Friday, September 16, 2011

Top 100 Films #10-1

10.   Rear Window
Trope: Nosy Neighbor

9.   Wendy and Lucy
Trope: Canine Companion

8.   To Kill A Mockingbird
Trope: Shaming the Mob

7.   Wall-E
Trope: Crapsaccharine World

6.   In America
Trope: Big Applesauce

5.   Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Trope: Friend to All Living Things

4.   The Mission
Trope: Badass Pacifist

3.   The Double Life of Veronique
Trope: Show, Don’t Tell

2.   Finding Nemo
Trope: The Quest

1.   Spirited Away
Trope: “What Do You Mean It’s For Kids?”

Top 100 Films: #20-11

20.   Princess Mononoke
Trope: Cursed with Awesome

19.   You Can’t Take It With You
Trope: Quirky Household

18.   Edward Scissorhands
Trope: The Grotesque

17.   Tree of Life
Trope: Scenery Porn

16.   Lawrence of Arabia
Trope: Rated M for Manly

15.   The Red Shoes
Trope: Hans Christian Andersen

14.   Brazil
Trope: Fascist But Inefficient

13.   Ostrov (The Island)
Trope: The Snark Knight

12.   8 ½
Trope: All Take and No Give

11.   Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Trope: Lost Love Montage

Top 100 Films: #30-21

30.   Pan’s Labyrinth
Trope: Down the Rabbit Hole

29.   The Lives of Others
Trope: Rage Within the Machine

28.   It’s A Wonderful Life
Trope: Be Careful What You Wish For

27.   Red Beard
Trope: Good is Not Dumb

26.   Tideland
Trope: Adult Fear

25.   Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Trope: You Have Failed Me

24.   The Princess Bride
Trope: Fairy Tale

23.   Mary Poppins
Trope: Inexplicitly Awesome

22.   The Dark Knight
Trope: The Villain Makes The Plot

21.   A Short Film About Love
Trope: The Chivalrous Pervert

Top 100 Films #40-31

40.   A Serious Man
Trope: It Gets Worse

39.   Groundhog Day
Trope: Deadpan Snarker

38.   The Brother’s Bloom
Trope: One Last Job

37.   Fight Club
Trope: Sensei for Scoundrels

36.   Three Colors: Blue
Trope: Fade to Black

35.   Being There
Trope: Chance the Gardener

34.   The Children of Men
Trope: Apocalypse How

33.   Apocalypse Now
Trope: River of Insanity

32.   Malcolm X
Trope: Malcolm Xerox

31.   The Emperor’s New Groove
Trope: Rule of Funny

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Top 100 Films: #50-41

50.   Citizen Kane
Trope: Driving Question

49.   Hunger
Trope: But It Really Happened

48.   United 93
Trope: Dramatization

47.   The Lion King
Trope: Evil is Stylish

46.   I [Heart] Huckabees
Trope: The Philosopher

45.   Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Trope: Credits Gag

44.   Lilo and Stitch
Trope: No One Gets Left Behind

43.   City Lights
Trope: Innocent Flower Girl

42.   Amadeus
Trope: Insufferable Genius

41.   The New World
Trope: Not Quite Dead