Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

Posted on

The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Movies

We gave it an A-

Revisionist movie buffs, take note: If the Old Gray Lady had its way, Psycho would be forever remembered as a B-movie curiosity, while Star Trek II would rank as a far better follow-up than, say, The Godfather, Part II. Such judgments — handed down primarily from chief Times critics Bosley Crowther, Vincent Canby, and Janet Maslin — make up only a small part of this 1,002-page, far-reaching archive, an essential reference for anyone interested in film. Canby’s incisive commentary, coupled with his knack for spotting new talent, forms a near-definitive appraisal of ’70s American cinema, and the soon-to-resign Maslin finds time to heap praise on little-seen oddities like the bugged-out documentary Microcosmos. Still, one can’t help but wonder: 1,000 entries, and no room for Jaws? Pretty fishy. A-

Comments