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  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Forrest Gump
  • Super 8
  • Murder on the Orient Express

Most Important Rewatches of 2023

25 films

Off-the-dome anecdotal commentary provided with each entry.

  • Maya
  • Tender Mercies
  • Shadowlands
  • The Hunted
  • Chaplin
  • A Hidden Life
  • Song to Song
  • The Yards
  • Two Lovers
  • The Godfather: Part III

My 100 Favorite Films

100 films

At age 26.

A few bonus lists I threw together this year: - 100 favorite performances - 100 favorite directors

  • Armageddon Time
  • The Souvenir: Part II
  • Mank
  • The French Dispatch
  • Ambulance

75 Favs of the 2020s So Far

75 films

as of 9/17/2023

  • The Yards
  • Two Lovers
  • The New World
  • Déjà Vu
  • The Royal Tenenbaums

Top 100 Favs of the 2000s

100 films

As of 7/22/23. Still haven't seen anywhere near as much as I'd like from this decade, but nonetheless a fascinating…

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • Unstoppable
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Sicilian
  • We Bought a Zoo

Most Important Rewatches of 2022

30 films

w/ commentary

  • I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • The Souvenir: Part II
  • Armageddon Time
  • Ambulance
  • A Hidden Life
  • Song to Song
  • The Yards
  • Little Odessa
  • Two Lovers
  • Cowboys and Angels
  • Little Odessa
  • The Yards
  • We Own the Night
  • Two Lovers

Intimate Impressions: The Cinema of James Gray

10 films

The first monograph / critical biography on James Gray in English, and the most detailed look at his life & films…

  • A Hidden Life
  • Song to Song
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Lost City of Z
  • Blackhat
  • A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  • Masculin Féminin
  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
  • Lancelot of the Lake
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Man of Steel
  • Cast Away

Most Important Rewatches of 2021

20 films

Films, revisited, that appeared new, transformed, transfigured -- or, How the films stayed the same but appeared different because I…