2021 was one of the most challenging years for cinema. But, after many delays, we finally got to see long-awaited films like No Time to Die and West Side Story. But, despite a rocky year, we had the chance to reunite with the power of film.
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Best Films of 2020
What made me the happiest this year was to see smaller films get the spotlight they have desperately been needing.
Oscars 2020: Best Picture Analysis
If you ask around, odds are people tell you that 1917 is a lock to win Best Picture. And while 1917 has received multiple other awards this season, I am here to make the case it is not the best positioned to win Best Picture under a preferential ballot system. I will present the case for and against the top four contenders for the top prize of the night.
Best Films of 2019
2019 was a year full of culminations, delightful surprises and shocking disappointments. While the biggest projects involved franchises ending (Marvel and Star Wars), the most exciting movies of the year ended up being original projects. The year's box office was down from last years, but there were plenty of successful indie stories. While the movie [...]
Best TV Shows of 2019
2019 was a great year for television. Honorable Mentions: What We Do In The Shadows, Bojack Horseman, Veep Couldn’t Get To: The Crown Biggest Disappointment: Game of Thrones 10. Euphoria (HBO) Zendaya’s performance is a revelation. The High-School coming-of-age melodrama is entertaining because of its bold take on stereotypes and its intriguing characters. It is a cautionary [...]
Film and TV highlights of 2018
Instead of a full fledged article this year, I decided to highlight the top movies of 2018. After watching over 100 films this year I selected these 10 films as the best overall films of the year.
Best Films of 2018
2018 was a fantastic year from cinema. Starting with the great surprise that was Paddington 2 and followed by huge blockbusters like Black Panther and Mission Impossible: Fallout, the year was already great before the festival season began. Here is the list of the best films of 2018...
Santiago’s Best Films of 2017
It is this time of the year again: it's the holidays and it's time to put together another top films of the year list. I saw close to 60 films released this year (plus many others). Most of my entries are thanks to the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and the New York Film Festival [...]