Allow me to address one point of concern that shows up in this portion of the list. It concerns the way I approach ranking movie “sequels” or “trilogies”. I will admit to a bit of a “cheat”, if you will, when I consider great sequels or trilogies. My criteria is simple though. If I find that there is a story line that finds it’s completion in a sequel or trilogy, I will combine those films together under one entry as a complete story (or thematic arc). All films in this case must be great films, however; or they (at the very least) must provide an absolutely necessary conclusion to the themes or story presented in the first film that elevates the entire series. To those who would scoff at this decision, I must point out that this has been a common practice used by Sight and Sound in their past lists. Also, if you missed 76-100 you can find that list here. Read more
The Golden Globe nominations came out this morning. For the complete list of nominees along with analysis and thoughts from Palmer, Clayton, and I, check out this post. There were some worthy nominees that give you a good idea of what movies to see and TV shows to watch. Then there were some other nominees which, according to the three of us, would much better belong on a list of the Worst of the Year. Regardless, enjoy and join in on the debate!
Editor’s Note (Clayton): We are proud to bring you this post from a new contributor, Charlie Forrester. Charlie is a new friend of mine who I’ve known about for a long time but just recently finally met. He is a far greater film critic than myself, but he’s on a level I hope to get to one day. I hope you will read his intro and consider working through the films he is going to list here and get involved in discussing them in the comments section. This is a project he’s been working on for a long time and I’m excited that he’s been willing to share it with us here at The Wise Guise. He’s also a phenomenal artist and I’d recommend that you check out his work! Enjoy!
This year the British publication Sight and Sound presented their list of the “Greatest Films of All Time”. After receiving 846 top-ten lists from correspondents in 73 countries, citing 2,045 different films, they have once again (they release a new list every ten years) collected what is widely regarded to be “the most trusted guide there is to the canon of cinema greats, not to mention a barometer of changing critical tastes.” In honor of this list, I have put together my own list of what I will call “Charlie’s Top 100 Films”. Read more
It is finals time for most schools around the nation and so that means a low number of basketball games going on this week. With that in mind it is test time for our readers. Did Memphis make a mistake in going to the Big East? Read more
I was recently blessed to acquire sneak preview passes to Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained and got to see it over 2 weeks before it arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. The following is my experience with Django Unchained. Read more
The Dish is upset because it gave you bad information for the Memphis vs Ohio game. I was right in that if Memphis could stay in single digit turnovers they could win the game, but I was wrong in that Ohio lost by 20. Terrible prediction there on my part, and I do apologize to the fan base. Read more
Sufjan Stevens – November 28, 2012 – The Lyric Theatre – Oxford, MS
Expectations were high for me heading down to Oxford last week for this show. I had heard that Sufjan Stevens puts on memorable concerts that are both exciting and weird. For this particular performance it was advertised that he would only be playing Christmas music highlighted by sing-alongs chosen by the giant “Wheel of Christmas”. Makeshift “hymnals” were even handed out to each audience member in case they need a refresher on the lyrics to hits such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Jingle Bells”, “Joy to the World”, and “Auld Lang Syne”. Read more
The Dish is here to bring you an inside look into college basketball through stats. And now we have our first game preview that we are going to give using stats to aid in our decision. Read more
In today’s college football landscape no coaching position is ever secure. As of today, there are four open head coaching jobs at SEC schools. And as someone who went through three coaches during his four years at the University of Tennessee, I feel like a bit of a veteran on the matter. So I’m here to shed a little light on all the things you will hear soon if you haven’t already. Also thanks to Jeremy Wilson for his input! Read more