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Marco's Official Top 10 Film Experiences of 2008

Marco's Official Top 10 Film Experiences of 2008

Another year at the movies and another list of top ten films. I personally believe the rumors about 2008 are all true -- it has been a bad year for movies. How else can you explain so many mediocre titles ending up on all the top ten lists everywhere? My personal list is just as disjointed. I only gave four stars to my top pick and three-and-a-half to the three other titles below it. The rest of my top ten list is made up of three star movies that moved me in one way or another. That's pretty sad considering I usually have an abundance of four stars movies to choose from. Let's just get right down to it, starting with my honorable mentions.

 Posted December 31 in Awards, Discuss, Editorial, Opinions | Comments

Our Third Annual Thanksgiving Movie Guide is Here!

Thanksgiving Movie Guide

Every year, Hollywood releases a handful of movies on Thanksgiving week. Whether they're movies to take the whole family to or just pure entertainment, there's always a wide variety to choose from. To help tackle this year's line-up, our writer Marco Cerritos has put together a Thanksgiving Movie Guide. He made sure to see every last movie playing in theaters this week, even the bad ones, in order to provide you with a cinematic compass of sorts. If you're struggling to figure out what to see this weekend, then look no further! From Australia to Twilight, and from Bolt to Transporter 3, Marco will tell you which ones to skip and which ones to take the whole family to. Without further ado, let's dive head first into this year's guide.

 Posted November 27 in Editorial, Feat, Hype, Opinions | Comments

Marco's 11 Years of Experience, 11 Things He's Learned

Presidio Theatre in San Francisco

Yesterday was our contributor Marco Cerritos' eleventh "birthday" as a film critic. It all began on October 21st, 1997 with a screening of Gattaca. Eleven years of going to movie premieres and interviewing celebrities is a lot to take in. Memories, mistakes and other adventures have all been great to endure as well as trips to film festivals and even the Oscars. But writing this on my film critic birthday strikes me more than ever that I'm truly fortunate to do what I love. No boring office jobs or working in a cube, instead it's just writing and watching movies, with celebrity parties thrown in for good measure.

 Posted October 22 in Editorial, Opinions | Comments

Interview: Hamlet 2's Comic Mastermind - Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan

The indie comedy Hamlet 2 first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was bought for an enormous $10 million right when the fest began. It wasn't until the end of the fest that I was able to catch the film myself, but I still remember laughing non-stop during the screening. Steve Coogan, who stars as high school teacher Dana Marschz, was part of what made it such an amazing comedy due to his over-the-top performance. Coogan recently passed through San Francisco on a press tour and our Cannes Film Festival correspondent Marco Cerritos was able to catch up with him. In addition to talking about Hamlet 2, they also chat about comedy and subtle things that make us different from the UK.

 Posted August 21 in Indies, Interview | Comments

Cannes Film Festival Report and Reviews - Part Trois

Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival 2008 is currently underway in France and our friend and contributor Marco Cerritos has been covering the fest and catching screenings since it started on May 14th. Marco is a 28-year-old writer who lives in San Francisco and has been working as a professional film critic for over 10 years. He's covered the Sundance Film Festival since 1999 and this is his second year at Cannes. While neither myself nor Ken were able to make it this year, Marco will be providing us first hand reports and reviews of some of the most anticipated films playing at Cannes this year. In this third and final article, Marco reports back on Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, Abel Ferrara's Chelsea on the Rocks, and Atom Egoyan's Adoration. It's time to wrap it up and head home after these last few.

 Posted May 25 in Cannes 08, Indies, Opinions | Comments Closed

Cannes Film Festival Report and Reviews - Part Deux

Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival 2008 is currently underway in France and our friend and contributor Marco Cerritos has been covering the fest and catching screenings since it started on May 14th. Marco is a 28-year-old writer who lives in San Francisco and has been working as a professional film critic for over 10 years. He's covered the Sundance Film Festival since 1999 and this is his second year at Cannes. While neither myself nor Ken were able to make it this year, Marco will be providing us first hand reports and reviews of some of the most anticipated films playing at Cannes this year. In this second of three articles, Marco reports back on Steven Soderbergh's Che, Marina Zenovich's Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired documentary, and Jennifer Lynch's Surveillance. Let's continue this adventure!

 Posted May 24 in Cannes 08, Indies, Opinions | Comments

Cannes Film Festival Report and Reviews - Part Un

Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival 2008 is currently underway in France and our friend and contributor Marco Cerritos has been covering the fest and catching screenings since it started on May 14th. Marco is a 28-year-old writer who lives in San Francisco and has been working as a professional film critic for over 10 years. He's covered the Sundance Film Festival since 1999 and this is his second year at Cannes. While neither myself nor Ken were able to make it this year, Marco will be providing us first hand reports and reviews of some of the most anticipated films playing at Cannes this year. In this first of three articles, Marco reports back on Clint Eastwood's Changeling, Fernando Meirelles' Blindness, James Toback's Tyson, Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and the Tokyo! triptych. Let's begin!

 Posted May 23 in Cannes 08, Indies, Opinions | Comments

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