Hello, friendly neighbourhood men and women! The Top 100 Project stars married film fans Ryan & Bev Ellis. Our mission every Monday
is was to review the 123 movies on the American Film Institute’s 1998 and 2007 “100 Years, 100 Movies” lists. We are watching watched them & recording recorded podcasts about them chronologically. That’s enough double-striking. You get the point. We started with 1915′s The Birth Of A Nation in March 2013 and ended in December 2015 with 2001′s The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring.
Check out the “T100P Podcasts” section for our thoughts & theories about classics such as: Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, It’s A Wonderful Life, A Streetcar Named Desire, Vertigo, Psycho, Dr. Strangelove, The Graduate, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Jaws, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, Star Wars, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Goodfellas, Schindler’s List, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption, along with 97 others.
Since all those classics have been done for many years, what do we do now? Well, we talk about movies we just feel like watching and we call it The Next 100 Project (or the Next 115 Project, Next 122 Project, etc). It’s a random assortment of classics, often with an anniversary in play (whether it be 5 years or 20 years or even 65 years). We’re off on July 1st to enjoy Canada Day, but the rest of the month will feature a classic western, a deadly serious issues picture, a Tarantino war reimagining and an ensemble family dramedy.
And there’s also our brother (bruh?) podcast, “Scoring At The Movies.” Chris Di Gregorio—a longtime friend of the Ellises—sits down with Ryan every other Thursday to chat about sports pictures. The fellas are reviewing motion pictures from their childhood (although sometimes we cover newer titles too) to mock and/or admire ball-and-stick-and-pass-and-shoot flicks. Our 28th episode—Bring It On—will be hearable on Thursday.
We’ve also got a series of “Now Playing Project” podcasts with timely-at-the-time-we-discussed-them reviews of Oscar-winning movies: 12 Years A Slave, Her, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity. What do you think of those pictures now that several years have passed? Did we have it right or did we have it very wrong?
We hope you’ll listen to our many thoughts and theories about old movies. This is a blog, so you can comment on any page at your leisure. We are very open to feedback, including your own thoughts and theories.