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The Every Year I've Been Alive thing

47 films

I'm not too good with lists, but here goes. My favorite movie from every year I've been alive. Subject to…

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Popeye
  • Nashville
  • M*A*S*H
  • Gosford Park

Filmmaker Top Fives

55 films

Just making this list so I can have them all in one place.

Alphabetically, my top 5 from Robert Altman,…

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • The Disaster Artist

Favorites of 2017

7 films

Runners-up: Brigsby Bear, Wind River, Murder on the Orient Express, Lean on Pete, Gerald's Game, Wonder Woman, Goon: Last of…

  • About Schmidt
  • The Accountant
  • Alien
  • American Buffalo
  • American Graffiti

Five-Star Movies

321 films

This is an ongoing list of every 5-star movie I've ever seen.

this list was originally based only on movies…

  • The Vast of Night
  • First Cow
  • Love and Monsters
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • A Rainy Day in New York

Favorites of 2020

5 films

Runners-up: The Hunt, American Pickle

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Manhattan
  • Smithereens
  • Clean, Shaven
  • Slaughterhouse

Top 10 First-Time Watches of 2020

10 films

My ten favorite old* movies I saw for the first time in 2020.

*three years or older

  • The Accountant
  • Midnight Special
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Certain Women
  • Hell or High Water

Favorites of 2016

6 films

Runners-up: The Founder, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Paterson, Deadpool, Dog Eat Dog, American Fable, Pete's Dragon, Colossal, Criminal, X-Men: Apocalypse, American…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • The Irishman
  • Deadwood: The Movie
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
  • The Dead Don't Die

Favorites of 2019

9 films

Runners-up: Ad Astra, Dolemite is My Name, Shaft, Zombieland: Double Tap, The Farewell, Captain Marvel

  • Ready Player One
  • Hold the Dark
  • Lowlife
  • Game Night
  • First Reformed

Favorites of 2018

12 films

Runners-up: The Old Man & the Gun, The Perfection, Wildlife, Isle of Dogs

  • Freaks
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • Detour
  • American Honey
  • The Ambulance

Top 10 First-Time Watches of 2019

10 films

My ten favorite old* movies I saw for the first time in 2019.

* three years or older

  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Uncut Gems
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Knives Out

Films I Saw Inside a Movie Theater in 2019

50 films

50 movies altogether, with a three-star average rating. A personal world record. Will it be broken in 2020? Stay tuned...

  • Targets
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
  • Shot
  • Spring
  • Brother's Keeper

Top 10 First-Time Watches of 2018

10 films

My ten favorite old* movies that I saw for the first time in 2018.

* three years or older