Category Archives: Best Of

The Year in Movies

Before I get to my annual missive to the Academy, has there ever been a better year for science fiction and comic book-inspired movies? It all started with a dark, dense, enthralling tour de force, Logan, that looked like no … Continue reading

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The Final Films

The previous two posts—‘The First Dozen’ and ‘Penultimate Pictures’—have now brought us to this: the final 12 movie reviews of the 2017 Oscar campaign. And like the last published installment, these films are so very hard to rank, especially considering … Continue reading

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Penultimate Pictures

The first installment of my look back through the films of 2017 featured a dozen movies I saw between the Oscar telecast and mid-June. Three films—Wonder Woman, Logan and Get Out—all have a great shot in being included in my … Continue reading

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The First Dozen

Following up on last year’s successful run-up to my favorite annual blog post, The Year in Movies, I thought it cool to once again take a chronological trip down memory lane to see how we got to this moment in … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

Good on the academy. The first time I did this exercise I disagreed with seven of their nominations. Last year only three. And this year it’s just two, one more of a trifle (Hugh Grant over the always excellent Michael … Continue reading

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The Final Films

The previous three cinematic posts—‘The First Sixteen’, ‘The Second Quarter’ and ‘Penultimate Pictures’—have now brought us to this: the final 31 movie reviews of the 2016 Oscar campaign. I’ll let the tweets speak for themselves: LA LA LAND: Unabashedly nostolgic, … Continue reading

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Penultimate Pictures

With most Oscar-caliber films not coming out here in Oz until after the new year, these seven films that I saw between the beginning of September and the end of December are mostly action movies with a smattering of Woody … Continue reading

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