Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Essentials Archives

The Essentials Archives
As long as this blog has existed, I have been championing movies. I have not just discussed the now and relevant though. This blog is dedicated to all movies, past, present and future. How I link up to the past is through this Essentials column. This weekly column is dedicated to movies from the classic eras, plus a little further beyond. Any movie released between the late 1800's to 1999 are fair game, nothing 2000 and after is included in this column. I use this column to shed light on the movies I love that are not headed toward a theater near you, movies I grew up with, movies I've read about that really worked, movies that shaped the artists we watch today. The past is just as important to me as the present, which is why I think we need to discuss them. This column is dedicated to the older films and I have compiled every Essentials review in these archives. Each new Essential review will be recorded here.

















28. The Shining (1980)

29. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

30. Mission: Impossible (1996)

31. The Untouchables (1987)

32. North By Northwest (1959)

33. Ghostbusters (1984)

34. Blue Velvet (1986)

35. Batman (1989)

36. The Petrified Forest (1936)

37. Akira (1988)

38. Braveheart (1995)

39. Fargo (1996)

40. A Clockwork Orange (1972)

41. Dr. No (1962)

42. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

43. Magnolia (1999)

44. Enemy of the State (1998)

45. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

46. Caddyshack (1980)

47. The Mummy (1999)

48. Alien (1979)

49. Independence Day (1996)

50. The Game (1997)

51. Goodfellas (1990)

52. High Anxiety (1977)

53. The Usual Suspects (1995)

54. Annie Hall (1977)

55. The Rock (1996)

Well, this is embarassing. I actually wrote about "Fargo" twice in this column. Further reflecting why I needed to start archiving these.

57. The Godfather Part II (1974)

58. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

59. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

60. Men In Black (1997)

61. The Lost Boys (1987)

62. Blazing Saddles (1974)

63. Planet of the Apes (1968)

64. Beneath The Planet of the Apes (1970)

65. Con Air (1997)

66. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

67. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

68. Boys N Da Hood (1991)

69. Scarface (1983)

70. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

71. Bottle Rocket (1996)

72. The Graduate (1967)

73. Office Space (1999)

74. Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

75. Taxi Driver (1976)

76. Chinatown (1974)

When a brand new October rolled around, I did another horror-themed round of Essentials

77. Night of the Living Dead

78. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

79. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) I wrote this one twice too, shit!

80. The Invisible Man

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