Category Archives: The Top 10

Top 10 of 2019

First off, my apologies to anyone who's been waiting for me to get off my ass and publish this list. As I explained back in the first week of January—on my 2019 Under-The-Radar movies list—I needed to see a few more before I felt like I could put this out in the world. I caught…Read More

Top 10 Under-The-Radar Films of 2019

I'm writing this on January 4th, 2020, and I'm sorry, but I'm not ready to share my list of the best films of 2019. Due to an especially busy (non-screening-related) December, I'm still catching up on a few of the year's purported-to-be best films, and a number of them, if advance reviews are to be…Read More

Best of 2010-2019: 10 to 1

This is the last part of my list of the top 40 movies of the decade. Go here to see the first part of it, which includes details of my selection criteria. Here's the second part. Here's the third part.  This part of the list counts down from 10 to 1. I also include a…Read More

Best of 2010-2019: 20 to 11

This is the third part of my list of the top 40 movies of the decade. Go here to see the first part of it, which includes details of my selection criteria. Here's the second part, and the final part.  This part of the list counts down from 20 to 11, including a number of…Read More

Best of 2010-2019: 30 to 21

Here's the second part of my list of the top 40 movies of the decade. Go here to see the first part of it, which includes details of my selection criteria. Here are the third and the final posts.  This part of the list counts down from 30 to 21. I also include a number…Read More

Best of 2010-2019: 40 to 31

This blog launched in summer 2010, and I've been writing or broadcasting about movies since 2003. As I launch a transparently nostalgic series of posts, I figured those details are worth mentioning. We're drawing near to the end of 2019, so this is as good a time as any to put together a list of…Read More

Top 10 of 1999

20 years ago, Hollywood had a great 12 months. Maybe it was pre-millennial tension, or just a confluence of great talent and risk-taking producers and studios, but it was a moment that wasn't to be repeated in the years following. I enjoy putting together lists of the best films from years gone by, and the…Read More

Top 10 Films of 2018, et cetera

Hello, readers! Welcome to the end-of-year-list, where I consider the features and documentaries I experienced that were released in cinemas and online in 2018 and choose a few to highlight. Of course, there are still plenty of films I've yet to see that came out in the past 12 months— on social media I promised…Read More

The Top 10 Films of 2017

The frustrations of living in a small market like Halifax is not having the opportunity to see much-buzzed about late-in-the-year feature films until January.  Last year it was 20th Century Women, a film that arrived in cinemas in mid-January that would've certainly been on my 2016 list. So, due to my not having seen them…Read More