After taking a “short” 6-month pause I’ve started my AFI 100 list again… 91. Sophie’s Choice (1982) directed by Alan J. Pakula ★★★½ – This was not even close to what I was epecting and without Meryl Streep I would have wondered what all the fuss was about.

92. Goodfellas (1990) directed by Martin Scorsese ★★★★½ — I’ll never watch Home Alone the same way again. Joe Pesci is absolutely terrifying. 🎥

94. Pulp Fiction (1994) directed by Quentin Tarantino ★★★★½ — Easily my favorite Tarantino. It also has one of my all-time favorites lines: “Aww man, I shot Marvin in the face.” 🎥

95. The Last Picture Show (1981) directed by Peter Bogdanovich ★★★★ — The performances made it worth it, especially by Leachman and Johnson. 🎥🍿

97. Blade Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scott It’s beautiful and I feel like I should love it, but it just doesn’t do much for me. 🎥🍿 #afi100

98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz I was familiar with ‘Over There’ and ‘Yankee Doodle Boy’ but I never knew who wrote them. And while I’ve never been into “classic” films, I quite enjoyed this in the end. 🎥🍿 #AFI100

99. Toy Story (1995) directed by John Lasseter A true, modern classic if there ever was one. 🎥🍿 #afi100

I made it to the intermission of Ben-Hur last night. I was not expecting there to be one but I’m glad there was. 🎥 #afi100

Here we go! First up… 100. Ben-Hur (1959) directed by William Wyler 🎥🍿 #afi100years

Tomorrow I begin the year-long(ish) journey of watching every film on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years… 100 Movies list. Wish me luck! I plan to document the journey here. 🍿🎥