Category Archives: Best Of

2017 in Review: Box Office Report

Another year, a few more record-setting films and still fewer tickets sold than any time since the 1990s. It’s only going to get worse, but it seems audiences may finally be wising up: rejecting some tired franchises and championing original … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

Unlike years past, there were very few performances that I absolutely adored this year. Plenty I liked, but there was a real dearth of those memorable roles that I’ll be thinking about for years to come. So while some of … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best + Worst Movies

It’s no surprise that in a year as polarizing as 2017, the movies this year would be just as divisive. While there was rapturous agreement about my No. 9 and No. 6 picks, people had passionate, disparate reactions to my … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Songs

As before, the abundance of music to fill your earholes during your commute, work or attempts at exercise is worth it if only for the variety of songs that end up on this list. One song I have to highlight, … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Albums

Last year I vowed not to overdo it in 2017. Yet, with so many albums available to me, catching up with just the “Important” stuff proved daunting. So my top 10 feels a little bit like a blur. You could … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

In an effort to highlight even more of the best TV of the year, I’ve added a Best Ensemble category. I spread the love a little bit this year, partly because there was a lot of turnover in my favorite … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

The (ultimately meaningless) struggle of Peak TV got even worse this year. Even with this now annual inclusion of 10 stand-out achievements that didn’t make my top 10, I still didn’t have a place for shows I enjoyed watching, including … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Godless (Netflix) Scott Frank’s Western takes full advantage (maybe too much advantage) of Netflix’s flexibility, with some episodes going on for more than 90 minutes, and others just barely 30. But even as he steps right … Continue reading

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The List: 10 More Great ‘Simpsons’ Episodes

With today marking the 30th anniversary of the Simpsons’ first appearance on The Tracey Ullman Show, a lot of sites are revising (or releasing for the first time) their lists of the best episodes of all time. The Ringer’s list was … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Box Office Report

SURE-FIRE HITS – The Kings of the Box Office (All Disney Edition) Finding Dory ($486.2 million) *Rogue One ($408.2 million) Captain America: Civil War ($408 million) The Jungle Book ($364 million) SURPRISE SUCCESSES – They got there through word-of-mouth or … Continue reading

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