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Our Top Nine, and Other Year-End Lists

Well, we caught up on our Oscars to-watch list. A Top Ten would be traditional, but we’ve noticed the Academy has only nominated nine movies since 2011. Thus, we present our Top Nines: Nicholas: 1. American Hustle 2. 12 Years a Slave 3. Before Midnight 4. The Conjuring 5. Blue Jasmine 6. Philomena 7. Captain Phillips 8. […]

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Some movies make criticism feel unnecessary; then later we realize why we continue to write about what we’ve seen. In 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen has made a powerful account of a terrifying, still shocking period of American history.  We are used to stories cautioning about the evils of slavery—though not many, most trying […]