Monday, April 30, 2012

8 Movies Every Geek Should Watch

MakeUseOf.com has a list of 8 films every geek should watch (and love). Even though I'm not a geek -more of a nerd, really- I did ok. There are annotations to the list at that link.

Office Space (1999)
Cube (1997)
WarGames (1983)
Blade Runner (1982)
THX 1138 (1971)
Dark City (1998)
Moon (2009)
They Live (1988)

I've seen all but the 1st and last named. Not too shabby.

HT: SF Signal

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Reigning Sound

This is #4 on the I Love Memphis blog's list of 365 Things to do in Memphis: Listen to (and/or download) the Reigning Sound for free.

I admit I mostly listen to whatever I come across on the radio when I'm in the car and not much otherwise. I stick with WEVL (unless they are talking or playing gospel or country music) or WUMR. My last experience with local music was listening to the garage band across the street from behind my house when I was in elementary school.

I'm listening to Reigning Sound's music as I write this and am finding it interesting. I wouldn't change the station if this music were playing, but I wouldn't seek out more of it either. I'm a musical peasant, though, so what do I know. I spend more time reading books and watching movies, so I'm out of the loop on this one.

They have a Facebook page. You can listen to some of their music here. An older video of the band performing in Memphis is on youtube:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Moonstruck

The Daughter came home from work Thursday night deathly ill. She was barely in recovery mode yesterday afternoon, and I thought a mindless comedy might be suitable. She slept through the movie (so "recovery" was an optimistic opinion), but The Husband and I got a kick out of it.

Moonstruck is a 1987 romantic comedy starring Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello and Vincent Gardenia. It's directed by Norman Jewison.

trailer:


It's won all kinds of awards and is on lots of "best" lists. Roger Ebert loves it. EW praises the performances. DVD Talk calls it an "unabashed romantic flight of fancy".

Friday, April 27, 2012

365 Things to do in Memphis

The I Love Memphis blog is publishing a list. I've done some of these things but precious few, so I thought I'd try to keep track of them here and challenge myself to do more of them. Given that I'm never, under any circumstances, free between the hours of 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. or 5:30 P.M.-8:30P.M., some of these will be impossible for me. Ones I've done are in bold print; ones I've blogged are linked. Here's her list:

