The best films of a decade

Posted by · 5:10 am · December 21st, 2009

This column has been the elephant in my living room for months. Putting together a list of the year’s best films is easy. It’s fresh. It’s in your mind. It’s, in many ways, the expected culmination. Putting together a list of the decade’s best films is a different chore altogether. Yearly rankings fly out the […]

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Best in show 2005: the year in superlatives

Posted by · 12:00 am · December 23rd, 2005

It’s time to really round out the year and offer up my picks for awards in 2005. In addition to the typical categories – which finally see their winners announced today – you’ll find some other fun arenas for awards citation. Call it a mish-mash of MTV-Awards-type kudos and other frequently heralded categories we find […]

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If I had a ballot

Posted by · 12:00 am · December 21st, 2005

Customarily, here in the midst of our year in review, it is time for me to fill out my ballot. I do this every year, pretending, for one brief moment, to be one of the 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and fulfilling my own fantasies about who does and […]

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