Posts Tagged ‘film’

My 25 Favorite Films of 2009

March 27, 2010

Normally I do a list of my 30 favorite films of each year, but as I was constructing one this time around I just couldn’t find 30 strong enough to make a full list. So here are my 25 faves…

1.Up in the Air
2.Inglourious Basterds
3.Broken Embraces
4.A Serious Man
5.The Hurt Locker
7.(500) Days of Summer
9.Crazy Heart
10.Funny People
11.Away We Go
13.Whip It
14.Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
15.The Informant!
16.Public Enemies
18.The Girlfriend Experience
19.Fantastic Mr. Fox
20.I Love You, Man
22.Whatever Works
23.World’s Greatest Dad
25.State of Play


I’m wearing two different colored socks today.

March 21, 2010

It’s true. One is black and one is white, and they are even different brands.


Anyway, to get to the real point of this spontaneous post…

If you haven’t heard already, the next Neckbrace Fest has been scheduled and the plans are gargantuan times fifty-six this time around. I’d say try with all of your might to be in attendance on Saturday, June 26th at The Real Lincoln Estate. For all of the info you need on the Fest, visit the OFFICIAL SITE.

Also, I went to a Tony Marshall/BLT/Montauk Monster show last night.

It was stellar.

My 30 favorite films of 2009 are next.

Dr. Strangelove I am not.

March 20, 2010

Well, it seems as though I lied yet again in my last post. You know what I’m talking about without even looking, I know it. Today is March 20th, 2010. My last entry was near the end of the previous year, leaving nearly three months of time between posts, which by this point comes as no surprise to any of you, nor me, and it’s saddens me…yet I am the only one who can prevent such a drought. Or can I? It’s become more and more apparent to me as of late that it was never that I was a writer with a frequent case of the block, but rather I’m just a person who writes whenever the hell his mind feels it’s okay to open up the gates of thought, which in my case only happens in spurts that are way too far apart. Whatever the case may be, it’s evident that I need to stop making the promises of postings and just be good with the fact that I will write whenever I am supposed to, so then I will not pressure myself to put something down at any certain time.

With that being said, I am definitely not going to let this recent drought erase my annual Fergy Film entries. They are still coming, even though this will be the first year that they are posted AFTER all of the major awards shows have aired. It’s actually for the better this time, because it has been over the last month or so that I have been able to brush up on seeing most of the important films of 2009.

I love you.

A Revival, or, How I Learned To Stop Delaying Between Posts and Love the Bomb

December 29, 2009

It’s that time again.

Of course I must be talking about that time when the recollection of the year’s cinema and music help me come out of supposed hiding to finally reveal a boat-load of thoughts condensed into massive lists and nominations for my annual Fergy Film Awards. Apparently it must also be time for my trademark, incoherent run-on sentences as well. Oh well, at least I’m posting again, albeit warts-and-all.

I’m getting just as amped up for the individual postings of my regular 100 favorite songs and 50 favorite albums of the year, not to mention the 30 films of the year and whatnot…but what makes this go-’round extra-special is the fact that this is not only time for year-end lists, but also decade-end ones. So it goes without saying that there promises to be a ton of activity at Ferguson Reviews over the course of the next two solid months at least. The decade lists have been unbelievably thorough and a joy to construct, which I’ve been doing off and for the last four months combined, and am still attempting to glue together. It’s imperative to not that this will be the first comprehensive decade list that I have had the chance to make to this point in my life, seeing as the entire decade, from the beginning of 2000 until these last final days of 2009, I have been deeply into the movie theater – inside and out. 1999 was the first year that I found myself a true movie-lover, so I dove head first into the new decade and millennium with a never-ending mission in mind, and I think I’ve made good as best as I could on that. It’s hard to believe that ten full years have went by as quickly as they did, with each year passing by far more rapidly than the one that preceeded it. I’m in the midst of completing a massive set of lists and Fergy Film nominations and awards, chief of which being MY 100 FAVORITE AMERICAN FILMS OF THE DECADE. 

Coming immediately will be the 50 albums and 100 songs lists, and then as January moves along and I continue to see the essential films that are needed to make a conclusive cinema list for 2009, there will be the 12th annual Fergy Film Awards. Special thanks must go to Noah East for suggesting that I also do a special Fergy Film Awards for the entire decade. Expect that to arrive before the annual awards themselves, for I have almost entirely compiled those choices. It’s the most exciting time of year for me, which in turn makes this blog finally active. I’m ridiculous.

Stay tuned.

Inching Closer

September 21, 2009

As we enter the last week of principal photography for Leaving, we stand at 10 scenes out of 13 being filmed in their entirety and ready to go to the cutting room floor. It has been a productive and fun-filled 4 weeks of collaborating with friends and family, to say the least. We’re going to knock out the last three scenes we have scheduled this week, then I am going to dive head first into the editing process. We plan to have this available for your eyes in early October.

See you soon. In the meantime, here is your entire cast and crew list…

Robert Mathison
Andy Ferguson
Chris Baker
Josh Short
Lauren Hoover
Matthew Kruger
Dean Moore
Dave Elwert
Joel Levi
Daniel Brennan
Randy Rogers
Ewan Hofmann
Original Songs and Score

Tony Marshall
Andy Ferguson
Robert Mathison
Andy Ferguson