Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 10 of 2013

2013 is closing its doors and another year of movies is right around the corner. As always around this time, I like to take a look back and reflect on the year in film with a Top 10 list. Sure, every blog out there does some type of a year-end list and rightfully so, when you watch a lot of movies and write about them, what else would you do? What sets mine apart from all the rest? I do. These titles are films that A.) made an impact on me this year, B.) had an impact on cinema that should be recognized, and C.) films that I'd re-watch on a regular basis.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

AFI FEST 2013: Day Seven

Another year of AFI FEST is over, 83 features and 36 shorts screened across eight days. This year I highlighted 33 films as high priority, set out to see 25 and ended up seeing 17. In order to give a fair amount of coverage to all 17 films viewed, I've decided to break the festival down by day(s) including short reviews for each film. Below you'll find my coverage for the final day of AFI FEST 2013.

AFI FEST 2013: Day Six

Another year of AFI FEST is over, 83 features and 36 shorts screened across eight days. This year I highlighted 33 films as high priority, set out to see 25 and ended up seeing 17. In order to give a fair amount of coverage to all 17 films viewed, I've decided to break the festival down by day(s) including short reviews for each film. Below you'll find my coverage for the sixth day of AFI FEST 2013.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

AFI FEST 2013: Day Five

Another year of AFI FEST is over, 83 features and 36 shorts screened across eight days. This year I highlighted 33 films as high priority, set out to see 25 and ended up seeing 17. In order to give a fair amount of coverage to all 17 films viewed, I've decided to break the festival down by day(s) including short reviews for each film. Below you'll find my coverage for the fifth day of AFI FEST 2013.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

AFI FEST 2013: Day Four

Another year of AFI FEST is over, 83 features and 36 shorts screened across eight days. This year I highlighted 33 films as high priority, set out to see 25 and ended up seeing 17. In order to give a fair amount of coverage to all 17 films viewed, I've decided to break the festival down by day(s) including short reviews for each film. Below you'll find my coverage for the fourth day of AFI FEST 2013.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

AFI FEST 2013: Day Three

Another year of AFI FEST is over, 83 features and 36 shorts screened across eight days. This year I highlighted 33 films as high priority, set out to see 25 and ended up seeing 17. In order to give a fair amount of coverage to all 17 films viewed, I've decided to break the festival down by day(s) including short reviews for each film. Below you'll find my coverage for the third day of AFI FEST 2013.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

AFI FEST 2013: Day Two

Another year of AFI FEST is over, 83 features and 36 shorts screened across eight days. This year I highlighted 33 films as high priority, set out to see 25 and ended up seeing 17. In order to give a fair amount of coverage to all 17 films viewed, I've decided to break the festival down by day(s) including short reviews for each film. Below you'll find my coverage for the second day of AFI FEST 2013.

AFI FEST 2013: Day One

Another year of AFI FEST is over, 83 features and 36 shorts screened across eight days. This year I highlighted 33 films as high priority, set out to see 25 and ended up seeing 17. In order to give a fair amount of coverage to all 17 films viewed, I've decided to break the festival down by day(s) including short reviews for each film. Below you'll find my coverage for the first full day of AFI FEST 2013.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

AFI FEST 2013 Line-up

One of my favorite times of year is here, AFI FEST is back November 7th through the 14th. The 2013 AFI FEST programming includes 119 films (83 features, 36 shorts) with 43 countries represented. The breakdown by section is: Galas/Tributes (8), Special Screenings (7), American Independents (6), New Auteurs (10), World Cinema (32), Midnight (5), Breakthrough (4), Guest Artistic Director (6), Presentations (2), Cinema’s Legacy (3) and Short Films (36). AFI FEST also proudly includes 15 Official Foreign Language Film Oscar® submissions. Check out a more detailed breakdown of what you can see for free during AFI FEST 2013 below.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

To Kickstart, Or Not...

Yesterday Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign for a movie he's been developing with his brother titled "Wish I Was Here." Following the launch came a flash fire of backlash aimed at Braff for using the trending online crowd sourcing tool Kickstarter. Reading some of this backlash left me shell-shocked and fired up with enough opinions on the subject to throw my two cents into the ring. What's all the hub-bub, check it out below...

Friday, February 15, 2013

13 Anticipated in 2013

Each new year we have movies that we are aching to see. Films that we've talked about or tracked so much we may even know down to how many days till the particular film releases. A handful of years ago I pondered, why not jot them down and share, which is in a small way the genesis of this website. Anyhow, before I fall down a rabbit hole of memories, let's get into this particular post; my most anticipated of 2013. Last year I listed twelve films being the year was 2012, so I decided to follow suit and add one more being 2013. After the jump, check out thirteen films I can't wait to see in 2013.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Top 10 of 2012

2012 was a year that I took a step back from my writing. I started the year with intentions of continuing to write my thoughts on the films I was seeing and anticipating but as the year pressed forward finding that time was harder for me than in previous years. Now at the end of the year looking back and reflecting I regret not making more time to keep up with my writing, regardless it is time to count down my Top 10 of 2012.