Rolling Stone declares The Sopranos the greatest TV show

Alright, everyone gather ’round, we have another Top 100 list to fight over. This time, Rolling Stone put together its list of what it considers the greatest television shows of all time . The top of the list is pretty much what you’d expect – The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Simpsons, et al. … Continue reading “Rolling Stone declares The Sopranos the greatest TV show”

Alright, everyone gather ’round, we have another Top 100 list to fight over.

This time, Rolling Stone put together its list of what it considers the greatest television shows of all time . The top of the list is pretty much what you’d expect – The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Simpsons, et al. – but as with all these similar lists, we liked seeing that rounded out the rest of the top 100. Rolling Stone included game shows, talk shows, animation, and reality TV in addition to scripted series, so they cast a wide net.

Best of all, Rolling Stone didn’t intentionally try to get such an eclectic mix. They sent ballots out to a wide range of television industry figures, and the results they got back just happened to be such a jumble. It reflects well on the past, present, and current state of television: even if the Difficult Men genre still gets the most accolades, TV is a unique space where Jeopardy and The Golden Girls can live side-by-side.

BBC critics poll names the top movies of the century

Time for another list of great films as decided by critics! This time, the BBC asked critics to name the best films of this century. David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive tops their selections, and it gets more eclectic the deeper you look. Compared with similar lists about the golden age of Hollywood, BBC’s list has an … Continue reading “BBC critics poll names the top movies of the century”

Time for another list of great films as decided by critics! This time, the BBC asked critics to name the best films of this century. David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive tops their selections, and it gets more eclectic the deeper you look.

Compared with similar lists about the golden age of Hollywood, BBC’s list has an immediately greater range of expression and ideas. Two international films appear in the top five, including one that’s animated (Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away). Elsewhere in the top 25 films, you can find documentaries (The Act of Killing), action movies (Mad Max: Fury Road), and off-the-wall experiments (Holy Motors). And again, the large number of international films is unique among other American-centric lists.

We can’t complain much about omissions from this list because of the remarkably wide net it casts. Spring Breakers, Before Sunset, and The Turin Horse all land near each other, and that seems like a pretty great microcosm of film.

We have most if all of these films in our collection. Here’s ten call numbers for their top ten:

1. Mulholland Drive – HU DVD 382
2. In the Mood for Love – HU DVD 1520
3. There Will Be Blood – HU DVD 4196
4. Spirited Away – HU DVD 586
5. Boyhood – HU DVD 11713
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – HU DVD 1020
7. The Tree of Life – HU DVD 9230
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two – HU DVD 1114
9. A Separation – HU DVD 10336
10. No Country for Old Men – HU DVD 3982

Entertainment Weekly crowns Citizen Kane, The Wire the greatest

Many organizations – Sight & Sound, the AFI, and IMDb to name a few – have created lists of what they consider the greatest films of all time. Now add Entertainment Weekly to that list. On Sunday, the weekly media magazine published a list of, in the view of its editorial staff, the greatest movies … Continue reading “Entertainment Weekly crowns Citizen Kane, The Wire the greatest”

Many organizations – Sight & Sound, the AFI, and IMDb to name a few – have created lists of what they consider the greatest films of all time. Now add Entertainment Weekly to that list. On Sunday, the weekly media magazine published a list of, in the view of its editorial staff, the greatest movies and television shows of all time.

The top choices are no surprise. Citizen Kane and The Wire were voted the best in their respective categories; The Godfather, The Simpsons, Casablanca, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, et al. round out the top ten. But their lists gave a few wild cards too, like the inclusion of the lost 1950 variety hour Your Show of Shows as the tenth best television program. Entertainment Weekly‘s site also includes an article about how the publication went about choosing their list.

Though EW‘s website does not produce the lists in full outside their print edition, they’re worth seeking out. Though imperfect, Entertainment Weekly‘s lists are a complete critical assessment of the history of two mediums, stretching from their earliest days to the present.

Time Out New York crowns the greatest New York films

Here’s your controversial (if slightly old) link of the day: Time Out New York has compiled a list of the top 100 movies set in New York City. They put together a fairly complete list – but of course, you can dispute the ones at the top. Judging by the comments section, there are some … Continue reading “Time Out New York crowns the greatest New York films”

Here’s your controversial (if slightly old) link of the day: Time Out New York has compiled a list of the top 100 movies set in New York City. They put together a fairly complete list – but of course, you can dispute the ones at the top. Judging by the comments section, there are some notable omissions. And The Godfather at #41?

