Movies are entertainment. If a movie entertains me, it has done it's job. Honestly, I have never taken a class in film-making or cinematic art. I know a very small amount about directorial technique and probably a tiny bit more about acting. You can add a touch more due to my photography background. Beyond that it all comes down to the question of whether or not I was entertained. I can tell you that WHY I am entertained is something that may be a tiny bit more insightful. But beyond that, forget about it. Finally, my arbitrary, totally subjective 10-point rating system is not to be taken too seriously. It is ... well, arbitrary and totally subjective. Here's a list of movies I enjoy enough to comment on:

Billy Crystal's homage to the 61 Yankees and Roger Maris' pursuit of Babe Ruth's Record.
The most absurd Spielberg flick to hit theaters: panic grips the West Coast in the wake of Pearl Harbor.
A Man For All Seasons
One of the single greatest casts meets one of the finest screenplays ever. Really.
A stylized semi-historical biography of the mercurial composer, Mozart.
Animal House
The archetype for snobs vs. slobs movies everywhere.
Apocalypse Now
Coppola adapts a Conrad novella and creates an archetypical fantasy of war.
Blazing Saddles
One of the greatest comedies - and greatest Westerns - of all time!
Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Comic book culture, science fiction, and strange casting collide.
Bull Durham
Baseball without the big salaries, steroids, and hype.
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
Classic Westerns take a unique turn as we find ourselves rooting for the bad guys.
Golf, comedy, and even a caddy or two.
Cat Ballou
A dated Western send-up from the sixties that is still very entertaining.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Breathtaking scenery, heartwrenching love stories, and kung-fu. Can't miss!
Dead Again
Reincarnation, noir thriller, quirky characters, and brilliant British thespians.
Dr. Strangelove
Laughing your way through bureaucratically-inept nuclear holocaust.
Father Goose
My all-time favorite Cary Grant film.
For Love of the Game
The perfect game narrated by the perfect baseball announcer, Vin Scully.
Galaxy Quest
The tool man and his cohorts must save the galaxy. And their careers.
A stirring re-telling of one of the most important events in American history.
Serving all your paranormal elimination needs.
Grosse Pointe Blank
A Cusack-laden comedy of murder-for-hire.
Groundhog Day
A festival of Bill Murry's comedic deja vu.
Henry V
Branagh's directorial debut and one of Shakespeare's most action-packed stories.
Hunt For the Red October
The birth of the techno-thriller.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The third Indiana Jones flick - a return to form.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The second Indiana Jones flick - a much darker tone.
King Arthur
A re-telling of Arthur, minus the Arthurian mythos.
Romero's campy biker take on the King Arthur story.
Major League
Misfits in the majors make the playoffs.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin take to the high seas.
Men In Black
Saving the world from the REAL aliens!
One of history's most important and tension-filled naval battles.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Britain's finest collection of madmen re-tell Britain's finest legend.
Much Ado About Nothing
One of Shakespeare's most approachable plays in the hands of a master director and cast.
Murder By Death
An unbelieveable cast skewers the entire genre of detective movies.
Mystery Men
A unique comedy about some very unique not-quite super heroes.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
A theme park ride of a movie inspired by ... a theme park ride.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
If adventure has a name ...
Bill Murray trains to defend America alongside sexy MPs.
The Longest Yard
Robert Aldrich delivers a dark comedy with a stellar cast.
The Matrix
The gospel according to geeks.
The Right Stuff
America's Space Program from the ground up.