March 2021


Screen Shot 2021-01-13 at 3.20.46 PMThe ongoing countdown of my Top 1000 films through 2011, covering the first century of film.  The film listed below are all 89 (low ****) until The Gunfighter after which they are 90 (low ****).  The TSPDT rankings starting with this post are from the 2021 list.  The introduction can be found here. (more…)

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Two out of three ain’t bad. Three out of three would have been better.

Well, I realize this may give it away but I would still rather you not make guesses, even if it’s clear what it is.  For the first time since Carol in 2015 my #1 film was not nominated for Best Picture.  For the first time since Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988 my #1 film was not nominated for an above the line Oscar nomination.  For the first time since Winter Light in 1963 my #1 film was not nominated for any Oscars.  For the first time since Touch of Evil in 1958 my #1 film is in English and was not nominated for any Oscars.  Now, beyond that, on to today’s actual nominations, where I wrote down quick picks just to make it easier (then I just circle if right – much faster) and got only four categories 5/5: Actor, Actress, Cinematography, Animated Film. (more…)