Here is the list for my Top 10 films of the year. I went back and forth before settling on this order, as I like to consider pure visceral enjoyment as much as strict film-making expertise. There were some
There is a moment very near the beginning of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln that made me literally roll my eyes. My disdain for Spielberg’s recent work is not a secret, and it’s mostly because of the overwrought, shoe-horned, out of place schmaltz he forces into his later works.
When Martin McDonagh burst onto the scene four years ago with the incredibly funny – but almost gleefully offensive – In Bruges, it gave him almost immediate credibility as both a writer and director. In Bruges, in addition to giving people a reason to like Colin Farrell again, was a shot in the arm to the art of comedic filmmaking, and garnered McDonagh’s screenplay a well-deserved Oscar nomination.
There’s an odd streak running through the middle of Hick that makes it hard to decide what to say about it. Its part road-trip movie, part coming-of-age drama, 100% off-kilter and more than a little bit strange.