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The top 10 episodes of The Sopranos

By Simon Miraudo February 21, 2014 The Sopranos aired its first episode on January 10, 1999, resulting in a seismic shift of the entertainment landscape. In the fifteen years since its premiere, the perception of Television as Cinema’s shorter, cheaper, trashier little brother has been completely upended, and much of that is thanks to David […]

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The 10 Most Exciting Films of 2014

By Simon Miraudo January 15, 2014 And so it begins, all over again. “But wait,” you protest, “We’re still catching up with the best of 2013!” The film industry cares not for your tardiness! 2014 has arrived, and with it, a promising fleet of brand new features. Though it’s true some of our most anticipated […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 18, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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The 10 Worst Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 18, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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The Top 10 TV Episodes of 2013

By Andrew Williams December 18, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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The Top 10 Male Performances of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 10, 2013 Spoiler alert: James Franco will top this list. Question is, for what? The divisive overachiever appeared in – and I am not sh***ing you – at least 13 movies this past year, not including his stint on The Mindy Project, his Comedy Central Roast, and that Kanye West spoof […]

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The Top 10 Female Performances of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 10, 2013 The performance that enraptured audiences most in 2013 was Jennifer Lawrence as ‘Regular Human Woman’ – an ambitious gambit that paid off spectacularly. So novel was the humanity emanating from this Hollywood actress, gifs of her playfully flipping off photographers and spilling all her mints during a press conference […]

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The Top 10 Australian Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 3, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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The Top 10 Foreign Language Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 2, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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The Top 10 Films of the Decade (2003-2013)

By Simon Miraudo November 26, 2013 Quickflix celebrates her tenth birthday this month, and I’m honouring it the only way I know how: by selecting my favourite films from its first ten years of existence. Born in late 2003, she’s seen a number of massive upheavals in the world of cinema. Some of the biggest […]

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The 10 scariest films of all time

By Simon Miraudo October 28, 2013 Every October, in the days leading up to Halloween, I like to look back over my favourite horror films, and watch those that have eluded me. It’s hard to explain why we like scary movies so. They don’t make us laugh, like comedies. They don’t move us, like dramas. […]

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The 10 most exciting spring films

By Simon Miraudo September 11, 2013 Winter’s gone, and with it the blockbuster season. We bid a fond adieu to the barrage of comic book adaptations, sequels, and debates about the destruction in Man of Steel and say bonjour to some more interesting fare. Yes, spring has sprung, and beside the blooming flowers come thoughtful […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far)

By Simon Miraudo June 27, 2013 With six months (and six James Franco flicks) behind us, it’s time to reflect on the best movies 2013 has offered thus far. Can we make any sweeping generalisations about the half-year that was? Well, considering that Fast and Furious 6 was very close to cracking this particular Top 10, we can at least […]

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The top 10 movie moments of all time

By Simon Miraudo March 8, 2013 For the 100th episode of The (Pod) Casting Couch, I was asked to compile my ten favourite movie moments of all time. As someone who has devoted a lifetime to the pictures, that’s quite an ask. However, as an obsessive, list-making loser, it was also a dream come true. […]

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The top 10 Oscar ‘sure things’

By Simon Miraudo February 15, 2013 When the first cavemen started to tell stories by projecting shadows onto flat surfaces, we suspect they were forced to compete for an annual award that recognised one’s shadowplay as better than the others. You can also assume that there were onlookers who clubbed each other to death over […]

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The 10 worst date scenes

By Simon Miraudo February 8, 2013 In Silver Linings Playbook, the manic depressive Pat (Bradley Cooper) asks young widow Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) out for dinner. He winds up ordering cereal and asking about her past sexual conquests. So… we’re hoping you’re not planning on replicating his unconventional moves this Valentine’s Day. With February 14 just […]

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The 10 things we want in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars

The 10 things we want in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars. By Simon Miraudo. J.J. is graduating from Star Trek to Star Wars. It was recently announced that the Bad Robot impresario would helm Episode 7 for Disney and Lucasfilm, ending months of speculation as to who future generations could blame for the disintegration of the […]

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The top 10 Quentin Tarantino characters

The top 10 Quentin Tarantino characters. By Simon Miraudo. Though he can’t act his way out of a paper bag – perhaps one that previously held some of those delicious Big Kahuna Burgers – Quentin Tarantino keeps on appearing in his own movies. You’ll spot him in Django Unchained as an Australian slave-owner, and no, […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2012

The top 10 films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the business […]

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The 10 Worst Films of 2012

The 10 Worst Films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the business […]

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The Top 10 Female Performances of 2012

The Top 10 Female Performances of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the […]

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The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012

The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the […]

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The top 10 Australian films of 2012

The top 10 Australian films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the […]

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The top 10 documentaries of 2012

The top 10 documentaries of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the business […]

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The top 10 foreign language films of 2012

The top 10 foreign language films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is […]

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The top 10 Amy Adams performances

The top 10 Amy Adams performances. By Simon Miraudo. Amy Adams has come a long way since taking on the Sarah Michelle Geller role in Cruel Intentions 2 back in the year 2000 (and thank goodness). With three Oscar nominations to her name, she looks set to receive a fourth for her chilling turn as […]

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The top 10 deceptively dark comedies

The top 10 deceptively dark comedies. By Simon Miraudo. If the trailer for Bachelorette is to be believed, it’s a raucous comedy in the vein of Bridesmaids and Sex and the City. When you actually see the thing – what with its references to suicide, abortion, bulimia, and the general downbeat vibe – you might […]

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The top 10 Halloween costumes for 2012

The top 10 Halloween costumes for 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Picking the perfect Halloween costume is a tricky business. How do you capture the Zeitgeist, inspire genuine laughter (or chills), display ironic detachment, and still look good? Like we said: tricky. At Halloween parties across the country, you can expect plenty of PSYs and Honey Boo-Boos […]

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The top 10 paranormal investigation films

The top 10 paranormal investigation films. By Simon Miraudo. “If there’s something strange, in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Fully insured and registered Fortean phenomena detectives!” Alright, it’s not as catchy as “Ghostbusters,” but hey, if we’ve learnt anything from this week’s selection of titles, better safe than sorry. Besides, that Ray Parker Jr. […]

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