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Black Screenwriters

43 films

Let's see something...

  • Revenge
  • Green Room
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Too Late
  • 68 Kill

Nasty Little Potboiler Movies That Are A Great Way To Spend An Hour and a Half

15 films

Films with a generally low budget, an eye for style, an ear for great music, and some delightful nastiness.

  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Collateral
  • Falling Down
  • Barton Fink


26 films

Seen them once, but shall revisit.

  • Sylvie's Love
  • Tenet
  • One Night in Miami...
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Bad Trip

Favorite Films of 2020

30 films

A strange, confounding year. Saw over 400 films, mostly from the past. Learned a lot, felt a lot, thought a…

  • Triple Frontier
  • Shadow in the Cloud
  • Arkansas
  • I'm Your Woman
  • Godless

Lovable Idea, Whiffed Execution

10 films

Specifically those that should have been really impressive, and even despite excellent aesthetic, thematic, and contextual cues, just ended up…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Django Unchained
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Scarlet Street
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Odd Man Out
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself

Noirvember Twenty Twenty

25 films

Via the Criterion Channel, Kanopy's lineup, my archives, and perhaps some random numbers. Let the Fates decide!

Ain't noir stoppin'…

  • Hell or High Water
  • Black Snake Moan
  • Wild at Heart
  • Blue Ruin
  • Mud

Southern Gothic/Twang

19 films

See if the South is all it's cracked up to be. Or, the beauty mixed in with the horror. Depends.

  • Crawl
  • Possessor
  • Spree
  • Save Yourselves!
  • Color Out of Space

Ripped From The Headlines

15 films

Writers (or execs) said “there’s a movie there” and here we are.

  • The Big Combo
  • Le Doulos
  • Scarlet Street
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Detour

Sin City: NBB's Noir Picks

40 films

My favorite noirs, including the neo's, and though I'm not a big fan of 'RANKED!' lists, for the sake of…

  • They Came Together
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • Tour de Pharmacy
  • Too Many Cooks
  • Top Secret!

Laugh Like An Idiot

29 films

Sometimes, gigglin' heartily like a big buffoon is the best medicine. Your abdomen will hurt but your sweet lil' soul…

  • Crawl
  • Troll Hunter
  • Godzilla
  • Rogue
  • District 9

Big, Rather Beautiful Beasties Meet Puny Humans

13 films

Creaturely encounters. Sometimes it's pandemonium, sometimes it's love! A kind of swirl...