As April 2019 hoves into view, and brings with it the promise of a month filled with so-so mainstream releases – Avengers: Endgame excepted (fingers crossed) – and no doubt a slew of minor releases across VoD and a variety of streaming platforms, thedullwoodexperiment is going to take a different tack and spend time looking back at some of the movies that – if I was ever able to compile such a list – would be included in my Top 100 Movies of All Time. All the movies reviewed in April will be huge favourites of mine, and ones that I consider to be all-time classics, the best of the best, movies that stand repeated viewings… you get the idea. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a few months now, but the delay has been down to working out just which movies to review. That it’s been much harder than I ever imagined was truly a surprise, but after much agonising and the compiling of several different lists, thirty movies have been chosen, and now’s the time to plough through them.
This will mean that a number of movies released either this year or last year, and which I was due to review, will now have to wait, but that’s the price that needs to be paid for this kind of retrospective. The movies that shape our tastes and opinions and increase our love for cinema are, to me, very important, and though you’ll find my Top 10 Movies of All Time elsewhere on this site, I don’t think it’s possible to stop at ten and not think about the ones that almost made it. So, from tomorrow, thedullwoodexperiment will be heading off at a different tangent, and unveiling some of the movies that mean a lot to me, and which have had a lasting impact. There’ll be something from pretty much every genre you can think of, but not one movie will be from this particular decade. I hope that some of these titles will be other people’s favourites as well, and if they are, that people will share their love and appreciation for them by posting comments.
And just in case you were wondering, no, the images here are not from movies that will be reviewed at some point in the coming month. These are two movies that are very much favourites of mine, but which just missed out on being included. Maybe they will give you an idea of what’s in store. Or then again…