My Life in Movies
Folks, I don’t where I’ve been these past couple weeks and I don’t know how I missed this one when it was making its way around the blogosphere a while back, but after Andy from Fandango Groovers recently nabbed himself a much-deserved LAMMY for this unsurprisingly choice meme, I figured it was about time I wised up. The idea is simple: lay down your favorite movie from every year since the year you were born, then do simple math to figure out how old everyone is.
With that being said, this is not a list of the best movies that came out every year since good old ’86. These are the movies that make me love movies, movies that bring me back, movies that break down the barriers of awesomeness, movies that are nothing short of mind-altering experiences every time I see them, movies that make me want to quit writing reviews already so I can try to write something that’s even half as amazing as these continue to be. It was incredibly hard picking just one from each year, and while I’m still second-guessing some of the more stellar years like 1994, 1998 and 1999, these are the movies that sum me up in a nutshell.
So without further ado, let’s start with the year that baby Aiden done got himself born.
1989: Dead Poets Society
Honorable Mentions: Do the Right Thing & Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Honorable Mentions: Total Recall & La Femme Nikita
1992: Glengarry Glen Ross
Honorable Mentions: A River Runs Through It & Unforgiven
1993: Groundhog Day
Honorable Mentions: Searching for Bobby Fischer & Schindler’s List
Honorable Mentions: Braveheart & The Usual Suspects
Honorable Mentions: Lone Star & Swingers
2002: Catch Me if You Can
Honorable Mentions: Bowling for Columbine & About Schmidt
2005: Brokeback Mountain
Honorable Mentions: Murderball & A History of Violence
While there’s still a whole lot of these that are in serious need of reviewing and still so many (supposedly) phenomenal movies that I need to see, I think this is a pretty solid summary of all the things that make life as a movie nerd worth while. Seriously might be the best meme I’ve ever taken part in, such an awesome idea.
And speaking of LAMMYs, thanks a freaking mil to all you LAMBs out there who voted for me this year and to everyone who still reads this jibba’ jabba’. Truly beside myself and beyond flattered by the win, I can’t thank you guys enough for making this all worth while, and it’s a privilege to be part of such an amazing community of writers whose hard work and persistence make my head spin and who deserve a LAMMY just as much as I do, if not way, way more.
You guys rock, you always have, beers are on me.