#1: Make a Resolution
#2: Learn The Words to the Fight Song
#3: Drink a Viennese
#4: Listen to the Reigning Sound (for Free)
#5: See a Movie at the Brooks
#6: Get the Correct Time and Temperature
#7: Take Lucchesi’s Home
#8: Celebrate the Birth of the King
#9: Learn to Dance with Red Hot Lindy Hop
#10: Scope Your Date in Secret
#11: Listen to a Tigers Game on the Radio
#12: Have some Prozac
#13: Dance on the Soul Train Dance Floor
#14: Take Your Picture at the I Love Memphis mural
#15: Go to an Opus One Concert
#16: Celebrate MLK Day
#17: Forget Tebow, Do the Z-Bo
#18: Drive West, Young Man (but i found that it wasn't easy for me to take a picture driving into downtown on Madison)
#19: Learn to Knit at Stash
#20: Feed Your Soul at the Four Way
#21: Get a 4 a.m. Donut From Gibson’s
#22: Irish Brunch
#23: Watch the State of the City Address
#24: Take Your Kids to the (Orpheum) Theatre
#25: Join the Five in One Social Club
#26: Shout Bama Lama!
#27: Stop By Cockadoo’s on the Way Home
#28: Make a Wing Taco
#30: Buy Produce the Easy Way
#31: Do a Grizz Shot
#32: The International Blues Challenge
#33: Find Your Blues Name
#34: Park at Parking Can Be Fun
#35: Celebrate V-Day in Memphis
#36: Brunch at the Hi-Tone
#37: Make it a Black Lodge Night
#38: Drink Regionally
#39: Juice Up at Cosmic Coconut
#40: Order Fries at the Young Ave. Deli
#41: See a Richard James Show
#42: Find a 42 (another, again)
#43: Drink Some Shaft (on Draft)
#44: Play a Song on the Lamplighter’s Jukebox
#45: Do the Time Warp at the Evergreen Theatre
#46: Have a Dessert Shot at the Majestic
#47: See the Bison at Shelby Farms
#48: Cruise Downtown on a Rented Bike
#49: Have a Very Late (or Very Early) Breakfast at the Pancake Shop
#50: Fill Up Your Bowl at Soup Sunday
#51: See Undefeated
#52: See the T-Rex
#53: Visit the Circus
#54: Get the Roast Beef Points
#55: See the Big Kids
#56: See the Hickory Hill Buddha
#57: Celebrate Johnny Cash’s Birthday
#58: Have a Paleta at La Michoacana
#59: Have a No Menu Monday
#60: Bounce, Bounce, Bounce
#61: Ride with Cycle Memphis
#62: Climb the Skyscraper at CMOM
#63: Take Your Dog to the Barking Lot
#64: Get Your Picture Made in Amurica
#65: Have a Waffle (But Only During Lent)
#66: Drink at Memphis’ Original Pirate Bar
#67: Drop a Quarter in the Elvis Shrine
#68: See Work By Memphis’ Up and Coming Student Artists
#69: Go to the Southern Women’s Show
#70: Go to Flower Happy Hour
#71: Sign the Wall at Huey’s
#72: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 10 Ways
#73: Ride a Camel
#74: Walk Through the Old Forest
#75: Sign the Wall at Graceland
#76: See a Show at Theatre Memphis (more than once)
#77: Conquer the Kookamonga
#78: Have High Tea at Chez Philippe
#79: Have a Sazerac at the Cove
#80: Take in a Museum for Free
#81: Check Out Second Editions
#82: See an Opera
#83: Go Outside. Seriously. Go Outside.
#84: Walk Across the Light-Up Bridge
#85: Play on Memphis’ Most Incredible Playground
#86: Eat a Soul Burger
#87: Take Yourself Out to the Ball Game
#88: Get Your Flyer from a Fun Box
#89: See the Space Marine
#90: Build Your Own Bicycle at Revolutions
#91: Ride the Memphis Queen
#93: Eat Barbecue at Memphis International
#94: See How Gibson Guitars are Made
#95: See a Burlesque Show
#96: Get Your Book Signed
#97: Get Swimmy with a Diver Bucket
#98: See a Movie at Memphis’ Art-iest Theatre
#99: Get Kreature Komforts
#100: Become a Mentor
#101: Eat Crawfish on the Tracks at Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
#102: Eat Your (Fresh, Locally Grown) Veggies
#103: Listen to Hot 107
#104: See Downtown on a Segway (they won't let me. i don't weigh enough.)
#105: Stay in Memphis for $15 a Night
#106: Take an Art Class at Flicker St. Studio
#107: Go On Location
#108: Play Godzilla on the Model Mississippi
#109: Put a Wing On It at the Southern Hot Wing Festival
#110: Find the Lego Wall
#111: See the Shrine to the Gods of Keepin’ ‘Em On the Rail
#112: Try Shoaf’s Loaf for Breakfast
#113: Eat Sustainably at a PGF Restaurant
#114: Dine Out, Fight AIDS
#115: Check out Asian and Judaic Art at the Belz Museum
#116: Tour Ghost River Brewery
#117: Take a Break, Climb a Mound
#118: Tour the Cotton Museum
#119: See REMED’s Memphis Mural
#120: Watch the Grizz in the NBA Playoffs
#121: The Beale Street Wine Race
#123: See a Movie at the Orpheum
#124: PechaKucha!
#125: TCB on the Lisa Marie
#126: Have a Margarita
#127: Make it Supreme
#128: Visit Germantown’s Secret Garden
#129: Find Out Who Lived in Your House
#130: Sit at a Named Table at the Arcade
#131: Participate in International Week
#132: Go to the Indoor Trampoline Park
#133: Record at Sun Studio
#134: Eat a Pronto Pup
#135: Go to the Peanut Shoppe
#136: Find a New Favorite Beer at Zoo Brew
#137: Ride Your Bike to Work (or Play) (don't own a bike)
#138: Have a Dance Party in Stereo Alley
#139: World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
#140: Take Your Picture with Elvis
#141: Visit the Guitar String Vending Machine
#142: Eat a Burger Fried in 100 Year Old Grease
#143: Walk with the Undead
#144: Race Your Canoe (or Kayak) on the Mississippi
#145: Battle Zone!
#146: See the Secret Sculpture Garden
#147: Find Midtown’s Stealth Cemetery
#148: Take the Cup
#149: Visit Veteran’s Plaza
#150: The FedEx St. Jude Classic
#151: See the Crystal Shrine Grotto
#152: See Memphis from the Roof
#153: Take the Riverfront Loop
#154: See Le Bonheur’s Art Collection
#155: Get the King’s Autograph
#156: Eat an Eight Piece Family Meal at Gus’s
#157: Find an Audience at Karaoke Night
#158: Splash Around at Peabody Park
#159: Hey Meat!
#160: Eat the Donut Burger (not in a million years would I eat this)
#161: Spend Your Lunch Break in Court Square
#162: Check Your Missed Connections
#163: Find a Porch in a Storm
#164: Drink the Water
#165: Get it Homegrown at Jones Orchard
#166: Visit the Home of the $8 Haircut
#167: Skate at Tobey Park
#168: Get an Efficient Memphis Musical History Lesson
#169: Add a Non-Vegetable to Your Veggie Plate
#170: See a Show at the Shell
#171: See the Lanksy Guitar Collection
#172: Reenact the Cover of “Got To Get Back!”
#173: Wayne’s Candy
#174: Try the Weird Gelato Flavor
#175: Meet the Shelby Forest General Store Rooster
#176: The Cordova Museum
#177: Celebrate Independence Day 15 Ways
#178: Play in My Big Backyard
#179: Take a Cooking Class at Viking
#180: Go to the Roller Derby
#181: Have a Milkshake at Wiles-Smith Drugstore
#182: Ride the Monorail
#183: Have Dinner at Beale Street’s Secret Restaurant
#184: Drive Down Summer Ave
#185: It’s Hot, Find a Pool
#186: Put Some Slaw on It
#187: Have Breakfast at Bryant’s
#188: Invest in Good Times
#189: Visit the Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum
#190: Go to Rock’n'Romp
#191: Tune in to Memphis’ Most Unique Radio Station
#192: Memphis’ Tallest Piece of Public Art
#193: Vote for the Best of Memphis
#194: Visit the Smithy
#195: Find a Knit Mafia Tag
#196: Blues on the Bluff
#197: Listen to Big Star
#198: Visit the Dixon’s Edible Garden
#199: Play British Bingo
#200: Go to a Food Truck Rodeo
#201: Take a Ride in Tad Pierson’s Cadillac
#202: Visit the World’s Best Drum Shop
#203: See Otis, Elvis, Zepplin and the Who in Concert (Films)
#204: Commune with Nature at Lichterman
#205: Eat Sushi from a Gas Station
#206: See the Ghost of Mollie Woodruff
#207: Check the Water Level
#208: Go on a Mojo Tour
#209: Find the Center of the Labrynth
#210: Listen to Booker T. Cover the Beatles
#211: See the Skies at Sharpe Planetarium
#212: Shop Tax Free in Tennessee (but only by accident. much too crowded to suit me)
#213: Behold the Sputnik
#214: Have Equine Good Times at Showplace Arena
#215: Have a Moonpie at the Southern Folklore Store
#216: Find a Tiny Art Project
#217: Eat a Ripley Tomato
#218: Eat the $5 Lunch Buffet
#219: Enjoy the Sunflowers
#220: Try Aerial Yoga
#221: The Last Chance Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
#222: Eat a Welding Shop Tamale
#223: Eat a Barbecue Pizza
#224: Go to the Candlelight Vigil
#225: Hang Out in a Vintage Railroad Car
#226: Drink Outside
#227: Borrow a Book from the Little Free Library (I didn't borrow a book, but I admired the library)
#228: Find Out Why Chez Philippe Doesn’t Serve Duck
#229: Buy a Book at Burke’s
#230: Watch the Sunset in Tom Lee Park
#231: Ride Your Bike at Midnight
#232: Hang Out at the Oasis
#233: Go Guitar Shopping at St. Blues
#234: Go to the Music Pioneer Awards
#235: Eat Guacamole at Las Delicias
#236: Celebrate 901 Day
#237: See the Flashback Window
#238: Memphis Music and Heritage Festival
#239: Investigate the Paranormal
#240: Have a Milkshake at Sun Studio
#241: Live at the Garden
#242: Rock for Love
#243: Go to a Tiger Football Game
#244: The Running of the Weenies
#245: See a Ron Easley Show
#246: Have Lunch at Caritas Village
#247: The Delta Fair
#248: Eat at the Best Breakfast in Memphis
#249: The Outflix Film Festival
#250: Germantown Municipal Park
#251: Get Lit
#252: Get in Free on Downtown Museum Day
#253: Have a Drink at the Green Beetle
#254: Rendezvous at the Zoo
#255: Cooper-Young Fest
#256: See the Crosstown Disco Ball
#257: Park(ing) Day
#258: Cooper-Young Regional Beer Fest
#259: Gonerfest
#260: Best Memphis Burger Fest
#261: Frolic in a Fountain
#262: Mid-South Pyrate Faire
#263: Get a Music Industry Road Map
#264: Stroll Through Elmwood Cemetery
#265: Ride a Jet Boat
#266: Eat a Honey Butter Biscuit
#267: The Trashion Show
#268: Get Your Heavy Metal Fixed
#269: The Pink Palace Crafts Fair (We've gone almost every year since it started)
#270: Memphis Madness
#271: Ride the Rides at the Zoo
#272: River Arts Fest
#273: ???
#274: The Indie Memphis Film Festival
#275: India Fest
#276: Visit the Memphis and Shelby County Room (but not at the new library)
#277: Get Chocolate from Dinstuhl’s

