Mute
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Mute

by Tyler Jennes Tightly-written, memorable, engaging, comprehensible – these are the words I’d use to describe Moon, Duncan Jones’ inventive and high-quality 2009 sci-fi film. He then followed that up with Source Code, a refreshingly smart mainstream action film with some solid performances to spare. Jones was, to many, an infallible filmmaker until the much-anticipated … Continue reading

Top 10 Films of 2017
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Top 10 Films of 2017

The staff at Filmic Magazine is excited to present its fourth annual Top 10 feature! Over a period of two weeks, Filmic members were asked to submit ranked lists reflecting the very best 2016 films they saw.  The following is the final ranked aggregate. HONORABLE MENTIONS Logan (dir James Mangold) In this current era of superheroes and shared universes … Continue reading

Phantom Thread
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Phantom Thread

by Jake Triola With Phantom Thread, the newest film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, the filmmaker gives his audience an abundance of cinematic pleasures: suspense, romance, tension, mystery, beauty, and laughter. It’s a continuation of Anderson’s impressive oeuvre of eclectic works which seem completely different and undeniably congruous. The movie introduces us to the House … Continue reading

Mudbound
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Mudbound

by Arleigh Rodgers There is something eerie and disquieting about the Mississippi Delta in Mudbound. The distinctive burn of the Southern sun mingles with the tension between black and white residents, the squelch of wet mud beneath their feet, and the dust that filters through the air. Brought to life by Rachel Morrison’s enthralling cinematography … Continue reading