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Peter's Kung Fu Corner: Come Drink With Me

[Welcome to Peter's Kung Fu Corner: a monthly column dedicated to retrospectives on the martial arts films I grew up watching. We'll be covering all kinds of Hong Kong action films from Bruce Lee all the way to Joseph Kuo. Get ready to b...

 
 
 
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Onward is making me feel nothing but I'm not surprised

Did you know that Onward, the latest Pixar movie, comes out in two days? It doesn't seem real to me that it's releasing so soon, mostly because I genuinely forgot that it existed. It wasn't until I looked at this week's upcoming releases th...

 
 
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Peter's Kung Fu Corner: Enter the Dragon

[Welcome to Peter's Kung Fu Corner: a monthly column dedicated to retrospectives on the martial arts films I grew up watching. We'll be covering all kinds of Hong Kong action films from Bruce Lee all the way to Joseph Kuo. Get ready to be i...

 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest: Your Story

Picture this; it's a Sunday afternoon. You're in between video games, you have nothing better to do, so you decide to dust off your Netflix account to see what's new. I hardly use Netflix anymore, really only cracking it open for She-Ra, Ca...

 
 
 
 
 
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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Animated Oscar Shorts

With less than a week until the Academy Awards, it's time to take a look at the categories that you may not have ever heard of. Sure, the Best Picture and acting categories may be all that people are talking about leading up to the awards, ...

 
 
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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 TV Shows of 2019

This is the time of year in which we look back at the year prior and think about the art and pop culture that left an impact on us. Many writers here at Flixist have written articles about our Top 5 Films of 2019 (myself included). I love f...

 
 
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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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Sian's top 5 films of 2019

We're halfway through January and it already feels like an age since 2019. So, sitting down to add a few of my thoughts to this edition of our top 5 films was a chance to reflect on some of the best experiences of the last year, some e...

 
 
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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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The Best Films of the Decade (That Flixist Reviewed)

When thinking about how to make a list of the best films of the decade it seemed daunting. For one thing the staff has changed dramatically since Flixist started and for another there were just a lot of movies that came out. How could we po...

 
 
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Watchmen came at the perfect time

We've got a lot on our plate lately; a raw main course and too sweet a dessert is maybe the food analogy I'll roll with. In America, the country is battering itself over political allegiances (or lack thereof) and the ways in which we're pr...

 
 
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The DEFINITIVE ranking of every Star Wars film

Star Wars has been one of the biggest cultural forces in Hollywood for the last four decades. Coming from an unassuming little serial that George Lucas directed in 1977, we're now right at the "end" of the saga with the series' ninth offici...

 
 
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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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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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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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Deep Analysis: Joker

I made an offhand remark to my brother before we went in to our screening of Joker comparing Batman and his arch-nemesis to contemporary facets of pop culture equivalent to great historical works like Homer's Odyssey, or works of Shakespear...

 
 
 
 
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Game of Thrones' final big Emmy win feels a bit off

So the Emmys were on the other night. In an entertainment landscape where the lines between feature films and television series are becoming blurrier than a drunken Lannister’s vision, these awards are an increasingly big deal.

 
 
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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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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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SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 
 
 
 
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