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The 2021 Chicago Critics Film Festival

12 films

One of our best line-ups ever.

  • Alien
  • Blade Runner
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • The Martian

Ranked: Ridley Scott

24 films

All director's cuts when seen.

  • Fast Five
  • Furious 7
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • All the Real Girls
  • Pineapple Express
  • Snow Angels
  • Undertow
  • George Washington

Ranked: David Gordon Green

13 films

Interviewing him next week. Love the guy.

  • Spirited Away
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli Ranked

22 films

A little visual companion to this piece I did for Vulture: www.vulture.com/article/best-studio-ghibli-films-ranked.html

  • Jaws
  • Taxi Driver
  • 3 Women
  • Halloween
  • Alien

My Favorite Film From Every Year Since I Was Born

46 films

Following the trend of the day...

  • Moonlight
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Parasite
  • Nomadland
  • The Hurt Locker

Ranked: The New Century Best Picture Winners

21 films

The 21 films that have won Best Picture this century, ranked.

  • WALL·E
  • Inside Out
  • Finding Nemo
  • Toy Story
  • Up
  • Out of Sight
  • The Limey
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • Traffic
  • Che: Part One

Ranked: Steven Soderbergh

31 films

One of the best filmmakers of his era. Counting Che as one. Man's a genius.

  • The Dark Knight
  • Batman Returns
  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Superman II