Category Archives: The Top 10

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

10 Great Movies for Canadian Film Day

It's National Canadian Film Day. This is a great initiative to encourage more people to watch and value Canadian movies. It's important, especially now when our politicians are looking to disembowel the industries that create these stories. If we want them, we have to fight for them. We have to shout about how they're important…Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2013

I measure the best movies of any year by a visceral reaction: When I walk out of the cinema (or away from my home screen, as the case may be) how much do I want to see it a second time, and how soon? Rewatchability is important. With that in mind, please find below a…Read More

Critics Picks 2013: DVDs in The Coast

The good people at Halifax's alt.weekly The Coast asked me to assemble 10 recommendations from all the DVD I saw in 2013, and I've done just that. I made a point of choosing movies (and a TV series) otherwise unshown in regional cinemas (and on local TV). My point being there are plenty of great films…Read More

Top 10 Movies of 1987

Three years ago this week I started this blog, and I'm still getting a lot of pleasure out of contributing to it. For me, the conversation after seeing a film, being part of a community of film enthusiasts, is as essential as taking in the movie itself. This space allows me to collect my thoughts…Read More