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
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
Yesterday saw the release of my standout male performances from 2016 and today marks the release of the standout female performances. I think it’s safe to say that the overall standout in all of 2016 would have to be Isabelle Huppert in
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
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
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.
Field of Vision has released their latest short-form documentary online today with Alex Winter‘s Relatively Free, a film about journalist Barrett Brown reflecting on his recent incarceration as his parents drive him to a halfway house.
Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight continues to add year-end accolades and is considered one of the Oscar front-runners. Jenkins has so far been singled out by the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review, and the Los Angeles
Christmas has come early for Wes Anderson fans, as the director has reteamed with The Darjeeling Limited star Adrien Brody for a new train-centric adventure. The short film is a pretty inventive, and probably expensive, way for H&M to advertise some new
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Catherine Eaton and her upcoming mystery The Sounding. Expanded from a short film by the same name, The Sounding revolves around a young woman living with her grandfather on a remote island who