Link Dump

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I'm brewing beer today (something like this), so here are some linkies from the depths of ye olde internets:
  • The 10 Best Movies of 2017 - Christopher Orr's list is nice and all, but this is worth reading for all his cheeky categorical awards later in the post. I will be shamelessly ripping some of them off for my Arbitrary Awards.
  • The Ten Best Films Of 2017, And Other Films - Glenn Kenny's extended list always has stuff I've never heard of, but would probably like.
  • This Year, Make a Movie-Related New Year's Resolution - Matt Singer makes a good point:
    Want to know why most New Year’s resolutions flame out by February? Because they’re always about doing things that suck. Losing weight, drinking less sugary soda, reading a bunch of books: All of these things are awful. Even painful! No wonder no one ever follows through.

    That’s why, every year, I make a New Year’s resolution about movies. In my experience, a person is much more likely to commit to self-improvement when self-improvement involves watching a lot of films.
    Except for the part about reading books. Anyway, one of his suggested resolutions is to watch 50 films made before 1950. Looking back at my viewing last year, I only had 5 (and 2 of those were movies I'd seen before). This seems like a decent idea. I should get on that.
  • Disney's Fox Acquisition Likely Won't See Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Released - It turns out that the whole Fox rights aspect wasn't really that big of a hurdle. It's still George Lucas' fault.
And that's all for now...