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Chris's Top 5 Letterboxd Reviews of 2019

In the tail end of 2019, I reached an unthinkable dilemma. For whatever reason, I had stopped caring about movies—as a business, as a medium, and as an interest overall. Perhaps it was news coming out of the industry, or my growing ad...

 
 
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John's Top 5 Movies of 2019

2019 was a great year for movies. Not even just sequels and remakes either! There were some honest to goodness original films and some of them were ones people actually went and saw. Crazy right? I mean people mostly went to the remakes and...

 
 
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Jordan's Top 5 movies of 2019 starring women

As we move into the new year and new decade, it's time to take a look back at the previous year. My colleagues and I are writing lists of our favorite films of 2019. I wanted to do something a little different this year. I didn't want to wr...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2018

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. As the Decade Decathlon slowly makes its way ...

 
 
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Hubert's Top 5 Movies of 2019

As I look back on the last year in film, I feel like I still have a lot of catching up to do. I didn’t see nearly as many movies in 2019 as I did in 2018, so there’s no way I could do a top 50 movies list. Yet even though I&rsqu...

 
 
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Kyle's Top 5 Weirdest Movies of 2019

The last year of our previous decade (2019 for anyone keeping track) was a big one for movies. Important, genre-redefining masterpieces and careful introspections of the human soul have crashed into the public consciousness. Billion-dollar ...

 
 
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Stop talking about Oscar snubs

Earlier today, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards. With a huge swath of movies nominated for a variety of awards, it's bound to be a time of celebration and praise for the film...

 
 
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Jesse's Top 5 Movies of 2019

Another year has come and gone for the film industries and now that we're in the middle of the deadest month of the year in terms of new releases, might as well look back at all of the movies that came out last year. I'll hold off my though...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 8 - The Redemption

When looking at the individual episodes of a television show, especially with a property so carefully-managed like Star Wars, it's hard to find any sort of distinct authorship in the filmmaking of any of them. So imagine my surprise when I ...

 
 
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Cats isn’t quite the disaster people think

We at Flixist, like the rest of the Internet, were simultaneously amused and horrified by the trailer for Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Cats in the summer. But although I’m the first to admit that I can jump on the hype and criti...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 7 - The Reckoning

After episodes of world-building, character-building, and who-knows-what-else, The Mandalorian season one finally rounds back to the inciting incident for the show. I've been suspicious of this show gathering all of these prominent guest st...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2017

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. With 2016 relegated to the year that no one rememb...

 
 
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Hey, what were our personal favorite movies of the decade?

As we inch closer and closer to the end of the year, not only will we be ringing out the year, but we'll be closer out an entire decade. It's been an insane ten years in the film world, and with so many good movies to discuss, it's going to...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 6 - The Prisoner

One of the clear strengths of The Mandalorian, especially in the earlier episodes, is that the eponymous character is not perfect—far from it. He trips, falls down, gets shot, gets covered in mud, and so on. We love an underdog. But i...

 
 
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Wonder Woman vs Black Widow: Which trailer reigns supreme?

The last week of film was, admittingly, a pretty low-key one. There weren't a slew of major releases into theaters with most talk, if any, was set on discussing movies that could wind up winning major awards. While there wasn't much discuss...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 5 - The Gunslinger

Generally, I abhor the term "filler" when it comes to television. Even when an episode doesn't make too many strides in long-term plot development, I usually feel like I get something out of the experience—perhaps it fleshes out a cha...

 
 
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There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan

If you spend any amount of your internet time reading about Star Wars, you will see a wide variety of opinions on the franchise. Notably, you will see a lot of negativity. A good number of fans have felt disillusioned with the series&n...

 
 
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The strangest and most insane Scooby-Doo moments

So there I was, sitting in a theater of families and wide-eyed Disney fangirls waiting for Frozen II to begin. While sitting through the plethora of trailers, one trailer stood out to the audience for the oddest reason. The trailer for...

 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 4 - Sanctuary

If anyone watching The Mandalorian had somehow missed that this show was a Western, here is an episode that is pretty blatant with all of the associated tropes. In what was basically The Magnificent Seven in space, Mando has become the "Man...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Frozen

I shouldn't have to explain what Frozen is.  The concept of cultural osmosis fascinates me. Essentially, the idea is that even if you haven't experienced an aspect of culture, in this case pop culture, you're still aware of its existen...

