On Movies: My Favorite Movies From ‘Before My Time’

All good things, the saying goes, must come to an end, including this through-the-decades look at my favorite movies in my Blu-ray collection. According to the colorful pie chart in the Statistics page of My Collection in my Blu-ray.com account, I don’t have too many movies from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Of the 330Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies From ‘Before My Time’”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1960s

I was born in 1963, eight months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I started going to the movies in 1969; the first movie I remember seeing theaters was John Sturges’ 1963 World War II/POW action-adventure film The Great Escape. I saw that in a now-closed Bogota movie theater, the Almirante,Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1960s”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Except for 2020 and the first quarter of 2021  – the Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic – I have gone to the movies in theaters as often as my circumstances allow. Even when I livedContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2000s

Well, Dear Reader, having covered my favorite movies from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, we have reached “the turn of the century” and the 2000s, otherwise known as the “two thousands,” the “oh-ohs,” or the “double aughts.” Turning again to that most useful visual aid – the colorful pie chart on my Blu-ray.com account’s MyContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2000s”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1990s

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to another installment of On Movies. Today we’ll continue our ongoing look at my favorite movies[1] across the past 50 years – this time around, we’ll be covering the 1990s. According to the Statistics chart in My Collection page on Blu-ray.com, 14.9% of the 381 titles (328 theatrically released films,Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1990s”

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1980s

According to a pie chart in the Statistics page of my Blu-ray.com Blu-ray Collection, 17% of the movies I own were produced and released in the 1980s. That’s the third-largest percentage overall (eclipsed only by the 2000s [23.5%] and 2010s [22.4%] and the biggest wedge of movies made in the 20th Century. For me, theContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1980s”

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s I was born in 1963, eight months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and four months before MGM released John Sturges’ The Great Escape in theaters. And, as far as I can remember, I first went to a movie in a theater –Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s”