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  • The Night of the Hunter
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • Psycho
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The Brandon Canon

140 films

Rather than create another straight-up favorite movies list, The Brandon Canon is a loosely defined collection of films that I…

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • Beetlejuice
  • Funny Farm
  • Big Business

Movies Seen in the Theater (every damn one)

801 films

A comprehensive list of everything I've seen in the theater (mostly, at least - some of my memories on this…

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

physical media, BABY

1,122 films

using this space to keep a log of movies I own, for better or for worse

  • Ghostbusters
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Best of the Year (since '84)

35 films

My favorite movie of each year since I was born.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Whiplash
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Social Network
  • Creed
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • First Reformed
  • Vice
  • Blindspotting
  • BlacKkKlansman

Top 10: 2018

10 films

  • Grand Illusion
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Criterion

162 films

Here are the films I own on Criterion, sorted by spine number (as you do).

Also included: feature films that…

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Wrestler
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Shaun of the Dead

Best of the 2000's

10 films

I was recently asked to compile this list, so it made sense to put it here, too.

  • The Social Network
  • Inception
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Black Swan
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

Top Ten: 2010

10 films

  • Bellflower
  • Drive
  • I Saw the Devil
  • Fast Five
  • Take Shelter

Top Ten: 2011

10 films

  • Django Unchained
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • 21 Jump Street
  • The Raid

Top Ten: 2012

10 films

  • Nebraska
  • Frances Ha
  • Her
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Short Term 12

Top Ten: 2013

10 films

Honorable mentions to ALL IS LOST and PAIN & GAIN.