Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Great Year For Film: My Top Ten Of 2010

Compiling my top ten films of the year was far more difficult than expected. My top ten list began as a top 15, and cutting the list down to only ten was a frustrating process. It was this frustration that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: True Grit

Since 2007’s Best Picture winner No Country For Old Men, the Coen brothers have reinvented themselves three times. This has become the story of their career. Since their debut in 1984 with Blood Simple, they have not repeated themselves a … Continue reading

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A Difficult Conversion, Or Why Going To The Movies Kind Of Sucks

As much as it pains me to take back the comments I made with the post, “Why Going To The Movies Doesn’t Suck”, recent film going experiences have forced me to do just that. The post, made in response to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Black Swan

Whether it is with drug addicts spiralling out of control in Requiem for a Dream or a meditating astronaut shooting across space in a bubble in The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky has never been a subtle director. In his latest effort, … Continue reading

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The Accidental Reinvention Of The Gangster Film

“It is not really a film, it is kind of a declaration of who I am.” -Martin Scorsese In 1973, only a year after the release of The Godfather, new-comer Martin Scorsese released one of the most important gangster films … Continue reading

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There Is A Reason Why They Are Called Spoilers

A recent debate among film writers, bloggers and podcasters has been ignited by recent films like Inception and Catfish. It may seem strange that these two films would be compared, or even mentioned in the same sentence. However, they do … Continue reading

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Another Oscar Snub For Scorsese?

In 2006, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed finally garnered the Academy Award recognition the legendary director he had so long deserved. But if the praise and recognition it garnered meant that many thought that his next effort might also be in … Continue reading

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