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Best movies of the 2010s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 50/50 About Time The Adjustment Bureau American Hustle Arrival Barney’s Version The Boxtrolls Brooklyn The Call Captain Fantastic Collateral Beauty Crazy, Stupid, Love. Deadpool The Descendants Despicable Me Detachment Edge of Tomorrow Ex Machina Gone Girl Gravity Guardians of the Galaxy Her Hidden Hidden Figures […]

Best movies of the 2000s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 50 First Dates About a Boy About Schmidt Adaptation. Amelie American Splendor Atonement The Aviator Babel Batman Begins A Beautiful Mind Big Fish The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Ultimatum Bridget Jones’s Diary Casino Royale Catch Me If You Can Changeling Chicken Run […]

Best movies of the 1990s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best American Beauty The American President Apollo 13 As Good as It Gets Awakenings Babe Backdraft Being John Malkovich The Big Lebowski Bowfinger Bulworth Chaplin The City of Lost Children Clerks Con Air Dances with Wolves Dark City Dave Dead Again Delicatessen Fargo The Fisher King […]

Best movies of the 1980s

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best Amadeus Possibly not historically accurate, but lots of fun. Mozart is a genius composer but he’s not very good at holding onto his money — jealous rival Salieri takes advantage of both. Blade Runner Redefined the look of a SF movie, and full of […]

Best movies of the 1970s

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best Fiddler on the Roof Happy and sad, the music is top notch. A musical about Tevye and his family in Russia in 1905, when his daughters start thinking about getting married. Stars Topol. Grease The music will keep your toes tapping. A musical about […]

Best movies of the 1960s

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best 2001: A Space Odyssey Full of stunning visuals and ideas. A monolith is discovered on the Moon that sends a signal towards Jupiter — so a ship is sent to investigate. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Dr. Strangelove One of the funniest movies ever made. […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2 — Summoning Light — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #3 — Invoking Darkness — Jeanne Cavelos TOS: Sarek — A. C. […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot – Isaac Asimov Nightfall – Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities – Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams – Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror – Orson Scott Card Stories of Your Life and Others […]

Author discovery of the year

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As usual this year I read some authors I was familiar with and some new to me. Of the ones that were new to me, the author who wowed me the most is Adrian Tchaikovsky for Children of Time. Runner ups are Mary Doria Russell for The Sparrow, Marie Brennan for A Natural History of […]

Nonfiction books

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams Reflections of Eden – Biruté M.F. Galdikas Blink – Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell What the Dog Saw – […]