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The 25 greatest films of the 21st Century… Thus Far

Blame Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott. They drew first blood. A couple of weeks back, the NY Times critics published an essay called “The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century…So Far.” It was a pretty good list, but cineastes and film fans that despise the word “cineaste” the world over began compiling their own,…

By Jonathan Eig
The Lives of Others

Oscars, Schmoscars: Why I’m Boycotting This Show on TV in 2015

I refuse to watch the Academy Awards next year. That’s right. I’m unofficially boycotting it. When it comes on TV, I’m gonna change the channel. Maybe watch Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). Or a cooking show. Just not the annual debacle that is the Oscars. Why am I so adamant? Well, I’ll tell ya.…

By Simon Hardy Butler
German cinema

Das Kino Deutschlands: An appreciation of German Cinema

I do not intend to cover the history of the cinematic output of Germany; that would take a book, and many already exist. However, I have noticed German films mentioned on CURNBLOG occasionally, and I would like to offer some for consideration, and hopefully introduce them to new viewers. Before the Second World War, many…

By Pete Johnson