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My Top 100 Favourite Films of All-Time!

Posted: April 23, 2017 in Film Commentary
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After much thought and careful deliberation, I have compiled what I believe to be my definitive Top 100 Favorite Films of All-Time. These films are listed alphabetically (I went nuts as it is putting this list together period, let alone ranking them in any kind of objective order) and I restricted myself to one film per filmmaker, otherwise this list would have easily been filled with the works of a handful of directors. My mental well-being may disagree, but I actually enjoyed the challenge of putting together an eclectic reel of films in this manner. By pouring through my DVD collection and asking myself to honestly assess what are the “bare essentials” and what could conceivably be sold off down the road, I was actually grateful for the “one film per filmmaker” rule because if I did, in fact, sell off the rest of my library, I would be left with the ultimate “all killer no filler” collection. Enjoy!

1. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
2. “Alien” (Ridley Scott, 1979)
3. “Altered States” (Ken Russell, 1980)
4. “American Movie” (Chris Smith, 1999)
5. “Amityville II: The Possession” (Damiano Damiani, 1982)
6. “Annie Hall” (Woody Allen, 1977)
7. “Back to the Future” (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
8. “Batman Begins” (Christopher Nolan, 2005)
9. “The Beyond” (Lucio Fulci, 1981)
10. “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” (Peter Hewitt, 1991)
11. “The Brady Bunch Movie” (Betty Thomas, 1995)
12. “The Burbs” (Joe Dante, 1989)
13. “Candyman” (Bernard Rose, 1992)
14. “Cannibal Man” (Eloy de la Iglesia, 1973)
15. “Carnival of Souls” (Herk Harvey, 1962)
16. “Casablanca” (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
17. “Chuck and Buck” (Miguel Arteta, 2000)
18. “The Clonus Horror” (Robert S. Fiveson, 1979)
19. “Dawn of the Dead” (George A. Romero, 1978)
20. “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (Robert Wise, 1951)
21. “Donnie Darko” (Richard Kelly, 2001)
22. “Double Indemnity” (Billy Wilder, 1944)
23. “Dracula” (Tod Browning, 1931)
24. “The Duke of Burgundy” (Peter Strickland, 2014)
25. “Ed Wood” (Tim Burton, 1994)
26. “Event Horizon” (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997)
27. “The Exorcist” (William Friedkin, 1973)
28. “Fallen Angels” (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995)
29. “Ghostbusters” (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
30. “Ghost World” (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
31. “The Godfather” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
32. “Godzilla” (Ishiro Honda, 1954)
33. “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” (Sergio Leone, 1966)
34. “Happiness” (Todd Solondz, 1998)
35. “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
36. “Hobgoblins” (Rick Sloane, 1988)
37. “House II: The Second Story” (Ethan Wiley, 1987)
38. “Ichi the Killer” (Takashi Miike, 2001)
39. “The Image” (Radley Metzger, 1975)
40. “Independence Day” (Roland Emmerich, 1996)
41. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Frank Capra, 1946)
42. “Jackie Brown” (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)
43. “Jacob’s Ladder” (Adrian Lyne, 1990)
44. “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI” (Tom McLoughlin, 1986)
45. “The Karate Kid” (John G. Avildsen, 1984)
46. “King Kong” (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
47. “Labyrinth” (Jim Henson, 1986)
48. “The Land Before Time” (Don Bluth, 1988)
49. “The Land That Time Forgot” (Kevin Connor, 1974)
50. “Last House on Dead End Street” (Roger Watkins, 1977)
51. “Lord of Illusions” (Clive Barker, 1994)
52. “Lost Highway” (David Lynch, 1997)
53. “Mallrats” (Kevin Smith, 1995)
54. “Manos: The Hands of Fate” (Harold P. Warren, 1966)
55. “The Matrix” (The Wachowski Sisters, 1999)
56. “May” (Lucky McKee, 2002)
57. “The Neverending Story” (Wolfgang Petersen, 1984)
58. “Nekromantik 2” (Jörg Buttgereit, 1991)
59. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (Wes Craven, 1984)
60. “Nymphomaniac” (Lars von Trier, 2013)
61. “The Omen” (Richard Donner, 1976)
62. “Phantasm” (Don Coscarelli, 1979)
63. “Pieces” (Juan Piquer Simon, 1982)
64. “Pin” (Sandor Stern, 1988)
65. “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (Edward D. Wood Jr., 1959)
66. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (John Hughes, 1987)
67. “Planet of Dinosaurs” (James K. Shea, 1977)
68. “Planet of the Apes” (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)
69. “Prince of Darkness” (John Carpenter, 1987)
70. “Pumpkinhead” (Stan Winston, 1989)
71. “Requiem For a Dream” (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
72. “Return to Oz” (Walter Murch, 1985)
73. “Rosemary’s Baby” (Roman Polanski, 1968)
74. “The Sandlot” (David M. Evans, 1993)
75. “Secretary” (Steven Shainberg, 2002)
76. “The Seventh Continent” (Michael Haneke, 1989)
77. “The Shawshank Redemption” (Frank Darabont, 1994)
78. “Silver Bullet” (Dan Attias, 1985)
79. “Singin’ in the Rain” (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)
80. “Solaris” (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
81. “Somewhere in Time” (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980)
82. “The Spanish Prisoner” (David Mamet, 1997)
83. “SS Girls” (Bruno Mattei, 1977)
84. “Star Wars: A New Hope” (George Lucas, 1977)
85. “The Stepfather” (Joseph Ruben, 1987)
86. “Suspiria” (Dario Argento, 1977)
87. “Taxi Driver” (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
88. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Steve Barron, 1990)
89. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (James Cameron, 1991)
90. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
91. “There Will Be Blood” (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
92. “Torso” (Sergio Martino, 1973)
93. “The Transformers: The Movie” (Nelson Shin, 1986)
94. “Troll 2” (Claudio Fragasso, 1990)
95. “Under the Skin” (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
96. “Vampyros Lesbos” (Jess Franco, 1971)
97. “Vertigo” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
98. “Viva” (Anna Biller, 2007)
99. “Wayne’s World” (Penelope Spheeris, 1992)
100.  “Yor, The Hunter From The Future” (Antonio Margheriti, 1983)

