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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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Joe’s Top 10 for 2011

Joe’s Top 10 for 2011

| January 14, 2012

2011 has been an overly disappointing year for films. Until a few weeks ago, I had all but given up hope on even creating a list of the top ten films of the year, but after a few new releases aroused my interests, I started to become convinced that I could actually manage to put […]

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Ruben’s Top 10 of 2011

Ruben’s Top 10 of 2011

| January 13, 2012

As a preface, there were plenty of films that came out this year that I never got a chance to see. From Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia to Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, there were just a bunch of things to see here in Chicago that I never got a chance to see in theatre or […]

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Jason Coffman’s No-Frills Top 20 of 2011

Jason Coffman’s No-Frills Top 20 of 2011

| January 12, 2012

I thought 2011 was a killer year for film. I saw a lot of great stuff, and this here is a list of my 20 favorite films I saw on the big screen in 2011, with pictures to accompany each selection. Some of them are huge. They’re supposed to be– trust me on this. 20. […]

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The Best Blu-ray/DVD Releases of 2011

The Best Blu-ray/DVD Releases of 2011

| January 12, 2012

I’ve decided to do something a little different this year. Rather than discuss here the best theatrical releases of 2011, I’ve determined to offer up an extensive list of my favorite Blu-ray/DVD releases of the year. It’s an admittedly much longer (and hopefully more useful) list than my list of best theatrical releases would have […]

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