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These Are The Top Films of 2016

January 13th, 2017

The Golden Globes are over but the nominees for the Academy Awards are coming up soon. It is time for me to alphabetically list the movies of the past year that  are the best films of the year. I’m sure there are some films, especially foreign films, that I have not seen. Still, I have listed the movies that were engrossing. I feel confident that many of these films will be surfacing again on February 26th. I decided against trying to rank order them 1 to 20 and went with alphabetical inclusion. (There will be some Honorable Mentions at the end.) Arrival:  This film either left you singing... Read More

“Arrival” Is Worthy Addition to Sci-Fi Predecessor “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

November 4th, 2016

NOTE: Nationally known film critic Connie Corcoran Wilson is providing coverage of this year’s Chicago International Film Festival for QuadCities.com. The closing film of this year’s Chicago International Film Festival, “Arrival” is a great alien sci-fi film in the tradition of such classics as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Contact,” and fans of those films should enjoy it when it hits theaters nationwide on Nov. 11. Amy Adams plays a linguist named Louise Banks who is drafted by the military to figure out how to communicate with aliens who land in 12 locations around... Read More