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THE 100 BEST FILMS OF 2013 | #10 – 1

— Previous: #20 – 11 — ~ ~ ~ — ‘Where’s the last time you saw bin Laden?’ Almost proof that miracles do happen, the fact that a film as politically charged as Kathryn Bigelow’s latest procedural was made with such high-profile names attached and media ire surrounding it. Charting the hunt for Osama Bin … Continue reading

THE 100 BEST FILMS OF 2013 | #20 – 11

— Previous: #30 – 21   |   Next: #10 – 1 — ~ ~ ~ — Three-hour homilies on the bliss and anguish of romantic love don’t get much better than this. Adèle is a student looking for connection – but instead of men, her attentions lean naturally toward other women, and one blue-haired bohemian in … Continue reading

THE 100 BEST FILMS OF 2013 | #30 – 21

— Previous: #40 – 31   |   Next: #20 – 11 — ~ ~ ~ — Gracefully directed with precision by Stephen Frears, this is prestige picture-making only on a surface level; despite it commendably casting a clear-eyed rumination on the role of the Catholic Church in Irish history, Philomena is a fantastic picture thanks … Continue reading

THE 100 BEST FILMS OF 2013 | #40 – 31

— Previous: #50 – 41   |   Next: #30 – 21 — ~ ~ ~ — Even though it’s fallen off the radar since its early 2013 release, The Sessions hangs in the memory as an incredible achievement for multiple reasons. One of them is John Hawke’s heroic – yes, heroic – performance in the lead … Continue reading

THE 100 BEST FILMS OF 2013 | #50 – 41

— Previous: #100 – 51   |   Next: #40 – 31 — ~ ~ ~ — A medium-sized budget meets a genuine flair for comedy. Seth Rogen and his carefree company (Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, the Devil) have a transparent love for getting together and messing around, and have a talent for making … Continue reading

THE 100 BEST FILMS OF 2013 | #100 – 51

—ddds Next: #50 – 41   — It’s that time of year again; the awkward and busy period between Christmas and New Year’s in which I hastily catch up with movies I haven’t gotten round to see yet, make consistently difficult decisions as to which order they should go in, and then write it all … Continue reading

Bottom 10 Films of 2012

10. Piranha 3DD Released a couple of years ago, the first Piranha 3D was a gloriously self-aware splatterfest, well put-together and possessing an equal joke-to-blood ratio. Its inevitable sequel was something we truly didn’t need (like most titles on this list), and ended up being a poor slasher flick with a handful of desperate cameos that … Continue reading

Top 50 Films of 2012

— 2012 was a year of anticipation: in twelve brief months, we expected the arrival of some of the biggest films cinema has ever known. Avengers Assemble, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As the months progressed, it was clear that documentaries were having a strong year with The Imposter, Marley and West of … Continue reading

Top 55 Films of 2011

I watched an ungodly amount of films in the cinema this year. Me and the silver screen are now close friends; we had some great times, we had some not so great times. But there’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a movie, surrendering to the world displayed before your eyes; whether I enjoyed each … Continue reading

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