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David Fincher's films, ranked

12 films

As heard on Seeing & Believing #246. (People don't talk enough about how good the #2 entry on this list is.)

  • Meek's Cutoff
  • First Cow
  • Certain Women
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Old Joy

Kelly Reichardt's films, ranked

7 films

As heard on Seeing & Believing #245, which incidentally marks the first time that both hosts have ended up with the…

  • Light from Light
  • The Souvenir
  • Parasite
  • Little Women
  • The Irishman

Top films of 2019

20 films

Finally ready to share this. I go into more detail on my top 10 on Seeing & Believing #232. A good…

  • Star Wars
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars, ranked

11 films

Everything in the bottom half of this list is mediocre or outright bad, so the specific rankings there are more…

  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Jackie Brown
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Quentin Tarantino's films, ranked

9 films

I still have not seen Death Proof. (Judging by word of mouth, though, that's no great loss.)

  • You Were Never Really Here
  • First Reformed
  • Leave No Trace
  • Roma
  • Cold War

Top films of 2018

20 films

Once again, I fail to keep the year-end list down to just ten entries. Listen to Seeing & Believing #183 to…

  • A Ghost Story
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Salesman
  • The Lost City of Z
  • Get Out

Top films of 2017

20 films

This was far too good a year to limit myself to a mere ten films.

  • Requiem for a Dream
  • The Fountain
  • The Wrestler
  • Black Swan
  • Noah

Darren Aronofsky's films, ranked

7 films

Like him or hate him (I like him), Aronofsky is a true original. I'd call only Pi mediocre, but even…

  • Ran
  • Rashomon
  • Seven Samurai
  • Red Beard
  • High and Low

Akira Kurosawa's films, ranked

20 films

My favorite director, so a list is required. I have a ways to go before I've seen them all, though:…

  • The Tree of Life
  • To the Wonder
  • Days of Heaven
  • The New World
  • Badlands

Terrence Malick's films, ranked

8 films

Ask me on a different day and #2-4 might juggle places.

[Haven't seen: Voyage of Time]