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This Month To Watch

33 films

Randomly picked from my Watchlist (which has grown out of control) and my spreadsheet. Subject to change, in no order,…

  • Harakiri
  • Chernobyl
  • The Return
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Band of Brothers
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Paths of Glory
  • North by Northwest
  • Network

My All-Time Favorite Directors (by formula)

159 films

Click on the "Read notes" button to see the director lists and data. Many thanks to John Tai for creating…

  • Metropolis
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Wings
  • Singapore Sling
  • Eraserhead
  • The Adjuster
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • After Hours

Weird, Cult & Offbeat Films

489 films

This starts out mostly alphabetical except for the first two. It was a challenging list because "weird" is so subjective.…

  • Three O'Clock High
  • After Hours
  • Rock 'n' Roll High School
  • Duck Soup
  • Rio Bravo

Pure Cinema Podcast

1,354 films

Master list of all the official picks discussed on Pure Cinema Podcast

  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • I ♥ Huckabees
  • The Last American Virgin
  • Teen Wolf
  • Porky's

I Just Don't Get It (or): Films I Didn't Like As Much as Most Cinephiles

194 films

These are the films that, on first watch, I just didn't connect with in the same way that many cinephiles…

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Rio Bravo
  • Red River

Top 50 Favorite Westerns

54 films

My opinion. These are only the best Westerns I have seen. There is a lot to catch up on.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Paths of Glory
  • On the Waterfront
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Band of Outsiders
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
  • Mirror
  • An Angel at My Table
  • Limitless
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • The Crying Game
  • Crash
  • L.I.E.
  • At Close Range

I Get It (or): Films I Like Better Than Most Cinephiles

192 films

Based on star ratings alone, these are the films that I can easily watch multiple times and still enjoy more…