Archive for category: lists

Get your Oscar flick fix without leaving the house

16 February, 2014 (10:08) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

By the time the Oscars air on March 2, most moviegoers will not have been able to get to theaters to see all the nominees. But thanks to the era of DVD, Blu-ray, streaming video and movies on demand, those who really want to cram for Hollywood’s big night can catch up on a bunch […]

Parallax View’s Best of 2013

1 January, 2014 (11:58) | by Jay Kuehner, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert Horton, by Sean Axmaker, by Sheila Benson, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

Welcome 2014 with one last look back at the best releases of 2013, as seen by the contributors to Parallax View and a few notable Seattle-based film critics. Sean Axmaker 1. Her (Spike Jonze) 2. Blue is the Warmest Color / La vie d’Adèle (Abdellatif Kechiche) 3. Something in the Air / Apres Mai (Olivier […]

Ten Great Disc Debuts for 2013

24 December, 2013 (16:36) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

We know that DVD and Blu-ray are losing sales ground to digital and streaming, but the epitaphs for physical media are premature. Every year sees another crop of restorations and revivals rolling out in superb and sometimes lavish editions. Of course there are the upgrades, the previously available classics in newly-restored editions and state-of-the-art digital […]

MSN Entertainment’s 100 favorite films

3 April, 2013 (18:00) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Sean Axmaker, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

MSN Movies recently polled the contributors to submit a list of their favorite films. Not a list of the best films ever made, or the most important, or most significant. This was about personal favorites, the films we return to, the films we love. Four Seattle film writers — all of them contributors to Parallax […]

Parallax View’s Best of 2012

31 December, 2012 (12:12) | by Bruce Reid, by David Coursen, by John Hartl, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert Horton, by Sean Axmaker, by Sheila Benson, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

Welcome 2013 with one last look back at the best releases of 2011, as seen by the contributors to Parallax View and a few notable Seattle-based film critics. Sean Axmaker 1. Holy Motors 2. Zero Dark Thirty 3. Moonrise Kingdom 4. Margaret (2011 in NY and LA, didn’t screen elsewhere until 2012) 5. Cosmopolis 6. […]

Dossier ’79

26 December, 2012 (07:27) | by Peter Hogue, by Pierre Greenfield, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert C. Cumbow, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 64-65, March 1980] It is appropriate that they just took “There she is, Miss America” away from Bert Parks. I too have been deprived of the opportunity to sing my same old song again. One could say rhetorically that after 1978 the movies had nowhere to go but up; but […]

Slap Shots (1977)

24 December, 2012 (07:26) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Ken Eisler, by Peter Hogue, by Richard T. Jameson, by Rick Hermann, by Robert C. Cumbow, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 57, February 1978] I felt a little off-balance throughout film year 1977, and it took me most of that time to figure out why. Even eccentric filmwatchers fall into patterns of expectation, and my Platonic Ideal of eccentricity was taking a beating. Too many of the big, heavily financed productions […]

1976, Which Will Be Charitably Forgotten by the Year 2000

23 December, 2012 (11:25) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Ken Eisler, by Peter Hogue, by Richard T. Jameson, by Rick Hermann, by Robert C. Cumbow, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 53, January 1977] 1976 is a year I’m very pleased to see the back of. Several especially nice things happened to me during the past twelvemonth, but an oversupply of cloaca also insisted on hitting the fan with dispiriting frequency, and a good deal of it was cinematic cloaca. Any […]

Milestone to the Rescue: Dennis Doros on ten American independent films in need of restoration

8 December, 2012 (08:42) | by Sean Axmaker, Interviews, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

Dennis Doros and Amy Heller, partners in business and marriage, launched Milestone Films in 1990. They made a reputation for the company not merely for its restorations and revivals, but for rescuing and nurturing films that might otherwise have been drowned in the noise of the busy movie landscape, from Mikhail Kalatozov’s all but orphaned […]

If I Had a Sight & Sound Film Ballot: Robert C. Cumbow’s Top 10 Films of All Time

11 August, 2012 (10:10) | by Robert C. Cumbow, lists | By: Robert C. Cumbow

[Originally published on The House Next Door] For many years, I maintained a Top 10 list. It was changing all the time, but by the mid-1980s, I had pretty well nailed it down. Only by then was it a Top 12, not a Top 10, and anyone who asked me my Top 10 films got […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of June 27

27 July, 2012 (10:52) | by Bruce Reid, by Sean Axmaker, lists | By: Bruce Reid

The only links page that matters… except for all the others. Seattle screenings and cinema events are surveyed at Parallax View here. Is it legitimate to theorize that some culpability for the brutal murders in Aurora lie at the feet of the movies themselves? Apparently, after throat-clearing assertions of their civil libertarian backgrounds, many film writers […]

The View Beyond Parallax… more reads for week of June 15

15 June, 2012 (09:44) | by Bruce Reid, Links, lists | By: Bruce Reid

The only links page that matters… except for all the others. Seattle screenings and cinema events, including the “Best of SIFF” series and other post-SIFF releases, are surveyed at Parallax View here. Girish Shambu leads off his typically fine collection of links with a welcome announcement: Issue 2 of LOLA, the film journal he edits […]

Moments Out of Time 1987

15 May, 2012 (17:18) | by Richard T. Jameson, lists | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Pacific Northwest, January 1988] • Hope and Glory: Down among the green leaves of his family’s backyard garden, young Bill Rohan (Sebastian Rice Edwards) confronts the wizard Merlin, while in the house the stillness of the adults ’round a grumbling radio signals that the Second World War has just been declared…. • […]

Parallax View’s Best of 2011

1 January, 2012 (14:35) | by Andrew Wright, by John Hartl, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Sean Axmaker, lists | By: admin

Welcome 2012 with one last look back at the best releases of 2011, as seen by the contributors to Parallax View. Critics listed in reverse alphabetical order Andrew Wright (as posted at Salt Lake Weekly) 1. Melancholia 2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 3. Cave of Forgotten Dreams 4. 13 Assassins 5. Drive […]

Voices Off – The Village Voice Film Poll

21 December, 2011 (09:49) | lists | By: Sean Axmaker

The 2011 Village Voice Film Poll is out and three Parallax View contributors participated this year. Just for the record, and because it’s no surprise, The Tree of Life took the top spot, just as it did for the Indiewire survey and the MSN poll. As for the lists, you  can find all the contributors […]