Archive for July 26, 2017

Mike’s Top Ten of 1940-1949

The 40s is a complete, perfect decade. In a way, possibly the best decade in cinema. I know we all love the 70s, and I get that. But the 40s, at the top, has, quite possibly, the greatest set of films ever made.

Putting this one together was pretty simple. I didn’t even have to blink and I’d have at least seven of the ten films. Really all I had to do was make a difficult decision with the final film on the list. But then, when I think about which are actually among my favorite films of all time, the decision actually became easier.

For methodology purposes, the way I compile these Top Tens of the Decade lists: I take my top ten for each year of the decade, throw them all together, and simply whittle it down until I find what I feel are my ten favorites from that decade. Not the best, my favorite. That’s really all it is. I feel like if I can figure out what my favorite films of all time are, then I can figure it out by specific decades. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Now is the time for a digression in which to describe our heroes’ feelings. Arthur keeps watching his feet, but his mind’s on Odile’s mouth and her romantic kisses. Odile is wondering if the boys notice her breasts moving under her sweater. Franz thinks of everything and nothing. He wonders if the world is becoming a dream or if the dream is becoming the world.”