Thursday, July 9, 2020

The best films of the 21st century – so far

Recently, "New York Times" film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis shared their list of the top 25 movies of the 21st century, so...

Best Films of 2016 according to Hans

Here they are, the 20 best films I saw in 2016, in reverse order. It was an incredible year and the list could have...

Romanian New Wave – 5 top films

Cinema is one of those art mediums that can succinctly introduce us to the zeitgeist of a particular country. Since the fall of the...

10 underrated 2017 comeback albums by indie rock pioneers

Welcome to the new year, a space that not only allows for renewal but for summation and reconsideration. Reflecting back on 2017, there was...

2014’s 10 great records, including a rare masterpiece by Amen Dunes

More than ever this year Independent Ethos has drifted toward film over music. Even the “Miami New Times” and “Pure Honey” magazine, which in...

Best 20 Films of 2017 – part 2

Continuing this critic's countdown to the number one movie of 2017, below you will find my top 10 movies of 2017. Some might find...

10 essential atmospheric films for Halloween, including some on 35mm playing...

With Halloween around the corner, the lists of top scariest movies have begun popping up again on the Internet. The usual suspects are there,...

The Sounds of Film: 5 great soundtracks in Indie Films you...

Music is an essential component of filmmaking. It adds a layer of expression beyond words. A soundtrack (music or sounds), can envelop an audience...

Best movies of 2017 – first half

We're halfway through the year, and I've just reviewed 19 films this year -- not counting festival recaps, like this and this. Looking ahead...

Best movies of 2018 – first half with Annihilation leading

Here we are at the halfway point of 2018, where I make sure to have to have at the ready a working list of...