If you want the gravy…

…You've got to get the biscuits!


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My 6th Annual Film Awards: Your Winners

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Striding right along to that win.

I may not do this again.

In 2014, the fewest votes any category got was 77. In 2015, it was 45. This year, no category got more than 17 votes.

I don’t know why. I did my damnedest to get the word out. I used Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and even Instagram to try and draw voters. And none of it seemed to take. Were the nominees uninspiring? Was I too pushy? Did you just not want to be reminded of 2016?

If you’re inclined to answer, please give me your thoughts in the comments. I’d really love to hear them. And I do want to say how much I appreciate those of you who did vote. I only wish there were more of you.

The nominees are listed here; my winners, here. And now, your winners.

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The Films of 2016 in 100 Words or Less: Part VI

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“Nobody gets away with what you did.” (Source)

And, to cap off this series (for the time being) the cream of the crop. Which in this year isn’t saying quite as much as in other years, but still.

These are all **** films, and all films I heartily recommend to you.

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My Six-Month Film Awards: 2016

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“Why a lobster?” “Because lobsters live for over 100 years, are blue-blooded like aristocrats, and they stay fertile all of their lives.”

Picture:

  1. The Lobster
  2. Weiner
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Zootopia
  6. Swiss Army Man
  7. Tale of Tales
  8. The Invitation
  9. Lamb
  10. Elvis & Nixon

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PAN Review – *½

I've always wondered what would happen if audiences booed instead of applauding to save Tinker Bell. Too bad this film didn't give us the chance to find out. (Source)

I’ve always wondered what would happen if audiences booed instead of applauding to save Tinker Bell. Too bad this film didn’t give us the chance to find out. (Source)

Oh, I’ve been waiting for a film like this. I’m going to rip this apart like a stray dog going at a T-bone. I’m going to pan Pan, bury Barrie, and right Wright’s wrongs.

In fact, I did so just after seeing it, in a series of texts to my friend Maggie. I originally just wanted to use screencaps of this conversation as illustrations for my review, but since they were written based on my fresh impressions of the film, I’ll use them as the foundation of my review.

And let me just say: thank you, Maggie, for wanting to hear more.

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