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The Top 10 Films of 2014

January 19, 2015

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And now we arrive at the end of the line. I hope that you have enjoyed recalling a bit of 2012, 2013, and 2014 with me over the past week and several blog posts. We end by taking a look at the top 10 films of 2014. I always feel like I miss so many films during the year, particularly awards-worthy films such as ‘A Most Violent Year,’ ‘Selma,’ and ‘Foxcatcher’ that don’t see release in eastern Washington until late January. But again, I want this to be a celebration of the films that brought me joy in 2014, so after the jump are five honorable mentions followed by my top 10 films of 2014. I hope you enjoy reading about these as much as I enjoyed watching and writing about these great pieces of cinema.

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2014

January 19, 2015

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As I begin to look back on the year in TV (or film as we’ll get to soon), the first thing that my mind tends to drift to are the things that I couldn’t watch. There are show that I had watched and enjoyed in the past, but fell behind on and couldn’t catch up with during 2014 ( ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Bridge,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and ‘Mad Men,’ which I will definitely catch up with before its final season in 2015), streaming shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime that I just didn’t have the time to get around to watching (‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Happy Valley,’ ‘Bojack Horseman,’ ‘Peaky Blinders,’ and ‘Transparent’), shows on channels I do have that I just missed (‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Broad City,’ ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘The Honorable Woman,’ and ‘Olive Kitteridge’), and finally shows on channels that I don’t get (‘The Knick,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘The Affair,’ ‘Penny Dreadful,’ and ‘The Missing’)

However, to me, the point of looking back at the year, making lists, and remembering the media that I observed is to re-experience the joy of the things that I loved and appreciated in 2014. With that said, after the jump are a few honorable mention TV shows followed by my top 10 TV shows of the year.

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The Top 10 Films of 2013

January 15, 2015

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This is the last piece of the puzzle and then I’m caught up to 2014. Check out the top 10 films of 2013 after the jump.

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2013

January 14, 2015

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I continue my top 10 catch-up march by looking at the best TV shows of 2013 after the jump.

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The Top 10 Films of 2012

January 13, 2015

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Due to classes and busyness the past couple of years, I never got around to posting several of my top 10 lists for the best films and TV shows of the year. So this is my attempt to catch up and talk about some films that no one probably cares or wants to hear me talk about anymore. Nevertheless, I feel like I need to get my thoughts on these films out of my brain, so here we go after the jump…

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