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The 100 Best Horror Movies of All Time

The 100 Best Horror Movies of All Time


Picking 100 movies to represent the all-timers of their category is a thankless and impossible task; even if you hit all the major titles needed to give the list gravitas, you’re going to end up leaving out titles that one person might think are essential, or another person will take exception to the ordering, or … Continue reading

The 100 Best Movies of the 1950s

The 100 Best Movies of the 1950s


Next up in Paste Magazine’s “100 Best/Greatest” series: The 1950s! I blurbed my ass off for this list, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat (which is to say that I am literally doing it again right now, for a different list focused on a different subject. As Hexxus once said: No breaks!). Anywho … Continue reading

Soaking in Prague’s Beer Spa

Soaking in Prague’s Beer Spa


Good news, everybody! I write about beer now, too! And for Paste Magazine, no less, which in my estimation is one of the best outlets for journalism regarding the beer world. Color me biased. (I’m biased. But I also know that Paste’s thoughts on beer are held in pretty high esteem by people who are … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, May 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, May 2017


Hey! It’s May(‘s Criterion round-up for Paste Magazine)! An Ozu movie written around fart jokes is an Ozu movie well in my wheelhouse, but I did not write about Good Morning; instead I wrote about Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelle, Chantal Akerman’s landmark arthouse film, a three hour opus about a single mom as she … Continue reading

The 100 Greatest War Movies of All Time

The 100 Greatest War Movies of All Time


War is hell, which is probably why people love making movies about it. (It’s hard to say whether people love watching movies about it more than they love making movies about it, but I digress.) So the gang at Paste Magazine, including me, put on their colors and watched a whole damn bunch of movies about war, … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2017


Oh, sure: I know what you’re thinking. “It’s May, Annnnnnndyyyyyyyyy! Why are you so late sharing the April Criterion round-up, huuuuuuuh?” Well, I mean, hush. Calm down. It’s okay. You can still read the Paste Magazine Criterion piece for April even though it is no longer April. You should, too, not only because I spend more time … Continue reading

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