Read on for a spoilerful list of their Top 10 with their call numbers in our collection…
10. On the Town – HU DVD 276
9. Escape from New York – HU DVD 10192
8. Shadows – HU DVD 1390
7. King Kong – HU DVD 1601
6. Do the Right Thing – HU DVD 38
5. Manhattan – HU DVD 128
4. Rosemary’s Baby – HU DVD 5783
3. Dog Day Afternoon – HU DVD 2109
2. Sweet Smell of Success – HU DVD 1296

1. Taxi Driver – HU DVD 904

2012 Sight & Sound poll: Citizen Kane toppled!

Sight & Sound, the esteemed film magazine that polls critics and other professionals every ten years about the greatest films of all time, has released the results of their 2012 survey. For the first time in 60 years, Citizen Kane is no longer the number one film on the list! Vertigo now takes the top … Continue reading “2012 Sight & Sound poll: Citizen Kane toppled!”

Sight & Sound, the esteemed film magazine that polls critics and other professionals every ten years about the greatest films of all time, has released the results of their 2012 survey. For the first time in 60 years, Citizen Kane is no longer the number one film on the list! Vertigo now takes the top honor, while The Godfather got a surprise snub after Sight & Sound rewrote the ballot rules.

This isn’t just some random Internet poll: Sight & Sound‘s poll is the most significant and respected film survey. It’s the reason why Citizen Kane is often considered the de facto greatest film of all time — a mantle that Vertigo will now have to take up!

According to Sight & Sound‘s poll, ten greatest films of all time are now…

1. Vertigo (DVD 14)
2. Citizen Kane (HU DVD 434)
3. Tokyo Story (HU DVD 696)
4. The Rules of the Game (DVD 963)
5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (HU DVD 3084 and HU DVD 5321)
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (HU DVD 1817)
7. The Searchers (HU DVD 1808)
8. Man with a Movie Camera (HU DVD 32)
9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (HU DVD 23)
10. (HU DVD 369)

Additionally, a version of the poll limited to directors yielded a different list of ten…

1. Tokyo Story (HU DVD 696)
2 (tie). 2001: A Space Odyssey (HU DVD 1817)
2 (tie). Citizen Kane (HU DVD 434)
4. (HU DVD 369)
5. Taxi Driver (HU DVD 904)
6. Apocalypse Now (HU DVD 27)
7. The Godfather (HU DVD 2544)
8. Vertigo (DVD 14)
9. Mirror (HU DVD 137)
10. Bicycle Thieves (HU DVD 2469)

Reservoir Dogs – Homage or Stealing?

Quentin Tarantino has always been a derisive filmmaker. However, what few of his fans know is how his love of cinema, back when he was a video store clerk may have made too much of an impression on his future films: http://current.com/shows/the-rotten-tomatoes-show/92405892_reservoir-dogs-homage-or-stealing.htm City on Fire vs. Reservoir Dogs (15th Anniversary)

Quentin Tarantino has always been a derisive filmmaker. However, what few of his fans know is how his love of cinema, back when he was a video store clerk may have made too much of an impression on his future films:

Classic Movies Not on DVD

We’ve created a big wiki of classic, cult, guilty pleasure, and otherwise favorite films (700+ titles) that have yet to make it to DVD in the US. Take a look and feel welcome to add titles that we’ve missed. Among the titles on this list, here’s a sampling of what we have on VHS and … Continue reading “Classic Movies Not on DVD”

We’ve created a big wiki of classic, cult, guilty pleasure, and otherwise favorite films (700+ titles) that have yet to make it to DVD in the US. Take a look and feel welcome to add titles that we’ve missed.

Among the titles on this list, here’s a sampling of what we have on VHS and are recommended viewing:

African Queen VHS 112
Alsino and the Condor VHS 6216
Antonio das Mortes VHS 568
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez VHS 375
Blue Dahlia VHS 3075
A Brief History of Time VHS 4999
Brighton Rock VHS 6798
Celine and Julie Go Boating VHS 4482
Cul-de-sac VHS 3004
David Holzman’s Diary VHS 3584
The Glass Key VHS 4555
Homicide VHS 5092
India Song VHS 3703
Ironweed VHS 1954
Johnny Guitar VHS 5268
Lonely Are the Brave VHS 1630
Ministry of Fear VHS 5226
Paisan VHS 2731
Streetwise VHS 205
Underworld USA VHS 4589

Classics Not On DVD Wiki

TSPDT’s “Greatest 1,000 Films” grouped by All-Movie Guide genres

They Shoot Pictures Don’t They’s “Greatest 1,000 Films” grouped by All-Movie Guide genres, keywords, themes and tones. http://www.theyshootpictures.com/Top1000Films_AMG%20Breakdown.pdf

They Shoot Pictures Don’t They’s “Greatest 1,000 Films” grouped by All-Movie Guide genres, keywords, themes and tones.

http://www.theyshootpictures.com/Top1000Films_AMG%20Breakdown.pdf