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AFI film school #26: Forrest Gump— Controversial is as controversial does

There’s films on the AFI top 100 list, featuring protagonists who commit horrific crimes…

AFI film school #25: Raiders of the Lost Ark— And addressing Scorsese's comments

The AFI top 100 list is sure as hell no popularity contest…

AFI film school #24: The Godfather 2— Or The Godfather Also

Being a sequel is tough. You’re almost expected to suck…

AFI film school #23: The Godfather— Why it's objectively the best movie ever

You could safely say that The Beatles are the greatest band of all time…

AFI film school #22: The Deer Hunter— What war is good for

Vietnam gets a lot of representation on the AFI top 100 list…

AFI film school #21: Some Like it Hot— Walking in someone else's heels

Before there was the Coen Brother’s or even Stanley Kubrick kicking ass and taking names in all sorts of genres, there was Billy Wilder…

AFI film school #20: North by Northwest — How to be this much fun

There’s a lot of words usually associated with Hitchcock: genius, suspenseful, scary, obsessive, classic, influential…

Nine crucial lessons from Breaking Bad's pilot

Breaking Bad did okay for itself. But all of this mayhem began with just one episode…

AFI film school #19: Silence of the Lambs — Genre at its best

A film full of quotes that are still recited by people who haven’t even seen it…

AFI film school #18: Toy Story — Beyond infinity

A question often asked is “what makes a Pixar film so much better than other…