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Joe’s Best Films of 2015

Joe’s Best Films of 2015

| January 4, 2016

It turns out I’ve seen a lot of movies this year.  While doing Doug Benson’s 365 movies in 365 days challenge, I managed to get out and see a number of new movies, and am hard pressed to think of any that I feel like I should have seen but didn’t have time for.  I’m […]

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My Seven Favorite Films of 2014

My Seven Favorite Films of 2014

| January 16, 2015

I still have not seen a handful of would-be great films—most notably Birdman, Interstellar, and Foxcatcher—but of the thirty films I have seen from 2014, these were my favorites, presented here in alphabetical order due to difficulty of committing them to a ranking order:   BOYHOOD [dir. Richard Linklater] There’s not much else I can […]

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Joe Sanders’ Best of 2014

Joe Sanders’ Best of 2014

| January 13, 2015

2014 has been an interesting year for film.  Maybe not as strong a year as ’12 or ’13, but I feel pretty good about the following list.  Keep in mind that I haven’t seen certain critically acclaimed movies from this year, including Whiplash, Nightcrawler, Boyhood, and Selma.  That being said, here are the best movies […]

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Joe Sanders’ Top Ten of 2013

Joe Sanders’ Top Ten of 2013

| January 17, 2014

I was worried for months that putting together a top ten list for 2013 was going to be impossible.  All of the summer blockbusters were disappointing, and there wasn’t much worth watching until like, November.  Then, everything great came out at once, and it was impossible for me to see everything I wanted to.  2012 […]

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Ruben Rosario’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Ruben Rosario’s Top 10 Films of 2013

| January 17, 2014

I can honestly say that 2013 was an incredible year for cinema, in both domestic and foreign releases. From genre comedies, to heartfelt dramas, this past year not only broke records, but managed to reinvigorate my faith in cinema as a whole. While a few years ago, due to the death of celluloid in the […]

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Jared Scott Stroup’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Jared Scott Stroup’s Top 10 Films of 2013

| January 16, 2014

Instead of an opening paragraph that will inevitably be skipped over in pursuit of the meat of this article, I’ll just jump right into it. Here are my ten favorite films of 2013, as it currently stands.  This is without having seen some potential greats such as 12 Years a Slave, Her, Frances Ha, The […]

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Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

| January 14, 2014

So here’s my Top 20 for 2013. As always, this is not some kind of attempt at an objective “Best Films of 2013,” these are my personal 20 favorite films that were released in 2013 in the States (theatrical, VOD, cable, whatever) that I actually watched during 2013. If I didn’t see it during the […]

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Film 2012

Film 2012

| January 1, 2013

              THE BEST In Alphabetical Order: Argo – What? You disagree? Argo-fuck-yourself! The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Warm, funny, sad, tender, real. The Cabin In The Woods – Horror comedy that is pure pleasure to watch. Deadfall – Sweet little crime drama w/quirky characters and lots of twists. […]

Best Films of 2011

Best Films of 2011

| January 15, 2012

1. The Tree of Life Terrence Malick’s metaphysical and seemingly autobiographical cosmology, which juxtaposes the origins of the universe with the physical and emotional development of a young boy growing up in a small Texas community, stands as the greatest cinematic achievement of the year –towering over all other films with its thematic complexity and […]

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Elaine’s Best of 2011

Elaine’s Best of 2011

| January 15, 2012

The Interrupters The Interrupters is a fantastic indie film that is gaining more and more speed, with each screening. The movie shows the efforts of the CeaseFire violence prevention organization and their staff members as they go throughout Chicago neighborhoods—Englewood, Roseland, Pilsen, and others—trying to bring peace. It covers a year in the life of […]

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