The Last Lustrum: The Best Movies of 2010-2014

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Chris Luckett

As we head into Oscar season, most movie talk will revolve around the best movies of 2015 — which is all well and good in an abstract sense. But for many who don’t live in a metropolitan city or can’t get out to the theatre that often, hearing about which indie hits and festival darlings critics are hailing as masterpieces is as useful as reading about an art show opening in Luxembourg.

For those who won’t be able to see sure-to-be-talked-about-endlessly awards contenders like The Danish Girl or Spotlight, perhaps now’s the time to forget about the six-to-eight months it will take before they become accessible for rent or digital download. When better to take a look back at masterpieces of the last few years you may not have gotten around to seeing?

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The Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

On New Year’s Eve last year, I resolved to try and see every wide release that came out in 2014. (“Wide release,” these days, means a minimum of 600 screens.) It’s resulted in me seeing many more movies by this point in time than I usually do. Last year, I didn’t see my 50th movie until the first week of October. This year, with another month to go until October, I’ve already seen 84 movies from 2014. Continue reading

SPECIAL: The Best Trailers of 2013

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Chris Luckett

Every year, superstars like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio star in brilliant, two-minute movies. The fact that these short films are also advertisements for other movies and that they precede “feature presentations” at the theatre doesn’t stop some of them from being works of art in their own right. Of all the trailers that were released in 2013, these are the very best.

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