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The Essentials: Paul Schrader

22 films

Paul Schrader returned this year with The Card Counter, and I finally found time to return to his filmography, in…

  • The Thing
  • Halloween
  • Escape from New York
  • They Live
  • Starman

The Essentials: John Carpenter

21 films

The guys at RedLetterMedia recently did a three-part series ranking the best of John Carpenter, which got me thinking... it's…

  • Taxi Driver
  • GoodFellas
  • The King of Comedy
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

The Essentials: Martin Scorsese

29 films

Possibly more than any other director (even the likes of Spielberg and Hitchcock), the idea of ranking Martin Scorsese's films…

  • Blow Out
  • Femme Fatale
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Scarface
  • Carrie

The Essentials: Brian De Palma

30 films

Since it's the 40th anniversary of his greatest work, Brian De Palma seems to be getting a fair bit of…

  • Child's Play 2
  • Psycho II
  • Phantasm II
  • Re-Animator
  • Bride of Re-Animator

Hooptober Se7en: We Have Such Masked Socially Distanced Indoor Sights to Show You

36 films

Let's do this! Rules: ✔︎ 6/6 countries ✔︎ 6/6 decades ✔︎ 7/7 2nd films of franchises ✔︎ 4/4 body horror…

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Repulsion
  • Thesis
  • Amer
  • Nosferatu

Hooptober Ocho: The Only Way to Stop a Bad Guy with a Chainsaw is a Good Guy with a Chainsaw

31 films

My 2nd Annual Hooptober (8th version officially) QUICK EASY RULES: 6 countries 8 decades 2 folk horror 4 films from…

  • Lake Placid
  • Lake Placid 2
  • Lake Placid 3
  • Lake Placid: The Final Chapter
  • Lake Placid vs. Anaconda

The Big Picture: Horror Franchises

311 films

Sean and Chris at the Big Picture recently released a podcast in which they discussed the best horror franchises. Qualifying…

  • Rolling Thunder
  • Hair
  • The Park Is Mine
  • Uncommon Valor
  • Tigerland

Rolling Thunder '65: The Vietnam Saga

65 films

65 movies that focus on the Vietnam war. This is not intended as a definitive list of Vietnam war movies.…

  • Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
  • Drunken Master
  • Fearless Hyena
  • Dragon Fist
  • The Young Master

Jackie Chan: From Hong Kong to Hollywood

32 films

A guide to the key works in Jackie Chan's career from his early kung-fu pictures, through his stunt extravaganzas to…

  • Casino Royale
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • From Russia with Love
  • Skyfall
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • The Father
  • Rocks
  • Another Round
  • The Hater
  • Judas and the Black Messiah

Film 2021

80 films

My ranking of the films of 2020-21. I appreciate some of these go back as far as 2019 in terms…