Cinema Journal

Movie Hall of Fame-Class of 2020!

List by-Jarrett Leahy As we approach Oscar night, it is time to reveal the 7th annual AmateurCinephile.com Hall of Fame class of 2020. This year’s class of honored films includes one 1st ballot film (movies from 2010 became eligible for selection this year), two National Film Registry selections, three Best Picture nominees, three foreign films, […]

2018 Top 10 Films

Like a fingerprint or snowflake, every end-of-year Top 10 list is as unique as the cinephile who conceives it. Rules for list creation vary greatly as well. Some choose to reward films based on pure technical merits, others select strictly on emotional connection, still others like to highlight lesser known achievements that deserve the much […]

Movie Hall of Fame-Class of 2019!

List by-Jarrett Leahy Happy Oscar Night Eve! As the tradition continues, it is time to announce the 6th annual AmateurCinephile.com Hall of Fame class of 2019. This year’s class of illustrious films includes three first-ballot films (movies from 2009 became eligible for selection this year), three Best Picture nominees, two National Film Registry selections, four […]

2017 Top 10 Films

List by-Jarrett Leahy As the 2018 Academy Awards near, it’s time yet again for AmateurCinephile.com to release the site’s Top 10 list for the 2017 movie year. Every year, there are always films that unfortunately go unseen before the Top 10 posting.  This year is no different, but, overall, I’m fairly comfortable with these selections, […]

Movie Hall of Fame-Class of 2018!

List by-Jarrett Leahy Being Oscar night eve, it’s time again to announce the 5th annual AmateurCinephile.com Hall of Fame class of 2018. This year’s cinematic inductees include one first-ballot film (movies from 2008 became eligible for selection this year), a Best Picture Oscar nominee, three National Film Registry selections, two crime dramas, two comedies, a […]