In Retrospect pt.3

This last group of 100 movies has been the hardest to go through, by far. It was a shit year, to be honest and I hope the next hundred will bring me some better luck. I feel like I watched a lot of ‘classics’ this time around so I’m crossing my fingers for some really weird stuff the next go around. Without further ado, here’s a rundown of just a few of the movies I have seen from #201- 300. Enjoy?

Movie most likely to make me think I too could join the NBA:

Hoop Dreams 

Movie I Enjoyed but at the same time had no idea what I was watching:

Juliet of the Spirits 

Movie where I discovered I had a thing for stamps: 

Closely Watched trains

Movie that filled in the most pop culture holes in my life:

The Godfather 

Movie I loved but was also slightly repulsed by:

Manhattan

Favorite movie find of the series:

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Movie that made me question if I even had a sense of humor:

Beverly Hills Cop

Movie that confirmed I love Jeff Goldblum no matter what:

The Fly 

The quintessential ‘War is Hell’ film:

Forbidden Games 

Movie that proves my friends have good taste:

The French Connection 

 

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In Retrospect pt. 2

In a little over a year I have managed to watch another set of 100 movies, a fact that both surprises me and motivates me to keep going. Now that I have 200 down, my eventual goal of watching 1001 movies seems more feasible. Before I set off on my next 100, I wanted to stop and recap a few memorable movies I have watched and what they have meant to me (good and bad):

Most likely to make my cats run off on account of my singing along:

The Sound of Music

Movie most likely to invoke the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon:

Cinema Paradiso

(but seriously, references to this film are EVERYWHERE)

Movie that signaled the end of an era:

Orphans of the Storm

Movie that did nothing to help with my new found Robert Redford love:

Out of Africa

Best weather related movie:

Singin’ in the Rain

Movie with most ‘WTF?’ moments:

The Ballad of Narayama

(yet much more enjoyable than The Tin Drum)

Favorite film-noir:

Shadow of a Doubt

Movie I’m most likely going to recommend when someone asks:

Two-Lane Blacktop

Movie with biggest Mother issues (this was a tight race):

White Heat

Least memorable movie:

Sullivan’s Travels

And there you have it, folks! I have no idea what is in store for me, for my next 100 but at least I’m done with DW Griffith!

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