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Best of 2020- Staff

Through some dubious method that compiled all of our individual lists (which you can find by clicking on author names or the Best of 2020 tag) and assigned points based on how highly ranked films were and how often they were mentioned, we’ve created this composite list of Cinema Etc’s top 10 films of 2020.…

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Academy in Review: The 1960s

The 1960s was when everything shifted. The most chaotic era for Hollywood since the rise of talkies, the film industry was unrecognizable by the end of the decade. It was the end of the studio system, which had been slowly suffocating for years after the United States v. Paramount case in 1948 that broke the…

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The Last Thing He Wanted

I firmly believe that Dee Rees is a good filmmaker. I feel like I should get that point out of the way before I go any farther into this. Pariah is one of my favorite films, an empathetic story of a teenaged, lesbian African-American. It was a queer film in the modern era before queer…

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The Academy Saves Itself

Every member of the film industry lost their minds tonight out of sheer joy when the impossible happened: Parasite won Best Picture. Granted, there were concerns that the film would lose due to being a foreign language film from South Korea with no actors recognizable in Hollywood and a lack of precursors like the DGA…

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The Best of the 2010s – Jen

Entries 11-25 are listed alphabetically. The top ten are ranked. Ad Astra American Animals Annihilation If Beale Street Could Talk The Irishman John Wick Kubo and the Two Strings Logan Nightcrawler Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Pariah Roma Toy Story 3 War for the Planet of the Apes Whiplash 10.  A Ghost Story An…

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Waves

Trey Edward Shults is quickly making a career out of absolutely shredding his audience’s nerves. With Waves, he takes his experience with psychological thrillers and applies it to a family drama. It’s his most ambitious effort, both in narrative and form, and while it mostly pays off, the result is unfortunately uneven. Bolstered by a…

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Black and Blue

“Murder is murder, don’t matter who you are!“ Contrary to what you might be thinking, no, I did not pull the short straw for this week’s new releases. Seeing as how I don’t get The Lighthouse, this week , I voluntarily opted to be the one to go see and review the latest Naomie Harris,…

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