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Desert Island Films

42 films

An expanded listing of my favorite films of all time. Those films -- as Roger Ebert once described in a…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Jaws
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Schindler's List

Ranked: Steven Spielberg

32 films

HT @JimmyMecks Still a work in progress.

  • Air Force One
  • Airplane!
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Dunkirk
  • Executive Decision

Now Boarding All Rows, All Seats

10 films

For the Up In the Air showdown. Ten favorite airplane moments in movies. Entries presented in alphabetical order only.  No…

  • Star Wars
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jaws
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Gotta, Haveta, See It

10 films

For the Letterboxd Showdown: Blockbusters.

At a time when we can't have them... we (well, at least I) miss them…

  • The Elephant Man
  • M*A*S*H
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Something the Lord Made
  • The Fugitive

Watch Two and Call Me in the Morning

10 films

For the “medical professionals” Letterboxd Showdown... these are mostly “admirable” doctors and nurses here, but an occasional Frank-and Furter should…

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • Fantasia
  • Gerry
  • Memento

Hey, That Was Kinda Cool.

10 films

For the Showdown that deals with experimental film. My list is probably atypical as this group represents movies that: 1)…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Logan
  • X2
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Deadpool

Cerebro Redux

12 films

As it appears that the X-Men will be relegated to the back burner for a while as Kevin Feige plots…

  • Hell or High Water
  • Coco
  • The Farewell
  • Beginners
  • About Schmidt

Tick Tock

10 films

Ten movies with compelling senior characters... for the current Letterboxd Showdown.

  • Toy Story 2
  • Aliens
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Paddington 2
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Once More, With Feeling

10 films

Movies that are superior to their predecessors. Some in small ways, some in major. Remember that while there are many…

  • Goldfinger
  • Casino Royale
  • The Living Daylights
  • Live and Let Die
  • Skyfall

007 Movies Ranked

24 films

While we wait for #25, here’s an entirely subjective ranking of 007 adventures for all to ponder. Note that for…

  • Paddington 2
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • First Man
  • Leave No Trace
  • If Beale Street Could Talk

Ten Best 2018

15 films

Best of the year. May very well change as films of the year are watched. Anything at #11 onward qualifies…

  • La La Land
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Singin' in the Rain

Fallen Angels

10 films

Letterboxd showdown about favorite movies that are set in, or feature Los Angeles in some way. Being the home of…