 
 
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The Byrnes are probably the worst on-screen family ever

There's just something about getting together with family that brings the worst out in people. While we all love our relatives (mostly), getting together during the holiday seasons causes people to go stir crazy. Either because of politics ...

 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sin

It has been hard to see most of the Star Wars stuff in the Disney era to be nothing more than homages to the original trilogy. With The Mandalorian, I feel as if fans are getting more of a remix across all Star Wars eras in a way we've neve...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 2 - The Child

So this is the kind of show The Mandalorian will be, eh? After an intriguing series premiere, the second episode of this Star Wars Disney+ original is more of a small step in terms of plot, one that doesn't move the story significantly forw...

 
 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)

Star Wars was never meant to be a giant pop culture phenomenon, nor was it envisioned as a prime example of the capitalist Hollywood nightmare we now live in. Yet despite the flaws and missteps of this gargantuan franchise, I've always beli...

 
 
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The Witch's intro is the textbook example of terrifying

Happy Halloween everyone! Look outside, can't you see it? Children stopping door to door grabbing candy. The night coming just a wee bit earlier than normal. And horror movies are screening all across the world. While some love to celebrate...

 
 
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The Silent Hill movie is criminally underrated

20 years after its release, Silent Hill is one of the most most beloved horror franchises in all of video games. From an excellent initial trilogy of games to sequels that vary wildly in terms of quality, Silent Hill is the definition of a ...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2014

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. I'm not going to mince words here; if 2013 was the...

 
 
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Spoiler Alert: What role do spoilers play?

Spoilers have taken on a strange new weight to them in our world with access to so much information. It has become easier than ever for people to share information and for some of us to accidentally be exposed to spoilers. No one wants some...

 
 
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Do Joker and Watchmen set a dangerous precedent?

If I can step away from my platform as a film critic for just a second, I want to acknowledge that America today has some issues. Regardless of your perspective on the current political climate, all you need to do is to turn on the news and...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: The Dark Crystal

I never grew up watching fantasy movies. Back then, if I was going to watch a TV show or movie aimed for kids, I was more interested in sci-fi properties than I was fantasy ones. Shows like Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Digimon, Power Ran...

 
 
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The movies that surprised us and live on in eternity

As the summer heat rescinds and kids head back to school, those aching for a two hour theatrical vacation are scraping the barrel for options. Not known for hits, August tends to be a wasteland reserved for fill-in movies. As of publicati...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2013

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. I'm sure that there are more tactful ways of going...

 
 
 
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Descendants 3 is a fitting end to its villain centric saga

Man, I have so many feels as I write this. I can't believe Descendants which was the story about the kids of famous Disney Villians has finally come to end. Descendants 3 which aired on The Disney Channel Friday night, was the end of the s...

 
 
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Preacher is the best show you should have watched

In less than one week, Preacher will start its final season. For some, they couldn't be more excited to see how the story of Jesse Custer finally ends. For most, they probably never heard of the show. In the age of high quality TV shows, no...

 
 
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is now the best Disney movie

It seems as the more time passes, the closer we get to Disney controlling most of the free world. That may seem like an exaggeration, but Disney is inching ever closer to outright harnessing your childhood and every media franchise related ...

 
 




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Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 

The Times of Bill Cunningham"If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do, kid"

 

Enter the Fat Dragon"A.K.A. Yakuza: The Movie"

 

Come to Daddy"Daddy issues"

 

Cupid"I like you, but I don't 'like' like you"

 

Gretel & Hansel"Stop me if you've heard this one before..."

 

The Rhythm Section"The beat does not go on"

 

Sundance Downhill"Imagine Marriage Story in the Mountains but even less funny"

 

Sundance Wendy"Beasts of the Southern Neverland "

 

The Turning"Turn your eyes away"

 

The Gentlemen"Laws of the Jungle"

 

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One"She's still Nora from the block"

 

Color Out of Space"Nicolas Cage milks an alpaca"

 

Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 

The Wave"Wave it away"

 

Weathering With You"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

 

VHYes"VHellYeah!"

 

Underwater"Dang, ocean, you scary"

 

Like A Boss"Well, it's watchable"

 

1917"The long (take) and winding road"

 

The Mercenary"God told me to kill"

 
 
 
 
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