Category Archives: Best Of

The Anniversary Albums Project: Best of 2019

New music has lost a lot of hold on me over the last few years. And last year I decided that instead of trying to keep up with it all, I’d look back at music history and listen to the … Continue reading

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The List: Top 10 Summer Blockbusters

With no new summer movies on the horizon until at least July (if then), I decided to take a look back on my favorite blockbusters. Certainly, there are better movies to choose in some cases (including superior sequels), but I … Continue reading

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Every Episode of Community, Ranked in Tiers

I recently finished a rewatch of Community on Netflix, and figured I’d try something new. I’ll rank every episode, but in tiers. (Ranking each one 1-110 would take too long, and I’ve already done a top 10 list.) Some rules: … Continue reading

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20 After 20: 1999

Many people, myself included, consider 1999 to be the best movie year ever. I’m even reading a book called just that. It seemed like the last time multiple studios were willing to gamble on unique visions and give sizable budgets … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 1999

Now that I’m far enough away from the years when I was growing up (*gulp*), here’s a little bonus to go along with my annual column. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE American Beauty The Cider … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2020

Once again, I’m going off the Academy’s eligibility lists, so several movies I would have considered for some awards aren’t represented here. I’ve also seen too few animated, foreign language and documentary films to fill out those categories, so I’m … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2009

You know the drill. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE Avatar The Blind Side District 9 An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious A Serious Man Up Up in the Air Should have won: Inglourious … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: Box Office Report

SURE-FIRE HITS – The Kings of the Box Office (All Disney Edition) Avengers: Endgame ($858.3 million) The Lion King ($543.6 million) Toy Story 4 ($434 million) Captain Marvel ($426.8 million) SURPRISE SUCCESSES – They got there through word-of-mouth or succeeded … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

It was a stellar year for film acting, even if only one of these performances was nominated for an Academy Award. Ensemble in a Comedy Knives Out As epic a cast as has ever been assembled for a murder mystery, … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

After many delays – some of which were my fault, some of which were beyond my control – I present to you the best and worst films of 2019. 10. Give Me Liberty (dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky) If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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