Lists by claydav

a list of 19 titles
So happy! Summer movie season is over - so sick of the blockbusters, mindless action, superheroes, stupid comedies, IMAX & 3D blotted prices - let's get down to business with the serious stuff - the films that make me excited to go to the cinema -
 
a list of 20 titles
6 months of a mediocre year has passed - my choices of the best titles I've screened in 2014!
 
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Based upon those whose films have appeared in my TEN BEST LIST dating back to 1980 thru 2013...
 
a list of 30 titles
Wow, what a year! 38 films competing for my Top 10 - 11 films earned a **** rating - a great year full of challenging, exciting films. More foreign language films in my top 10 than any year before. Even a particular blockbuster that blew me away...So, my humble choices for the 30 best films (in descending order) for 2013 - the best overall year since 1996!
 
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Despite being a banner year for quality films, 2013 did produce the usual crop of unfunny comedies, sequels, ego-trips & lame action/horror that plague the multiplexes each year. My listing in descending order of awfulness. Now, as a rule, smaller little-to-no ambition films are excused, but never forgotten...
 
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Truly one of America's master directors - his latest film is polarizing many - see where The WOLF OF WALL STREET lines up with this talented man's filmography.
 
a list of 16 titles
Without a doubt, when I see a trailer for an upcoming Coen Brothers film, I take note. 15 features directed since 1984 and an amazing 10 of those are "good" films (in my opinion) - ranking from the best to the bad...
 
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Next two weeks are very quiet...
 
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a list of 60 titles
Those who know me will be shocked by this list - films that I gave a *** (or better) review (out of ****). T&A sex comedies, big-budgeted Bay-esque spectacles, gory horror films - all of which may had been embraced by the general public, but shunned by "sophisticated critic" types. Yes, I should be ashamed for enjoying these films, but something connected with me - in order from 1980 to the present...
 
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Life is short, life is precious & yet these writer, directors & actors conspired and stole this time for my life. Lots of choices for this annual list, but these are the 10 worst offenders...
 
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I screened well over 300 films in 2012 - after a rough 8 months, the Autumn and good movie season kicked in & all is well in the world. I had 25 films that earned ***½ or more that qualified for this list. More documentaries appear on my listing as well as politically charged films - could the America cinema finally tackle tough subjects? Only 2013 will prove this trend or not...
 
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New releases on DVD & Blu-Ray
 
a list of 400 titles
The top 400 films by box office for all releases in 2011 - I included international & budgets (when known) - with this year presenting the worst numbers in 16 years, the industry needs to focus less on costly tent pole releases & gimmicks that turn off people like me (3D & IMAX). Hollywood really doesn't care...what fails in the USA, chances are will recoup it's losses overseas. Numerous examples of this in the Top 100 - thankful for Alexander Payne, David Fincher & a black-n-white, silent film to maintain my faith with the movies!
 
a list of 100 titles
My favourite decade for movies! The emergence of independent cinema via Miramax Films, Sundance, IFC and so much more broadened my cinematic horizons. My love of all things film matured!
 
a list of 100 titles
The worst of the worst - nothing spared from big budgeted blockbusters to the little known horror or sex comedy. The films that stole countless hours of my life this first decade of the 00's -
 
a list of 100 titles
Over 350 films qualified for my favourites of the New Millenium's first decade - my list is arbitrary & discovered as the years roll on, many films gain or lose prominence (though I keep the same star rating from my first view). Many documentaries, independent films & foreign language features worth a check in my humble opinion. The "fan boy", action/sci-fi and blockbusters rarely impress me; greatly impressed by story, conviction, daring & heart.