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Ten Best Movies of 2009. And Then Some.

By at January 5, 2010 | 12:33 am | 4 Comments

Ten Best Movies of 2009. And Then Some.

Now that we movie reviewers have crammed in the final films of the year, I'm happy to deliver my 2009 Top Ten Movies (And Then Some). This is my 10th year making said list (I'll share a decade of #1s sometime soon.) If you'd like to see how my list compares with those of my esteemed colleagues, I urge you to check out our filmcritic.com's The Year In Film - 2009. As for more...

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15 Worst Box Office Movies of 2009

By at December 31, 2009 | 3:27 pm | 8 Comments

15 Worst Box Office Movies of 2009

What causes a box-office bomb? Why does a movie fail? Lots of reasons. Negative reviews and bad word-of-mouth can keep people away. Sometimes, a distributor digs a sequel or remake but no one else does. And, of course, there are always films that suffer from poor promotion, the wrong promotion, or no promotion (see our friend Chris's site for more on that). Whatever the more...

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Critics Poll: The Best Films of 2009

By at December 26, 2009 | 10:07 pm | 0 Comment

Critics Poll: The Best Films of 2009

Since 2006, the outstanding indieWIRE has taken a poll of 100+ critics to determine an unofficial rundown of the year's best movies. This is the list I trust. Dedicated critics, from print and online, cutting a major cross-section of locations and tastes. The #1 film for 2009? Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours, about how the sudden passing of a family matriarch affects more...

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AFI Announces Top Ten Movies of 2009

By at December 15, 2009 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

On Sunday night, the American Film Institute listed its Top Ten films of 2009. Remember, these are American films, so you can't count on this list easily translating to your new Best Picture Oscar nominees (now that there are ten in the category...) In alphabetical order, which is how the AFI lists them: :: Coraline :: The Hangover :: The Hurt Locker :: The more...

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