Category: film

  • the fall film challenge: my list recap

    one. any action/adventure flick. x-men: days of future past. this one was pretty nifty. not the best of the x-men films, but certainly not the worst. loved quicksilver’s character. loved jennifer lawrence as mystique. and i really like james mcavoy as professor x. but it was sometimes hard to follow, and i feel like some […]

  • the fall film challenge bonus round: my list

    one. any film featuring music by louis armstrong. how to make an american quilt. two. any starring anne bancroft. home for the holidays. three. any featuring music by frederic chopin. inside llewyn davies. four. any awarded an oscar for best costume design. gladiator. five. any starring elaine stritch. a farewell to arms. six. any awarded an oscar for best foreign language film. amour. seven. any shot in georgia. remember […]

  • the fall film challenge bonus round

    one. any film featuring music by louis armstrong. two. any starring anne bancroft. three. any featuring music by frederic chopin. four. any awarded an oscar for best costume design. five. any starring elaine stritch. six. any awarded an oscar for best foreign language film. seven. any shot in georgia. eight. any starring richard harris. nine. […]

  • the fall film challenge: my list

    one. any action/adventure flick. x-men: days of future past. two. any shot in budapest, hungary. a good day to die hard. three. any awarded an oscar for best cinematography. who’s afraid of virginia woolf? four. any drama/biography/documentary. the judge. five. any awarded an oscar for best film editing. argo. six. any science-fiction/fantasy flick. brave. seven. any starring an actress whose last name begins with the letter […]

  • the fall film challenge

    begins one minute past twelve a.m. september first / concludes midnight november thirtieth. you may NOT use a film you have already seen, even in part (excluding trailers), for this challenge. all films MUST be new to you. each film chosen for the challenge may be used ONLY ONCE, i.e. a film used for the […]

  • twenty-five favored chick flicks

    kari made a list of the chick flicks she never tires of watching. i felt inspired to make (yet) a(nother) list of my own. about time catch and release chocolat crazy stupid love the cutting edge dedication dirty dancing eternal sunshine of the spotless mind fever pitch five hundred days of summer for love of […]

  • dear kevin spacey, these didn’t suck

    yesterday, cbs sunday morning aired a really good interview with kevin spacey. in it, he said: every now and then, i remember, i would read things where people said my career was over and that, you know, i’d run away from hollywood. but i’ll tell you this: i don’t think i could’ve picked a better decade […]

  • and… the twenty-five best films of the eighties

    star wars: episode v-the empire strikes back full metal jacket steel magnolias the color purple dead poets society die hard the princess bride when harry met sally the breakfast club top gun lethal weapon ferris bueller’s day off dirty dancing fast times at ridgemont high turner and hooch terms of endearment labyrinth the terminator parenthood […]

  • because the readers of rolling stone are generally incompetent: the 25 best films of the 90s

    saving private ryan schindler’s list silence of the lambs sleepersdonnie brasco philadelphia shawshank redemption se7en fight club a time to kill apollo thirteen a few good mentombstone heat robin hood: prince of thieves fried green tomatoes for love of the game good will hunting twelve monkeys the usual suspectsmurder in the first my cousin vinny […]

  • the best film opening EVER

    now, i want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. he won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. men, all this stuff you’ve heard about america not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of […]