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Music pantheon

20 films

20 favorite artists. Favorite albums in notes.

Most egregious lack of LB representation:  Big Thief (all of them) Lorde (Melodrama)…

  • The Tree of Life
  • Twin Peaks
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

the canon

40 films

Another update; only the essentials.

  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Unforgiven
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Miami Vice
  • Heat
  • Manhunter
  • The Insider
  • Collateral
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Paths of Glory
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Twin Peaks
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Blue Velvet
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Lost Highway


11 films

For all his reputation as cinema’s maestro of the weird and indecipherable, I’ve found the broad strokes of David Lynch’s…

  • Dead Ringers
  • A History of Violence
  • The Fly
  • Eastern Promises
  • The Dead Zone

Cronenberg, ranked

10 films

“Separation can be a terrifying thing.”

  • The Thing
  • The Fog
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Halloween
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Master
  • Inherent Vice
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Magnolia
  • Bad Boys II
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • The Rock
  • Ambulance
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon


8 films

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Miller's Crossing
  • No Country for Old Men
  • True Grit
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Pinocchio
  • Day of Wrath
  • The Song of Bernadette
  • A Canterbury Tale

A Canon of Religious Cinema

65 films

Essential films for those of faith who don’t ascribe to the cinematic methods of Kirk Cameron.

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