The State of the Lake 2016

2016 has come and gone, and with the first day of 2017 almost done I feel it’s time to look closely at how the previous year went over at Journeys in Classic Film. As you’ve probably noticed I took a big step back from JCF this year. It’s not to say things weren’t happening, but…

The 20 Worst Classic Films of 2016

No one likes watching bad movies, but sometimes you take a chance and end up with mud on your face. The films assembled here left me with emotions like basic boredom to outright irritation, although I didn’t hit on anything that left me utterly infuriated which is a good thing, I guess. Life’s too short…

The 20 Best Classic Films of 2016

As I’ve mentioned a few times this year, I didn’t have nearly the wide swath of classic films consumed as I’d hoped. It could explain why creating this list was harder than usual because so many of these have been forgotten to time. However, out of the 55 titles in contention these are the twenty…

The Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2016

2016 was a hard year for everyone. The horrendous classic film related dirge of death rolled on all year, and is still on-going. For me, the saddest thing was realizing how low on the priority list the site became as I segued into freelance writing. However, by year’s end I was burned out and it’s…

The 20 Best Films of 2015

It was hard narrowing my original list of 78 films – all of which garnered three Ronnies and above – down to a scant twenty. Thankfully, if you read my 20 Worst Films list, you’ll notice I saw far more I enjoyed as opposed to hated, so much so that the top 20 is exclusively…

The 20 Worst Films of 2015

Critics don’t enjoy watching bad movies – unless the movie knows its bad and has fun with it – but not every rock can be a diamond. The films here comprise just a fraction of the movies I was left cold to. Out of a whopping 64 films, all of which received a 2-star or…