Judd Apatow – Ranked

Perhaps no single person has had a bigger impact on the comedy landscape this century than Judd Apatow. Through the absurdly high number of television shows and films that he has written, directed, and produced—Apatow has created a genre unto himself, all while helping launch some of the biggest comedic stars working today. Despite his … Continue reading Judd Apatow – Ranked

The Safdie Brothers – Ranked

Josh and Benny Safdie's parents got divorced when the two future filmmakers were still very young. Around this time, the Safdie brother's father, Alberto, had them watch the film Kramer vs. Kramer, for the purposes of explaining the situation to his two young sons. A story like this makes it clear that, at an early age, the … Continue reading The Safdie Brothers – Ranked

Every Season of Psych – Ranked

When I think of the most underappreciated great shows of the last 20 years, I think of Psych. The USA Network's psychic-detective comedy series was consistently one of the smartest and wittiest shows on television during its eight year run. Throughout those eight years, the show developed a cult following that has only grown since the … Continue reading Every Season of Psych – Ranked

Yorgos Lanthimos – Ranked

"I make films to explore concepts and raise questions, not to tell the audience what to think." - Yorgos Lanthimos Yorgos Lanthimos has been the mastermind behind some of the most eccentric and idiosyncratic films of the 21st century. A native of Greece, Lanthimos has been considered a pioneering voice in the so-called "Greek Weird … Continue reading Yorgos Lanthimos – Ranked

Christopher Nolan – Ranked

“Every film should have its own world, a logic and feel to it that expands beyond the exact image that the audience is seeing.” - Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan is certainly responsible for creating some of the most imaginative worlds to be put on screen in the last 20 years. As seen in that quote, … Continue reading Christopher Nolan – Ranked

Every Season of Community – Ranked

Community is arguably one of the greatest television shows of the past decade, not to mention one of the smartest and funniest sitcoms ever written. The show's six seasons were filled with incredibly hilarious moments on screen, and a fair amount of drama behind-the-scenes as well. Since the show premiered back in 2009, Community has had one of … Continue reading Every Season of Community – Ranked

Aaron Sorkin – Ranked

Aaron Sorkin has been one of the biggest names in TV and film writing since the early 1990's. Throughout his career he has captivated audiences with his distinct, innovative, and dialogue-heavy writing style. Both his television work, which includes shows like The West Wing, Sports Night, and The Newsroom, and his films, including The Social Network, A Few Good Men, Charlie … Continue reading Aaron Sorkin – Ranked

Star Wars – Ranked

Star Wars is the most iconic franchise in the history of film. Everyone has seen these movies, and more importantly for this blog, everyone has their own rankings of the films. I am consistently impressed by just how long this franchise has been able to remain relevant and captivate generation after generation. George Lucas released … Continue reading Star Wars – Ranked

Sofia Coppola – Ranked

Since her first film, The Virgin Suicides, debuted theatrically in the United States in 2000, Sofia Coppola has been one of the most interesting American filmmakers of the last 20 years. The daughter of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola has created some of the most stylistic and compelling films of the 21st century. Her catalogue of … Continue reading Sofia Coppola – Ranked

Wes Anderson – Ranked

"I like to do things that are a little surrealistic but with characters who are real. So that, even if things are a little unusual, the emotions will come through anyway." - Wes Anderson Surreal and unusual are two words that can be used to accurately describe Wes Anderson's films but the reason I really appreciate … Continue reading Wes Anderson – Ranked

Cameron Crowe – Ranked

Cameron Crowe is one of the more interesting filmmakers of the last 30 years. He has made some beloved films, but one cannot write about the career of Crowe without acknowledging the incredible peaks and valleys that exist within his filmography — as well as the fact that he hasn't really made a great movie in … Continue reading Cameron Crowe – Ranked

Best Picture Winners From The 2010s – Ranked

The 92nd Academy Awards take place this Sunday. They will honor the films from the final year of the 2010s. Many consider 2019 to be the best movie year of the decade. Personally, I think 2017 is a real competitor, but I would still probably have to give the nod to 2019. It was an … Continue reading Best Picture Winners From The 2010s – Ranked

Paul Thomas Anderson – Ranked

"I had older brothers and sisters who were doing drugs and playing rock music and doing all those insane things. I was watching." - Paul Thomas Anderson A quote like this is so fascinating and illuminating to me when thinking about Paul Thomas Anderson's films and the characters that inhabit them. One of the many … Continue reading Paul Thomas Anderson – Ranked

Marvel Cinematic Universe – Ranked

I’m aware of what Marvel movies are. What I mean by that is I know they’re not the most prestigious form of filmmaking that exists. I know there have been great Marvel movies and I know there have been bad Marvel movies. I know that many of the films follow are extremely formulaic, which can … Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe – Ranked