Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: The Splitting of the Nuclear Family

You can find the full list of the top 100 blockbusters since 1972 here, as well as an index for other posts in this series. The Godfather, as I think I might be obligated to say, begins with a wedding. It’s a violent movie, occasionally even gory and lurid, and when it detours for tenderness… Read More Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: The Splitting of the Nuclear Family

Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Unchained Metaphor

You can find the full list of the top 100 blockbusters since 1972 here, as well as an index for other posts in this series. The Godfather was the first modern blockbuster, but once can be forgiven for believing Jaws actually holds that title. For one thing, Jaws obliterated the records of historically huge performers… Read More Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Unchained Metaphor

Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Introduction

As many of you were, I was inspired by the list released by Empire on Thanksgiving this year. It is, a little cheekily, titled “The 100 Greatest Movies,” and I say cheekily because there’s no way that the people publishing this can possibly imagine that these are, by any standard, the one hundred greatest movies.… Read More Top 100 Blockbusters of the Multiplex Era: Introduction