Tag: James Cameron

Announcing Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (Honorable Mentions included)

It is finally time! For four years now I have wanted to make the Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time… I waited, I watched, and I plotted. I finally feel like it is time to finally make the definitive list.

Please keep in mind, this list is meant to be more than just a movies quality. I can understand that a lot of the older movies are known for being classics and masterpieces… BUT other movies have impacted the culture of society more and, as such, they will be ranked higher then just for the fact that a movie has been traditionally seen as a classic. Also keep in mind that this list will be a little more skewed towards newer movies. NOW, that doesn’t mean the old movies are still going to be present. As a matter of fact, number one and several of the top ones are still going to be the same. But as time has gone on, movies like Contempt have been overpassed by the cultural power of something like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. So just bare in mind the criteria of the list. The films were each judged by the following:

A film’s quality
The Cultural Impact of the Film
The Story
The Mechanics of a Film
A Certain Aspect of the Film that Changed Filmmaking in the Popular Culture
All genres will be treated fairly. Dramas will not, and should not, be held in higher regard to horror, comedy, and so forth simply due to the fact they are telling a heavier story
2017 movies are not in the running for the list. But 2016 movies will be in the running to make the list.

*Disclaimer… I am one guy with a personal opinion so some of it may permeate to the placement of the films, though I tried to be as objective as possible. Just keep in mind, unlike other lists that has a score of people. This is one dude assessing hundreds of movies.*

With that being said, choosing the Top 100 was no small feat. In fact even with the soon to be mentioned 50 honorable mentions, I left out a great number of movies that killed me to take off the list. Whenever I went through every movie released from 1900 to 2016, I had a shortlist of 651 potential movies that I could make a case for being in the Top 100. So bare this in mind, that I had to remove 500 worthy contenders before I got to the definitive list. Movies like Jerry Maguire, Good Will Hunting, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Rain Man, The Ten Commandments, A League of their Own, Home Alone, Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Secret of NIMH, and Grease are all movies that just BARELY missed the cut… So it isn’t something that was particularly easy to do. Continue reading “Announcing Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (Honorable Mentions included)”

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Tanner’s Top 5 Favorite Directors of All Time

Well hasn’t this been a hectic weekend. I am getting my stuff packed up and ready to move to Ohio. So I have not been able to make it to the theaters to see any of the new releases. I did have a new project lined up and ready to post onto the website. But then WordPress kept rejecting the file and loading it onto YouTube is a super slow-mo process while using my former internet service… So I’ve been kind of left in the dust here.

So… With no video games to play or movies to watch within the short time span of Sunday that I have left, I have decided to answer a question that I have received quite a bit since I started reviewing. While many critics that I know have received questions such as ‘who is your favorite actor’ or ‘what is your favorite movie’? The one that I get a lot of is ‘Who is your favorite director?’ And BOY is that a loaded question. At least whenever it comes to your favorite movie, you can kind of pick a few off the top of your head that really stick out as things you could watch over and over again. But to pick a favorite director is a pretty daunting task. You have to not only enjoy one movie, but a multitude of movies all released by the same director. At least for someone like me, I have to do some studying before I can just name my favorite director off the top of my head. Which luckily I prepared for this day. While this is not exactly the time that I was intending on releasing this list, moving it up isn’t the worst thing in the world. Continue reading “Tanner’s Top 5 Favorite Directors of All Time”