A while ago, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it. This is Post #26, which means I’ve just crossed the halfway point. Unfortunately, it’s the end of February and my birthday is in June, which means that I’m nearly 75% the way through the year.
Some spoilers ahead. Not the biggest spoilers, but for a movie like this you might still want to avoid them.
Continue reading Witness for the Prosecution [50 Films Older Than Me #26]
Recently I redeveloped my list of favorite films, coming up with the 101 movies I love the most (at least for the moment). I shared this via Youtube video here and via series of blogposts starting here. Take your pick, the choice is yours.
Now that’s all out there and official, I thought I’d take a quick look to see what we can see. No conclusions, but a bunch of observations.
Continue reading 101 Movies I Love the Most (Analysis)
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.
Continue reading 100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 2
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #35, and this week’s question has a strange thematic connection with last week’s.
Why can’t Jaws be beat as the best shark movie of all time?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #35: The Best Shark Movie For All Time, Ever
Continuing with this series of 47 moments in film that I love (Why 47?), today we hit #13, with the second part of one-two punch of Harrison Ford…
Continue reading 47 Great Movie Moments #13 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
In theory, I’m really into opening titles – the blend of music, movement and graphic design that tell you what the film you are watching is called and who all the cool people are who were involved in making it. In practice, I often don’t remember them. But when I was asked to do this blog-post, I found there were a handful that I could recall in a certain amount of detail, and with a certain level of fondness. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #40 – Great Opening Titles
47 years old is only a few weeks away, and here I am with more posts to do to accomplish this large but ultimately frivolous exercise. Today we talk about a few examples where enjoyable films have been derailed, at least for the moment, but what I can only term as bizarre outbreaks of song and music. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #39 – Bizarre Musical Interludes in Movies