Every so often, we ring the bell for a week-long debate on a single topic. From The Best Year in Movies to The Best Summer Movie Ever to The Best Film to Lose Best Picture, Debate Week always delivers.
Between John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 has it all.
By Anna Swanson
The studio system was collapsing, the French New Wave was on the rise, and Gregory Peck was cinema’s greatest dad.
Not just defined by its epic summer, 1982 was a year-long explosion of significant cinematic entertainment.
Ray Liotta playing a cokehead alone makes 1990 the best year for cinema.
By Farah Cheded
Zombies, space sagas and age ratings: fifty years ago, cinema was changed forever.
By Hanna Flint
From films that wouldn’t die easily to John Hughes’ darker side to lands that existed before time, there’s a strong case to be made for 1988.
Our first ever Debate Week begins with Hollywood enthralled in World War II, but still able put out legendary films that still influence filmmaking today.