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Best Films 2021 Paul Thomas Anderson Tops List

11 films

2021 was another year that didn't contain many high-grade classic movies, but it did deliver many very good movies. Rachel…

  • Barry Lyndon
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Tree of Life
  • Walkabout
  • Days of Heaven

BEST COLOR CINEMATOGRAPHY EVER

50 films

Honorable Mentions: Mad Max Fury Road; Gravity; Boogie Nights; GoodFellas; Bonnie & Clyde; Rosemary's Baby; The Silence of the Lambs; Born…

  • Come and See
  • Brazil
  • The Falcon and the Snowman
  • Out of Africa
  • Witness

Best Films 1985 Elem Klimov Tops List

18 films

I've been fortunate enough to see many of these titles again in the past year, and what spellbound revisiting it…

  • Full Metal Jacket
  • House of Games
  • Moonstruck
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Angel Heart

Best Films 1987 Stanley Kubrick Tops List

20 films

Kubrick's Vietnam epic — both halves P-L-E-A-S-EEEE! — is indeed one of his essential masterpieces and a definite best of…

  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Father
  • West Side Story
  • King Richard

Favorite First Time Watches 2021

35 films

It was another year in which I rarely bothered with what was new and instead dived back to older titles.…

  • Raging Bull
  • Citizen Kane
  • Schindler's List
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Third Man

BEST BLACK & WHITE CINEMATOGRAPHY EVER

50 films

Honorable Mentions: Madonna’s 1990 music video Vogue; The Grapes of Wrath; Some Like It Hot; Notorious; Treasure of the Sierra…

  • The Piano
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • La La Land
  • The Remains of the Day
  • Taxi Driver

My Favorite Film Composer Scores

52 films

I'm using less science here, choosing scores that I both love to hear during the film and enjoy listening to…

  • Raging Bull
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Cape Fear
  • Heat

Robert DeNiro Actor Best Performances Ranked

16 films

My favorite actor. My entire life it's always been about DeNiro. I can take a break from him... but I…

  • Moonraker
  • Casino Royale
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Goldfinger
  • Octopussy

My Favorite 007 Women

10 films

Of course, a completely subjective list of my favorite women from James Bond history. My #1 selection over my #2…

  • Magnolia
  • The Master
  • Boogie Nights
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson Director Ranked

10 films

The great Paul Thomas Anderson. Both Anderson and I agree Magnolia is the best film he's ever going to make,…

  • Casino Royale
  • Goldfinger
  • Moonraker
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Octopussy
  • The Father
  • Sorry We Missed You
  • Tommaso
  • Another Round
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Films 2020 Florian Zeller Tops List

10 films

I am nearly a year late on writing up my year's ten best for 2020. Mostly because I wanted to…