Year In Review

Film Review: 2013 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS – ANIMATED

By at February 1, 2013 | 8:24 am | 2 Comments

Film Review: 2013 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS – ANIMATED

4.5 / 5 stars Each year, the official release of the Academy Award nominations is soon followed by the unofficial whining about them. It’s practically become the national pastime of the entertainment world (and yours truly participates, sure), fans jabbering on about Oscars’ head-scratching choices and omissions. But sometimes Oscar voters get it right and, in the more...

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Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

By at January 10, 2013 | 11:57 pm | 2 Comments

Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

That ongoing rumble you hear throughout the movie world is not the thunder of war or uprising (as you might hear in, say, Argo, Les Misérables, Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty). It's the chatter of cinema fans going on about the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, primarily lamenting that voters often replace courage with convenience. And while we prefer not to align more...

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Top 10 Movie Box Office Achievements of 2012

By at January 7, 2013 | 10:57 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 Movie Box Office Achievements of 2012

It's pretty easy to find the Top 10 highest-grossing movies of the year. Or the Top 100, for that matter. But for a movie to make it to that list, it usually has to play in at least 3200 theaters -- not exactly a level playing-field in the box office world, but we knew that. So we've put together ten films that have succeeded beyond expectation in U.S. theaters over the more...

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Meet In the Lobby’s Top 10 Films of 2012. And Where To Find Them.

By at December 31, 2012 | 10:07 am | 3 Comments

Meet In the Lobby’s Top 10 Films of 2012. And Where To Find Them.

Too often, avid filmgoers have been let down by a particular year's offerings. 2012 has not been one of those years. In the past 12 months, we've enjoyed a deluge of quality documentaries, rich foreign films and high-quality big-budget titles. When the most popular films of the year are smarter or more enjoyable than usual (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger more...

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