Cinema Journal

We’re Still Here I Promise

To anyone out there that cares, I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know we haven’t disappeared. A lack of quality movies during the beginning of 2015 along with extra time requirements from the day job has caused a small break here at AmateurCinephile.com. But summer vacation is just around the […]

The Joust-Pulp Fiction (20 Years Later)

By Jarrett Leahy & Jason Chandler Before 2014 too quickly recedes into our rear-view mirror, we would be wrong not to backtrack just a bit in order to recognize the 20th anniversary of one my all-time favorite films. For this edition of The Joust, I imagine there will be more agreeing than debating, as Jarrett […]

Amateur Cinephile 2015 Oscar Predictions

As the Academy Awards are about to be announced, we thought it would fun to put together a prediction post for a few of the major awards of the evening. Best Picture:       Jarrett                Jason                Michelle Best Director: Jarrett (Linklater) Jason (Linklater) Michelle (Linklater) Best Actor: Jarrett (Redmayne) Jason (Keaton) Michelle (Carell) Best Actress: […]

Movie Hall of Fame–CLASS OF 2015!!

List by-Jarrett Leahy Happy Oscars Eve! As we get closer to tomorrow night’s show, it’s time once again to announce this year’s class of Amateur Cinephile Hall of Fame. Of all the sections of the site, the Hall of Fame is the most personal and fun for me. This is where I let out my […]

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

Happy December Everyone

As December comes upon us, Oscar season has arrived. Over these next few weeks I hope to get caught up on my reviews that have backlogged including Nightcrawler, Fury, The One I Love, Cold in July, and Venus in Fur. As for our End of Year Top 10 List, while I’ve seen 81 films from […]

1994 Top 10 List: 20 Year Anniversary

While it’s great for a movie to make a critic or cinephile’s end of year Top 10 list, the true judge of a film’s greatness is whether a particular movie can hold its reputation over time and impress future movie fans for years to come. 1994 was quite the year for films, giving us a […]