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 who are we? 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 and usually a roof with our dogs Sam & Tilly. We both have careers in television, so we’ve been movie-adjacent for decades.
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 @moviefiend51 for Ryan and @bevellisellis for Bev. And we’ve been on iTunes almost from the beginning. Search “Top 100 Project” to find our entirely free catalogue, available now for download.