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The 2018 Golden Cages: Most Overrated Movie

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balanced, di...

 
 
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Anthony Marzano's Top 10 Films of 2017

[Ed. Note: We do awards a bit different at Flixist. Most of our writers do not get early screenings or award screeners of movies, which means it isn't easy to see some of the films that only get limited releases in December for many o...

 
 
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Drew Stuart's favorite films of 2017

[Ed. Note: We do awards a bit different at Flixist. Most of our writers do not get early screenings or award screeners of movies, which means it isn't easy to see some of the films that only get limited releases in December for many of us. ...

 
 
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Matt's Top 15 Movies of 2014

As a person who gets to attend press screenings for almost every major and minor release out there I get to see way too many movies. You're thinking that sounds awesome, but it can be a horrible burden. Do you know how many bad movies come ...

 
 
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New York Film Festival 2013: Flixist Awards and Recap

Can you believe that it's all over? I can't. For much of the past month, the New York Film Festival has consumed my life. And now it's over. But we're finishing it off with a bang. The video above is Hubert and my final thoughts/discussion...

 
 
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Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Flixist Awards and Recap

And so another film festival comes to a close. This year's Tribeca wasn't the most spectacular fest of all time, but it had a solid lineup and we saw some good movies. As per usual, Hubert rocked things hardcore, and Alec picked up the scra...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Underrated

This is the kind of list that is very hard to narrow down every year. You have to account for everyone's tastes, try to figure out exactly what qualifies a film as 'underrated', and then chop the nominees down to just five. There are always...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Film

We've gone through a lot of awards over the past week honoring some of the best films in pretty much every way we can, but now we come to it. No more genres or categories, simply put, what follows is the best movie of the year.  What's...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: The Pterodactyl

Of our year-end awards, I think that the Pterodactyl is probably my favorite. Looking back on a year's most badass characters is a good way to remind yourself of just good (or bad) a year was. Last year, Ryan Gosling's Driver took it handil...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best 'OH SH*T!' Moment

Warning land lubbers! These waters be rife with spoilers! From scares to tense thrillers to ass kicking action, there's nothing better than a scene (or entire act, as is the case of some) that makes you jump out of your seat in a fit of she...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Overrated

Despite our best intentions, there is always something that we can't help getting excited about, usually well beyond reason. We hear the whistle of the hype train coming into station and just rush to the platform ready to bored, so willing ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Documentary

The much maligned documentary gets an unfair shake. You say documentary to someone and they think talking heads and boredom. However, as this year's nominees show, that's pretty much one of the most inaccurate statements ever. Documentaries...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Promising New Performer

Sometimes it can take years and years of work to become good at something. Malcom Gladwell cites the 10,000-Hour Rule a bunch in his book Outliers to suggest that genius in various professions requires that much time, effort, and practice. ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Promising New Filmmaker

Every year there's a movie that people can't stop talking about. They champion it to friends, they analyze it closely, and they can't stop thinking about it afterwards. If not the movie itself, then it's the pure bravado of the filmmaking, ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Horror

Every year, there are a ton of horror movies that come out, and every year, the bad far outweigh the good. Fortunately, 2012 had some reallygood horror to offset the bad. Cabin in the Woods, which finally came out after several years of ago...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Action

2012 had all kinds of punching, kicking, shooting, killing, murdering, and bleeding, all in stylish flair. In the past year alone, we had the most successful super hero film with Marvel's The Avengers, Skyfall commemorated the 50t...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Foreign Film

It was another good year for foreign-language films in 2012, especially given the fine output coming out of South Korea and Taiwan. Plenty of worthwhile films received a strong push at the end of the year, many of which were darlings on the...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Comedy

One of my favorite things to do in life is laugh. Ironically, comedies aren't my favorite genre. Funny how that works, right? However, 2012 offered a wide range of comedy films. From a fake teddy bear doing sex with grocery store cashiers t...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Actor

This year's Best Actor category had some fairly strong competition, between Daniel Day-Lewis' beloved portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, Denzel Washington's troubled airline pilot in Flight and Joaquin Phoenix's hauntingly disturbed character in...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Original Soundtrack

Soundtracks are the nervous system of a film. You don't see them, but if it stopped working for a few seconds, the film dies. A soundtrack or orchestration is just as important as the actors and actresses on screen. And some of the best sou...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Actress

Much like this year's Best Actress Oscar nominations, our Flixist Award nominees ranged from girls about 9 years old to women about 90 years old. Quvenzhané Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild was a lot of people's front runner, ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Supporting Actor

As you may have noticed, we've begun awarding awards to things that deserve awards. The Supporting Actor category is one that's generally ignored for various reasons. One, the lead actors were too damn good, and two, sometimes a supporting ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Supporting Actress

Perhaps the most interesting thing about 2012's award season was how much stock was put into some of the supporting performances. Usually, supporting actors and actresses play second fiddle to the leading characters, and when awards time co...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Worst Film

As we award the best of 2012 with shiny golden dino statues it's important to note that sometimes movies aren't good. Sometimes movies are really, really, really, really, really, ridiculously bad. And we don't mean bad simply in the fact th...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Animated Film

I have never really cared too much about animation. I like animated films for the most part, but I rarely seek them out. I don't actually know why that is, and it's very possible that that will change in 2013. Why? Because 2012 was a damn g...

 
 
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NYAFF and Japan Cuts 2012 Flixist Awards and roundup

[For the month of July, we covered the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our specifically NYAFF coverage, ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2011: Best Supporting Actress

If you've read my work on this site before, you may have gathered that I love women a real lot. Like, a lot. No, I didn't set out to become Flixist's resident boobie-watcher (untrue), but here I am. It's my lot in life. However, I suppose i...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2011: Best Comedy

The wonderful thing about a good comedy is that no matter what topic it's covering, you're going to walk out with a smile on your face. It doesn't matter if the subject is a washed-up crew of out-of-touch actors (The Muppets), a rare, deadl...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2011: Worst Movie

2011 wound up being a reasonably lackluster year for movies. There were a few greats, but by and large, there were a hell of a lot more middling movies. Also, there was a ton of crap. Adam Sandler seemed to devolve into just straight t...

 
 
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The Flixist Beard Awards

Each year, awards are given out for a variety of worthy categories, like Best Director or Best Supporting Actress. We at Flixist agree that greatness must be recognized, and as such we have put up a plethora of awards posts to celebrate. A...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Cinematography

If there’s a pattern to be had among the cinematographers honored by the 2010 Flixist Awards, it’s a devotion to the practical flavor of filmmaking that served us well before the digital age. Our nomine...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Art Direction

If cinematography is what makes a film beautiful, art direction is what makes it unique: a strong visual identity can keep a film engaging even when its other facets aren't up to snuff. One could even suggest that some filmmakers, let's thr...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2010 Debate: Readers' favorite film of 2010?!

[Update: Today is your last chance to vote!] In last month's debate I asked everyone what their favorite Christmas film was. I expected a list of typical winter movies but Flixist readers proved to be much cooler than that. In the end it w...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Supporting Actress

The only thing that I love more than a great leading performance is a great supporting performance. Think about it: the lead gets all the buzz, all the attention, and in far too many cases all the credit. We mentioned that a little bit in o...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Director

While it is easy to pinpoint when an actor or actress gives a wonderful performance, a composer arranges an exquisite score or an editor cuts together a series of shots in just the right way to bring out a scene's power, it is more difficul...

 
 




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