Movie Review: Dunkirk


When the credits roll on Christopher Nolan's latest film - a cinematic experience that brings the full scale of the Battle of Dunkirk to the big screen for the first time - the audience is left speechless. Unlike nearly all of his other films, it's not because you're trying Read more

Dream-Casting a Live-Action Little Mermaid for Disney


Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, Read more

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards


Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year Read more

A compelling case that Corinne is six-years-old, and other Bachelor nonsense


  Written by: @jeremywilson412 In the words of Chris Harrison, "Coming up on this week's episode (recap) of The Bachelor..." The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders. But Read more

I was not going to write about The Bachelor, but then...


(Written by: @JeremyWilson412) I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume. I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Read more

What I Learned about Chris Pratt's Faith


Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise Read more

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Charlie’s Top 100 Films: 1-10

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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

Charlie’s Top 100 Films: 11-25

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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

Alex Beene’s Top 12 of 2012

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Bruno Mars

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

Charlie’s Top 100 Films: 26-50

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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

Charlie’s Top 100 Films: 51-75

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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

Charlie’s Top 100 Films: 76-100

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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