August 2016 in Film

Posted: August 31, 2016 in 2016 in Film
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Theatrical Viewings:

  1. NINE LIVES (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2016)

Home Viewings:

  1. THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (Stuart Rosenberg, 1979)
  2. AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION (Damiano Damiani, 1982)
  3. AMITYVILLE 3-D (Richard Fleischer, 1983)
  4. AMITYVILLE 4: THE EVIL ESCAPES (Sandor Stern, 1989)
  5. KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (Stephen Chiodo, 1988)
  6. ICHI THE KILLER (Takashi Miike, 2001)
  7. LORD OF ILLUSIONS (Clive Barker, 1995)
  8. IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (John Carpenter, 1994)
  9. HOBGOBLINS (Rick Sloane, 1988)
  10. TETSUO, THE IRON MAN (Shin’ya Tsukamoto, 1989)
  11. THE FINAL SACRIFICE (Tjardis Greidanus, 1990)
  12. THE REPTILE (John Gilling, 1966)
  13. THE LOST CONTINENT (Michael Carreras, 1968)
  14. DAWN OF THE DEAD (George A. Romero, 1978)
  15. ZOMBIE (Lucio Fulci, 1979)
  16. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (Lucio Fulci, 1980)
  17. THE BEYOND (Lucio Fulci, 1981)
  18. THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (Lucio Fulci, 1981)
  19. NIGHTMARE CITY (Umberto Lenzi, 1980)
  20. ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST (Marino Girolami, 1980)
  21. BURIAL GROUND: THE NIGHTS OF TERROR (Andrea Bianchi, 1981)
  22. HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD (Bruno Mattei, 1980)
  23. ZOMBI 3 (Lucio Fulci & Bruno Mattei, 1988)
  24. ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH (Claudio Fragasso, 1988)
  25. DEMONS (Lamberto Bava, 1985)
  26. DEMONS 2 (Lamberto Bava, 1986)
  27. TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (Amando de Ossorio, 1972)
  28. FRIDAY THE 13TH (Sean S. Cunningham, 1980)
  29. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (Steve Miner, 1981)
  30. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 (Steve Miner, 1982)
  31. FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (Joseph Zito, 1984)
  32. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (Danny Steinmann, 1985)
  33. JASON LIVES: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI (Tom McLoughlin, 1986)
  34. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (John Carl Buechler, 1988)
  35. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (Rob Hedden, 1989)
  36. JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (Adam Marcus, 1993)
  37. JASON X (James Isaac, 2001)
  38. ICP SHOCKUMENTARY (Paul Andresen, 1997)
  39. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Wes Craven, 1984)
  40. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE (Jack Sholder, 1985)
  41. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (Chuck Russell, 1987)
  42. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER (Renny Harlin, 1988)
  43. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD (Stephen Hopkins, 1989)

Television:

