Best of film 2017: The times they are a changin’

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

With more platforms for viewing and new studio models in play, the times they are a changin’ for film fans. Just under the wire, here’s my 2017 best of film list.

Best of film 2016: Originality + indies rise again

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Best films of 2016: This year proved to be another good year for film. Originality flourished, indies rebounded with great filmmaking, and documentary storytelling continued to be strong.

Best of film 2015: My top 10, plus a few more

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

With 2016 rapidly upon us, it’s time for a look back at the films of 2015. All in all, a good year. With many more films yet to see, it’s time to commit: My list of the flicks that inspired, moved and challenged me in 2015.

My quirky, surprising + maybe a little expected top 10 films of 2014 list

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

The making of my top 10 film list: No one film stuck out as my favorite in 2014 – the one I’d be rooting for through awards season – as in previous years. That’s a good thing, I can spread the love around to those original, well-made films that surprised or intrigued me in some way.

Best of 2013: 10 films + 10 plays

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

My picks for the top 10 in films + theater for 2013. [The film list will probably be amended.]

Topping out 2012: My top 10 in film + theater

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Ten films, ten plays that went over and above the ordinary, and defined 2012 for me.