Monday, August 18, 2008

Yesterday's Hits

Titanic (James Cameron)
Love Story (Arthur Hiller)
The Blair Witch Project (Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick)
Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson)
Smokey and the Bandit (Hal Needham)
The Bells of St. Mary's (Leo McCarey)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Stanley Kramer)
Every Which Way But Loose (James Fargo)
9 to 5 (Colin Higgins)
Billy Jack (T.C. Frank)
The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin)
Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg)
The Way We Were (Sydney Pollack)
The Robe (Henry Koster)
The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
Top Gun (Tony Scott)
Independence Day (Roland Emmerich)
Summer of '42 (Robert Mulligan)
Crocodile Dundee (Peter Faiman)
Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis)
Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Anderson)
Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zeffirelli)
The Jazz Singer (Alan Crosland)
The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson)
The Longest Day (Ken Annakin/Andrew Marton/Bernard Wicki)
Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)
City Slickers (Ron Underwood)
The Carpetbaggers (Edward Dmytryk)
Exodus (Otto Preminger)
The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Kevin Reynolds)
Duel in the Sun (King Vidor)
The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
Thunderball AND Moonraker (Terence Young/Lewis Gilbert)
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Irving Reis)
The Santa Clause (John Pasquin)
Home Alone (Chris Columbus)

When Good Directors Go Bad

Ready to Wear (Robert Altman)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (John Boorman) [written by Faisal A. Qureshi]
1941 (Steven Spielberg)
The Serpent's Egg (Ingmar Bergman)
Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff)
New York, New York (Martin Scorsese)
The Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola)
The Doors (Oliver Stone)
Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Exterminating Angels (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen) [not what you'd think]
I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock)
Dreamcatcher (Lawrence Kasdan)
The Wicker Man (Neil LaBute)
The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel Coen) [?]
1492: Conquest of Paradise (Ridley Scott)
Regarding Henry (Mike Nichols)
Ishtar (Elaine May)
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (Joe Berlinger)
The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)
She Hate Me (Spike Lee)
Texasville (Peter Bogdanovich)
The Dark Wind (Errol Morris)
Year of the Horse (Jim Jarmusch)
For Love of the Game (Sam Raimi)
The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
Rising Sun (Philip Kaufman)
Elizabethtown (Cameron Crowe) [?]
Hulk (Ang Lee)
The Frighteners (Peter Jackson) [?]
Goya's Ghosts (Milos Forman)
Ryan's Daughter (David Lean)
Planet of the Apes (Tim Burton)
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis)
Insomnia (Christopher Nolan) [?]
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou)
Cruising (William Friedkin)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Clint Eastwood)
Great Expectations (Alfonso Cuaron) [?]
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian DePalma)
Waterloo (Sergei Bondarchuk)
A Life Less Ordinary (Danny Boyle)

Reviews By Request

Baxter (Jerome Boivin)
Zulu (Cy Endfield)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Kenji Misumi)
The New Kids (Sean S. Cunningham)
Faithless (Liv Ullmann)
3 on a Meathook (William Girdler)
The Atomic Cafe (Pierce Rafferty, Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty)
Camera Buff (Krzystzof Kieslowski)
The Hot Rock (Peter Yates)
Knightriders (George A. Romero)
The Wizard of Gore (Herschell Gordon Lewis)
War of the Gargantuas (Ishiro Honda)
Cockfighter (Monte Hellman)
Tenebrae (Dario Argento)
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Jorge Grau)
Chelsea Girls (Andy Warhol)
The Times of Harvey Milk (Rob Epstein)
Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine)
Bigger Stronger Faster* (Chris Bell)
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (Lloyd Kaufman)
Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike)
The Foot Fist Way (Jody Hill)
Double Feature Review: Reprise (Joachim Trier) and Son of Rambow (Garth Jennings)
Shotgun Stories (Jeff Nichols)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz)
How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)

Movie Moment Posts

The Girl Can't Help It (Frank Tashlin)
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi)
8 Women (Francois Ozon)
A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton)
Nashville (Robert Altman)
Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel)
Bus 174 (Jose Padilha)
Lolita (Stanley Kubrick)
Phantom of the Paradise (Brian DePalma)
La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette)
Babe: Pig in the City (George Miller)
Gilles' Wife (Frederic Fonteyne)
The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
Freaks (Tod Browning)
To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin)
Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard)
The Son (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)
Duck, You Sucker (Sergio Leone)
Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
Father and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black)
Films by Buster Keaton- Neighbors, The Scarecrow, The High Sign, and Our Hospitality
La Jetée (Chris Marker)
Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent)
Audition (Takashi Miike)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Preston Sturges)
Notable Moments of 2007: Part 1 and Part 2 (various)
High School (Frederick Wiseman)
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
Make Way For Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami)
My Favorite Movie Moments of 2008 (Various)

Screengrab Lists

Top 10: The Best Nude Scenes of 2006
Top 10: The Most Dangerous Films of All Time
Top 14: The Kinkiest Films Ever Made
Top 10: The Worst Accents in Movie History
Top 10: The Most Important Nude Scenes of All Time
Top 10: Chicks With Guns
Top 10: Cinema's Great No-Sex Sex Scenes
Top 10: The Most Historically Inaccurate Films Ever Made
Top 10: Nude Scenes We Really Could Have Done Without
Top 10: The Greatest Remakes
Top 10: The Worst Mothers in Movie History
Top 10: Cinema's Greatest Offscreen Feuds
Top 20: The Greatest Death Scenes of All Time
Top 10: Great Fight Scenes
Top 10: The Greatest Twists of All Time
Top 10: The Most Unnecessary Sequels of All Time
Top 10: The Greatest Disses in Cinema History
Top 10: Songs That Were Redefined by Movies
Top 10: The Grossest Onscreen Kisses
Top 10: The Greatest Running Scenes in Movie History
Top 10: The Most Notable Product Placements in Movie History
Top 15: Great Cameos in Film History
Top 15: Worst Literary Adaptations
Top 20: Revisionist Westerns
Top 16: Cinema's Worst Musical Misfires
Top 15: The All Time Worst Athletes Turned Actors
Top 11: Worst Scenes in Great Movies
Top 22: The Most Evil Corporations in Movie History
Top 10: Instances of Religious Propaganda Where We Least Expected It
Top 13: Greatest Fictional Movie Presidents
Top 12: Bodily Transformations on Film
Top 10: Greatest Prosthetics in Movie History
Top 13: Greatest Long-Ass Movies of All Time
Top 10: Worst Cinematic Hairdos
Top 10: Worst Cinematic Medical Breakthroughs
Top 10: Greatest Cinematic Psychiatrists
Top 12: Great Opening Credits
Top 10: Best Murderous Duos
Top 10: Great Cinematic Mentors
Top 10: Baseball Movie All-Stars
Top 10: Sexiest Big-Screen Guy Geeks
Top 5: Hits of Summer 2008
Top 5: Bombs of Summer 2008
Top 12: Great Movies Based on TV Shows
Top 16: Films That Make Us Nervous
Top 10: Great Final Films
Top 10: Great Scenes From Not So Great Movies
Top 15: Films That (Almost) Could've Been Directed by Someone Else
The World’s Greatest Animated Shorts
A Screengrab Salute to Movie Trailers
Top 25: War Movies
Top 10: Paul Newman movies
Greatest Leading Men
Greatest Leading Ladies
Greatest Horror movies
Most Memorable Cinematic Utopias and Dystopias
Best and Worst Bond Movies
Top Biopics