2002 was one long year in film. The highs were epic. The lows were epic. It didn't feel at all the same at the end as the beginning. Let's see why. The Bottom 25 Grossers of 2002 #76. K-19: The Widowmaker. This is why I love doing this column. This was a notorious box office [...]
My senior year of high school and freshman year of college. 2003 is a loaded year for me. Trying to isolate my feelings about the year from the films should be harder. Thankfully there are some great and not so great films to make it easier. The bottom 25 grossers of 2003. #76. Uptown Girls. [...]
The age of Fahrenheit 9/11. The age of The Passion of The Christ. The age of a lot of filler.
2005 was a year that exists for me as a phantom. I know I went to the movies that year. Do I remember them? Well I thought I didn't. I thought when I went I was usually bored. And I was wrong. A lot of interesting films hit in 2005. Time to celebrate them. The [...]
2007 is to the serious film what 2008 was to the blockbuster. It was an all-time great year for serious films. And I'm about to overlook them almost entirely. 2007 was a great year for serious films but audiences gave them a wide berth. Let's see what they saw instead. The Bottom 25 #76. The [...]
2006 has been a year of fascination for me for some time due to a healthy amount of Cinematour photos taken this year. I remember that more than I remember most of these films. I don't cover the middle 50 but I could play real or fake with half of them. This was a weirdly [...]
Why am I so fascinated by the box office? I know it's meaningless. Box office only measures how well an ad department did its job. In truth, what really matters is when 10-20 years later a film is still talked about. The box office provides a perfect snapshot of both the films that would last [...]