Lists

2010 Film Diary

A day-by-day viewing log of my filmwatching habits in 2010, beginning with Arnaud Desplechin’s Kings and Queen (2004) and ending with James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931).

Jan 1, 2010
Category: Film, Lists

Best Films of 2009

I’ve now seen about 40 of the point-earning films from the 2009 IndieWire Critics Survey, which seems a reasonable enough number. I’ve taken the coward’s route and included eleven films because I just couldn’t decide which one to leave off.

Jan 1, 2010
Category: Film, Lists

Best Films of the Decade (2000-2009)

I’ll follow Tom Hall’s lead and call this my “Incredibly Personal, Completely Subjective List of the Best Films of The Decade.” Consider it a snapshot of my taste right now. Conspicuously absent are several filmmakers who made great films this decade but who, for whatever reasons — my age? critical backlash? the weather? — didn’t […]

Dec 20, 2009
Category: Film, Lists

2009 Film Diary

A day-by-day viewing log of my filmwatching habits in 2009, beginning with Frank Borzage’s Lazybones (1925) and ending with Arnaud Desplechin’s’s Kings and Queen (2004).

Jan 1, 2009
Category: Film, Lists

Best Films of 2008

This year, for the first time, I submitted an official Top 10 list, abiding by the “one-week theatrical run in the States” rule.

Jan 1, 2009
Category: Film, Lists

2008 Film Diary

A day-by-day viewing log of my filmwatching habits in 2008, beginning with Apitchatpong Weerasethakul’s Mysterious Object at Noon (2000) and ending with Jeff Nichols’ Shotgun Stories (2007).

Jan 1, 2008
Category: Film, Lists

Best Films of 2007

So here are ten favorites, in alphabetical order, with some honorable mentions thrown in, followed by my favorite discoveries of 2007.

Dec 31, 2007
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My Favorite Films (2007 Edition)

According to Your Movie Database, I last compiled a list of my 20 favorite films almost exactly four years ago. I’ve seen nearly 700 more since then, so I thought it was time to give it another go.

Feb 16, 2007
Category: Film, Lists

2007 Film Diary

A day-by-day viewing log of my filmwatching habits in 2007, beginning with Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows (1969) and ending with Pedro Costa’s In Vanda’s Room (2011).

Jan 1, 2007
Category: Film, Lists

Best Films of 2006

I find that I now approach the film blog-o-sphere in much the same way that I would behave if we all gathered face-to-face for a massive cocktail party. I grab my drink and find a quiet table over in the corner where I chat with the folks I’ve known the longest and the best and whose tastes are most similar to my own.

Dec 31, 2006
Category: Film, Lists