Thursday, May 30, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 1955

1955? That's the year that was 35 years before I was born! What a coincidence...

10. Rebel Without Cause

Making the list more for its impact than anything else, Rebel Without A Cause is one of the ultimate troubled teen films.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra

The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra [2001]

Directed by Larry Blamire

A film unlike anything I've ever seen before, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is one of the funniest, most well-written and under-appreciated movies of the '00s.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 1954

SPOILER ALERT: This is a list of my top 10 movies of 1954. That means as the list goes higher, the movies will get better and better. Isn't that crazy?

10. The Wild One

An early, iconic rebel movie with memorable performances by Brando and Marvin. Not a great film, but a very solid one.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 1953

Only 4 lists in, and I've already run out of "clever" opening lines... Pathetic.

10. Mr. Hulot's Holiday

Well-constructed, though not particularly entertaining, Mr. Hulot's Holiday has more to offer as a social and political commentary than as a comedy.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 1952

The return of my best movies of each year lists list has returned again!

10. Viva Zapata

A film that is largely memorable for two strong performances by a miscast Marlon Brando, and Anthony Quinn, Viva Zapata is a good, solid film.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 1951

Part two of the first part of my list of many other parts. This time, instead of talking about movies from 1950... it's 1951.

10. The Lavender Hill Mob

One of the earlier comedic Alec Guinness performances I've seen, and though it is by no means what I might consider a "great" movie, it is still a very entertaining heist picture.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 1950

Instead of just posting bulk lists (as I have very lazily done in the past), I have decided to make these lists with a little more pizzazz. My top 10 movies of each year 1950-present begins now with, you guessed it, 1950:

10. Scandal

One of Kurosawa's earlier works, and the film released only months prior to his breakthrough with Rashomon, Scandal is not one of his better efforts, but still a solid film with strong performances.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Top 10 Best Movies of 2013 (so far)

Slightly earlier in the year than my last "best far" list, but not early enough. There have been some good movies this year, and plenty of bad, as it to be expected. So far, these are the 10 I feel stand out above the rest -- even if just slightly.

10. Lords Of Salem

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

To The Wonder

To The Wonder
Directed by Terrence Malick

Malick has done it again: left me pondering about nothing in particular, while simultaneously taking several years off my life with this bloated, uneventful, pretentious art-house "thing".