My Old Favorite Movie List

Not long ago, I made a list of the 101 movies that I love the most, which I shared both via a series of blogposts and a Youtube video. This list was a revision of a previous list that I had made quite some time ago (I’m not quite sure how many years ago).  A lot of that list was the same, but a lot was quite different. 

I thought I’d have a look at how the list has changed in this in-between period, and especially what films got bumped.

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47 Great Movie Moments #36 – Dumb & Dumber

And we continue with this series of 47 moments in film that I love. (Why 47?)  Man, this is taking me forever.  For #36, we continue looking at some of my favorite moments of comedy that I have enjoyed…

Dumb & Dumber (1994)

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47 Movie Blogs #2 – Movie Characters That Remind Me of Myself

This is a challenging topic.  How well do I really know myself? How can I tell the difference between the characters I see that are really like me, and those that just represent some sort of wish-fulfillment?  Humility and clear thinking is required. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #2 – Movie Characters That Remind Me of Myself

Requiem for a Film Guy

The nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced recently.

The Oscars used to be a bit of a big deal for me.  I’d make sure to watch each year, now matter how late it went.  I’d write down the winners on a little list I’d make in a notebook (I’m a bit of a habitual list maker – see here and here and here).  There were often a lot of the nominated films that I wouldn’t have seen, but as I got older I aspired to be more familiar and appreciative with what were apparently the best examples of what was being produced in my chosen field that year.  This was especially true in the years right after college.  After all, wasn’t I supposed to be a “film guy”?

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Cut to a couple of decades later and I’m skimming through the list of this year’s nominees.  I pay special attention to all the nominated films that I have actually seen.  Guess how many there are?

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