If there is one thing that would rival my love of writing, it is watching awesome movies. I love talking about the films I enjoy and I like to think I can hold my own with any…okay, most geeks out there. I was going to say all geeks, but I’ve read my share of Harry Knowle’s posts over at AintitCoolNews and I know for a fact that I cannot compete with those guys. Nevertheless, I am an avid film geek in my own right and I think that movies can help change the world and advance society just as much as classic literature.
So, what’s my film geek cred? Well, while I was in South Korea, I undertook the noteworthy project of watching every movie on The American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movies list. This took me the better part of a year but I did make it through every film except Intolerance, which I have unfortunately been unable to get my hands on. The project also took a bit longer than I had anticipated because I interrupted my dedication to classic American films with the occasional classic foreign film, including the works of Akira Kurosawa and various highly-reviewed foreign films from the Oscar season.
I’ll be updating this page with my own movie recommendations in the weeks to come, but for now you can enjoy my reflection of the AFI TOP 100 and feel free to drop any lines about your own favorite movies. Just keep it clean and respectful. There’s no need for name-calling just because we might disagree on the quality of a movie. For example, if there are any huge “Swing Time” fans out there, you probably want to steer clear of my opinion on that “classic” film.