  1. BOB’S BURGERS, 5×01-5×21
  2. MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, 1×01-1×13, 2×01-2×06

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. ZOOLANDER 2 (Ben Stiller, 2016)
  2. SISTERS (Brian de Palma, 1973, 16mm)
  3. JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS (Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfront, 2001)

Home Viewings:

  1. THE PLAGUE DOGS (Martin Rosen, 1982)
  2. SUCCUBUS (Jess Franco, 1969)
  3. COUNT DRACULA (Jess Franco, 1970)
  4. THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN (Jess Franco, 1972)
  5. EXORCISM (Jess Franco, 1975)
  6. CANNIBALS (Jess Franco, 1980)
  7. BLOODY MOON (Jess Franco, 1981)
  8. PERVERSION STORY (Lucio Fulci, 1969)
  9. THE EROTICIST (Lucio Fulci, 1972)
  10. THE PSYCHIC (Lucio Fulci, 1977)
  11. WARRIORS OF THE YEAR 2072 (Lucio Fulci, 1984)
  12. HANDS OF STEEL (Sergio Martino, 1986)
  13. ENDGAME (Joe D’Amato, 1983)
  14. YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE (Antonio Margheriti, 1983)
  15. SS GIRLS (Bruno Mattei, 1977)
  16. HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD (Bruno Mattei, 1980)
  17. THE OTHER HELL (Bruno Mattei, 1981)
  18. THE SEVEN MAGNIFICENT GLADIATORS (Bruno Mattei, 1983)
  19. RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR (Bruno Mattei, 1984)

Television:

  1. THE X-FILES, 10×03-10×06
  2. BETTER CALL SAUL, 1×01-1×10, 2×01-2×02

 

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. INTESTELLAR (2014) – directed by Christopher Nolan (70mm)
  2. THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014) – directed by Eric Darnell & Scott C. Smith

Home Viewings:

  1. STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) – directed by Robert Wise
  2. REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (2000) – directed by Darren Aronofsky
  3. MADAGACAR (2005) – directed by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath
  4. THE NIGHT PORTER (1974) – directed by Liliana Cavani
  5. VENUS IN FUR (2013) – directed by Roman Polanski
  6. MASSACRE TIME (1966) – directed by Lucio Fulci
  7. PERVERSION STORY (1969) – directed by Lucio Fulci
  8. FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (1971) – directed by Dario Argento
  9. LIPS OF BLOOD (1975) – directed by Jean Rollin
  10. MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA (2008) – directed by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath
  11. MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (2012) – directed by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath & Conrad Vernon
  12. FINDING NEMO (2003) – directed by Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
  13. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010) – directed by Edgar Wright

Television:

  1. SEINFELD, 8×01-8×22, 9×01-9×24
  2. THE FLINTSTONES, 5×03-5×26

I had so much fun keeping a film diary last year, that I decided to do it again in 2013.

This time around, I’ve divided my viewings into three categories:

a) Theatrical Viewings (any film, new or retro, seen in a movie theater / film festival / public screening / etc.)

b) Home Viewings (any film viewed at home on DVD / VHS / Web)

c) Television (I watch a lot of TV series on DVD and felt it was high time to start documenting it)

I also decided to abandon the whole “star rating” system since I plan on actually writing reviews of all the films I see this year, or at least the ones I’ve seen in theaters. Speaking of which, this film diary will also act as a review index where you can click on certain titles to read the review I’ve written of that particular picture.

So without any further dudes, here is a list of what I watched in January 2013.

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012) – directed by Kathryn Bigelow
  2. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (2013) – directed by John Luessenhop
  3. MAMA (2013) – directed by Andrés Muschietti
  4. THE LAST STAND (2013) – directed by Kim Jee-Woon
  5. COOL AS ICE (1991) – directed by David Kellogg
  6. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) – directed by Billy Wilder (35mm)

Home Viewings:

  1. BLADE (1998) – directed by Stephen Norrington
  2. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964) – directed by Richard Lester
  3. HELP! (1965) – directed by Richard Lester
  4. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967) – directed by Bernard Knowles and The Beatles
  5. ZOMBI 3 (1988) – directed by Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei
  6. AFTER DEATH (1989) – directed by Claudio Fragasso
  7. ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST (1980) – directed by Marino Girolami

Television:

  1. TRUE BLOOD, 2×01-2×12, 3×01-3×12, 4×01-4×12
  2. THE FLINTSTONES, 1×25-1×28, 2×01-2×32, 3×01-3×12
  3. THE YOUNG ONES, 1×01-1×06, 2×01-2×06
  4. FILTHY RICH & CATFLAP, 1×01