Ones I've done but not written a post on are in bold print. Blog posts are linked.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Docks of New York

The Docks of New York is a 1928 silent film starring George Bancroft and Betty Compson. Guy Oliver is also in this.

You can watch it online:

 
The Docks Of New York by crazedigitalmovies

Senses of Cinema says, "The Docks of New York, a compelling and heartfelt exercise in style over content, is one of the best films of its era." Only the Cinema says, "Moody, rowdy, and sensuous, Josef von Sternberg's The Docks of New York is a beautiful work of romantic expressionist cinema" and calls it "a beautiful, bittersweet film with a great deal of poetically expressed emotion".

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dies the Fire

Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling has been in my tbr stack for some time. I can't remember how I came to pick it up. I enjoyed reading this, but I'm not sure I'll read the rest in the series. Details on military plans and exploits aren't my cuppa tea, although I did enjoy the description of the evolution of a Wiccan back-to-the-land community and the organizing of different groups and survival tactics. There's a cat named Pywackett at the Wiccan community, which -as my sister did that with a different spelling to her cat when she was a teenager- struck me as an unwanted touch of cuteness. I do tend to notice the overuse of any one word, and the adjective "ruddy" appears 3 times in the space of 12 pages early in the novel and again later on, which seems a bit much -especially considering two of the characters are named Rudy. I also got tired of Lord of the Ring references.

from the back of the book:
Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.... Juniper Mackenzie was singing and playing guitar in a pub when her small Oregon town was thrust into darkness. Cars refused to start. Phones were silent. And when an airliner crashed, no sirens sounded and no fire trucks arrived. Now, taking refuge in her family's cabin with her daughter and a growing circle of friends, Juniper is determined to create a farming community to benefit the survivors of this crisis.... But even as people band together to help one another, others are building armies for conquest....
SF Reviews.net says it's "an intelligent, meticulously crafted, but overlong and sometimes pokey end-of-the-world epic". SF Site describes it as "a passably enjoyable but over-long and oddly focused story, set in a fascinating speculative world" and concludes, "Fans of novels focused on action, wilderness survival, fighting, and warfare, would be the most likely to enjoy this book, but anyone looking for something deeper is likely to come away disappointed." SF Reader gives it "Two stars for the repetition and rather weak story-telling plus four stars for the plot-line and astonishing depth of the ideas".

The picture at the top of the post is from the Wikipedia entry.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trinity Is Still My Name

Trinity Is Still My Name is a 1971 Spaghetti Western sequel to They Call Me Trinity. It's written and directed by Enzo Barboni and stars Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer.



Spaghetti-Western.net says
When Trinity is still my Name was finally released, it broke all the records and became the most successful Italian film ever. Even today it’s still fifth on the list of biggest Italian box-office hits in history.
Fistful of Pasta closes with this:
Trinity is still my Name has less story and less venom than the first Trinity movie, but is probably even more fun to watch. It's true family entertainment. Warmly recommended.
The Spinning Image says, "in the main this is easy, undemanding viewing, and the fans would have it no other way."

Monday, April 23, 2012

They Call Me Trinity

They Call Me Trinity is a 1970 Spaghetti Western starring Terrence Hill, Bud Spencer and Farley Granger. There are Mormons in this film. How timely!

watch it online here:
Spaghetti-Western.net says, "People all over the world loved the movie." Roger Ebert gives it just 2 1/2 stars but speaks fondly of it. The Spinning Image notes that the films in the Trinity series "were worldwide hits". Fistful of Pasta opens with this:
Generally known as the film that saved the Italian film industry and killed the spaghetti western, this film did for the comedy western what A Fistful of Dollars had done for the die hard spaghettis: it spawned an entire army of false sequels, loose sequels, pale imitations, lame imitations and some nice sequels and colorful imitations as well.
and closes by saying, "All in all they're excellent family entertainment and as such warmly recommended."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yuma

Yuma is a 1971 made-for-tv Western film starring Clint Walker, Edgar Buchanan, Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays and Morgan Woodward (who has a Star Trek connection). It's directed by Ted Post.

youtube has it online:


I didn't finish this one.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Last Killer

The Last Killer -sometimes called Django, the Last Killer, is a 1968 Spaghetti Western. It stars George Eastman, in his first film, and Anthony Ghidra. Giuseppe Vari directs. It's a bit slow to develop, but I enjoyed watching it. This reminds me a bit of Day of Anger. Of course, that one has Lee Van Cleef, and this one doesn't, but, then, nothing's perfect.

youtube has it online:


Spaghetti-Western.net says it's
a nice little western, well-directed and well-acted, both Ghidra and Eastman are excellent. Eastman calls it one of his favourite westerns. According to him, Serbian actor Ghidra was initially chosen for his face, but to many people's surprise, he turned out to be an excellent actor, one of the better within the genre.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Coffee in a Tower


The Daughter asked me to have coffee with her at the top of the Clark Tower, the 3rd tallest building in Memphis, overlooking miles and miles of Memphis, and probably parts of Arkansas and Mississippi. There's a sweet little restaurant and bar on the 33rd floor, and we sat next to a window on the south side and had coffee and chocolate cake. Next time I go I plan on ordering the crab cakes and taking a picture of the fabulous view.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Within Our Gates (1920)

Within Our Gates is a 1920 silent film about race relations directed by Oscar Micheaux. Wikipedia claims "it is the oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director".

I find the exaltation of "the North, where the prejudices and hatreds of the South do not exist" a bit hard to buy. It seems to move a bit slowly, and it's hard for me to get involved. Too much romance for my taste, maybe.



