Media Matters Archive

The Third Way Film Awards

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January 16, 2009 Third Way

Altogether 23 different films are listed which makes a fine “recommended” list for your Netflix or other queue!

Media Matters Reviewers’ 2007 Picks

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January 17, 2008 Third Way

Here are our Media Matters reviewers’ picks for favorite films of 2007. Yeah, yeah, we know they are not necessarily Oscar contenders—which is why we do Third Way Café anyway: to offer a little different voice and view. Here, without editing, are five of our reviewers’ picks, with top film first. You can vote for your own favorite film of 2007 in the Media Poll to the right of this page. Jerry Holsopple For my first two picks I am choosing movies with strong female leads. Both actresses took challenging roles and did superb work. 1.  Juno. Rarely do you get a comedy about a teenager […]

Media Matters Reviewers 2006 Picks

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January 23, 2007 Melodie Davis

As usual, the Media Matters reviewers weigh in with their favorite films of last year, knowing that these are not necessarily Oscar contenders—which is in keeping with the purposes of Third Way Café anyway: to offer a little different voice and view. Here, without editing, are all five reviewers’ picks, with top film first. The reviewers are listed in order of the week they usually review each month. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite film of 2006 in the Media Poll. Jerry’s list.  Little Miss Sunshine:  It is rare to have something so humorous make such strong statements about […]

Our Favorite Pictures of 2005

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January 27, 2006 Third Way

When I asked each of our Media Matters reviewers to submit their “Top Ten Films” for 2005, collectively they first came up with a list of 26 “must-be-on-the-list” movies! They included some family-oriented or popular pictures, some of which probably won’t rate a mention on Oscar night. But in trying to whittle down their picks, to 10 for you to vote on in our new web site poll (see home page for Media Matters,) I could only conclude, it must have not been a bad year for movies. Here are three of our Media Matters reviewers’ top five picks and their reasons […]