We asked a few of our favorite people to tell us about their favorite films of the past year. Here are their picks.
“Skyfall significantly (and disappointingly) marks the half-century anniversary of our favorite super-spy in film, and may herald the oncoming death of true Bond tradition as we know it.” Four reasons Douglas MacCutcheon didn’t like Skyfall.
“NTF is mostly free of canned, mushy and unrealistic messages. It’s about a dude who does something kind of normal. He falls in love and says really dumb things around the lady of his affection because he thinks she wants to be with a man who can make her laugh.” Jenny Walton encourages stereotype-busting in our rom-coms.
“This year, Heartland has been accepted as a qualifying festival in the Short Films category for the Academy Awards–which means that one of the shorts showing here this week could walk away with an Oscar.” If you need another reason to see the Festival Awards Shorts 1 program, Ken Honeywell says that’s as good as any.
“After spending some time trying to decide how to talk about it, I went ahead and came up with a new genre: Suburban Gossip.” Jenny Walton is sour on The Oranges.
“Rolling Stone gave this movie two and a half stars. I give it One Cheap-Ass Handbag, as in, ‘On the way to this movie I bought a cheap-ass handbag so I could sneak in my Hot Tamales.'” Ann Landsberger loves her Hot Tamales.