The IMDB Top 250: The Only Film Canon That Matters

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is the Number One Film on the IMDB Top 250

I recently made the rookie mistake of watching L’Avventura (1960) on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I had some downtime, was scrolling through the Criterion Channel, and saw the title show up in my feed. I never got around to it in graduate school, but always knew it was considered an important work of modern cinema. I figured watching it would be a productive way to fill a knowledge gap. By the end I…