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#500: Top 5 Films of the Filmspotting Era (2005-14)

Announced live at the Music Box Theatre on Saturday, July 26, 2014


1. The Master

2. The Tree of Life

3. No Country For Old Men

4. There Will Be Blood

5. Inglourious Basterds


1. The Tree of Life

2. No Country for Old Men

3. Where the Wild Things Are

4. Volver

5. Meek's Cutoff

Michael Phillips

1. There Will Be Blood

2. Climates

3. Her

4. Last Train Home

5. Ratatouille

Dana Stevens

1. There Will Be Blood

2. Grizzly Man

3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

4. Children of Men

5. The Tree of Life

Rian Johnson

There Will Be Blood
The Master
No Country for Old Men
A Serious Man
Inglourious Basterds
The Darjeeling Limited
Under the Skin
The Tree of Life
Upstream Color
Holy Motors

David Wain

The Lives of Others
Michael Clayton
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
A Serious Man

Richard Linklater

Synecdoche, NY

Matt Singer


Sam Van Hallgren

The Tree of Life
The Master
There Will Be Blood
Where the Wild Things Are
Before Midnight

Alison Willmore

You, The Living

Filmspotting Advisory Board

The Tree of Life
Certified Copy
The New World
Flight of the Red Balloon

#400: Top 5 Things We Learned From The Movies


1. "Be a mensch!" (THE APARTMENT)

2. Allow yourself to appear weak and vulnerable. (TAKE SHELTER)

3. I want to be John Wayne but I'm not even Jimmy Stewart. (THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE)

4. Make time to be a kid. (TOY STORY 3)

5. "Will I lie to myself to be happy?" (MEMENTO + RASHOMON)


1. Watch carefully (REAR WINDOW)

2. "Find something you love and do it for the rest of your life." (RUSHMORE)

3. Conduct yourself as if someone's watching. (AU HASARD BALTHAZAR)

4. Grow up. (TOY STORY 3)

5. The world existed before me. (BACK TO THE FUTURE)

Michael Phillips

1. Sight: How to truly see someone, while your heart is breaking (CITY LIGHTS)

2. Taste: How cinema can be so beautiful you can almost taste it (THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS)

3. Sound: How to enjoy the joyous racket of life all around you: the dialogue (HIS GIRL FRIDAY)

4. Smell: How to run through life in a malodorous panic but look cool (SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS)

5. Touch: How to enjoy close physical proximity with a woman when you don't know her well (ROBERTA)

Dana Stevens

1. Slow down and look at what's around you, in the theater and out. (I WAS BORN, BUT...)

2. Keep on going, no matter what. (ONE WEEK)

3. Trust yourself--you're not crazy. (GASLIGHT)

4. Let the past be the past. (THE VANISHING)

5. "Take it back and get the more expensive one, honey. The more expensive ones always fit better." (VALLEY GIRL)


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