The list author says: "These may not be the best films ever made ("The Passion of Joan", "Rules of the Game" and "Raging Bull" are not included); but, rather, these movies are like comfort food on a cold winter's night. I include "True Grit 2010" even though it has not yet been released on dvd, since I've seen it 5 times in the theater and will own it just as soon as Amazon ships it to me. I hope these strike a chord. Enjoy!"
"The Coen Bothers do Hammett. They capture the essence of "Red Harvest" and "The Glass Key", paying subtle homages to multiple films along the way, from the original "Scarface" to "The Conformist" and "The Godfather", and in so doing fashion a modern masterpiece."
"It's a little bit early to do so, but I'm calling this a classic. This is "Huckleberry Finn" meets "The Night of the Hunter" meets "The Searchers" and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance". And it's funny as hell while being profoundly serious. One of the best Westerns ever made. Hell, one of the best films ever made."