From Atlantic Refugees:
JC: I agree that it's more appropriate to create a "Best Of" list based on some degree of consensus amongst a large group of well-respected voters. It's just annoying when you hear someone complaining about the AFI list, and then creating another, based on their own personal tastes, trying to pass it off as the "definitive" one.
More to the point, Rosenbaum's list justifies itself through his films (mainly excellent), and through his defense of his choices. It's not just a case of claiming one is better than another--he makes a good argument about the deficiencies of the AFI list. His final sentence is a fine zinger.