Posts Tagged ‘best of’

110 IMPORTANT FILMS ABOUT THE BLACK EXPERIENCE

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THE 100% CLUB: AN ODE TO MOVIES WITH A PERFECT TOMATOMETER SCORE

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“ESSENTIAL”

Risky Business
Heathers
Say Anything
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Donnie Darko
Election
A Clockwork Orange
The Outsiders
American Grafitti
A Boy and His Dog
Clueless
10 Things I Hate About You
Mean Girls
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Stoned Age
Carrie
Weird Science
Back to the Future
Pump Up the Volume
Kids
Suburbia


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I disagree pretty much with all of them.

 

20 greatest movies according to Quentin Tarantino

 

For the Ladies

Posted: February 20, 2015 in -
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The Year of the Fighter: The Top 10 Feminist Films of 2014

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by Joe Giambrone

Order and rank are inconsequential on this list.

NOTE: These are highly compressed mp3 versions, which is a shame.

 

Wild Cherry: Play That Funky Music

Stevie Wonder: Higher Ground

Elvis Costello: What’s so Funny About Peace Love and Understanding?

Edwin Starr: War, What is it Good For?

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

Pink Floyd: Welcome to the Machine

David Bowie & Queen: Under Pressure

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower

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40 Most Likable Movie Criminals

Major omissions on this list.  The Player?  Conan the Barbarian?  The In Laws? I could go on.

 

2013: Top 25 Films

Posted: December 18, 2013 in -
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According to CriticWire anyway (not affiliated)…

Spring Breakers is on there?  Seriously?  And it’s ahead of Stories We Tell?  ...Dorks.  Don’t believe everything you read.  Except here.  Except here.

 

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The List

Okay, I scored 163 on their little tabulator.  Not really happy about half of them though, and don’t find them “great.”  Good to see some on the list that I hadn’t expected.  Most of the ones I missed I am happy avoiding.

 

Christmas Movies!

Posted: December 1, 2013 in -
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Tis the Season

This is a repost of something I came up with last July.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Some films last as classics because they’re old. Some because they’re mind-blowingly great. This one is the latter. Trust Frank Capra. It’s also free on the web for your viewing enjoyment right now.

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Scrooged

Bill Murray does TV executive Ebenezer Scrooge! Pure Murray, pure Christmas – they would play this film every year at a Christmas Eve party I attended several times. You may want to consider it too.

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Well of course, as they often play this on the networks during holidays, and it has fond memories lodged in my childhood brain. Again, mind-blowingly great and adds an out of left field component to Christmas.

Film Title: Bad Santa.

Bad Santa

She has a Santa Claus fetish, so what can you do? An irreverent, often nasty tale of dumb crime, midgets and a messed-up little porker of a kid.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Danny Elfman, Halloween kidnaps Christmas, Tim Burton, this is legal lsd for kids.

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Okay, for the under 10 crowd, I mean they gotta watch something.

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Christmas Vacation

Chevy Chase returns as hapless corporate cog Clark Griswold at the mercy of family, cheap ass bosses and the meanest movie squirrel ever filmed.

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Friday After Next

Ice Cube returns with his same shtick, but this time in a Christmas story from the hood. Funny characters and Santa may be picking up rather than dropping off.

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A Christmas Story

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” Quirky little indie kids tale that made the cut. Some odd observations of American culture in the 50s, and usually loved by all.

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Monty Python’s Meaning of Life

“It’s Christmas in heaven, there’s great stuff on TV, the Sound of Music twice an hour and Jaws one, two and three.” Only play this if you want to freak the fuck out of everyone in attendance.

Bonus

Trading Places has a hilarious Christmas moment when wasted Dan Ackroyd in a filthy Santa suit pilfers food and booze from a Christmas party. One of the all-time great drunken roars.

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50 Best Opening Scenes?

Posted: November 19, 2013 in -
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I would dispute half the list (or more).  It’s useful if you haven’t seen them, as it includes video clips of most of them.

Film.com: The 50 Best Opening Scenes of All Time

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