‘Armadillo’ Trailer

We’ve seen a lot of war documentaries in the past few years, and they cover the full spectrum from subtle, powerful films to routine assemblies of footage from embedded camera units. The Danish film Armadillo is the result of a filmmaking team spending six months in Afghanistan with a Danish platoon in 2009. But based on this trailer, the film is no routine mishmash of interviews and combat experience. There’s one single image in the trailer that is one of the most powerful I’ve seen come out of a war doc in recent memory. That’s enough to put the film on my list. Check out the trailer for yourself below. Read More »

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As the year comes to an end, anybody and everybody are posting their best of the year lists. Most of these lists contain variations of the same 15 or 20 films. To break the mold, some are even posting lists of the best films of the year that you probably haven’t seen. I find that even these lists are filled with the same movies. And if you’re a film geek reading a site like /Film, chances are you know about most of the movies on these lists.

I wanted to do something different and compile a list of the best films of the year that you’ve never heard of. The selections should be movies that (for the most part) none of your family or friends have heard of, and you might even have to do some extra legwork to get your hands on.

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