I’m taking part in the June 21st Blogfest. It is sponsered by Alex J. Cavanaugh. The theme is my favorite dozen movies. It is impossible to pare the list down to a mere 12. In no particular order, here goes…
Godfather Part 2
It’s not very common that the second movie in a series is better than the first. But that is truly the case with this movie. I don’t have to say anything about it, because everybody has seen it.
This movie not only made me want to be Italian, it made me want to be a gangster.
Without Morgan Freeman it only would have been a great movie. With him, it was an incredible movie. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it.
I pretty much love all Tarantino flicks, this one is no exception. The dialogue is some of the best ever.
The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger as the Joker, was one of the best performances EVER…
The long unbroken scene when Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco walk into the back door of the “Copacabana” restaurant, go through the kitchen and all the way out to the night club in front, went 184 seconds in one continuous shot. IT WAS AMAZING… The coordination of that must have been a nightmare. The actors and roles they played were fantastic. Robert DeNiro was great (for a change).
Silence of the Lambs
Talk about a psychological thriller! An amazing edge of your seat movie.
Realistic? Not at all! But it didn’t matter.
Great storyline and incredible job by Tom Hanks. “There’s my boat!”
Full Metal Jacket
The first 35 minutes is the most realistic and hilarious portrayal of Marine Corps Boot Camp ever done. The rest of the movie was average. Most people don’t care that much about it, but it’s my list!
The script was amazing and the offbeat actors in the movie made it run like a Swiss watch.
The Big Lebowski
You knew this had to be in here somewhere, right? If you haven’t seen it, you really should. Know in advance, that when it gets weird, he's not dreaming, he's having acid flashbacks. Okay?
Seriously, I could go on for at least another 75-100 movies. But that is not the task at hand. I don’t apologize for my list. It's maybe not a list of the "best" movies ever made, but this isn't about that, it's about me!