Ian Casselberry is a freelance writer, currently based in Asheville, NC. He is an editor at The Comeback and Awful Announcing

Previously, he has been a contributing writer for Yahoo! Sports' Big League Stew, and SB Nation. In addition, he was a lead baseball writer for Bleacher Report. 

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He still plans to write that novel someday. 

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The last 10 films I've seen 

How hard is it to post recurring lists of the movies I've seen? Difficult enough, apparently. I can see why I may have zoned out during the summer, one of the worst I can remember at the movies, especially since I started writing about movies — even as a hobby. 

But as far as the rest of the year, when most of the awards contenders hit theaters? I have no good excuse, other than just forgetting about it. And there were plenty of movies I enjoyed like Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water, each of which were on my best of 2016 list

Film Comment appears to have stopped their "Last 10 Films I've Seen," which was easily my favorite feature each month. Maybe too many people were just looking at that list and skipping the rest of the magazine. But I'll do what I can to keep it alive! These are the last 10 movies I've seen of Feb. 12, 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2 - Chad Stahelski, 2017
Crimson Peak - Guillermo Del Toro, 2015
The LEGO Batman Movie - Chris McKay, 2017
John Wick - Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, 2014
Unbreakable - M. Night Shyamalan, 2000
Split - M. Night Shyamalan, 2017
Patriots Day - Peter Berg, 2016
Live By Night - Ben Affleck, 2016
A Monster Calls - J.A. Bayona, 2016
Hidden Figures - Theodore Melfi, 2016

One of the frustrating things about not living in a major media market, especially at the end of the year, is not getting a look at some films until they open nationwide. If I'd had a chance to see A Monster Calls or Patriots Day when film critics and writers in larger cities got to, I'm rather certain I would have included them on my best movies of the year list. Patriots Day probably would have been in my top three. Alas...

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