The Road Warrior (1981); A Fish Called Wanda (1988); Blade II (2002); The Running Man (1987); Cliffhanger (1993); Demolition Man (1993); Face/Off (1997); The Great Escape (1963); The Drop (2014); The 400 Blows (1959); Big Trouble in Little China (1986); Assault on Precinct 13 (1976); Prince of Darkness (1987); Gamer (2009); In the Mouth of Madness (1995); Scanners (1981); Body of Lies (2008); The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006); The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P (2013); A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014); Boyhood (2014); Several Short Sentences about Writing (2013); The Equalizer (2014)
Here as a marker. May add some thoughts eventually. I wrote some good things in emails and stuff for work. Never great about getting momentum to finish posts on here – but you knew that.
First time watching for everything on this list except The Great Escape. Caught up to speed on John Carpenter. Best film was a tie between The Wind That Shakes the Barley and Boyhood, though The Great Escape is tough to dismiss. Worst film was A Walk Among the Tombstones (not even close), or, for real films, Body of Lies or The Running Man – mostly a terrific set.
Nathaniel P was simply beautiful.