It’s hard to pick a favorite movie. My favorite changes. It was Batman as a kid. The Usual Suspects all through high school. Memento in college. Now, I say The Godfather, because I’m pretty sure The Godfather is, empirically, the best movie I’ve ever seen, and I do love it, and I can’t imagine ever not loving it, the way I don’t really love The Usual Suspects any more.

I’ve been very selective about which Blu-Rays I bought. I have 13: Gladiator, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, Aliens, Prometheus, Hellboy 2, Goodfellas, There Will Be Blood, Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2, and Pan’s Labyrinth.

Those aren’t my favorites, though. I like Network more than Pan’s Labyrinth. The Social Network is obviously a much cooler movie than Hellboy 2. And there’s The Big Lebowski, of course, but a lot of people mention that one.

This blog is by Phil Parker, writing from San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico. It will end when I’ve written 350 350-word movie reviews, because tight writing is the best kind, and people who review movies online tend to pontificate, or give away too much plot.

Every flick I’ve mentioned here will make the cut. So will Fast & Furious 6, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Midnight Run, Chinatown, The Notebook, 12 Years a Slave, and at least one of the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle flicks.