I’m a few weeks late in redirecting people to one of my favorite times of the year – The Muriel Awards. For those that don’t know, this is a collection of independent film critics, bloggers and fans who come together to cast their votes for the year’s best. It’s something I enjoy doing and am proud to be a part of. The Muriel’s give a nice spin on the year in film, shining a light on many that were all but ignored by the mainstream media. If like me, you’re still trying to erase the bitter taste of the worst Oscars in recent memory this is a good place to start.