Category: Best Of Collection

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Decent Maybe Awards for 2021

Best Director Gold: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog Silver: Jasmila Zbanic, Quo Vadis, Aida? Bronze: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car Best Actress Gold: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World Silver: Jasna Duricic, Quo Vadis,Read Full Review

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Best Movies of 2021

It’s almost tragic that, as I put together my end of the year list for 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic would make yet another vicious comeback into our lives and force us back into the half-livesRead Full Review

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Decent Maybe Awards for 2019

Best Director Gold: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood Silver: Joanna Hogg, The Souvenir Bronze: Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse Best Actress Gold: Alfre Woodard, Clemency Silver: Elizabeth Moss, Her Smell Bronze: Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers Best Actor Gold: Antonio Banderas, PainRead Full Review

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20 Best Films of 2019

2019 felt like a particularly good year; or at least one in which mentioning ten excellent films didn’t feel sufficient. We had stellar output from movie royalty (Agnès Varda, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar), exciting newRead Full Review

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The 2018 JC Awards

Best Director Gold: Lucrecia Martel, Zama Silver: Steve McQueen, Widows Bronze: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters Best Actress Gold: Regina Hall, Support the Girls Silver: Ando Sakura, Shoplifters Bronze: Kayli Carter, Private Life Best Actor Gold: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed Silver: Tom Cruise, Mission: ImpossibleRead Full Review

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Best Films of 2018, Part II

1. If Beale Street Could Talk Directed by Barry Jenkins Making a follow-up to Best Picture winner Moonlight would have been a daunting enough task, but choosing to adapt James Baldwin is an especially courageous undertaking. TheRead Full Review

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Best Films of 2018, Part I

As a film year, I would probably describe 2018 as incredibly deep, if missing those unmistakable masterpieces that define certain other years. Even last year, films like Phantom Thread and Lady Bird established an immediate enduring qualityRead Full Review

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The 2017 JC Awards

Best Director Gold: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird Silver: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk Bronze: James Gray, The Lost City of Z Best Actress Gold: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Silver: TIE Regina Hall & Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip Bronze: Vicky Krieps, PhantomRead Full Review

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Top Movies of 2017

I love top ten lists, but sometimes I struggle with them. Sometimes films don’t align themselves as well or as comfortably as I’d like. There were many great films that I liked. Many were sad,Read Full Review

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The JC Awards 2016

Best Director Gold: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Silver: Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America Bronze: Trey Edwards Shults, Krisha Best Actor Gold: Viggo Mortenson, Captain Fantastic Silver: Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea Bronze: SIX-WAY TIE: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders andRead Full Review

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Top Ten Films of 2016

1. Moonlight Directed by Barry Jenkins “Who is you, Chiron?” The protagonist of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is asked this directly toward the end of the film, and it’s the culmination of a film-long search. We seeRead Full Review

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Best Films of 2016: Honorable Mention

25. The Light Between Oceans, dir. Derek Cianfrance This long, rambling ode to high-octane melodrama finds its way through tearful monologues to create a kind of lyricism. Performances from Alicia Vikander (a career-best, I’d say)Read Full Review