Category Archives: Best Of

Oscar Re-Do: 2010

You know the drill. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE 127 HoursBlack SwanThe FighterInceptionThe Kids Are All RightThe King’s SpeechThe Social NetworkToy Story 3True GritWinter’s Bone Should have won: The Social Network Not even nominated: Shutter … Continue reading

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20 After 20: 2000

While I plan on continuing this project for years, this pandemic didn’t exactly make this project easier. “Free time” really felt like a myth, so I ran out of time to revisit more of these titles, which might have resulted … Continue reading

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The Anniversary Albums Project: Best of 2020

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

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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

Ensemble in a ComedyBirds of Prey Like its predecessor Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey has an enormous cast of characters who have graced the pages of DC Comics over the past decades. But that’s where its similarities end. For one, … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

10. Da 5 Bloods (dir. Spike Lee) – Streaming on Netflix Messy, provocative, powerful. That’s a Spike Lee movie, all right. To me, this is his best effort since Inside Man: a reunion of four broken men, haunted by their … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Songs

While I felt like I had no time to keep up with new albums, the initial version of this list stretched to 80 songs. But I was still able to whittle it down to 50 tracks. You can hear them … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Albums

10. The Chicks – Gaslighter It’s been 14 years since the band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks released an album, but they’re still filled with righteous fury. Instead of shitty presidents, their targets are abusive exes and the people … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIESSchitt’s CreekThe four principle cast members finally got their due, each picking up an acting Emmy. But the show had a full bench of brilliant performers, including the always hilarious Chris Elliott as Mayor Roland … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Comedy Shows and Specials

Marc Maron: End Times Fun (Netflix) Though shot in 2019, this special felt perfect for the “Why is everything on fire all the time?” insanity of 2020. Maron lays out how we got here, without being condescending or wallowing. Middleditch … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

Animaniacs No show had a bigger chance of whiffing than this revival for Hulu. But the new writers and returning voice talent made it just as funny and subversive as the original run. They jettisoned all the other segments that … Continue reading

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