Category Archives: Best Of

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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2016 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

As I mentioned in a similar post for the year’s best TV performances, I have forgotten about honoring the best acting in film. This post should remedy that. I decided to take the Golden Globes approach and honor musical or … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best + Worst Films

Thanks to my membership in GALECA, I got to see a lot more movies than I ever have before in my years as a critic. There were lots of hidden gems (Blue Jay) and pleasant surprises (Swiss Army Man), but … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Songs

As I mentioned in the intro to my list of the best albums of the year, I listened to an obscene amount of music this year, which made deciding on my 10 favorite LPs was a herculean task. One upside … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Albums

I overdid it this year. In my quest to hear nearly everything I could, I ended up not spending a much shorter amount of time with a lot of albums that needed to be experienced four, five, six time to be … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

I realized that in my awards giving, I’ve neglected to highlight the best performances in years past. That changes with these highlights, in drama, comedy and limited series/made-for-TV movies. Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

Even by including this list, I only scratched the surface of what I watched, which barely scratched the surface of the veritable buffet of options I could have partaken of this year. 70th Tony Awards So maybe “Love is love … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Shows

Everything I wrote last year about not having enough time to watch everything – the rapid expansion of “Peak TV” – got even worse in 2017. I have a tie on this list AND I’m capping my honorable mentions at … Continue reading

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Film Report Card: Second Quarter 2016

We’re now halfway through 2016. I’ve been keeping track of every movie I’ve seen on Letterboxd so far this year. Here are all the new releases I’ve seen, along with links to reviews where applicable. Weiner (A-) Tower (A-) Five … Continue reading

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The Best of 2016… So Far – Music (A Sneak Peek)

Did I really not do a halfway post the last two summers? Even so, there’s been an abundance of good TV, film and music this year. I usually wait until around July 4th to post a formal countdown, and I … Continue reading

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