After I posted about watching the AFI Top 100, a former student asked me about recommendations from the Criterion Collection (Hello Lydia! Hope all is well! Hope you find something you like here!). I’ve seen a small percentage of the Collection, and as a film obsessive choosing one to watch can be mentally crippling, much … Continue reading We Interrupt This List Already in Progress to Bring You Another List Already in Progress.
Here are the next five in chronological order. You can read the original post here. Five More of My Favorite 20 of AFI’s Top 100+ Stagecoach (1939) Though there are moments of visual sublimity in The Searchers (1956), I’ll have to go with Stagecoach here as a personal favorite. I’ve never been much of a … Continue reading There Are Things Swimming In Us That We Love. The AFI Top 100, Part II.
My three-year-old’s versions of Titanic (1997) are more enjoyable for me than the actual movie. Her versions are like the clips of Drunk History I’ve seen. Deep down I knew this wasn’t a movie made for me and there’s nothing wrong with that. Hence the twenty years it’s taken me to sit down and watch … Continue reading My Heart Will Go On and On (And On and On): Some Thoughts on Watching the AFI Top 100 and a List