Category Archives: Film

Baltic Modernist Films Seen In 2021

I’m going in a slightly different direction for the posts about films I’ve seen this year, as The Anthology Film Archives is making a collection of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian films available on Vimeo for the next week and a … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2021 Part 3

This is a continuation of notes on films I’ve seen this year. For this batch, I’ve had a few sub-goals: five films from Arrow’s streaming service, five films nominated for Academy Awards this year (this was later changed to five … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2021 Part 2

This is a continuation of notes on films I’ve seen this year. For this batch, I’ve had a few sub-goals: five films by black directors to coincide with black history month, five films nominated for Critics Choice awards this year, … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2021 Part 1

As was the case last year, I’m keeping track of the films I watch. I’m not going to recordg what year they came out, although I will note the format. For this group I added a sub-challenge: ten movies that … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2020 Part 8

This is a conclusion to a series of observations on films I’ve seen in 2020 year. While writing this, I did see a similar list on a financial blog by a writer who does a good job succinctly summarizing 30+ … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2020 Part 7: Halloween Horror

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve watched this year, although I’m making a bit of a detour for Halloween. Every now and then, I’ve participated in challenges to watch 13 horror (or at least horror-adjacent) movies in … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2020 Part 6

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. The sub-goals are 5 films with Michelle Williams, 5 films with Casey Affleck (I’ve been slacking with watching more recent work so picking these two seems like a … Continue reading

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The Oscars and Half-Hearted Diversity Quotas

Last week, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released new standards for what is necessary for a film to qualify for a nomination for Best Picture. This led to some predictable criticism and celebration. The basic rule is … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2020 Part 5

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. The sub-goals for this section are five films by Czech director Jiri Menzel, five films involving trains, five films from the Shudder streaming service (I ultimately went with … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2020 Part 4

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. I’m using a film challenge that I saw online for the month of June. Full disclosure: these were sometimes out of order. For the hell of it, I’m … Continue reading

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