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Top 13 Films of 2013

Built up throughout the year, these are my favorite films of 2013.  There is also my Top 13 disappointments of the year and a too-long list of films I missed.  You can see my complete, top to bottom 2013 rankings … Continue reading

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The Counselor

Do you know a bolo is? Novelist Cormac McCarthy sat down in the theater to see what Ethan and Joel Coen had made of his book No Country for Old Men (2007) and thought it was pretty weak tea.  That’s when he started writing The Counselor (2013), his … Continue reading

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The Terminator

“Come with me if you wanna live!” There have been some pretty good titles over the course of human fiction.  Consider this one:  James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984).  How pleased were they when they came up with that title?  It’s no … Continue reading

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Top 12 Films of 2012

The past year, 2012, was a bit of a colossal disappointment.  It isn’t that the movies were bad or even not good.  In fact, you could probably say that it was one of the best years top-to-bottom ever.  Putting these … Continue reading

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Blade Runner

It’s not an easy thing to meet your maker. Blade Runner(1982) has undergone a ludicrous amount of substantial revisions.  And yet, it is to sci-fi what Chinatown (1974) is to film noir in terms of history and critical prestige.  This is … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts on Prometheus (2012)

On my second viewing of Prometheus (2012), which I reviewed last week, I realized what was happening–both on a macro level and in the details of the film’s story.  To my infinite shame, I didn’t fully understand so many of the movie’s … Continue reading

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Prometheus

I think they want us to come and find them. There are unconventional sci-fi films.  There’s a spectrum.  On the one side is the superhero genre.  The world is on the line and there’s only one man…  On the other … Continue reading

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