Tag: The Decade’s Best

The Decade’s Best: 2000-09 – Part 3 – 32-1

Posted: January 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm   /   Film, Local

Ok, final part of the list, before I get into it I am going to give a couple other films some attention that I think might have deserved to be on the list but for whatever reason aren’t and also rattle off a couple of random awards that come to me in the moment. With […]

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The Decade’s Best: 2000-09 – Part 2 – 65-33

Posted: January 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm   /   Film, Local

Ok, part 2 of my Best of the Decade 2000-09 and before you head on to this portion of the list make sure you read Part 1 100-66. On with the list… 65. Road to Perdition Sam Mendes follow up to his heralded debut is a graphic novel adaptation that dives into the mobster world […]

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The Decade’s Best: 2000 to 2009, Films #100-66

Posted: January 14, 2010 at 5:38 am   /   Film, Local

Let it be know that this list is by no means definitive nor correct, just one person’s opinion. The reality of putting together something like this is borderline stupid, put I am going to try none the less. You see, this list isn’t a statement of the decade’s most finely crafted films, nor the most […]

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The Decade’s Best – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Posted: October 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm   /   Featured, Local, Opinion

On the surface, Lee’s film is a martial arts movie with elaborate set pieces, beautiful choreography, and noble heroes. But under that surface making the film what it is are layers upon layers of sub plots and stories that create wonderful characters and an intimate story that is tragic and heartbreaking. Li Mu Bai is […]

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The Decade’s Best – Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Posted: September 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm   /   Featured, Local, Opinion

Released under the radar and still no more than a cult following today, David Wain’s feature debut is a silly, absurd, insane, and bizarre film that pokes fun at cliché through the world of a Jewish summer camp that is about to end it’s summer run and the results are hilarious. It is the last […]

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The Decade’s Best – The Lord of the Rings (2001-2004)

Posted: September 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm   /   Featured, Local, Opinion

When it was announced that Peter Jackson, a small time and rather unknown Kiwi director, was going to be taking over the reigns of one of the most sought after and daunting film tasks in the history of cinema many didn’t expect a whole lot.  But what came out of this man’s mind is an […]

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The Decade’s Best – Munich (2005)

Posted: September 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm   /   Local, Opinion

Steven Spielberg continued his successful run of historical period pieces with this spy/thriller of sorts following the Israeli reaction to 1972 Munich Olympic hostage massacre that not only captures the tension of assassination, but perfectly conveys the right vs. wrong of the Israel/Palestine conflict. The film opens amid a flashback that we will re-visit throughout […]

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The Decade’s Best – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Posted: August 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm   /   Local, Opinion

Wes Anderson’s “action” movie sticks to the themes that you find in a lot of his films and the results are a fantastic blend of adventure, farce, humor, sadness, and drama that not only gives us Anderson’s spin on the action/adventure genre drama but serves as an excellent character study of a man on the […]

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The Decade’s Best – The Aviator (2004)

Posted: August 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm   /   Local, Opinion

Martin Scorsese’s – The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese’s biopic of the entrepreneur and aviator Howard Hughes is a marvelous, entertaining, and interesting look into the life of one of the most unique, oddest, and accomplished individuals ever to capture and live in the public eye; all grounded by an extraordinary performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. Howard […]

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The Decade’s Best – Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Posted: July 8, 2009 at 1:00 am   /   Local, Opinion

Pixar’s post Toy Story era began with a bang as this hilarious and adorable tale about the world of monsters is full of heart, thrills, and plenty of laughs

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