We’re Ryan and Bev Ellis, married and loving it. We have achieved our mission of watching and reviewing every single one of the 123 movies that made the 1998 and 2007 lists of the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest American movies of all time. The hook? We watched them in chronological order to better grasp the historical context of each film, starting with 1915’s The Birth Of A Nation and finishing with 2001’s The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring.
So just who are we? Nobody you ever heard of. We’re just a pair of devout film buffs who love talking about movies and listening to others do the same. We call Toronto home and we share those 4 walls & a roof with our dog Fox. We both have careers in television. Ryan has seen all of the movies on the AFI lists so he’ll be watching them all again. Going into the project Bev had seen surprisingly few of them…and she studied film in college!
Spoiler alert! We spoil everything, so you should watch these pictures before you listen to each podcast. Ryan’s bad about dropping the dime on any old movie, for that matter, so watch out.
For more information about the AFI and what criteria the filmmakers, journalists, and historians used to cast their votes, go to AFI.com. Check us out on Twitter @top100project and you can look for both of us on Facebook.