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2009 IN REVIEW: Top 10 Films

Creating an annual top ten list is really a high pressure endeavor. Many of the films listed below I have only seen once and although they made a great initial impression on me, it’s hard to know if they have lasting power. Usually I re-assess my top ten list in June/July of the following year […]

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Of the Day – 01.04.10

First “Of the Day” of the New Year! Read of the Day: Tired of all the “Best of 2009” pieces? Here’s a worst of 2009 piece in Haiku format! [Cinematical] News of the Day: There was some speculation around the web that Jason Reitman had originally planned for Up in the Air to end with […]

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THE STATE OF THE RACE: Best Picture

NOTE: From now on, rather than doing a sweeping update where I make predictions in all categories at once, I will be gradually updating a few categories each week, complete with an article. The brief worries that set in earlier in the week about Precious‘s Oscar chances have quickly faded as the Metacritic reviews have […]

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Most Anticipated Films of the Third Trimester

As I have mentioned in the past, I like to think of the year as divided into three trimesters – the beginning of the year studio dumping grounds between January and April, the summer blockbusters and Indie hits from May through August, and the adult-aimed Awards-bait films that appear between September and December. The quality […]

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Cannes Day Three – Bright Stars

Another day, another two competition films screened. Today it was Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Park Chan-wook’s Thirst. There were also several out-of-competition or previews of films that have been buzzed about in the south of France. Screenings and Reviews: Critics are calling Jane Campion’s Bright Star a satisfying return to form for Jane Campion. […]

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