Blog #40

Recently I posted a statement that Midnight in Paris was the best time-travel film I’d ever seen. A week or so ago I saw The Final Countdown for a second time. But it had been forty years since we’d seen it originally. And it occurred to me it ranked also at the top of any best-of list. So I corrected myself. Last night I stumbled across my copy of JFK: Second Chance, an indie film I’d first seen ten or twelve years ago that is directed by Bob Dyke. And I realized that making public statements about the ranking of books, movies, comedians, whatever, should stay away from claiming any single one as the superlative. Because it’s an independent film it never had a theatrical release and, as far