Top 50 Films – the 1990s

Inspired by my list of the greatest films of the new century, I’ve decided to go back and do similar lists for each decade of the 20th century. Since the 21st century list covered almost two decades, I’ve decided to limit these ones to 50. First up, the...

My Own Top 100

In the wake of this week’s contentious BBC poll, here is my own list of the greatest 100 films of the 21st century. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004) Best in Show (Christopher Guest, 2000) The...

Movie Diary 10/8/16

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016) – The opening half hour of director Zack Snyder’s restored cut comprises sequences in three different genres: a disaster movie evoking the dust and confusion of 9/11, a war film set in the African...
Movie Diary 27/6/16

Movie Diary 27/6/16

Joy (2015) – David O. Russell announces his intention to make a soap opera at the outset, and he follows through – the outsize characters with single traits, the way Russell arranges them in static groups, the recycled sets (most of the film takes place in a house and...