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AFI Updates Top 100 American Films List; Still Sucks

Just as bad as the original list. The only good thing about the update is Raging Bull’s move from #24 up to #4. But GoodFellas all the way down at #92? Star Wars at #13 and Empire Strikes Back doesn’t even make the list? What sense does it make that The Godfather Part II is 30 spots lower than The Godfather? Casablanca at #3? Let me tell you something about Casablanca — it’s boring.

The AFI’s nostalgic bias for old movies is preposterous. The only films from the last 25 years in the top 50 are Schindler’s List (#8), E.T. (#25), and The Fellowship of the Ring (#50).

Thursday, 21 June 2007