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  • Eddie the Eagle hits every underdog-story bullet point

    Feel-Good Formula
      Why are movies about inspirational stories so uninspired? In a way, that's a question with an obvious answer. Formulas are formulas because they work. Hell, movie reviews often have a formula, too, and it would be more than slightly disingenuous not to acknowledge that there is value in having certain elements to provide a basic structure and shape.
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  • A look back at the top 20 films of 2015

    It Was a Very Good Year
      I don't know exactly what it means to say, "It was a good year for movies." Some years, it's about knowing you've seen movies for the ages. There may be only a few of them, but you know they'll stick with you forever. Other years, it's about depth. And that's what 2015 felt like to me: My favorite 20 films were all good enough that reshuffling the order wouldn't change things all that much.
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