Top 10 Movies of 2016

As in the case of the past few years, living abroad has limited my access to arthouse films in general (even if I’m not a particularly arthouse-y person). For the record, the final cuts were Midnight Special and Pete’s Dragon. 1. Arrival Arrival is a character study at its core. It is a slow burn of […]

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Top 10 Movies of 2014

As with last year, I offer a caveat about living in Japan, and the accompanying logistical struggles with movie release dates and accessibility (especially vis-a-vis foreign films). I did get to most of the critically-acclaimed selections, including Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Love is Strange, Nightcrawler, Snowpiercer, and Whiplash – none of which […]

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Top 10 Movies of 2013, Also

When I shared my Top 10 Movies of 2013, I noted I had skipped an inordinate amount of movies from the calendar year – the result of a move to Japan in late August. Over the course of these past three or four months, I was finally able to catch up with just about all […]

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Top 10 Movies of 2013

Preface: Because I moved to Japan for a year beginning in August, I am woefully behind in my movie-going. The country is maddeningly inconsistent in importing from global markets, with random decisions to offer subtitled or dubbed theatrical versions weeks, even months, later – if at all. I have already accumulated a list of 30 […]

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