It's listed in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, which says the film "has immense historical value" and describes it as "powerful, controversial and still haunting in its depiction of the atrocities committed by white Americans against blacks during this era". A Film Canon calls it "a powerful, sophisticated inversion of Birth Of A Nation."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth (1930)

Earth (or Zemlya) is a 1930 Soviet film directed by Alexander Dovzhenko, a Ukrainian filmmaker. It seems virtually plotless to me, with lots of fairly static images of faces and fields and sunflowers. There is much weeping, wailing and bemoaning of fates. Alternating with laughter. And a tractor.

via youtube:



It's listed in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, which calls it ""arguably... the single greatest achievement of the ever-more-impressive Soviet silent cinema" and says, "Anyone looking for the origins of Andrei Tarkovsky's cinema must start with Earth." Slant Magazine calls it an "orgiastic paean to Soviet collectivism and tractor-ism". FilmReference.com opens with this:
Earth is a tribute to life in the Ukraine, the birthplace of its creator, Alexander Dovzhenko. The film's star is essentially the Ukrainian village in which the story is set: it is not necessarily a tale of Russian farmers and kulaks but a visual poem about life and the calm acceptance of death.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rounding the Mark


Rounding the Mark is the 7th in the Sicilian Inspector Salvo Montalbano detective series by Andrea Camilleri. I found a few of these at my favorite local used book store, started buying them new, then got the ones I didn't already have for Christmas. I've been enjoying them all.

from the back of the book:
Two seemingly unrelated deaths form the central mystery of Rounding the Mark. They will take Montalbano deep into a secret world of illicit trafficking in human lives, and the investigation will test the limits of his physical, psychological, and moral endurance. Disillusioned and no longer believing in the institution he serves, will he withdraw or delve deeper into his work?

Eurocrime recommends it and calls it "a nicely complex tale populated with three dimensional characters, each with their own individual personality traits." The Telegraph offers a positive review. Amore Travel Guides says, "In spite of the serious topics Camilleri manages to keep the dark humor his mysteries are known for." The Guardian claims "The real Sicily lives in his pages," notes that "His birthplace of Porto Empedocle, on which Vigàta is based, has changed its name to Vigàta" and says,
the Montalbano mysteries have a timeless feel about them. They are the books of a wise old man who has lived a lot, eaten well and versed himself in the best Italian and foreign literature.

I've also read these:
1. The Shape of Water
2. The Terra-Cotta Dog
3. The Snack Thief
4. Voice of the Violin
5. Excursion to Tindari
6. The Smell of Night
9. The Paper Moon
10. August Heat
11. The Wings of the Sphinx
12. The Track of Sand

Monday, April 16, 2012

Messiah


Messiah, Apotheosis: Book Three is the 3rd book in S. Andrew Swann's space opera trilogy. Again, my complaint is that it -like book 2- starts off with an info-dump summary of the previous work, and I'd have preferred that to be in a story-thus-far section I could have easily skipped. That said, this has been a fun series.

from the back of the book:
In this final volume of the Apotheosis trilogy, the seemingly unstoppable alien AI Adam has cast his nano-cloud of destruction across the known universe. All who stand against him are turned to dust. All who accept him as their god are absorbed into his consciousness. And as solar system after solar system falls under his sway, there are only a few who old any hope of breaking Adam's stranglehold all sentient life.

In the heart of the Vatican waits a 'man' from the past who might point the way to a future beyond Adam....

The fleets surrounding the world of Bakunin will sacrifice what they must in a last-ditch effort to defeat the undefeatable....

And on Bakunin itself -amid a planetwide campaign of conquest- humanity's last hope may lie with Nickolai Rajasthan, a Moreau who has believed, all his life, that the human race that created his kind is already damned beyond redemption....

SF Signal closes its review with this:
Messiah is an excellent conclusion to a consistently good series and proves that S. Andrew Swann is one of science fiction’s most underrated authors.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

I got 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (the book edited by Steven Jay Schneider) for Christmas from The Husband. I've wanted this for years, and it's a treat to have my very own copy. There are various editions of this book, and the films included change some over time. I have the 2011 version. I'll add more links below as I write up more of the films.

Before 1920:
1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
3. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
4. Les Vampires (1915)
5. Intolerance (1916)
6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
7. Broken Blossoms (1919)

1920's:
8. Way Down East (1920)
9. Within Our Gates (1920)
10. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
11. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
12. La Souriante Madame Beudet (1922)
13. Dr. Mabuse Parts 1 and 2 (1922)
14. Nanook of the North (1922)
15. Nosferatu (1922)
16. Haxan (1923)
17. Foolish Wives (1922)
18. Our Hospitality (1923)
19. The Wheel (1923)
20. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
21. Strike (1924)
22. Greed (1924)
23. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
24. The Last Laugh (1924)
25. Seven Chances (1925)
26. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
27. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
28. The Gold Rush (1925)
29. The Big Parade (1925)
30. Metropolis (1927)
31. Sunrise (1927)
32. The General (1927)
33. The Unknown (1927)
34. October (1927)
35. The Jazz Singer (1927)
36. Napoleon (1927)
37. The Kid Brother (1927)
38. The Crowd (1928)
39. The Docks of New York (1928)
40. An Andalusian Dog (1928)
41. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
42. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
43. Storm over Asia (1928)
44. Blackmail (1929)
45. The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)
46. Pandora's Box (1929)

1930's:
47. The Blue Angel (1930)
48. L'Age D'Or (1930)
49. Earth (1930)
50. Little Caesar (1930)
51. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
52. À Nous la Liberté (1931)
53. Le Million (1931)
54. Tabu (1931)
55. Dracula (1931)
56. Frankenstein (1931)
57. City Lights (1931)
58. The Public Enemy (1931)
59. M(1931)
60. La Chienne (1931)
61. Vampyr (1932)
62. Love Me Tonight (1932)
63. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
64. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
65. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
66. Scarface (1932)
67. Shanghai Express (1932)
68. Freaks (1932)
69. Me and My Gal (1932)
70. Zero for Conduct (1933)
71. 42nd Street (1933)
72. Footlight Parade (1933)
73. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
74. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
75. Duck Soup (1933)
76. Queen Christina (1933)
77. Las Hurdes (1933)
78. King Kong (1933)
79. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
80. Sons of the Desert (1933)
81. It's a Gift (1934)
82. Triumph of the Will (1934)
83. L'Atalante (1934)
84. The Black Cat (1934)
85. Judge Priest (1934)
86. It Happened One Night (1934)
87. The Thin Man (1934)
88. Captain Blood (1935)
89. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
90. A Night at the Opera (1935)
91. The 39 Steps (1935)
92. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
93. Top Hat (1935)
94. A Day in the Country (1936)
95. Modern Times (1936)
96. Swing Time (1936)
97. My Man Godfrey (1936)
98. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
99. Camille (1936)
100. Sabotage (1936)
101. Dodsworth (1936)
102. Things to Come (1936)
103. The Story of a Cheat (1936)
104. Captains Courageous (1937)
105. Midnight Song (1937)
106. Grand Illusion (1937)
107. Stella Dallas (1937)
108. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
109. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
111. The Awful Truth (1937)
112. Pepe Le Moko (1937)
113. Jezebel (1938)
114. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
115. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
116. Olympia (1938)
117. The Baker's Wife (1938)
118. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
119. Stagecoach (1939)
120. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939)
121. Babes in Arms (1939)
122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
124. Destry Rides Again (1939)
125. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
127. Daybreak (1939)
128. Gunga Din (1939)
129. Ninotchka (1939)
130. The Rules of the Game (1939)
131. Wuthering Heights (1939)

