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 1990s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best The Addams Family Addams Family Values 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 […]

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 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 Avengers: Endgame Barney’s Version The Big Sick The Bookshop The Boxtrolls Brooklyn The Call Captain Fantastic Cloud Atlas Collateral Beauty Crazy, Stupid, Love. Deadpool The Descendants Despicable Me Detachment Edge of Tomorrow Ex Machina First Man […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an update to this list. 2019 had some amazing movies, although given the number on my list versus the last few years I’m guessing/hoping there are some others I haven’t had the chance to see yet. Year Winner Runner Ups 2019 Avengers: Endgame Alita: Battle Angel   Toy Story 4 Captain Marvel     […]

Author discovery of the year

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Here’s an update to this list. The big winner this year is Ann Leckie for Ancillary Justice and its sequels. Runner ups are Marina J. Lostetter for Noumenon, Robert Jackson Bennett for Foundryside, Ilsa J. Bick for Well of Souls, and Brad Meltzer for Identity Crisis. Year Winner Runner ups 2019 Ann Leckie Marina J. […]

Laika movies

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Here are all the movies that Laika has made — so far they’re all stop-motion animation. Two out of five are masterpieces, which is a pretty good ratio. Coraline 2009 -> 2.5/5 ParaNorman 2012 -> 4/5 The Boxtrolls 2014 -> 5/5 Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 -> 5/5 Missing Link 2019 -> 4/5

DC Extended Universe

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Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 Shazam! 2019 -> 4.5/5 Birds of Prey 2020 Wonder Woman 1984 2020 […]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Here’s an updated version of this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Future movies may or may not include Spider-Man, Black Widow, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, and Thor. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 […]

Star Trek movies

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Here’s an update to this list. The original series Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 -> 3.5/5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 -> 5/5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 -> 5/5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 -> 5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 -> 4/5 […]