This is an endlessly evolving and completely subjective list, that intends to record my favourite of all feature film experiences that also rank among the “Best” I’ve seen. As we all know, the objective Best aren’t always our subjective Favourite, and vice versa. But I hope this list is the best representative of (almost) 35 years of my personal tastes and appreciation of cinematic artistry.
(NOTE: Yes, I’m AWARE all of these films are American, and all are in the English Language, but I assure you this represents neither a lack in my film education nor a conscious prejudice: in the end, I was raised speaking English and watching American films and television, so I guess, ultimately, one is the sum of their primal influences. But that’s not quite right… because I love many foreign language films, but in the end, I guess there’s a cultural empathy I have with english language films and customs, ensuring that I find such things more affecting and foreign language films beautiful but always a little distant. It’s interesting to consider, anyway.Read less