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The 2012 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2011.
The Ten Best Films of 2011

Best Film of the Year

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Ensemble Cast
Best Director

The Fugitive (1993)

The Fugitive

- I didn’t kill my wife!
- I don’t care!

The Stats

The Director:  Andrew Davis
The Cast:  Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano
The Release Date: 1993
The Runtime: 130 Minutes

The Plot

Richard Kimbal is a successful surgeon who comes home and finds his wife brutally murdered. He fights with the intruder, a one-armed man, but unfortunately, the murderer gets away. Overwhelming evidence points to Richard as the actual murderer, and he is sent to prison. On a lucky break, he manages to flee his captors and goes on a one man crusade to find the real killer (and the people behind him.)

The Lowdown

Harrison Ford has the golden touch when it comes to bringing to life iconic characters. He did it with Han Solo… he did it with Indiana Jones. In The Fugitive, he plays less of a bad ass. He’s not tough, he can’t necessarily fight all that well. He’s just a brilliant surgeon, has keen survival instincts and he’s clever as hell.

What makes this film a lo…


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100 Greatest Movie Love Stories

In honor of Valentine's Day, The Essential Films counts down the 100 greatest cinematic love stories.  Many of society's conventions and notions of romance come from pop culture's, specifically the movies', depiction of love and relationships... so what better way to pay tribute than to count down the 100 most romantic films of all time?

The criteria are as follows:

Narrative film, at least 60 minutes in length (no documentaries or short films)Films with a release date up to 2010 are eligible.  Films released in 2011 or 2012 are not eligible.The love story does not have to be the main focus of the film, however the love story must be one of the main narrative threads for at least one character.  While the film itself doesn't have to be a "romance"to be eligible, a character simply can't just be in a relationship. Love or the relationship must be the main focus of at least one protagonist.The film does NOT have to have a happy ending.  In fact, most fil…