Time MagazineI love lists. I could look at the imdb top 250 of all time list all day if I had to. So when Time magazine announced today it's list of the 100 best movies of all time, I grabbed the assignment and cartwheeled out of the cinematical offices. First off, let may state that the list was in fact compiled by the movie critics for Time, Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss, who are both human as far as I know. Therefore, the list is fallible. For instance, Finding Nemo is included in the list, but somehow such classics as North by Northwest, Annie Hall, and Apocalypse Now are not. Disagree a little bit, I do (this is my attempt to sound wise and Yoda like). Schickel says that's the idea. "100 lists are fun to discuss, fun to argue over," Schickel told The Associated Press. "I don't think anybody should say, `That's it, that's the final 100! No disputing this for the rest of eternity!' You know, stuff changes. Life changes. You change." Yahoo observes that the most popular director turned out to be Martin Scorsese, who has three films on the list. Scorsese's frequent actor of choice, Robert De Niro, leads actors with five. The list isn't in an order, but merely a grouping of 100 movies. This is good for someone like me who gets pissed off thinking about how Memento is somehow ranked higher than Goodfellas in the imdb top 250 of all time list. But I'm sure the decision was more of a cop out. In Monday's issue of the magazine, the two critics also name the best film from each decade: Metropolis (1927), Dodsworth (1936), Citizen Kane (1941), Ikiru (1952), Persona (1966), Chinatown (1974), Decalogue (1988), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Talk to Her (2002).

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