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The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2017 (So Far)

The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2017 (So Far)


I know what you thought when you read the title on this piece: “It’s April.” Yes, it is, but shut up. Shhhh. Stop. It’s okay. I know it’s April. We all know it’s April. I have gadgets all around me screaming the date at me at any given time during the day. Relax. It’s going to … Continue reading

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix


I must confess that I found the utter dearth of really great Western films available for streaming on ye olde Netflix not only perplexing, but disturbing. You’re telling me that Netflix can’t manage to put twenty great Western films up on its site, and instead can only manage to put a much smaller number than that, plus … Continue reading

The 50 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix

The 50 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix


I wrote a thing! I wrote another thing! This time I wrote a thing for a list, in which the best romantic movies available for streaming on Netflix are delineated; I only wrote one thing for this list, but it’s a good thing (of course) for a good movie, L’auberge Espagnole, a movie I haven’t thought … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, March 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, March 2017


What a March over at The Criterion Collection! Obviously any month that includes a Blu-ray release of 45 Years is a month that I will hold in high esteem, but Being There and Multiple Maniacs ain’t too shabby, either. (Being There, as just about every film critic on the planet has likely already noted by now, feels weirdly relevant … Continue reading

The 10 Best War Movies On Netflix

The 10 Best War Movies On Netflix


Netflix is the business these days, isn’t it? Look at me, for instance, all covering a pair of new Netflix releases earlier this month, all getting ready to cover a couple more in April; over the last handful of years the streaming giant has gone from being little more than a digital library for forgotten, … Continue reading

Dear Lew: 03/20/2017

Dear Lew: 03/20/2017


Lew, You wrote back. I can’t believe you wrote me back. I’m sure anyone else peering in on our correspondences will think the five month gap between my last missive and your response is somewhat strange, but I don’t care; I’m just grateful you thought enough of me to say anything at all. Pardon me … Continue reading

The 10 Best Movies in Theaters Right Now (March 10th Edition)

The 10 Best Movies in Theaters Right Now (March 10th Edition)


We’re back with Paste Magazine’s routine and newly evergreen “10 best movies in theaters” feature! (Meaning: We’re going to update this sucker on a regular basis without remaking a new list every time the month changes over. Seems more efficient, yeah?) This round-up features, among other films, XX, Get Out, Kong: Skull Island, and of course Moonlight, which got … Continue reading

The 50 Best Movies of the 1940s

The 50 Best Movies of the 1940s


What’s that, you say? A list? Honestly, I kinda wish we’d been able to keep this sucker to 40 for synchronicity’s sake, but the 40s were a fertile period in cinema all over the world, in particular Japan, Italy, and America, so we had to bump the number out by 10. There are worse things.  Anyways: … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s Releases, February 2017

Best of Criterion’s Releases, February 2017


Instead of talking about the Oscars, let’s talk about The Criterion Collection’s excellent slate of February releases, including Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson, which deserved at least a nomination in the Documentary category (but of course could never have gotten one, because it is not in any way an AMPAS film). For me, it’s all about Mildred Pierce, the … Continue reading