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Best Picture #73: Gladiator

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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Staff Selects: Los Angeles

Cole has made the move to the City of Angels so we’re celebrating by writing about a few of our favorite Los Angeles set movies. Sunset Boulevard There might be no other film in history that so intimately understands the heart and soul of Los Angeles than the one named in honor of one of…

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AFI Top 100: Blade Runner

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This weekly column will explore my thoughts on select films from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow my…

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Academy in Review: The 1980s

Like so many other billions of people, quarantine life has led me to find something to do, and I’ve settled on watching every single Best Picture nominee from all 92 years of the Academy Awards. And for fun, we’re gonna be reviewing every decade to look back at the highs and lows throughout the years…

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QFF Day 1: Isolation

Since so many of us are now confined to our homes, unable to work or at least working in an entirely different way, and unsure of what the future holds, it seemed a good idea to watch and talk about some excellent cinema that this newfound time can allow some of us to watch and…

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Earthquake Bird

In his review for Hereditary, YouTube film critic Jeremy Jahns said “it does go for the slow burn, which is code for saying it was kinda boring.” I’ve always been frustrated with the oversimplification that a statement like that implies, and it’s a recurring point he makes in many reviews for films similar to last…

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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: 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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