Last week we started a new series where Charlie Forrester began unveiling his personal top 100 films. That list continues today with numbers 26-50. If you missed the start of the series, here are 51-75 and 76-100. Read more
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
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
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
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
I wish I could give everyone an intro with the wit and intelligence worthy of a blog that Joseph Williams and Clayton Martin founded and edited; alas, I cannot, so I settle for simplicity. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. I am in my third year of school, meaning that most would refer to me as a junior. Although I may be a junior in college by years and experience, my credit hours would strongly disagree. After looking at about 10 different majors, I settled on Civil Engineering with a Business minor and an English minor. In other words, I have no clue what I want to do. However, I do know that I love reading and writing, so I will be posting some book reviews for The Wise Guise, and am very excited to do so.
And now on to the review… Read more
Welcome back to The Dish. Sorry about the absence last week. You would probably think that everyone in America would have internet at their homes by now. Well I went to East Tennessee with my parents for Thanksgiving, and we happened to get one of the few places left in America without internet. Here’s a brief recap of the week. Read more
It’s that special day where we all gather around the table, stuff our faces with turkey, and praise the invention of the elastic waistband. After eating and putting on our favorite pair of stretchy pants comes the real feast— three NFL games: Houston at Detroit as an appetizer, Washington (the fighting RG3’s) at Dallas (the fighting disappointments) for the main entrée, then New England at the New York Jets for dessert. Whether you are a football fan or not, you know you will end up watching some portion of these games, and I’m here to help. Here is a preview of what’s happening inside and outside the lines during the three game feast tomorrow. Read more