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Films of Other Years That I Saw For the First Time In 2017

Posted by Tom Brogan on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Films 
1. Little Children (2006)

2. Tower (2016)


3. Good Vibrations (2012)

4. Philomena (2013)


5. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

6. The Dark Horse (2014)


7. Warrior (2011)


8. Boy (2010)

9. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

10. Dirty Girl (2010)

11. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

12. The Lives of Others (2006)

13. Rabbit Hole (2010)

14. Take Shelter (2011)

15. The History Boys (2006)

16. Fish Tank (2009)

17. Proof (2005)

18. Senna (2010)

19. Big Gold Dream: Scottish Po...
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Tom’s Films of the Year 2017

Posted by Tom Brogan on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Films 

1. Manchester By the Sea

2. The Big Sick

3. Get Out

4. It

5. Battle of the Sexes

6. The Disaster Artist

7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

8. La La Land

9. Wind River

10. Free Fire

11. Baby Driver

12. Prevenge

13. Logan Lucky

14. Blade Runner 2049

15. Dunkirk

16. The Death of Stalin

17. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

18. Logan

19. Mindhorn

20. Borg vs. McEnroe

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Tom's Films of the Year 2016

Posted by Tom Brogan on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Films 
1. Sing Street
Written and directed by    John Carney
Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor

2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Written and directed by Taika Waititi
Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata 

3. Arrival
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Written by Eric Heisserer
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

4. Room
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Written by Emma Donoghue

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Best Films I Saw in 2016 That Weren't Released in 2016

Posted by Tom Brogan on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, In : Films 
1. Whiplash (2015)
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle
Starring: Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Paul Reiser

2. Locke (2013)
Written and directed by Steven Knight
Starring: Tom Hardy

3.Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Written and directed by Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman, Rotem Keinan

4. A Hijacking (2013)
Written and directed by Tobias Lindholm
Starring: Søren Malling, Pilou Asbæk, Dar Salim

5. Downfall (2004)
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Written by Ber...

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All Right, All Right, All Right

Posted by Tom Brogan on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, In : Films 
Thanks to the Criterion Collection here's the young Matthew McConaughey auditioning for his role in Richard Linklater's 'Dazed and Confused'.


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Patton Oswalt's Life in 10 Films

Posted by Tom Brogan on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : Films 
Patton Oswalt again, this time in Rolling Stone talking about ten films that defined him. His new book 'Silver Screen Fiend' about spending his days watching films is now out. 
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Posted by Tom Brogan on Sunday, November 17, 2013, In : Films 

Nightwatch was a film I saw when it first came out on video in about 1995. A Danish thriller it centres around a student taking a night watchman job in a morgue. I remember really enjoying it at that time. I also watched the 1997 remake starring Ewan McGregor. I always felt due to the casting that the identity of the killer was heavily signposted in that one. I decided to get a copy of the original on DVD and watch it again when I realised that I'm now much more familiar with the three leads....

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