Michael Kirchhoff

The Best Films of 2014

1. Boyhood Director: Richard Linklater “You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the…

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The Best Films of 2013 (1-5)

Director: Shane Carruth A man and a woman lock eyes on a train: the connection between them is visceral, though they don’t yet understand why. Both of them have been…

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The Best Films of 2013 (6-10)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg You don’t always need zombies or monsters to make a truly frightening horror film. Mads Mikkelsen gives a heartbreaking performance as a mild mannered kindergarten teacher in…

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Top 6 Films of 2012

Top 6 Films of 2012

It was the year of several 3-hour-long comic book movies (none of which appear on my list below), the emergence of Taylor Kitsch as the go-to star for large budget…

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What’s all this, then?

What’s all this, then?

I made another guest host appearance on the Film Fustians podcast this week, joining my buddy Max Mastrangelo and the ever-entertaining Barry From Omaha. We discussed our favorite films that…

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Dennis Franz, Oingo Boingo, and The Avengers

Dennis Franz, Oingo Boingo, and The Avengers

I was asked to reprise my fill-in host duties for the Film Fustians podcast, and it was another rollicking episode. You can listen to the whole thing at the Talk…

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Podcastor For a Day!

Podcastor For a Day!

Ever wanted to listen to me blather on about movies for a full two and a half hours? BOOM-POW, wish granted! My friend Max Mastrangelo was kind enough to invite…

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“The Master” of My Domain

“The Master” of My Domain

I was wrong about one thing, and right about another. Wrong Thing: There is, in fact, no all-encompassing conspiracy by eminent Film Fustian Justin Levine to avoid debating me regarding…

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“The Master” Baiter

“The Master” Baiter

The Film Fustians is a rare pleasure for those of us who not only like to watch movies, but dissect them as if they were those frogs in E.T. (the…

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The Worst Best Pictures

The Worst Best Pictures

I’m not really into the Oscars anymore. When I was a young and naive film nut, I thought that the Academy Awards was a legitimate attempt to honor achievements in…

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