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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 Place Beyond the Pines

There’s a way out of this.  You’re not gunna like it. After the film tonight, there will be a Question and Answer period with the director and co-writer, Derek Cianfrance.  Bonus.  I wrote, not long ago, about expectations and how … Continue reading

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Blue Valentine

How can you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that? What I was expecting from Blue Valentine (2010) was a kind of Sid and Nancy (1986) story of two people who are meant to be together but are just toxically … Continue reading

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Stoker

We are not responsible for what we come to be. Sometimes I worry about myself.  I was taking in the air after seeing the movie Stoker (2013) and thought to myself, “They’re making movies for me.”  That’s a darkish confession because … 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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