100 American Films to Save: Origins (1883-1932)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type Buffalo Running Eadweard Muybridge 1883 Short Annabelle Serpentine Dance William Heise and William K.L. Dickson 1895 Short Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory James H. White 1897 Short Pan-American Exposition by Night, 1901 Edwin S. Porter and James… Read More 100 American Films to Save: Origins (1883-1932)

My Sight and Sound 2022 Ballot (It’s Not Real, I’m Just Jealous and Want to Participate)

The Sight and Sound poll invites more than a thousand real critics (i.e., not me) to submit their top ten films to be compiled as part of their decennial results. There will be a new Sight and Sound poll this year, which I’ve been indecently excited about for the past three or four years now,… Read More My Sight and Sound 2022 Ballot (It’s Not Real, I’m Just Jealous and Want to Participate)

The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?

Steven Hyden introduced his five-albums test more than a decade ago as a third way to judge a band, short of its popularity or its critical acclaim. While this one is not meant to stand on its own—for example, he’s not sure that either Bob Dylan nor the Rolling Stones had made five great albums… Read More The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?