“Even if we don’t agree on the movies we love, we all can agree that we love movies. Stretched out before us on the big screen, these larger-than-life stories each take us on a ride. We laugh at ourselves. We find our humanity. We explore our darkest fears. We create new worlds. We begin to understand each other.

The very best movies, of course, find a permanent place in our hearts. They capture a generation’s hopes and fears and weave those raw emotions into celluloid — or, these days, pixels. They are iconic, and despite the ways in which we are different from one another, these movies become something we can share.”

— Kim Schmidt.