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Ken’s 2017 Oscar Predictions

Is it time for the Oscars again? Apparently so. Here are my predictions for what will win big at the Dolby Theatre on February 26. Because the Academy Awards are based less on who was the best and more on who

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Top 10 Films of 2016: KEN BAKELY

Rounding out our written year-end lists is our newest team member Ken’s top ten films of the year, along with some under-appreciated and hidden gems from the year.

DISCLAIMER: It should be noted that I have not yet had the time

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Top 50 of 2016 (#25 – #1): KEVIN RAKESTRAW

Out of curiousity, I went ahead and broke down the titles that ended up securing a place on my year-end list. Of the 50 titles, 52% of them happened to theatrical offerings while the other 48% were viewed via the internet; websites like

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Top 20 Films of 2016: ADAM PATTERSON

2016, while a disaster in nearly every other regard, was a good year for cinema with a bevy of memorable releases. As per usual, I had an insanely difficult time narrowing my list down to twenty entries, frequently replacing and moving items

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Top 20 Films of 2016: BLAKE CRANE

Continuing our year-end wrap-up we have Blake’s top 20 films of the year, which once again have something for just about everyone. Whether you’re into meaty dramas or suspenseful horror flicks, Blake’s list has you covered. Take a look below and

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Adam’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2016

Before compiling this list I was thinking 2016 was a weak year for horror, at least in the movies anyway, real life is a different story, but after looking over what came out this year I had a terribly tough time whittling

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Top 50 of 2016 (#50 – #26): KEVIN RAKESTRAW

Interestingly enough, 52% (13 out of 25) of these titles that comprise the first half of my year-end list came by way of various internet outlets. The most of which (6) were viewed via NoBudge.com; while Mubi, FestivalScope and personal Vimeo

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2016 Performance Overview – Male (Lead/Supporting)

Like always, there are a number of performances missing from my year-end list due to the fact that I have not seen said performances. Performances such as Mahershala Ali in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight or Casey Affleck in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, to

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A Year in Short(s)

There were a bevy of short films in the year 2016; so many that the majority of them would have tied in various spots on my Top 50 Films of the Year, so I have assembled those shorts here, culled from a diverse selection of online offerings (Filmmaker Magazine, NoBudge, Booooooom, Kinet.Media, Vimeo, and Mubi). Plenty more to be found in my Top 50.

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Top 20 Movies of 2015: Ernie Trinidad

The year-end lists continue to roll out as Film Pulse contributor Ernie Trinidad counts down his top 20 films of 2015. Although it shouldn’t be a big surprise, we now have three writers who have chosen Mad Max: Fury Road as the

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Top 20 Films of 2015: Adam Patterson

For me, 2015 was a great year for movies, containing a wide array of solid releases, from huge spectacle films to low budget indies that all contain something special. Below, you’ll find my personal favorites of this year, whittled down from the 220

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TOP 50 OF 2015 (#25 – #1): Kevin Rakestraw

At the beginning of this week I posted the first half of my Top 50 films of 2015 (#50 through #26). Today is the day I finish this list (and any further list-making endeavors until this time next year), here are the rest of my picks from 2015.

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Top 20 Films of 2015: Blake Crane

If you’re in need of something to watch this weekend check out Blake’s year-end top 20 list, as it has something for everyone. I think it’s difficult to argue anything on this list, so take a look below and start adding some stuff to