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Ponty wraps up his extended honorable mentions with this third part, and it’s the biggest one yet.
In reading through his lists, I’m struck by how many incredible films have come out in my lifetime. The 1980s through the early 2000s were surely a golden age for engaging storytelling on the big screen. Even crummier films from those decades are far more enjoyable (and significantly less “woke”) than much of the garbage coming out now. I’m not suggesting there are no good films these days—quite the contrary—but those years were sprinkled with fairy dust.
Ponty leaves no cinematic stone unturned. He told me he had spent four hours writing this list—and at that point, he wasn’t even finished! I don’t think I’ve ever spent four hours on a blog post. Kudos to him: this list is a true labor of love, and we’re all the beneficiaries of his pen.
With that, here is Ponty’s third and final installment of honorable mentions: