100 American Movies to Save: Preservation (2004-2010)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type The Village M. Night Shyamalan 2004 Narrative feature A Place of Our Own Stanley Nelson 2004 Documentary “Lazy Sunday” Jorma Taccone 2005 Short Man Push Cart Ramin Bahrani 2005 Narrative feature Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Alex Gibney 2005… Read More 100 American Movies to Save: Preservation (2004-2010)

100 American Movies to Save: Pugilism (1995-2003)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Before Sunrise Richard Linklater 1995 Narrative feature Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky 1996 Documentary Scream Wes Craven 1996 Narrative feature Waco: The Rules of Engagement William Gazecki 1997 Documentary The Thin Red… Read More 100 American Movies to Save: Pugilism (1995-2003)

100 American Movies to Save: Mania (1988-1995)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Torch Song Trilogy Paul Bogart 1988 Narrative feature The Abyss James Cameron 1989 Narrative feature When Harry Met Sally… Rob Reiner 1989 Narrative feature JFK Oliver Stone 1991 Narrative feature Color Adjustment Marlon Riggs 1992 Documentary Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with… Read More 100 American Movies to Save: Mania (1988-1995)

The 2022 Sight and Sound Critics’ List: The Story of the Poll in Ten Movies

I’ve said it about the movie lists that I make, I’ve said it about the AFI lists and other like bodies, I’ve said it about awards shows. The value in a list or a ranking of movies is about what the people making the lists want to tell you about themselves. How do they want… Read More The 2022 Sight and Sound Critics’ List: The Story of the Poll in Ten Movies

100 American Movies to Save: Setbacks (1984-1987)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type “Fluffy Bun” John Sedelmaier 1984 Industrial film Return to Oz Walter Murch 1985 Narrative feature Desert Hearts Donna Deitch 1985 Narrative feature What Sex Am I? Lee Grant 1985 Documentary Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Leonard Nimoy 1986 Narrative feature… Read More 100 American Movies to Save: Setbacks (1984-1987)

100 American Movies to Save: Sneers (1978-1984)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Dawn of the Dead George A. Romero 1978 Narrative feature Real Life Albert Brooks 1979 Narrative feature The Warriors Walter Hill 1979 Narrative feature Popeye Robert Altman 1980 Narrative feature The Fog John Carpenter 1980 Narrative feature Melvin and Howard Jonathan… Read More 100 American Movies to Save: Sneers (1978-1984)

100 American Films to Save: Awe (1966-1977)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Batman Leslie H. Martinson 1966 Narrative feature “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” Philip Morris Company 1967 Industrial A Boy Named Charlie Brown Bill Melendez 1969 Narrative feature Diary of a Mad Housewife Frank Perry 1970 Narrative feature Watermelon Man Melvin… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Awe (1966-1977)

100 American Films to Save: Dismay (1955-1965)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type It’s Always Fair Weather Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 1955 Narrative feature The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Nunnally Johnson 1956 Narrative feature Peyton Place Mark Robson 1957 Narrative feature Last Train from Gun Hill John Sturges 1959 Narrative feature… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Dismay (1955-1965)

100 American Films to Save: Mirrors (1946-1952)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Dragonwyck Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1946 Narrative feature Nightmare Alley Edmund Goulding 1947 Narrative feature I Remember Mama George Stevens 1948 Narrative feature “Goodbye, Miss Turlock” Edward L. Cahn 1948 Short Strange Victory Leo Hurwitz 1948 Documentary The Secret Land Orville O.… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Mirrors (1946-1952)

100 American Films to Save: Confrontations (1939-1946)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Nancy Drew…Trouble Shooter William Clemens 1939 Narrative feature Life Begins for Andy Hardy George B. Seitz 1941 Narrative feature The Devil and Daniel Webster William Dieterle 1941 Narrative feature In This Our Life John Huston 1942 Narrative feature The Leopard Man… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Confrontations (1939-1946)