1940's:
132. His Girl Friday (1940)
133. Rebecca (1940)
134. Fantasia (1940)
135. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
136. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
137. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
138. Pinocchio (1940)
139. The Mortal Storm (1940)
140. The Bank Dick (1940)
141. Citizen Kane (1941)
142. The Lady Eve (1941)
143. The Wolf Man (1941)
144. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
145. Sergeant York (1941)
146. Dumbo (1941)
147. High Sierra (1941)
148. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
149. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
150. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
151. Now, Voyager (1942)
152. Casablanca (1942)
153. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
154. Cat People (1942)
155. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
156. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
157. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
158. Fires Were Started (1943)
159. The Man in Grey (1943)
160. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
161. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
162. The Seventh Victim (1943)
163. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
164. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
165. Ossessione (1943)
166. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
167. To Have and Have Not (1944)
168. Laura (1944)
169. Gaslight (1944)
170. Henry V (1944)
171. Ivan the Terrible (1944)
172. Double Indemnity (1944)
173. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
174. The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
175. Spellbound (1945)
176. Mildred Pierce (1945)
177. Children of Paradise (1945)
178. Open City (1945)
179. The Lost Weekend (1945)
180. Detour (1945)
181. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
182. Brief Encounter (1946)
183. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
184. Paisan (1946)
185. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
186. My Darling Clementine (1946)
187. The Stranger (1946)
188. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
189. The Big Sleep (1946)
190. The Killers (1946)
191. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
192. Great Expectations (1946)
193. Notorious (1946)
194. Black Narcissus (1946)
195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
196. Gilda (1946)
197. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
198. Out of the Past (1947)
199. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
200. Odd Man Out (1947)
201. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
202. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
203. Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
204. Force of Evil (1948)
205. Spring in a Small Town (1948)
206. Red River (1948)
207. Rope (1948)
208. The Snake Pit (1948)
209. The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
210. Paleface (1948)
211. The Red Shoes (1948)
212. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
213. Louisiana Story (1948)
214. The Heiress (1949)
215. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
216. Gun Crazy (1949)
217. Adam's Rib (1949)
218. Whiskey Galore! (1949)
219. White Heat (1949)
220. The Reckless Moment (1949)
221. The Third Man (1949)
222. On the Town (1949)
223. Orpheus (1949)

1950's:
224. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
225. Rashomon (1950)
226. Winchester '73 (1950)
227. Rio Grande (1950)
228. All About Eve (1950)
229. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
230. Los Olvidados (1950)
231. In a Lonely Place (1950)
232. The Big Carnival (1951)
233. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
234. Strangers on a Train (1951)
235. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
236. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
237. The African Queen (1951)
238. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
239. An American in Paris (1951)
240. A Place in the Sun (1951)
241. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
242. The Quiet Man (1952)
243. Forbidden Games (1952)
244. Angel Face (1952)
245. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
246. Ikiru (1952)
247. Europa '51 (1952)
248. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
249. The Big Sky (1952)
250. High Noon (1952)
251. Umberto D (1952)
252. The Golden Coach (1952)
253. The Bigamist (1953)
254. The Band Wagon (1953)
255. Madame De… (1953)
256. From Here to Eternity (1953)
257. Tokyo Story (1953)
258. Roman Holiday (1953)
259. Wages of Fear (1953)
260. The Naked Spur (1953)
261. Pickup on South Street (1953)
262. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
263. The Big Heat (1953)
264. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
265. Voyage in Italy (1953)
266. Tales of Ugetsu (1953)
267. Shane (1953)
268. Beat the Devil (1953)
269. Johnny Guitar (1954)
270. On the Waterfront (1954)
271. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
272. Les Diaboliques (1954)
273. Animal Farm (1954)
274. Rear Window (1954)
275. A Star Is Born (1954)
276. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
277. La Strada (1954)
278. Seven Samurai (1954)
279. Senso (1954)
280. Silver Lode (1954)
281. Carmen Jones (1954)
282. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
283. Salt of the Earth (1954)
284. Artists and Models (1955)
285. Guys and Dolls (1955)
286. Pather Panchali (1955)
287. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
288. The Mad Masters (1955)
289. Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)
290. The Ladykillers (1955)
291. Marty (1955)
292. Ordet (1955)
293. Bob Le Flambeur (1955)
294. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
295. The Man from Laramie (1955)
296. Rebel without a Cause (1955)
297. The Phoenix City Story (1955)
298. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
299. Night and Fog (1955)
300. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
301. Lola Montes (1955)
302. Forbidden Planet (1956)
303. The Burmese Harp (1956)
304. The Searchers (1956)
305. A Man Escaped (1956)
306. Written on the Wind (1956)
307. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
308. Giant (1956)
309. All That Heaven Allows (1956)
310. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
311. The Wrong Man (1956)
312. Bigger Than Life (1956)
313. High Society (1956)
314. The Ten Commandments (1956)
315. 12 Angry Men (1957)
316. The Seventh Seal (1957)
317. An Affair to Remember (1957)
318. Wild Strawberries (1957)
319. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
320. Throne of Blood (1957)
321. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
322. Aparajito (1957)
323. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
324. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
325. Mother India (1957)
326. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
327. Paths of Glory (1957)
328. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
329. Man of the West (1958)
330. Touch of Evil (1958)
331. Cairo Station (1958)
332. Gigi (1958)
333. The Defiant Ones (1958)
334. Vertigo (1958)
335. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
336. Dracula (1958)
337. Mon Oncle (1958)
338. The Music Room (1958)
339. The 400 Blows (1959)
340. North by Northwest (1959)
341. Some Like It Hot (1959)
342. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
343. Eyes without a Face (1959)
344. Ride Lonesome (1959)
345. Black Orpheus (1959)
346. Shadows (1959)
347. The World of Apu (1959)
348. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
349. Ben-Hur (1959)
350. Pickpocket (1959)
351. Rio Bravo (1959)
352. Floating Weeds (1959)

