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The Fourth Annual TDYLFies

It's a major award!

It’s a major award!

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the annual flurry of best and worst movie lists. I haven’t seen nearly enough movies released this year to make a list like that. Thankfully, I’ve established a year end wrap-up list of my own– the TDYLFie awards. It’s a list comprised of the best in movies (that I’ve seen this year only). This is more of a list about my own experience watching movies this year than it is about anything that was released in this year. Without further delay, here is the awards program for the 4th Annual TDYLFies. Continue reading

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The Jeff Nichols File

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Over the weekend, I went to the theater to see Mud. Normally, I would’ve been perfectly content to wait for DVD. But I found out that it had been directed by Jeff Nichols, the same director who had made 2011’s Take Shelter. Purely on that basis alone, I wanted to see Mud. Afterwards, I was so impressed with it and with Take Shelter that I knew I had to make it a point to track down his other film- Shotgun Stories (2007). And in less than 24 hours, I had become a huge Jeff Nichols fan. The feeling is reminiscent of, say, the first time you see Hard Eight or Boogie Nights; Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums; or Shaun of the Dead and Spaced. This is a young director who is going places, and his work makes audiences stand up and take notice. But who is he and what is he all about? Continue reading

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