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The 18th Annual Better-Than List (2022)

36 films

The 2022 Better-Than List. Good vs. bad movies in the year of cultural collapse.

Throughout 2022, it felt as if…

  • Breathless
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • Jules and Jim
  • L'Avventura
  • Ambulance
  • Benediction
  • Bigbug
  • Father Stu
  • Great Freedom

Mid-year Reckoning (2022)

12 films

Eleven movies that beat Hollywood politricks.

Enough of the Top Gun: Maverick veneration by liberal movie fans happy about the…

  • Bordertown
  • Hold Back the Dawn
  • Border Incident
  • Borderline
  • Where Danger Lives
  • Annie Hall
  • Radio Days
  • Bananas
  • Deconstructing Harry
  • Zelig
  • About Endlessness
  • Dune
  • The Green Knight
  • Annette
  • West Side Story

The 17th Annual Better-Than List (2021)

34 films

The Better-Than List for 2021. The year movies turned from pop myths to anti-myths.

Movie culture reached a turning point…

  • Drive My Car
  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • Belfast
  • West Side Story
  • The Power of the Dog

Obama’s 13 Commandments

15 films

Notes on a demagogue’s favorite movies.

Here it is again. The annual list event: “Barack Obama’s Favorite Movies of 2021.”…

  • About Endlessness
  • Army of the Dead
  • Coming 2 America
  • Dear Comrades!
  • Georgetown

Mid-year Reckoning (2021)

11 films

Best Films of 2021 So Far: Midyear Reckoning. Mediocre content vs. meaningful communication.

So far, this year’s movie peaks come…

  • Straight Up
  • Nomadland
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • On a Magical Night

The 16th Annual Better-Than List (2020)

36 films

2020’s films went from real cinema to increasingly politicized dreck.

It’s very likely that James Sweeney’s Straight Up would still…

  • Dormant Beauty
  • 300: Rise of an Empire
  • The Lego Movie
  • Me and You
  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

Mid-year Reckoning (2014)

13 films

The Best of 2014, So Far. A baker's dozen of the best.

Since there’s no end in sight to Hollywood’s…

  • The Dark Knight
  • Vertigo
  • Joker
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Social Network

The Antifa Film Syllabus

15 films

Twenty-five movies that turned a generation into nihilistic anarchists.

Lately, many Americans have recognized that the past several generations of…

  • Capone
  • Corpus Christi
  • Deerskin
  • Ladies in Black
  • On a Magical Night

Mid-Year Reckoning (2020)

10 films

Virtual cinema’s best, so far.

"Now is the time to make content that makes people uncomfortable,” boasts a recent front-page…