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Top 25 Films of 2018

I confess, I love end-of-year movie lists. It’s an opportunity to see others’ tastes, personalities, and experiences in a succinct form, as well as an opportunity for me to highlight the true, the good, and the beautiful I’ve found in cinema from the previous 365 days. I’m not a fan of “but what about [film […]

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Top 18 Movie Scenes of 2018

While I will post my top films of 2018 on the last day of the year, here are 18 of my favorite scenes from cinema in 2018, listed in alphabetical order by title. I’ve included film clips when available, so there may be spoilers: A Star Is Born – Ally’s first moment on stage singing “Shallow” The […]

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Top 6 Films From the First Half of 2018

The year 2018 will be my first full year living in Scotland, and I have recognized that film culture and releases differ here. Films like Lady Bird and Phantom Thread are technically 2018 releases in the UK, and both would certainly top my list (Lady Bird might have been my #1 from 2017 had I […]

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Top 20 Films of 2017

For many, 2017 was a stressful and anxious year due to the person presently in the Oval Office and all the political divisions and frustrations this has both caused and brought into the light. I share those anxieties and frustrations, although I won’t allow myself to be consumed by them. Tom Hardy’s pilot from Dunkirk […]

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Top 17 Favorite Scenes from 2017

My top films of 2017 list will arrive after Christmas; for now, here are 17 scenes which stood out for me from cinema over the past year, listed in alphabetical order of film title: A Quiet Passion – The Time Lapse Photo. In Terence Davies’ filmic depiction of Emily Dickinson’s life and poetry, there is […]

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