Category: "Best Of" Lists

Favorite Rewatchables in 2020

Favorite Rewatchables in 2020
Given the lack of theatrical moviegoing, 2020 was a great year to rewatch old faves or forgotten nostalgia plays. With our kids now 10 and 12, we also broke the PG-13 seal on a bunch of comedies, which opened the floodgates to a ton of flicks. I also devoted the entire summer to revisiting some... Read more »

Top 15 Movies of 2020

Top 15 Movies of 2020
Well, that happened. 2020 was a movie year like no other in my lifetime. Since the pandemic started and until now, I’ve only been to the theater 4 times. 4 TIMES. I can’t remember a year where that happened. I’ve been regularly hitting up multiple movies a month since Summer 1989 (Batman! Ghostbusters II! Indiana... Read more »

Best Movies of 2020 So Far

Best Movies of 2020 So Far
What a weird year. That might be an understatement. Since COVID-19 abruptly shut down all theaters on March 21 (and has kept them mostly closed since), movie lovers like me have had to adapt. This adaptation has taken many forms over the past few months: Bought an annual subscription to The Criterion Channel (highly recommended... Read more »
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Best Movies of the Decade (2010-2019)

Best Movies of the Decade (2010-2019)
A little late to the party here, as I think the window for all these “best of the decade” lists was late December or early January according to all podcasts I follow. But, who cares? I just started posting on the blog again last week, so here we are. Best of decade lists are interesting.... Read more »

Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked

Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked
Ready Player One is in theaters now, and Film Twitter is deeply divided, as it is with nearly everything these days. Well, except for Paddington 2 and Black Panther. I have no interest in any of the hot takes about how it ignores Gamergate, fails to adequately portray The Iron Giant, or relies too heavily... Read more »

The Year in Review: Movie Superlatives of 2017

The Year in Review: Movie Superlatives of 2017
Yesterday, I posted my Top 10 movies of the year, and today we’re covering everything else. From the best moments to the worst movies, the underrated to the overrated, and everything in between. These are the movie superlatives of 2017: BEST TWIST: The final reveal in Split. I’ve never been more giddy leaving a theater.... Read more »
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John's Top 10 Movies of 2017

John's Top 10 Movies of 2017
This is one of my favorite posts to do every year because, well, it provides some sort of justification for seeing so many movies. It is the final payoff, however little it might be, for all those long hours spent in a movie theater when I should be sleeping. I keep a running list of... Read more »

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars
It was a long show. A lot went down. And, for those who tuned out or went to bed early, you missed a doozy of an ending. Now that we’ve all had time to reflect on last night’s ceremony, here are my picks for the 10 best moments from the 2017 Oscars: *** Enjoy this... Read more »

Bottom 10 Movies of 2016

Bottom 10 Movies of 2016
When you’re a movie freak like me, you go see everything. Even if you know it’s going to be bad. Well, okay – maybe not EVERYTHING. There are some I skipped based on past experience, like Mother’s Day (Garry Marshall-directed star-studded holiday romcoms are never good) and Assassin’s Creed (videogame adaptation – ditto). And, as... Read more »
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Top 10 Movies of 2016

Top 10 Movies of 2016
This is one of my favorite posts to do every year. Dorky as it may be, I keep a running tab of all the movies I see each year, ranked in order from best to worst. This helps me remember what I’ve seen, but also put each movie in context with others that were released. So... Read more »