#68: Singin’ in the Rain

Director: Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen Year: 1952 Genre: Comedy I avoided watching Singin’ in the Rain for the longest time due to being over-saturated with the titular musical number, since the day I was born, and believing the film to be a plotless musical literally about singing in the rain. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to catch […]

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#102: Battle Royale

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Year: 2000 Genre: Action/Thriller Since the release of The Hunger Games films Battle Royale has fought its way back into the public consciousness. The latter is a Japanese film released in the year 2000 based on a novel of the same name. These two franchises, The Hunger Games and Battle Royal, have been compared due […]

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#71: The Wicker Man

Director: Robin Hardy Year: 1973 Genre: Horror The Wicker Man is a strange addition to the horror genre and is perhaps one of the most unique films ever made. It just may be due to the film’s strangeness that it’s so critically acclaimed yet so unfamiliar to the public. To most of today’s youngsters The Wicker […]

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#78: Back to the Future Part III

Director: Robert Zemeckis Year: 1990 Genre: Comedy/Western/Sci-Fi Back to the Future III is everything a family blockbuster should be. This comedy/sci-fi/western adventure is as funny as it is exciting. Not only is it the conclusion to one of the best film film trilogies of all time, it’s also a great blockbuster adventure in its own […]

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#75: Shaun of the Dead

Director: Edgar Wright Year: 2004 Genre: Comedy Genre comedies with story lines you can take seriously and characters you could legitimately care about seem to be relics of the 80’s, but Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead has all the ingredients for those who want more than just a laugh from their comedies. I love screwball comedies, […]

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#79: Big

Director: Penny Marshall Year: 1988 Genre: Comedy Remember Tom Hanks in the 80’s? The reason Hollywood fell in love with him and made him a 2 time Academy Award winning schmuck is because of his endearing nature and his wild approach to comedy. Big sees the perfect mix of Hanks’ loveable sensibilities and zany antics  placing […]

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#94: The Untouchables

Director: Brian De Palma Year: 1987 Genre: Drama Based on the real life hunt for Al Capone in the prohibition era of the early 1930’s, The Untouchables is a hard-hitting crime drama disguised as an old-school crime caper. From the opening credits, with its camp-TV serial style titles and Ennio Morricone’s stunning, upbeat score, you’ll know you’re […]

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#95: Touch of Evil

Director: Orson Welles Year: 1958 Genre: Mystery/Thriller A couple drives a car through the U.S.-Mexican border. The car explodes on American soil killing the couple within. An honest Mexican drug enforcement official, Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston), and a bitter old police Captain, Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles) face off to close the investigation before the other one […]

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