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
2015 saw a multitude of impressive releases, a bevy of which I unfortunately have not seen. A number of those unseen films I would assume would have ended up taking residence on this list, or not (you can never tell). Films like Kurt Walker's Hit 2 Pass (of which I've heard nothing but good things), Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence, Baumbach's Mistress America, Dumont's Li'l Quinquin or Guzmán's The Pearl Button. Even without seeing any of these aforementioned films, I would venture a guess that all are worthwhile in one way or another.
I saw a number of festival-run films yet to be distributed in the US, but yet not enough to warrant a stand-alone list, so I’ve decided to combine those yet-to-be-distributed films alongside a handful of honorable mentions from this year.
Now it’s time to cover the best of the best in terms of male performances from this year.I hate to keep piling it on when it comes to discussing the male performers this year, but I couldn’t help but notice the difficulty I experienced while compiling this list. Sure, there were a number of standouts but compared to their female counterparts the list of exceptional male performances were a bit lacking, in comparison.
Year-end list creating time is upon us. First up, a rundown of the best performances throughout the year from the female performers. Why the females, you ask? Because, I flipped a coin - keeping it simple.
While creating both lists one thing became abundantly clear, the entries for female performances was far more robust than the male performances this year. It took me a while to whittle down the longlist, but through perseverance and an excessive, inordinate amount of time spent tweaking said list I’ve come upon an end product. So, in no particular order, here is a curated collection of my favorite performances from the year.
Continuing our mid-year top 10s, below are Kevin Rakestraw’s picks for the best films to be release this year so far. There are a number of surprises on his list so be sure to check it out and se if there are
Continuing our mid-year top 10 lists, below you’ll find my own picks for my favorite films released this year. If you listen to last week’s podcast, you can hear me talk about this list in slightly more detail and also
With our mid-year top 10s rolling on, below you’ll find Ernie Trinidad‘s picks for the best of the year so far. Unsurprisingly, Mad Max: Fury Road takes the No. 1 spot, a film that I imagine will be landing on the top
We’re just about halfway through 2015, so it’s time again to check in with the Film Pulse team and see what everyone’s favorite films of this year are so far. We kick things off with Blake Crane‘s picks below, check
This week on the show, Adam and Kevin review David Gordon Green's latest, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino, and count down their top 10 films of 2015 so far. Other films discussed include 7 Chinese Brothers, Jurassic World, Over the Top, Welcome to Leith, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Burying the Ex, City Lights, Dope, Meet Him and Die, and Inside Out.
This was a good year for movies, however there were still a slew of titles that missed the mark in one way or another. Take a look below and check out Film Pulse contributor Ernie Trinidad's top 10 worst movies of 2014.
Although I wouldn't say this was a breakout year for docs, a number of notable and though-provoking films were released in 2014. Below you'll find Film Pulse contributor Ernie Trinidad's top 10 documentaries of 2014.