AFI announced their top ten films.
I generally don’t put too much stock in them, since NBR is the big one for me. AFI just feels populist compared to them. Generally it’s mostly the same list as NBR, using the same one or two ‘buzz’ films that you’d expect them to have. In a year like this, you can straight up get at least eight or nine right off the top of your head.
Here’s what we got this year: (more…)
AFI announced their top ten films of 2016.
This is pretty much an anticlimax after NBR. I always feel like I know which way AFI is gonna go. To the point where, when I saw they announced their list, I sat in the office and told the interns what they were probably gonna pick. And no joke, off the top of my head, I got eight of them straight up.
I’ll tell you my thinking in a minute, but generally I don’t put much stock into them. They’re a pretty populist list of what the most people liked or what feels “important.” They’re not as exciting to me as NBR, but they’re largely the same, much of the time.
Here are AFI’s Top Ten Films of 2016: (more…)
The American Film Institute announced their top ten films of 2015.
I typically don’t say much about them. We all know how much I love NBR. To me, AFI tends to be more populist, going for more obvious choices. Last year, they had Into the Woods on their list. They have what you’d think a list like this would have. Which means I knew right away what at least two of their choices were.
They’re usually fairly in line with NBR and what the actual Oscars (or the perception of the Oscars) would nominate.
Here are AFI’s Top Ten Films of 2015: (more…)
AFI announced their top ten films of the year today.
I typically don’t say much about them. I think we all know my love affair with NBR, so I tend to fawn over their choices. I always feel like AFI goes for the obvious choices, the ones that seem like what you’d think about when you thought of what a list like this would look like. Granted, that’s not to say they’re wrong, that’s just always how I think of them.
They tend to be pretty similar to my picks. More so, though, they tend to be in line with what the actual Oscar nominations are. So there’s that.
Anyway, here are AFI’s Top Ten Films of 2014: (more…)