Skip to main content

Let's Try This Thing Again

Well, once again, I'm dusting this thing off. Here I am, writing about movies again. Sure, it's been a while, but nothing's really changed. I still watch too many movies. I still keep the "film list". Film is still my major (which is pretty cool).

I can honesty say that absence has made the heart grow fonder. I've missed writing about the movies I see and having people read it and getting to talk to them about it. So, I've decided to start doing it again. However, this blog is gonna see some changes.

Here's the thing: the rules I used to follow drive me nuts. I love the film list, don't get me wrong, and I still want to finish it and write about the movies I see. The truth is, though, I don't want to write about every one. Some of them are boring. Some of them are hard to understand. Some of them don't warrant an entire post.

At the same time, there are plenty of movies that aren't on the list that I want to write about. Movies I've seen before, movies I see in the theatre or in class, movies people have recommended to me, and even movies I've stumbled upon on TV or on Netflix have made me think, but because I confined myself to the list, I haven't written about them here. That's gonna change. From now on, I'm writing about movies that make me think, feel, and want to make movies in a brand new way.

Instead of sticking to a schedule, I'm going to write when I see a movie I like. That probably means I'll write more than once a week (I see a lot of movies).

I'm excited about this new start, and to kick things off, here's a list of what I've watched from the list:

1. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
3. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
4. Cat People (1942)
5. Caught (1949)
6. Citizen Kane (1941)
7. The Conversation (1974)
8. Do the Right Thing (1989)
9. The Godfather (1972)
10. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
11. The Hustler (1961)
12. It Happened One Night (1934)
13. The Leopard (1963)
14. M*A*S*H (1972)
15. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
16. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
17. Nashville (1975)
18. Teen Wolf (1985)
19. Ghost World (2001)
20. Harold & Maude (1971)
21. The Lost Boys (1987)
22. Boyx In The Hood (1991)
23. Superbad (2007)
24. Fish Tank (2009)
25. Election (1999)
26. Bring It On (2000)
27. West Side Story (1971)
28. Brick (2005)
29. The Last Picture Show (1971)
30. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
31. Singin' In The Rain (1952)
32. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
33. North by Northwest (1959)
34. Gravity (2013)
35. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
36. Rear Window (1954)
37. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
38. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40. The 400 Blows (1959)
41. The Bicycle Thief (1949)
42. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
43. On The Waterfront (1954)
44. Vertigo (1958)
45. 12 Angry Men (1957)
46. Frankenstein (1931)
47. Chinatown (1974)
48. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
49. Man on Wire (2008)
50. Jaws (1975)
51. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
52. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
53. Let the Right One In (2008)
54. The Terminator (1984)
55. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
56. City Lights (1931)
57. Raging Bull (1980)
58. Mud (2013)
59. Some Like It Hot (1959)
60. The French Connection (1971)
61. Aliens (1986)
62. Airplane! (1980)
63. His Girl Friday (1940)
64. Gloria (2014)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Okay, Oprah: Or, a Pat on the Back and a Push Forward

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes this year. In fact, the closest I got to Oprah Winfrey was when a customer at the Starbucks I work in forgot we no longer sold her chai tea and ordered a “dirty Oprah” by mistake. Still, I was told about the speech. And I watched it. And I, like so many others, was moved by her words. 
It made me irritated, too. Here’s the thing: it’s incredible that Oprah stands with women who are oppressed, abused, assaulted, and silenced. Beyond incredible. She spoke with a characteristic eloquence that made people aware and gave people hope in a way so many of us need right now. However, we cannot deny that she had the opportunity to speak those words on such a public stage because she isOprah.
She’s one of the most powerful women in the world. I don’t think the irony is lost on anyone that the network that she owns is, well, OWN. We think Oprah, we think mogul, renaissance woman, icon, boss. The woman doesn’t need her last name anymore (or, the last five letters …

I'm Still Not Sure

I've tried to start this post several times over the past few weeks. For one thing, it's incredibly difficult to write after not doing so for months (seven, to be exact). It's another thing entirely to admit that I don't know what I'm doing, where I'm going, or who I am.

That being said, I've done it before. Two years ago, I posted a video on YouTube entitled "I'm Not Sure". Now, if you've never seen this before, I completely understand. I just watched it for the first time since I posted it, and it was cringeworthy. This is not only because it's weird to watch 20 year old me go through her YouTube phase, touch her face too much, talk with some strange inflection in her voice. Well, that's certainly part of it. Really, though, it's because nothing's changed.

At the end of the video, I say I'm grateful that I have a year and a half left of college to "figure it all out". That year and a half has passed. I gradu…

Hashbrown "No Filter": Or, How We All Become Critics

I think we've all met a person at some point in our lives who describes themselves as having "no filter". To tell you the truth, the phrase has always made me roll my eyes. Almost everyone (those who have a medical condition preventing control over what is thought and said excluded) has a "filter". Actually, if you think about it, the way we decide what we say goes through a series of turns in our heads: "Is this socially acceptable?", "Will those I'm speaking to get confused or offended?", "Do I care about the opinions of these individuals?", "Is this a joke my dad would tell?", etc.

The maze is different for everyone, but it exists. I think the metaphor can also apply to how we consume, well, everything. We don't eat certain foods for certain reasons, don't go to certain places for other reasons, and, most prevalent in my mind, won't consume certain media because of the mazes we've created. Our sets …