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70s crime/action/thriller watchlist

70 films

Things to watch and rewatch

For the most part I avoided westerns, period pieces, science-fiction, and non-American films

probably won't…

  • When Tomorrow Comes
  • Les Sièges de l'Alcazar
  • Blind Detective
  • Me and My Gal
  • Love Affair

2021 Discoveries

25 films

Favorite new-to-me watches during 2021. One per director to make it easier and no new releases.

  • The Smiling Lieutenant
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Bluebeard's Eighth Wife


24 films

I love this guy

  • I Knew Her Well
  • Ran
  • The Mother and the Whore
  • My Little Loves
  • Bad Timing

New York repertory cinema

292 films

I'm living here for at least four months, and this is the stuff I've gotten to see in theaters. Basically…

  • The Crowd
  • The Stranger's Return
  • The Big Parade
  • Beyond the Forest
  • An American Romance

King Vidor

24 films

aptly named director

  • Another Year
  • Certified Copy
  • Film Socialisme
  • Carlos
  • Unstoppable

The only good movies from the 2010s

100 films

This is all of them

  • Easy Living
  • Midnight
  • Arise, My Love
  • To Each His Own
  • Remember the Night

Mitchell Leisen

17 films

With the news of the Criterion Channel's upcoming Mitchell Leisen series, I wrote a tribute to this underrated master, synthesizing…

  • The More the Merrier
  • Matinee
  • Arise, My Love
  • Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
  • To Each His Own

2020 Discoveries

25 films

Some commentary on this list and my 2020 movie-watching habits here:

  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Hustle
  • Deliverance
  • At Long Last Love
  • The Longest Yard
  • Blow Out
  • Body Double
  • Carlito's Way
  • Snake Eyes
  • Carrie


23 films

  • Paper Moon
  • They All Laughed
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • The Last Picture Show
  • At Long Last Love


16 films

Now that I've reviewed them all, they must be ranked

  • New Rose Hotel
  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth
  • Pasolini
  • King of New York
  • Welcome to New York

Abel Ferrara?

22 films

The king