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Mid-year Reckoning (2021)

11 films

Best Films of 2021 So Far: Midyear Reckoning. Mediocre content vs. meaningful communication.

So far, this year’s movie peaks come…

  • Straight Up
  • Nomadland
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • On a Magical Night

The 16th Annual Better-Than List (2020)

36 films

2020’s films went from real cinema to increasingly politicized dreck.

It’s very likely that James Sweeney’s Straight Up would still…

  • Dormant Beauty
  • 300: Rise of an Empire
  • The Lego Movie
  • Me and You
  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

Mid-year Reckoning (2014)

13 films

The Best of 2014, So Far. A baker's dozen of the best.

Since there’s no end in sight to Hollywood’s…

  • The Dark Knight
  • Vertigo
  • Joker
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Social Network

The Antifa Film Syllabus

15 films

Twenty-five movies that turned a generation into nihilistic anarchists.

Lately, many Americans have recognized that the past several generations of…

  • Capone
  • Corpus Christi
  • Deerskin
  • Ladies in Black
  • On a Magical Night

Mid-Year Reckoning (2020)

10 films

Virtual cinema’s best, so far.

"Now is the time to make content that makes people uncomfortable,” boasts a recent front-page…

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Within Our Gates
  • Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
  • Fieldwork Footage
  • Hallelujah

Better-Than Black List (2018)

64 films

The New York Times rewrites film history to fit liberal bias. Here’s my course correction.

Ruling film culture starts with…

  • The We and the I
  • Short Term 12
  • Man of Steel
  • Gravity
  • Pain & Gain

The 9th Annual Better-Than List (2013)

36 films

See year's best films, reject the overrated

The false politics of film culture 2013 (films exploiting race, class, sexual politics)…

  • Dormant Beauty
  • Pain & Gain
  • The We and the I
  • Yossi
  • Man of Steel

Mid-year Reckoning (2013)

27 films

Tallying the year’s best films–so far.

That Kanye West’s outdoors projection New Slaves was the most exciting cinematic event of…

  • Unforgivable
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Taken 2
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Deep Blue Sea

The 8th Annual Better-Than List (2012)

30 films

Armond White takes stock of the past movie year in annual list In 2012, politics became personal fantasy.

Movies weren't…

  • Unforgivable
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • Damsels in Distress
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Dark Horse

Mid-year Reckoning (2012)

35 films

2012's best so far and Sarris remembered.

This year, I want to do the Mid-Year Reckoning differently, as a tribute…

  • Incendies
  • A Dangerous Method
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • The Artist
  • War Horse

The 7th Annual Better-Than List (2011)

38 films

Armond White looks back at the best movies that surpass and defy the year’s worst.

We’ve reached the point where…

  • Incendies
  • Rejoice and Shout
  • Paul
  • 3 Backyards
  • Film Socialisme

Mid-Year Reckoning (2011)

22 films

It may give cinephiles hope for movie culture.

Of the best films so far this year, only two are currently…