Didn’t manage to get to everything this year, despite being at home doing nothing for a good deal of the time. Oh well, I’ll try again in 2021. I did hear a lot of music from different genres. Included in the list below you’ll find everything from rock to rap to bluegrass to pop to country to soul and maybe some other things as well. … Continue reading Our Favorite Albums of 2020
I didn’t quite get to see everything I wanted this year. Between Moviepass and the AMC A-List, I did make it to the theater more often than I have in the past. I also got a little help from covering the Chicago International Film Festival. Below is a ranking of every 2018 movie I saw, from worst to best. Here is the short list of … Continue reading The Top Films Of 2018
I finally saw the last movie I was waiting on yesterday, and I’ve adjusted my list accordingly. I saw a lot of 2017 releases, and I’ve decided that instead of doing a top ten, I’ll just rank them all. I hate it when the critics lists come out and half the movies no one has seen because they only played in NY and LA. I’m fortunate to live somewhere that gets most movies, but even I sometimes have to wait until they’re available on Amazon or iTunes to watch them.
First, here’s a quick list of movies I didn’t get to see. I’m not counting A Fantastic Woman, because I’ll be seeing it soon at the Music Box Members screening next month.
Battle Of The Sexes
The Glass Castle
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
All The Money In The World
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Collected)
Brawl In Cell Block 99
Most of these are available streaming in some way, but I haven’t had time to view yet. I’m most upset about The Square and The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. I love the work of both directors and I’m sure I will enjoy these movies once I see them.
Now onto my list:
60. Song To Song
Directed by Terence Malick, starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Natalie Portman.
Directed by Seth Gordon, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron
58. A Ghost Story
Directed by David Lowery, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara
57. The Little Hours
Directed by Jeff Baena, starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Micucci, and Dave Franco
56. The Bad Batch
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, starring Suki Waterhouse and Jason Momoa
55. Killing Gunther
Directed by Taran Killam starring Killam, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Colbie Smulders
Directed by Gillian Robespierre, starring Jenny Slate, John Turturro, and Edie Falco
53. Atomic Blonde
Directed by David Lietch, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy
52. War For The Planet Of The Apes
Directed by Matt Reeves, starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson
51. Kong: Skull Island
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson
I went to a lot of shows this year. They weren’t all great, but many of them were. Amazing, even. When you write about music, or take pictures at concerts, you sometimes get to witness moments that can have a lifelong impact at a greater rate than those that experience music in a more casual manner. These were my favorite concerts of the year. Sons … Continue reading Top Concerts Of 2017
2017 started off pretty great, musically speaking. I had a hard time ranking things right off the bat and that continued all the way up until lock time for this post. A lot of my favorite artists put out great records that made the list, but there are a lot of new names here and I’m excited to hear what they do next. 50. (Sandy) Alex … Continue reading The Top 50 Albums Of 2017