The 10 best films of 2017 (according to Preston Barta)

December 25th, 2017 | Awards Season | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor From a cannibalistic story of sisters to a socially relevant thriller, the year’s best movies brought screenplays to life and gave us material to reflect on. 1. RAW No movie ate at me more this year than French filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s RAW. Her unspoiled film about a young vegetarian who grows an impulsive taste for human flesh ...


The 10 Best Films of 2015 (According to Preston Barta)

December 17th, 2015 | Awards Season, Reviews | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor After viewing 250+ features, documentaries and shorts, it's time to look back at the films that were important, got us thinking, promoted discussion, and dazzled us from beginning to end. From a heartbreaking portrait of a talented musician to a sweeping epic of survival and revenge, the best films of 2015 have brought screenplays to life with an ...


Preston’s Top 10 Movies of 2016

December 29th, 2016 | Awards Season, Reviews | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor Looking back on 2016, you could easily label it as a bad year for movies. Plenty of titles harbored the potential of climbing the cinematic ladder to greatness, but many struggled to break through and find their audience. Thankfully, there was also an overwhelming amount of quality filmmaking if you looked in the right places, especially during the ...