The List 2018

I decided last year to stop doing the “100 Movies I Will Definitely Watch This Year” thing last year, and that was a good idea, really. My dismay at the Current Administration and their gleeful rush to murder me and mine in any number of ways made adhering to any sort of regimen impossible. I’m amazed my antidepressant dosage wasn’t increased – of course, that’s about to be laughable, because who afford drugs anymore?


I watched probably about the same amount of movies last year, but I watched an awful lot of escapist trash – which is okay, I like escapist trash. Some of that can be due to the resurrection of the Daily Grindhouse Podcast, but not all. So I need something to get me back on the rails, quality-wise. At first I was going to take it easy on myself, and only list 50 – that didn’t happen. There are some kid’s flicks I need to catch up on. There are a couple I’ve only seen piecemeal to this point and I want the full experience.

There is a prettier version of this list on Letterboxd – now let’s see how much fail I can pack into 365 days.

Oh, and Happy New Year!

  • [REC]3: Genesis
  • Alien: Covenant
  • All the President’s Men
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • The Arcane Sorcerer
  • Arrival
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • The Beast
  • Below
  • Black Panther
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Blood
  • Bright
  • Cabin in the Sky
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • The Color Out of Space
  • The Conformist
  • Contraband
  • The Cranes Are Flying
  • Crimson Peak
  • A Dark Song
  • Deadline U.S.A.
  • Deadpool 2
  • Deathgasm
  • Dersu Uzala
  • The Devil Commands
  • Diva
  • Dunkirk
  • The Evil Within
  • Ex Machina
  • Exists
  • The Fall
  • Found Footage 3D
  • Free Fire
  • From A Whisper to a Scream (The Offspring)
  • Gandahar
  • Gangs of New York
  • De Golem (1936)
  • The Handmaiden
  • Hard to Be a God (1989)
  • Hard to Be a God (2013)
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • The House With Laughing Windows
  • The Incubus
  • Immoral tales
  • Is Paris Burning?
  • Ivan’s Childhood
  • J’accuse
  • Jug Face
  • Kedi
  • Krampus
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • Logan
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Love Witch
  • Lucy
  • Lust for a Vampire
  • Mad Max
  • Malefique
  • The Man Who Laughs
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Mephisto
  • Micmacs
  • The Mirror
  • Nightwatch
  • Nostalgia
  • Nutcracker: The Untold Story
  • Okja
  • The Phantom of Liberty
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Pieces
  • The Quatermass Coclusion
  • Red Beard
  • The Revenant
  • Roller Blade
  • The Sacrifice
  • Salem’s Lot
  • Salon Kitty
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Silence
  • Slither
  • The Snowman
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Spotlight
  • Stardust
  • Stunt Squad
  • Tears of Kali
  • Time Masters
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • The Uncanny
  • Vanishing on 7th Street
  • Victor Frankenstein
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Willow Creek 
  • Wings
  • Xmoor
  • Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
  • Zombieland






  1. Still no Jade Warrior? [sad trombone]

    Seriously, though, there’s a lot of good stuff there. Saw The Love Witch at a film festival a couple of years ago, and that’s a fun feminist take on Hammer style horror. Diva and Dersu Uzala are old favorites, and Arrival shattered my brain back when I saw it in theaters. Micmacs is very much like Amelie, but sans the romantic touch.

    And count me as surprised you haven’t seen Salem’s Lot, Mad Max, and Stardust. Could have sworn you had reviewed them at some point.

    Still need to see Kedi, myself. Completely forgot that one….

    And happy new year!

    • Happy New Year to you, Billy. Sorry to take so long to reply, but shit been crazy.

      The first broadcast of Salem’s Lot was back when I was spending every night working at a theater, and I’ve never really had a chance to see it since – ironic, since that was my first King novel. Found it in a blu-ray sales bin, which I took as A Sign. Mad Max is one of those movies I’ve seen a bit here, a bit there. Again, that blu-ray sales bin gives me a hint it’s time. Stardust I’ve owned forever, but I remain leery of adaptations of favorite authors. Matthew Vaughn has earned my trust in the meantime, so here we go.

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