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  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • A Brighter Summer Day

Blindspotting

42 films

My master list of blind spots, in alphabetical order, made for the confessional, 10th anniversary episode of Filmspotting. Sorry Zhivago.…

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Barbie
  • Past Lives
  • The Zone of Interest
  • Killers of the Flower Moon

2024 Best Picture Nominees, ranked

10 films

The Academy's top ten was very different from mine, but there's really only one dud here.

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Asteroid City
  • You Hurt My Feelings
  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

Top 30 Movies of 2023

30 films

A longer list to get in more titles from an incredible year...

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • The Nest
  • The Iron Claw
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Spirited Away
  • Heat
  • The Insider
  • Thief
  • Ferrari
  • Ali
  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Asteroid City
  • You Hurt My Feelings
  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

Top Ten Films of 2023

10 films

As discussed on the Filmspotting Top Ten Roundtable: www.filmspotting.net/episodes-archive/2023/12/21/949-the-best-films-of-2023-with-michael-phillips-and-marya-e-gates

You can also listen to an audio version of my list…

  • Under the Skin
  • The Zone of Interest
  • Sexy Beast
  • Birth
  • Fight Club
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Panic Room
  • Zodiac
  • The Social Network

David Fincher, ranked

12 films

To be fair, some of these I've only seen once.

  • Little Woods
  • Candyman
  • The Marvels
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Panther
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Bling Ring
  • The Beguiled
  • Priscilla
  • The Virgin Suicides