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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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2011: The Year In Film

2011: The Year In Film

| January 12, 2012

These are the films that made my list in 2011. This year I saw close to 300. The films that are on this list stood out for one reason or another, and I do my best to explain that reason in the paragraphs below. When it comes to the summer blockbusters, the Transformers, the Harry […]

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