They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Atom Egoyan


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The 1,000 Greatest Films

2018 Edition
Uploaded January 19, 2018
Compiled from over 9,800 film lists, this is quite possibly the most definitive collection of critically acclaimed films you will find. Also featured is a list of the 250 most acclaimed film directors, and a listing of films that are currently ranked from 1,001 to 2,000.
A Quick Hello… I'm just checking in to confirm that yes, despite appearances, TSPDT is still breathing. Hopefully, the pace will pick up soon. Thanks for all the emails (many of which I haven't replied to yet) and very kind support. Best Regards, Bill. (Nov. 6, 2018)
    1,000 Noir Films

    They Shot Dark Pictures…

    "A motion picture with an often grim urban setting, photographed in somber tones and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism, and despair.” –
    A slowly-growing listing (eventually 1,000) of the films most often referred to as noir.
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    21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

    2018 Edition
    Uploaded February 7, 2018
    Based on end-of-year lists (from 2000 to 2017) and the same resources used for the 1,000 Greatest Films, this is a collection (comprised of 1,000 films) of the 21st Century's most acclaimed cinema. Also featured is a listing of the 100 most acclaimed film directors of this century, to date.
    The banner image above is from Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter (1997).