1960's:
353. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
354. Breathless (1959)
355. The Hole (1959)
356. La Dolce Vita (1960)
357. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
358. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
359. L'Avventura (1960)
360. La Joven (1960)
361. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
362. The Housemaid (1960)
363. Psycho (1960)
364. Black Sunday (1960)
365. Peeping Tom (1960)
366. The Apartment (1960)
367. Spartacus (1960)
368. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
369. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
370. La Jetee (1961)
371. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
372. Lola (1961)
373. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
374. La Notte (1961)
375. The Hustler (1961)
376. West Side Story (1961)
377. Viridiana (1961)
378. The Ladies Man (1961)
379. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
380. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
381. Jules and Jim (1961)
382. Mondo Cane (1962)
383. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
384. Dog Star Man (1962)
385. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
386. L'Eclisse (1962)
387. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
388. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
389. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
390. Lolita (1962)
391. Keeper of Promises (1962)
392. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
393. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
394. Winter Light (1963)
395. My Life to Live (1962)
396. Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
397. The Birds (1963)
398. The Nutty Professor (1963)
399. Blonde Cobra (1963)
400. The Cool World (1963)
401. 8 1/2 (1963)
402. Passenger (1963)
403. Contempt (1963)
404. Hud (1963)
405. Flaming Creatures (1963)
406. The Great Escape (1963)
407. Shock Corridor (1963)
408. The Leopard (1963)
409. Barren Lives (1963)
410. Mediteranee (1963)
411. The House is Black (1963)
412. The Haunting (1963)
413. An Actor's Revenge (1963)
414. The Servant (1963)
415. Goldfinger (1964)
416. Scorpio Rising (1964)
417. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
418. Marnie (1964)
419. My Fair Lady (1964)
420. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
421. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
422. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
423. The Red Desert (1964)
424. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
425. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
426. Before the Revolution (1964)
427. Gertrud (1964)
428. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
429. Black God, White Devil (1964)
430. Onibaba (The Demon) (1964)
431. Vinyl (1965)
432. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
433. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
434. The War Game (1965)
435. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
436. The Battle of Algiers (1965)
437. The Sound of Music (1965)
438. The Sargossa Manuscript (1965)
439. Alphaville (1965)
440. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
441. Repulsion (1965)
442. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
443. Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
444. Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
445. Golden River (1965)
446. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965)
447. Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)
448. Blow-Up (1966)
449. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
450. Daisies (1966)
451. Come Drink with Me (1966)
452. Seconds (1966)
453. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
454. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
455. Persona (1966)
456. Masculin-Feminin (1966)
457. Au Hazard Balthazar (1966)
458. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)
459. The Graduate (1967)
460. Playtime (1967)
461. Report (1967)
462. Hombre (1967)
463. Belle de Jour (1967)
464. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
465. Week End (1967)
466. The Godson (1967)
467. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
468. Point Blank (1967)
469. Wavelength (1967)
470. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
471. The Red and the White (1967)
472. Marketta Lazarova (1967)
473. The Jungle Book (1967)
474. The Fireman's Ball (1967)
475. Earth Entranced (1967)
476. Closely Watched Trains (1967)
477. Viy (1967)
478. The Cow (1968)
479. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
481. Faces (1968)
482. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
483. If…. (1968)
484. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
485. The Producers (1968)
486. David Holzman's Diary (1968)
487. Shame (1968)
488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
489. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
490. Targets (1968)
491. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
492. A Touch of Zen (1969)
493. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
494. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
495. Satyricon (1969)
496. Z (1969)
497. The Conformist (1969)
498. Easy Rider (1969)
499. High School (1969)
500. My Night at Maud's (1969)
501. Lucia (1969)
502. In the Year of the Pig (1969)
503. The Wild Bunch (1969)
504. Andrei Rublev (1969)
505. Le Boucher (1969)
506. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
507. Kes (1969)

1970's:
508. Tristana (1970)
509. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
510. El Topo (1970)
511. Woodstock (1970)
512. Deep End (1970)
513. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
514. Little Big Man (1970)
515. The Ear (1970)
516. Patton (1970)
517. M*A*S*H (1970)
518. Performance (1970)
519. Gimme Shelter (1970)
520. Zabriskie Point (1970)
521. The Bird with The Crystal Plumage (1970)
522. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
523. Wanda (1971)
524. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
525. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
526. The Sorrow and the Pity (1971)
527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
528. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
529. Walkabout (1971)
530. Klute (1971)
531. Harold and Maude (1971)
532. Red Psalm (1971)
533. Get Carter (1971)
534. The French Connection (1971)
535. Shaft (1971)
536. Dirty Harry (1971)
537. Murmur of the Heart (1971)
538. Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (1971)
539. The Last Picture Show (1971)
540. Straw Dogs (1971)
541. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
542. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
543. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
544. Cabaret (1972)
545. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
546. High Plains Drifter (1973)
547. Sleuth (1972)
548. Deliverance (1972)
549. Solaris (1972)
550. The Godfather (1972)
551. Cries and Whispers (1972)
552. Fat City (1972)
553. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
554. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
555. Frenzy (1972)
556. Pink Flamingos (1972)
557. Superfly (1972)
558. The Sting (1973)
559. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
560. Badlands (1973)
561. American Graffiti (1973)
562. Papillon (1973)
563. Enter the Dragon (1973)
564. Mean Streets (1973)
565. The Long Goodbye (1973)
566. The Wicker Man (1973)
567. Day for Night (1973)
568. Don't Look Now (1973)
569. Sleeper (1973)
570. Serpico (1973)
571. The Exorcist (1973)
572. Turkish Delight (1973)
573. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
574. Fantastic Planet (1973)
575. Amarcord (1973)
576. The Harder They Come (1973)
577. Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (1973)
578. Dersu Uzala (1974)
579. The Conversation (1974)
580. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
581. Mirror (1974)
582. A Woman under the Influence (1974)
583. Young Frankenstein (1974)
584. Chinatown (1974)
585. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
586. Blazing Saddles (1974)
587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
588. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
589. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
590. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
591. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
592. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
594. The Wall (1975)
595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
596. Barry Lyndon (1975)
597. Fox and His Friends (1975)
598. India Song (1975)
599. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
600. Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)
601. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
602. Nashville (1975)
603. Cria! (1975)
604. The Traveling Players (1975)
605. Jaws (1975)
606. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
607. Carrie (1976)
608. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
609. All the President's Men (1976)
610. Rocky (1976)
611. Taxi Driver (1976)
612. Network (1976)
613. Ascent (1976)
614. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
615. 1900 (1976)
616. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
617. Star Wars (1977)
618. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
619. The Last Wave (1977)
620. Annie Hall (1977)
621. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
622. Storszek (1977)
623. Man of Marble (1977)
624. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
625. Killer of Sheep (1977)
626. Eraserhead (1977)
627. Ceddo (1977)
628. The American Friend (1977)
629. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
630. Soldier of Orange (1977)
631. Suspiria (1977)
632. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
633. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
634. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
635. The Deer Hunter (1978)
636. Grease (1978)
637. Days of Heaven (1978)
638. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
639. Shaolin Master Killer (1978)
640. Up in Smoke (1978)
641. Halloween (1978)
642. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
643. Real Life (1979)
644. My Brilliant Career (1979)
645. Stalker (1979)
646. Alien (1979)
647. Breaking Away (1979)
648. The Tin Drum (1979)
649. All That Jazz (1979)
650. Being There (1979)
651. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
652. Life of Brian (1979)
653. Apocalypse Now (1979)
654. The Jerk (1979)
655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
656. Manhattan (1979)
657. Mad Max (1979)
658. Nosferatu (1979)

