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Why Lists Matter, Even if 'Mulholland Drive' Is Not the Best Film of the 21st Century

Let’s yank out our yardsticks and measure those critical dicks – because that’s what these BEST FILMS EVER lists are all about. This week the relatively high-brow BBC.com Culture’s ‘ 824 more words



I still remember that Sunday, three years ago. I paid two dollars to go into the cinema because it was Movie weekend, and all movies that weekend were at a discounted prize. 174 more words


Actor Profile: Joel Edgerton

Another star of Black Mass, who met the minimum requirement. I only do Actor Profiles if I’ve seen at least 10 things they’ve been in, and I’ve currently seen 13 of Joel Edgerton. 228 more words

Actor Profile

Top Fifty Films: In This Space and Time Part II

As I’ve delicately curated my list, I’ve come to the realization that I love some deeply sad and tragic films, which is odd when one considers my optimistic and jokey demeanor. 1,525 more words


Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writers: Mark Boal
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt

Historical context: the search and killing of Osama bin Laden; CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” program

Budget: $40,000,000
Box office: $95,720,716

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#10: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Thriller, Drama
2h37min; R
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There is a man- no, a dog- chained in a room devoid of light but for the desert sun sneaking in underneath the only exit.

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