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2014 in review

10 films

2014 films I've seen, ranked.

Don't be surprised if there are less than ten here for a while.

  • Upstream Color
  • Blue Ruin
  • Mud
  • The World's End
  • Frozen

2013 in review

37 films

These are of the best movies I saw that were released in 2013.

  • True Grit
  • 13 Assassins
  • Of Gods and Men
  • The Fighter
  • The King's Speech

2010 in review

22 films

  • Key of Life
  • Like Someone in Love
  • The Avengers
  • Brave
  • The Iran Job

2012 in review

36 films

Surprise! I didn't see that many movies released in 2012. Here's a list of everything I saw that year, from…

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • The Third Man
  • Citizen Kane

A bunch of movies I like

48 films

Thinking about super-specific ordering of big lists makes me anxious, and I don't want to be that anxious. So here…

  • A Simple Life
  • The Forgiveness of Blood
  • The Innkeepers
  • Win Win
  • Haywire

2011 in review

31 films

I saw these movies, and they were released in 2011. Ranked in order of how much I liked them.

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Summer Wars
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Son

Decade in review: my 20 favorite films from 2000 - 2009

20 films

Favorite =/= best, in any objective sense, though that does play into it somewhat.

Also, Zoolander is #21, in case…

  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Thing
  • Halloween
  • The Fog
  • Escape from New York

John Carpenter - ranked

15 films

John Carpenter made some great movies. He also made a lot of OK movies and some terrible ones. Lots of…

  • Fargo
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Barton Fink
  • A Serious Man
  • The Big Lebowski

The films of Joel & Ethan Coen (ranked)

15 films

My favorite films by Joel and Ethan Coen, in order. I'm just sticking to their directorial efforts. I like the…

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • The Searchers
  • Fort Apache
  • Sergeant Rutledge

10 favorite John Ford films

10 films

I haven't watched all 140+ of Ford's films, but I have seen a sizable number. Here are my 10 favorites.…

  • Wife, Husband and Friend
  • When Tomorrow Comes
  • Ossessione
  • Double Indemnity
  • Mildred Pierce

James M. Cain in film

19 films

American author James M. Cain was one of the "holy trinity" of authors associated with the hardboiled fiction movement (along…

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Innkeepers
  • Citizen Kane

Favorite films

12 films

There are the movies I can watch repeatedly without getting bored. There're not necessarily the best movies ever (though some…