1980's:
659. Ordinary People (1980)
660. Atlantic City (1980)
661. The Last Metro (1980)
662. The Shining (1980)
663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
664. The Elephant Man (1980)
665. The Big Red One (1980)
666. Loulou (1980)
667. Airplane! (1980)
668. Raging Bull (1980)
669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
670. Das Boot (1981)
671. Gallipoli (1981)
672. Chariots of Fire (1981)
673. Body Heat (1981)
674. Reds (1981)
675. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
676. Three Brothers (1981)
677. Man of Iron (1981)
678. Too Early, Too Late (1981)
679. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
680. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
681. The Thing (1982)
682. Poltergeist (1982)
683. Blade Runner (1982)
684. The Evil Dead (1982)
685. Tootsie (1982)
686. Yol (1982)
687. Diner (1982)
688. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
689. Gandhi (1982)
690. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
691. A Question of Silence (1982)
692. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
693. A Christmas Story (1983)
694. El Norte (1983)
695. Videodrome (1983)
696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
697. The Big Chill (1983)
698. Sans Soleil (1983)
699. The Last Battle (1983)
700. L'Argent (1983)
701. Utu (1983)
702. Terms of Endearment (1983)
703. The Fourth Man (1983)
704. The King of Comedy (1983)
705. The Right Stuff (1983)
706. Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
707. Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
708. Scarface (1983)
709. The Battle of Narayama (1983)
710. Amadeus (1984)
711. The Terminator (1984)
712. Paris, Texas (1984)
713. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
714. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
715. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
716. Ghostbusters (1984)
717. A Passage to India (1984)
718. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
719. The Killing Fields (1984)
720. The Natural (1984)
721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
722. Ran (1985)
723. Come and See (1985)
724. The Official Story (1985)
725. Out of Africa (1985)
726. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
727. Back to the Future (1985)
728. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
729. Brazil (1985)
730. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
731. The Quiet Earth (1985)
732. Mishima (1985)
733. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
734. Vagabond (1985)
735. Shoah (1985)
736. The Color Purple (1985)
737. Manhunter (1986)
738. Stand By Me (1986)
739. Blue Velvet (1986)
740. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
741. She's Gotta Have It (1986)
742. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
743. The Fly (1986)
744. Aliens (1986)
745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
746. Down by Law (1986)
747. A Room with a View (1986)
748. Platoon (1986)
749. Caravaggio (1986)
750. Tampopo (1986)
751. Peking Opera Blues (1986)
752. Salvador (1986)
753. Top Gun (1986)
754. Sherman's March (1986)
755. The Horse Thief (1986)
756. Yeelen (1987)
757. Wings of Desire (1987)
758. Project A, Part II (1987)
759. Babette's Feast (1987)
760. Raising Arizona (1987)
761. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
762. Withnail and I (1987)
763. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
764. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
765. Broadcast News (1987)
766. Housekeeping (1987)
767. The Princess Bride (1987)
768. Moonstruck (1987)
769. The Untouchables (1987)
770. Red Sorghum (1987)
771. The Dead (1987)
772. Fatal Attraction (1987)
773. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
774. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
775. The Vanishing (1988)
776. Bull Durham (1988)
777. Ariel (1988)
778. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
779. Akira (1988)
780. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
781. Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
782. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
783. The Naked Gun (1988)
784. Big (1988)
785. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
786. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
787. Landscape in the Mist (1988)
788. The Decalogue (1988)
789. Die Hard (1988)
790. A Tale of the Wind (1988)
791. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
792. Rain Man (1988)
793. The Story of Women (1988)
794. Alice (1988)
795. Batman (1989)
796. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
797. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
798. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)
799. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
800. My Left Foot (1989)
801. The Killer (1989)
802. Do the Right Thing (1989)
803. Roger & Me (1989)
804. Glory (1989)
805. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
806. Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
807. Say Anything... (1989)
808. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
809. A City of Sadness (1989)

