenie
  • The Sandlot

Top Ten “deep dive” finds on Disney+

10 films

So ... Verizon offered me a free year of the Disney+ thing, and I didn’t turn it down. Went on…

  • Roma
  • First Reformed
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • BlacKkKlansman

10 Favorites of 2018 so far - Ranked

10 films

Expanding this list some now that I’m finally getting to more films that dropped in 2018.

  • The Element of Crime
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Seven Samurai

Movies I Saw For The First Time On Filmstruck in 2018

66 films

I asked for a filmstruck subscription for X-mas 2017. Here's all the flicks I've had the opportunity to discover for…