Lists by bkrauser-81-311064
Movie fanatics like myself are often embarrassed to say there are a couple high-quality films that have escaped their sights. So Here are some of mine. Some are compiled from imdb's top 250, some from AFI's Top 100, Sights and Sounds Magazine, Empire's Top 500, 1,001 Films to See, New York Times Top 1,000 and of course a few popular choices everyone I know has seen but me.
This is a list of Directors who's work I have seen and enjoyed. Unfortunately people like John Cassavetes, Yasujiro Ozu and Bela Tarr aren't on here cause I haven't seen many of their films. My criteria is I have to have seen at least 2 movies by them and liked at least 2.
All Rated 1 to 10
I want to say seeing four or more films by a specific director would give any person a feel for their style.
This is a list of 35 movies every teen should see before they turn 19.
This is a list of 30 movies every young person should see before they turn 26
This is a list of 35 movies every child should see before they turn 13.
These are movies that largely abandon a three-act story structure and attempt to express many themes and idea and move its audience emotionally. As a result they can be about many things depending on your interpretation.
Let me be clear, I don't hate most of these movies. I appreciate the more highly lauded films for their cinematic accomplishments and some I'd even recommend but for all their accolades, they just don't do it for me. Some are just too long. Others are not my personal taste. And yes, some are actually pretty bad.
Note: Eniaos (1948), Line Describing a Cone (1972) and Long Film for Ambient Light (1972) are not included on this list due to the lack of imdb entries.
Including Eclipse and Essential Art House Collections
"They" is a ubiquitous term that can mean the government, society, organized religion, corporations, your parents, basically authoritative figures that in your mind abuse power.
Movies my friends have recommended to me to watch and review on www.theyservepopcorninhell.blogspot.com
This is a list of movies whose morals I would argue are misguided or at the very least muddled by the events in the movie itself. Of course this is all pretty subjective and many of these films I do like, so take my comments with a grain of salt.
You know exactly what I'm talking about. For every serious or semi-serious list of "Greatest Films Ever" there are always 25 or so that, while being perfectly good films, have become cliche. I think their constant appearances on such lists hurt them in the long run. Younger audiences become acquainted to the tropes, characterizations and camera tricks that were formed from these films and as a result see them as marginal, overrated and at best "required viewing." Like in baseball where numbers are retired, these 25 movies should be placed in the top shelf to let others have a chance to shine.