The perfect book (or gift, loyal readers) for me, the obsessive-compulsive movie fiend: The New York Times Guide to the Best 1000 Movies Ever Made with reviews from Times critics up till Janet Maslin. (For your fix of current Times critics, go to the New York Times.) And there are lists. I love lists of movies, even if Mike D'Angelo is "aw shucks" about them. And someday, Jake and I will sit down to figure out the best way to put my list up on Gothamist, but
we're I'm too busy posting.
My favorite book of movie lists: Andrew Sarris' The American Cinema.