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Best of 2016

December 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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2016 may be remembered more for its tragedies and losses, but lots of great art work appeared too. For example…

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2011: Film Wrap-up

December 31, 2011 Leave a comment

I saw 21 theatrical films in 2011 — about 10% of the films qualified for the 2011 Oscars. Most of them were disappointments. Here are a handful that I can recommend.

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2008 Movie Wrap-up

I saw 23 theatrical films in 2008 (9 fewer than 2007 and there were no repeats). Here’s how I stack them up.

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2007 Movie Wrap-up

I saw 32 theatrical films in 2007 (34 if you count going back for seconds). Here’s how I stack them up.

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All Roads Lead to Pullman: The Golden Compass

Here’s an equal-opportunity steampunk fantasy. I give “The Golden Compass” (GC) a thumbs up, but if you haven’t read the book, this is probably going to seem like yet another big budget FXploitation flic.

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2006 Movie Wrap-up

I saw 26 theatrical films in 2006 (29 if you count going back for seconds). Here’s how I stack them up.

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2005 Movie Wrap-up

January 1, 2006 1 comment

I saw 39 theatrical films in 2005 (40 if you count going back for seconds of Sin City). Most years I try to make a list of 5 films, but this year just 4 stand out right now, with a massive tie for 5th place. Here’s what I came up with:

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