Category Archives: The Top 10

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

Top 10 Under-The-Radar films of 2016

As per usual, plenty of the year’s best cinema found their way to us on platforms other than the Cineplex screens, or if they did show at the multiplex, they often came and went relatively unheralded. It’s the fact of Halifax being a small market: Many quality features won’t find distribution in theatres. Here are…Read More

Top 10 of 2015

Thanks for checking out my list of the best movies of 2015. It's taken me a little while to feel confident assembling this list, but having now seen late arrivals The Hateful Eight and The Revenant, I'm gonna commit. I may to add a couple more to the list if Anomalisa and 45 Days are as good as…Read More

Top 10 of 2005 and 2006

In a couple weeks this blog will be five years old. Accordingly,  through the coming fortnight I'm gonna be taking a few looks back. As I've done before, I've stumbled upon some material from the vaults: My list of the best movies of 2005 and 2006, a list I put together for my four year movie broadcast…Read More