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Archive for January 25, 2012

The Oscar Quest: Favorite Films I Discovered

As has been established, I saw over 850 films for the first time during the Oscar Quest.

Of course, not all of them were films I liked. Some of them I downright loathed. We’ll get to those soon. For now, let’s stick with the positives that came from the Quest. That is, all of the films I saw because of the Quest that I fell in love with, many of which I didn’t even know existed. That’s what this is about: celebrating the hidden gems (as well as some others I just hadn’t seen before that were a revelation to me).

I’ll talk a bit about each of the films — I decided to list my top 50. Originally it was going to be just 10, but, with so many, 50 felt right. So, that being said, here are 100 films. (You know I can’t do anything within reason.) — and I’ll also specify just what I mean by “discovering it.” Don’t get hung up so much on the rankings (I gave up after the first seven or so). Nothing here is meant to be in any particular order. Just think of it as your chance to maybe find some great films you knew nothing about.

Here are 100 films from The Oscar Quest that were revelatory to me in some way: (more…)

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