Tag Archives: AFI Top 100 Movies

Movie Review: American Graffiti

American Graffiti, released in 1973, is a coming of age film. I was surprised that George Lucas was the director and co-writer. I associate him with Star Wars, not coming of age. Well maybe coming of age, but in space. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The last movie that I watched from my list was Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. While I marveled over the brilliant acting and writing, I felt somewhat scarred afterwards. It’s a difficult movie to watch. When I checked to see … Continue reading

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Tootsie

The last two movies on the AFI list were intense films: Saving Private Ryan and A Clockwork Orange. When I saw Tootsie was up next I was relieved to have a comedy. I watched it on a Saturday night after … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan

I remember the first time I saw Saving Private Ryan. In 1998, when the movie was released, I still lived in Colorado. World War II was my specialty in grad school, yet I was hesitant to see the film. I … Continue reading

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Spartacus

There has been a little delay in my movie challenge.  And the reason is I had a difficult time tracking down a copy of the movie.  The 81st movie on the top 100 AFI list is Spartacus.  After watching Sunrise, … Continue reading

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Sunrise

The next movie on my journey to watch all the top 100 AFI films from 100 to 1 is the 1927 silent film, Sunrise.  F. W. Murnau directed this film.  I haven’t watched too many silent films in the past.  … Continue reading

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A Night at the Opera

The last two movies from my AFI top 100 movie list were intense.  12 Angry Men and Platoon are not easy movies to watch.  They made me think and they made me uncomfortable.  I was relieved when I saw that … Continue reading

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