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The Best Documentaries of 2014

Just like last year, I’m putting this list out at an opportune time. My top documentary of the year (and one of my best...

The Best Lead Performances of 2014

In contrast to my list of best supporting actors this past year, my list of best lead actors is so overwhelmingly male that it’s...

The Kimbell Screens “The Red Shoes”

It’s not exaggerating to say that Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s garishly colorful 1948 melodrama The Red Shoes is one of the most influential...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2014

Just like last year, it seems to me like the supporting actresses got the better roles than their male counterparts. This is true even...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2014

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I don’t do a list of breakout talents every year. In 2014, however, I saw...

The Best Movie Moments of 2014

I did this feature last year and received enough response to encourage me to bring it back this year. This is my rundown of...

Screw You, North Korea! I Saw The Interview.

When last we checked in with The Interview, Sony Pictures had pulled the film from theaters and been roundly criticized for it. Since then,...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2014

Welcome to the first of several blog posts in which I discuss the year in movies. This year, I’m starting with an annual post...

The Best Movies of 2004

The end of the year is a time to look back, and most movie critics are content to compile a Top 10 list for...

North Korea Ruins My Thursday Evening (Updated)

I was supposed to see The Interview last night. There was a press screening scheduled for the comedy about an assassination plot against Kim...