A couple weeks ago we started a new series in which a new friend of The Wise Guise, Charlie Forrester, began unveiling his personal top 100 films. That list comes to a close today with Charlie’s Top 10. If you missed the start of the series, here are 11-25, 26-50, 51-75 and 76-100. For a refresher on Charlie’s criteria for selecting these films, check out his original post detailing numbers 76-100. Read more
Again, 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 26-50, 51-75 and 76-100. Read more
If the modern-day prophets who swear by the Mayan calendar are correct, then we only have a few days remaining on this wonderful paradise of a planet called Earth. Sad I know, but you couldn’t have asked for a better year from a pop culture perspective to bring things to a close. Every aspect of the arts – from music, to theater, to film, to gaming – was firing on all cylinders throughout the year. Read more
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