And suddenly, here we are. It’s the end of the semester. But more importantly (at least for the purposes of this column), it’s the end of the Film Series. Boo hoo. But, unless you’re going to be abroad in the spring, THE FILM SERIES WILL NEVER DIE! — at least not next semester.

I find it funny that the “Best of the Year” issues of music and film magazines have already started coming out. So many movies have yet to come out, but everyone has to have a list, including me—a self-diagnosed media whore. (Is this more or less lame than “film snob?” I think more). Okay, rescind that.

The utility of such a list is to recommend to you, faithful readers, a few movies that were in the series that you did not get a chance to see, for whatever reason. We’re all busy people. But, as I said at the beginning of the year, the Film Series can be, if used well, a valuable educational tool. So here’s my personal top 10 movies from the series that, if you weren’t able to see, you should. They are, in no particular order:

“Talk To Her”
“City of God”
“42nd Street”
“Morvern Callar”
“Gimme Shelter”
“The Bad and The Beautiful”
“Blue Velvet”
“8 1/2”
“Aguirre: The Wrath of God”
“The Black Cat”/“Murders in the Rue Morgue” (Okay so it’s 11 movies, but we showed the last two on a double bill and, they’re only about an hour each.)

And now, the worst call of the Film Series:

“Jackass: The Movie”

We’re sorry, truly sorry.

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