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Derek’s Top 10 Films of 2017

February 11, 2018

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To begin, I watched 38 of the films that 2017 had to offer. Yeah, I missed several that I really wanted to see like The Post, Phantom Thread, Wonderstruck, I, Tonya, The Disaster Artist, Darkest Hour, The Florida Project, Detroit, Lucky, Molly’s Game, Hostiles, Call Me by Your Name, Personal Shopper, All These Sleepless Nights, and The Founder, but overall I think I caught a good cross-section of 2017. If you want to see how I ranked every single film of 2017 that I saw, check out my letterboxd list at https://letterboxd.com/derekdixon/list/dereks-top-films-of-2017/. I will be using letterboxd to keep track of everything I watch in 2018 (as well as to make film lists of whatever may feel relevant at the time, like perhaps ranking all of the Marvel films after a new one is released…), so if you want to follow that journey this year, I would love to have you join me. What follows in this post are the best of the bunch of the 2017 films. Please let me know what you thought of what you watched. Do you agree with my list and thoughts? Do you disagree? Do you think I’m crazy? (Okay, the answer to that question is pretty obvious, but thanks for reading anyways) What do you think? Let me know and enjoy the reading!

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The Top 10 Films of 2015

February 16, 2016

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Seeing as how we are two months into 2016 (which has already seen the release of one stupendously great Coen brothers film), I’ll try to work through the backstory quickly so we can get to the main event. I saw 42 of the films that 2015 had to offer and overall I didn’t think it was an incredibly great year. Of course there were films that I missed (chief among them Anomalisa, Room, Bridge of Spies, 99 Homes, and 45 Years) and maybe they will shift my opinion by the time I get around to them in the future. Yet even amongst a general feeling of large view mediocrity, there were several films that I loved in 2015. These were the bright spots:

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My Most Anticipated Films of 2012

January 22, 2012

Now that 2011 is over and I’ve posted my list of the top films of the year, it is time to look ahead to some of the most exciting films of 2012.  Not surprisingly, I didn’t care about any of the films released in the first two weekends of the year, but I am looking forward to watching a film that was released this weekend.  As a result, let’s take a look at 2012 before the theaters become too crowded to do so.  My most anticipated films of the year list and comments follow after the jump.

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The Top 10 Films of 2011

January 11, 2012

Okay, so it is already the beginning of 2012, but I took a few extra weeks to compile my top 10 films of 2011 list because I really wasn’t sure about the order of the bottom half of my list and I really wanted a chance to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy before I posted the list.  General ramblings and my list follow after the jump.

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Film Reviews: “Contagion”, “Drive”, and “Moneyball”

October 12, 2011

I’m not quite sure why these three films are tied together in my mind (other than the fact that they are the last three films that I saw in theaters), but I wanted to get my feelings out about them since all three are very good films.

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My Summer and a Few Things I Watched

August 30, 2011

Welcome back everyone!  I am sorry that I have been so scarce this summer, both on this blog and in person.  My summer has run the gamut and it hasn’t felt much like a summer.  For an explanation of what that means, go ahead and follow me after the jump.

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The Top 10 Films of 2010

January 13, 2011

It’s top 10 list time of the year and today I turn my list making skills towards film.  Follow after the jump for my look back at the top films of the past year.

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