101 Movies That I Love the Most – Part One [101-76]

So lately I made a Youtube video, for the first time (I’ve made films before, and put them on Youtube, but I never made a video specifically to just say stuff on Youtube) in which I share my 101 Films That I Love the Most. You can see the video and read all about it here.

Fish Story

In addition to making this video, I thought I’d also share it in writing—for easy reference in case you or I don’t feel like listening to me talk about this over 40 minutes of real time.

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 5

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

Norm Jewison - In the Heat of the Night 2

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

For as long as I’ve been hearing about the second Star Wars anthology film, Solo, I’ve been pretty doubtful about the whole thing.  And then when I began to hear about all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans, with the film’s directors being fired and replaced partway through, and leading man Alden Ehrenreich apparently needing an acting coach because the producers weren’t happy about how things were coming out…well, at that point I couldn’t help to wonder how this movie could possibly be any good.


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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Let me just start this post off by saying that I don’t think Star Wars:  The Last Jedi is a  good movie.  I got over a 1000 words into writing this and I realized I hadn’t yet gotten to the reasons why I think so, so I decided I shouldn’t bury the lead so badly and instead should communicate right off the bat where I stand, before going into all the analysis of the movie’s strengths and weaknesses.

This analysis, by the way, is going to be jam-packed full of Spoilers.

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47 Movie Blogs #27 – 5 Favorite Spielberg Films

Steven Spielberg is obviously one of the best known and most celebrated film makers of the last 40 years.  IMDb lists him as the director of 29 theatrically released feature films.  29.25, actually, if you count his segment in The Twilight Zone:  The Movie.  Of these, I have seen 19.25 of his movies.  Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #27 – 5 Favorite Spielberg Films