Top ten movie-going experiences of 2016

I don't list my top ten films of the year. Instead, I list my top 12 best moving-going experiences. The quality of the film itself is only one part of the equation. I also consider the projection, any discussion before or after the movie, and the enthusiasm of the audience. And that audience had to … Continue reading Top ten movie-going experiences of 2016

My Top Ten Movie-Going Experiences of 2012

As the curtain parts on 2013's opening titles, it's time to look at my favorite movie-going experiences of the past year. To make this list, both the film and the presentation had to be exceptional. I consider the quality of the print or digital transfer, the theater, the showmanship involved with the presentation, the audience, … Continue reading My Top Ten Movie-Going Experiences of 2012

My Best Movie-Going Experiences of 2011

Happy New Year! With 2011 now consigned to the pages of history (and probably mythology), it's time to look back at my favorite movie-going experiences of 2011. These aren’t the best films of 2011, the best films I saw at festivals that didn't get a theatrical release, or even the best restorations. These are simply … Continue reading My Best Movie-Going Experiences of 2011

My Top 10 Movie-Going Experiences of 2010

I didn't see enough new movies last year to do a top ten list. And I didn't cover enough festivals to do a Festival Top 10, either. So instead, here are my top 10 movie-going experiences of 2010. Half of these were silent film screenings. This was a great year for silents--dominated by Metropolis and  … Continue reading My Top 10 Movie-Going Experiences of 2010