Thursday, October 31, 2013

20 Reasons Why Halloween is My Favorite Horror Film


Happy Halloween! Here's a special list (in no particular order) on John Carpenter's 1978 classic. (SPOILERS)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Blind Spot: Come and See (1985)


Directed by Elem Klimov
Produced by Elem Klimov
Written by Ales Adamovich and Elem Klimov
Starring Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova and Liubomiras Lauciavicius

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Carrie (2013)


Directed by Kimberly Peirce
Produced by Kevin Misher
Written by Lawrence D. Cohen & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasta (screenplay); Stephen King (novel)
Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday and Julianne Moore

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Top 100 List Updated


My list has changed a lot since I last updated it six months ago. I've removed twenty films and added some new ones, along with a few titles that've spent some time on my list in the past. Also, I have a new film at #1, but it shouldn't be a surprising choice.

Can The Wolf of Wall Street Benefit from The Monuments Men's Move to 2014?

"Another one bites the dust!"

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

10 Acting Contenders We Might Be Overlooking for Oscar

How will actors respond to The Book Thief?

Will any of the following fringe contenders be nominated? Probably not, but they could make some noise in the precursor awards.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

Hanks gives an Oscar-worthy performance.

Directed by Paul Greengrass
Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Scott Rudin
Written by Billy Ray (screenplay); Richard Phillips/Stephan Talty (book)
Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Catherine Keener

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Pierrot and Marianne.

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Produced by Georges de Beauregard
Written by Jean-Luc Godard (screenplay); Lionel White (novel)
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina and Graziella Galvani

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ranking the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Submissions

The Hunt is the arguable frontrunner.

It was announced yesterday that 76 foreign language films - an all-time high - are eligible for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. In honor of this news, I took a foolhardy crack at ranking them according to the likelihood of being nominated. This was far from an exact science, and I kind of hope my bottom pick makes the cut in January. After all, this category is usually a crap shoot.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Review: Gravity (2013)

Bullock at her finest.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
Written by Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón
Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Top 10 College Songs

David Grellier (left) performing with Electric Youth.

Alex at And So It Begins... recently posted his updated top 10 M83 songs list, which offers him a lot of inspiration. I have the same connection with College, David Grellier's electronic act whose track "A Real Hero" (ft. Electric Youth) was famously used in Drive. If I want to be inspired, I listen to College. I go back and forth on the rankings, but I love every track on here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First Favorite Films of Each Year: Part 3

Yeah, that's on here.

Most of the 1990's titles I saw on VHS, but the 2000's and 2010's are titles I saw in theaters. Note: All of my favorites are different now, which is a very good thing in most cases.