1990's:
810. No Fear, No Die (1990)
811. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
812. Goodfellas (1990)
813. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
814. King of New York (1990)
815. Dances with Wolves (1990)
816. Europa Europa (1990)
817. Pretty Woman (1990)
818. Archangel (1990)
819. Trust (1990)
820. Close-Up (1990)
821. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
822. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
823. Total Recall (1990)
824. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
825. Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
826. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
827. Delicatessen (1991)
828. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
829. Naked Lunch (1991)
830. La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
831. The Rapture (1991)
832. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
833. Thelma & Louise (1991)
834. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
835. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
836. JFK (1991)
837. Slacker (1991)
838. Tongues Untied (1991)
839. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
840. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
841. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
842. The Player (1992)
843. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
844. Romper Stomper (1992)
845. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
846. Unforgiven (1992)
847. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)
848. A Tale of Winter (1992)
849. The Actress (1992)
850. Man Bites Dog (1992)
851. The Crying Game (1992)
852. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
853. Groundhog Day (1993)
854. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
855. Short Cuts (1993)
856. Philadelphia (1993)
857. The Puppetmaster (1993)
858. Jurassic Park (1993)
859. Blue (1993)
860. The Piano (1993)
861. The Blue Kite (1993)
862. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
863. Schindler's List (1993)
864. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
865. Red (1994)
866. Hoop Dreams (1994)
867. Forrest Gump (1994)
868. The Lion King (1994)
869. Clerks (1994)
870. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
871. Natural Born Killers (1994)
872. The Last Seduction (1994)
873. Pulp Fiction (1994)
874. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
875. The Wild Reeds (1994)
876. Chungking Express (1994)
877. Crumb (1994)
878. Satantango (1994)
879. Through the Olive Trees (1994)
880. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
881. Dear Diary (1994)
882. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
883. Riget (1994)
884. Babe (1995)
885. Deseret (1995)
886. Braveheart (1995)
887. Safe (1995)
888. Toy Story (1995)
889. Casino (1995)
890. Heat (1995)
891. Zero Kelvin (1995)
892. Clueless (1995)
893. Smoke (1995)
894. The White Balloon (1995)
895. Seven (1995)
896. Underground (1995)
897. The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995)
898. Xixch Lo (1995)
899. The Usual Suspects (1995)
900. Dead Man (1995)
901. Fargo (1996)
902. Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
903. Shine (1996)
904. Breaking the Waves (1996)
905. Independence Day (1996)
906. Secrets and Lies (1996)
907. Gabbeh (1996)
908. Lone Star (1996)
909. Trainspotting (1996)
910. Scream (1996)
911. The English Patient (1996)
912. The Ice Storm (1997)
913. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
914. Taste of Cherry (1997)
915. Funny Games (1997)
916. Titanic (1997)
917. Open Your Eyes (1997)
918. L.A. Confidential (1997)
919. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
920. Buffalo 66 (1998)
921. Rushmore (1998)
922. Run Lola Run (1998)
923. Happiness (1998)
924. Pi (1998)
925. The Celebration (1998)
926. Ringu (1998)
927. The Thin Red Line (1998)
928. Three Kings (1999)
929. Magnolia (1999)
930. Fight Club (1999)
931. The Audition (1999)
932. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
933. All About My Mother (1999)
934. Beau Travail (1999)
935. Being John Malkovich (1999)
936. American Beauty (1999)
937. The Matrix (1999)
938. The Sixth Sense (1999)

2000's:
939. The Gleaners and I (2000)
940. Gladiator (2000)
941. In the Mood for Love (2000)
942. Kippur (2000)
943. Yi Yi (2000)
944. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
945. Amores Perros (2000)
946. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
947. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
948. Memento (2000)
949. Spirited Away (2001)
950. The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)
951. Kandahar (2001)
952. No Man's Land (2001)
953. City of God (2002)
954. Uzak (2002)
955. Talk to Her (2002)
956. The Pianist (2002)
957. Oldboy (2003)
958. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
959. The Best of Youth (2003)
960. The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
961. Head-On (2004)
962. Downfall (2004)
963. Paradise Now (2005)
964. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
965. Tsotsi (2005)
966. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
967. The Departed (2006)
970. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
971. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Making Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
972. The Lives of Others (2006)
973. Once (2006)
974. Apocalypto (2006)
975. La Vie En Rose (2007)
976. Paranormal Activity (2007)
977. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
978. There Will Be Blood (2007)
979. No Country For Old Men (2007)
980. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
981. The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
982. The Dark Knight (2008)
983. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
984. Gomorra (2008)
985. Let The Right One In (2008)
986. The Hurt Locker (2009)
987. Avatar (2009)
988. District 9 (2009)
989. The Hangover (2009)
990. In the Loop (2009)
991. The White Ribbon (2009)
992. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
993. Fish Tank (2009)
994. Monsters (2010)
995. Of Gods and Men (2010)
996. Black Swan (2010)
997. Four Lions (2010)
998. The Social Network (2010)
999. Inception (2010)
1000. The King's Speech (2010)
1001. True Grit (2010)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

choosing to be a stay-at-home mom



I find myself dwelling on Ann Romney and Hillary Rosen's little kerfluffle. Rosen's comment that Romney "has actually never worked a day in her life" was extremely awkward, since that particular way of saying that a woman has chosen to stay at home with her children rather than seek paid employment has been avoided like the plague for decades. What was she thinking?

On the other hand, Rosen went on to say Romney has
never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and why do we worry about their future
On that point Rosen is spot on. Romney has been able to be a stay-at-home mom because she wanted to be, with multiple properties, all the advantages that kajillions of dollars provides, staff to help her run her domestic empire...

I think about the women I've known who wanted to be stay-at-home moms but couldn't afford it. I think about the women I've known who didn't want to be stay-at-home moms but had to wait to go back to work until their kids were in school because they couldn't afford daycare.

I wonder about the wives of the men laid off during Mitt Romney's rise to riches, and I wonder how many of them were stay-at-home moms who had to go "back to work" afterwards.

I'm irritated at Rosen for making such a stupid gaffe. I'm irritated at Romney for seeming to think that her ability to "choose" is just like that of every woman with children. I'm irritated at Romney for championing "choice" when it's her choice but not so much otherwise.

I was a stay-at-home mom. Just like her? I don't think so.

Heretics


Heretics, Apotheosis: Book Two is the 2nd in S. Andrew Swann's space opera trilogy. I'm finding these books fascinating and a lot of fun. My main complaint is that the author seems to feel we need an in-depth review of book 1 to start us off. I wish he'd stuck in a review chapter as a prelude, and I could've skipped that part.

from the back of the book:
Nearly two hundred years after the collapse of the Confederacy -the last government to claim sovereignty over all of humanity's far-flung interstellar colonies- forces ranging from the Eridani Caliphate to the Roman Catholic Church to the alien-created AI named Mosasa are jockeying for control. So when strange transmissions are received from beyond the fringes of human space, the race is on to get there first.

As Heretics opens, all hell is about to break loose. Mosasa has been destroyed by Adam -another of the surviving alien AIs. And Adam is about to launch a plan of conquest that has been centuries in the making. If he succeeds, he will rule all humankind -all sentient life-forms- as a God.

Only a few know the truth about Adam's plans and how deeply he has stretched his forces across the galaxy. And even with the aid of some unexpected allies. does the human race have any hope of defeating this seemingly omnipresent and omniscient entity...?

SF Revu calls it "unpredictable, enjoyable, and hard to put down". SF Signal says it's "outstanding".