If we ran a magazine, it would consist entirely of overly broad "Top [whatever]" lists with glaring omissions, as that’s certainly the easiest way to generate coverage — then with the money we’d save not bothering with a PR department, we could hire a full-time jolly Scandinavian masseur, perhaps one trained in RolfingÂ®. Not that Time‘s 100 Greatest Films list is terrible — it’s your standard mix of accepted classics and newer films, put together, as Time movie critic Richard Schickel tells the AP, because "100 lists are fun to discuss, fun to argue over." This list isn’t so fun to read, unfortunately, except for the quotes of the original reviews, not all of them good, given to the films originally by the magazine:
Oops. Elsewhere, in the Guardian, both Joe Queenan and John Patterson take pot shots at Vin Diesel on their way towards complaining about recent miscastings and recent developments in the typical action hero career arc, respectively. Also in the Guardian, John Sutherland makes fun of right-wing calls to boycott films. We need to get those boys some tougher targets.
And who knows how to program a network better than a seasoned television executive? Yes, stop looking shy, it’s you. At the Captain’s Blog, IFC’s Evan Shapiro wants to hear your ideas for on-air festivals.
+ All-Time 200 Movies (Time)
+ Time Compiles List of 100 Greatest Films (AP)
+ Casting doubts (Guardian)
+ First action hero (Guardian)
+ ‘George Lucas could be messing with your head’ (Guardian)
+ You want WHAT? (Captain’s Blog)