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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

Jonnie's musings on 2001: A Space Odyssey

1 film

The Monolith is Good - my favourite and my truest interpretation.

The Monilith is Evil - an alternate interpretation


  • Nine Days
  • Black Bear
  • Bone Cage
  • Games People Play
  • Reservoir

Jonnie's Cinefest Sudbury 2020 ranked

7 films

This is our first Cinefest Sudbury, abet a virtual one. While we had a couple of clunkers amongst my sweetie's…

  • Nomadland
  • The Father
  • Shadow in the Cloud
  • Quo vadis, Aida?
  • One Night in Miami...
  • The Graduate
  • All That Jazz
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Jesus Christ Superstar

Jonnie's COVID-19 rewatches

21 films

In March, Lise was busy with the extreme uptake of 30 Countries, and managing the updating of the spreadsheet. It…

  • The Trouble with Angels
  • Holiday Inn
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Gremlins
  • Scrooge

Jonnie's Christmas Rhymes

7 films

My yearly yuletide butchering of grammar, language, and verse

The Trouble with Angels Christmas 2019

Holiday Inn Christmas 2018


  • La Belle Époque
  • Bacurau
  • A Hidden Life
  • And the Birds Rained Down
  • The Vast of Night

Jonnie's TIFF 2019 Ranked

17 films

This year my sweetie Lise decided that she was REALLY going to just take chances on new directors and small…

  • Mary Poppins
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

My First Four seen in a theatre.

4 films

It was late summer 1964 when my Mom took 5 year old me and my cousins to see Mary Poppins.…

  • Seducing Doctor Lewis
  • Starbuck
  • Niagara Motel
  • Saint Ralph
  • Pontypool


36 films

Prompted by a recommendation request from my friend ZapperLife.

A mix of small and some less small Canadian films we''ve…

  • Daisies
  • The Green Butchers
  • The Banishment
  • La Vie de Bohème
  • Bad Boy Bubby

Jonnie's March Around the World 2019 - ranked

16 films

Once again I come up short, but also once again I discovered some foreign gems.

This year Lise was felled…

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • One from the Heart
  • Ed Wood
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Fahrenheit 451

Most innovative or iconic opening or closing credits

144 films

Let's give some credit to the unsung artisans responsible for setting the mood at the beginning of a film, or…

  • Burning
  • Roma
  • Monsters and Men
  • The Wild Pear Tree
  • In Fabric

Jonnie's TIFF 2018 Ranked

21 films

As I always open these lists, .. Another TIFF in the can!

Thanks so much to my wonderful sweetie for…

  • Cinema Paradiso
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Thin Red Line

Get The Big Picture - Front Projection - aka you can have a 150 inch TV for less than $1000 bucks.

3 films

When my wife and I first met we spent a lot of time showing each other our favourite movies. There…