Category: Staff Selects

Staff Selects: The Best of 1999

The Academy Award-winner American Beauty didn’t make the list of our favorite films of 1999 (you’ll eventually find out who on our staff ranks it in their 5 worst films of all time), but here are our staff’s picks for the best of 1999, a monumental year in cinema: Magnolia In Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson’s…

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Staff Selects: The Best of 1989

Kiki’s Delivery Service Kiki’s Delivery Service is the nicest film of all time. The plot follows a young, kind-hearted witch as she moves to a new town and navigates independent life, growing as a person thanks to her newfound profession delivering food. There is no villain, and the instances of conflict or hardship are minuscule:…

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Staff Selects: The Best of 1979

Continuing the trend of dismissing the Academy’s Best Picture winner, our staff discusses their favorite films of 1979: Apocalypse Now Forty years on, Apocalypse Now remains the greatest, most terrifying, and most potent war film ever made. In spite of, or perhaps because of, one of the most troubled productions in film history, which included…

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Staff Selects: The Best of 1969

Midnight Cowboy may have won the Oscar for Best Picture, but you wont find it topping any of our lists. The Cinema Etc. staff discusses our favorite films of 1969: Easy Rider Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a very different Captain America captivated audiences around the world. This Cap, Peter Fonda, played a drug…

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Staff Selects: Noirvember

As the sun sets earlier and the days get darker, the films we talk about do as well. The Cinema Etc. staff discusses some of our favorite noirs: The Third Man (1949) One of my favorites since the first time I saw it, The Third Man solidified its spot at the very top of my…

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Staff Selects: John Carpenter

During a long career, John Carpenter has established himself as one of the greatest directors of horror and science fiction. Here we highlight some of our favorite films of his. Halloween (1978) “[Horror] never dies. It just keeps getting reinvented and it always will. Horror is a universal language; we’re all afraid. We’re born afraid,…

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