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Phil Hall

Phil Hall has enjoyed a three-decade career in the film industry as a journalist, critic, publicist, distributor, festival programmer and actor. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, Wired, American Movie Classics Magazine and Film Threat. He is the author of seven books, including "The History of Independent Cinema," "The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time" and "In Search of Lost Films."

The 2016 National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance. This year’s titles range from the Disney animated blockbuster “The Lion King” and the seminal coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast […]

FilmSnobbery’s 25 Worst Films Ever Made

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, FilmSnobbery decided to serve up another type of turkey: in this case, the cinematic variety, with a seasonal celebration of the worst films of all time. And in a survey of 100 filmmakers, critics, historians and performers, the choice for the worst film of all time went to Tommy Wiseau’s […]

The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

In this book, 35 directors champion their favorite overlooked or critically savaged gems. Among these guilty pleasures, almost-masterpieces, and undeniable classics in need of revival are unsung noirs (Murder by Contract), famous flops (Can’t Stop the Music, Joe Versus the Volcano), art films (L’ange), theatrical adaptations (The Iceman Cometh), B-movies (Killer Klowns from Outer Space), and even a few Oscar-winners (Some Came Running).

50 Films That Changed the World

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the release of The Great Train Robbery, a landmark moment in film history. To celebrate this important event, we took an informal poll of critics, directors and distributors on which motion pictures could join The Great Train Robbery as having a significant impact on both filmmakers and audiences. […]

The 50 Most Important Religion Films Of All Time

FilmSnobbery.com is paying tribute to the union of the sacred and cinematic with its list of the 50 Most Important Religion Films of All Time. Covering the full spectrum of film history from the silent movies to digital filmmaking, with stops in Hollywood, Indiewood and the global cinema the 50 Most Important Religion Films of […]