Stories

Sort by

2020 Year in Review

축하해요 to Lee Isaac Chung and the Minari cast and crew on reaching the highest-rated spot in our 2020 Year in Review. Congratulations also to Tenet director Christopher Nolan on finishing the year as our most watched director, and with the most popular film. As voted by you, Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland and Pete Docter’s Soul are the three highest-rated films of 2020, while Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is the year’s most popular film. Dive in, or read our news post for some behind-the-scenes insights. The 2020 Letterboxd Year…

How I Letterboxd: Julie Collette

Christmas movie lover Julie Collette tells Jack Moulton all about her seasonal movie habits, the best big screen Santa Claus of all time, disability visibility in festive films, and some of the weirder holiday picks. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: when Letterboxd members turn to the Neverending Christmas List to help plan their Christmas movie viewing. Arrange it by highest rated, arrange it by newest release, or by popularity—any which way, there’s something for everyone, from corny…

Exclusive: Films that Influenced World of Tomorrow

Don Hertzfeldt is one of the highest rated filmmakers on Letterboxd, so with World of Tomorrow Episode Three: The Absent Destinations of David Prime just out, we asked if he would share a list of the films that have influenced his own. From snippets of soundtrack, to specific sound effects, to David's reclining cockpit, Don's notes contain entertaining insights into his storytelling process. “Many genre films today seem too afraid of being ‘unrealistic’, which seems to prevent them from having…

Best of the Fests 2020

From 17th-century werewolves to WWII gremlins to present-day nomads, the stripped-back, mostly virtual 2020 fall festivals still managed to bring the goods. Our team rounds up the very best titles we saw at TIFF, NYFF, the BFI London Film Festival and beyond. LISTEN: Gemma Gracewood and Ella Kemp chew over their festival favorites in the latest episode of The Letterboxd Show. Kudos to the teams at the Toronto, New York and BFI London Film Festivals for pulling excellent hybrid festivals…

How I Letterboxd: Todd Vaziri

Visual effects champion Todd Vaziri talks about his passion for cataloguing the art form he loves, the anxiety of choosing four favorites, and why blockbuster Hollywood filmmaking doesn’t have to be brain-dead drivel. “A movie someone thought was arthouse garbage as a kid might end up being an absolute revelation when seen as an adult. It’s okay to evolve.” —Todd Vaziri If you follow Todd Vaziri on Twitter (and you ought to), you’ll learn more than you ever knew you…