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Tony Scott’s 5 best films

Tony Scott’s 5 best films

As with any prominent artist’s or entertainer’s passing, it gives us a chance to look back on their body of work in a way we’ve never looked at it before — as completed cannon. After the terrible news broke of director Tony Scott’s apparent suicide, we decided to do just that and compile a list […]

The 10 best films of 2011

The 10 best films of 2011

It’s that time of year again when we intrepid critics whittle down the hundreds of titles we’ve seen over the last 365 days to the top 10 that made us gasp, chuckle, cringe, hope, feel and think the most. As seems to be the trend, Hollywood left us slim pickings, so the bulk of this list is […]

Sidney Lumet’s 5 Best Films

Sidney Lumet’s 5 Best Films

#5. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) Lumet’s last film was also one of his best. Following a pair of troublesome brothers who plot to rob their parents’ jewelry store, “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” refuses to flinch in the face of the humanity’s darkest inclinations. Lumet catalogued the basest of human urges […]

The 10 Best Films of 2010

The 10 Best Films of 2010

I Am Love Luca Guadagnino’s astonishingly beautiful portrait of a woman torn between love and loyalty.  A deep, layered, stylish work of cinema with all the passion and freedom of Italy’s greatest contributions to the medium. If I had numbered this list, “I Am Love” would probably be number one. Carlos The epic tale of […]

TMA’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

TMA’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

You will not like something about this list.  In your mind, undeserving inclusions and unthinkable omissions probably abound.  That is as it should be.  Film, for all the scholarship, expertise and pretense that surrounds it, remains, like all art, firmly subjective.  Feel free to tell us what we missed, what we misplaced, or congratulate us on a […]

Online Critics Choose 100 Best First Films

Online Critics Choose 100 Best First Films

The Online Film Critics Society, of which yours truly is member, released the results of a society-wide poll asking what first (debut) films are the greatest in history. Orson Welles’ masterpiece landed atop the heap — no surprise there — followed by some other predictable mainstays.  Though there were some surprises.  Here are the top […]

Video: 100 Greatest Movie Insults

Video: 100 Greatest Movie Insults

Cinema is the last bastion of really creative and searing insults. Your wife can’t take a joke, your boss is uptight and your friends are all married.  The last place you can really enjoy some great put-downs is at your local cineplex. For a complete list of films included visit Pajiba. Enjoy! *Contains adult language

TMA’s 25 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time

TMA’s 25 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time

As usual, distilling the value of a film into a short paragraph and ranking it against every other film ever released in the same genre is imperfect, subjective and quite frankly, irrational — but it sure is fun. So continuing our “TMA’s Greatest” series that began with our TMA’s 25 Greatest Sports Movies of All […]

TMA’s 25 Greatest Sports Movies of All Time

TMA’s 25 Greatest Sports Movies of All Time

Sports and movies have much in common.  They make us laugh, cry, shout for joy, and smash things uncontrollably (this only happens at really bad movies).  So, it’s only natural that they overlap in their tireless efforts to entertain the world.  Thousands of movies depicting every sport imaginable have been made — good, bad, ugly, […]

Top Ten Movies of 2007

Top Ten Movies of 2007

Last year was an excellent year for American cinema.  A phrase rarely uttered, but entirely deserved by the year of 2007.  There were at least four or five films that each could have taken Best Picture honors at the Academy Awards if released in another year.  What is good for the film industry makes a […]

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