The Best Films of the Decade: #4: The Tree of Life (2011)

The Best Films of the Decade: #4: The Tree of Life (2011)

The old decade is gone, and 2020 is upon us. Still, I persist in my journey through the best films of the decade. So, this week, my top ten. At the end of 2011, I placed Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life at the top of my year’s 10 best list without a second thought, […]

| January 7, 2020
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Bombshell (2019)

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Bombshell (2019)

I might be blamed for gross misogyny if I decline a film with as noble an agenda as Bombshell, but I assure you that there is a larger reason why I give the film a less-than-stellar rating.   Here is a sometimes hard-hitting, but mostly featherweight retelling of the 2016 scandal that rocked FOX News when […]

| January 6, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #5. The Irishman (2019)

The Best Films of the Decade: #5. The Irishman (2019)

The old decade is gone, and welcome 2020. And with it, here are my 10 favorite films of the last 10 years. When it made the rounds of the festival circuit early in 2019, a major block of professional critics had announced with a fanfare that The Irishman was not only the best film of […]

| January 6, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #6. Room (2015)

The Best Films of the Decade: #6. Room (2015)

The old decade is gone, and welcome 2020. And with it, here are my 10 favorite films of the last 10 years. Lenny Abrahamson’s Room opens with a scene that feels like you’re reading the first page of a great novel.  A voice whispers “Go back to sleep.” We are in a small room were […]

| January 5, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #7. Meek’s Cutoff (2011)

The Best Films of the Decade: #7. Meek’s Cutoff (2011)

The old decade is gone, and 2020 is upon us. Still, I persist in my journey through the best films of the decade. So, this week, my top ten. Kelly Reichart, by her own description, doesn’t make films with a safety net. From Wendy and Lucy to Old Joy and even going back to 1994’s […]

| January 4, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #8. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

The Best Films of the Decade: #8. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

The old decade is gone, and welcome 2020. And with it, here are my 10 favorite films of the last 10 years. I have said all along that my list of the best films of the decade was personal and probably nothing proves this quite like Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a documentary that had me […]

| January 3, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #9. Under the Skin (2014)

The Best Films of the Decade: #9. Under the Skin (2014)

The old decade is gone, and welcome 2020. And with it, here are my 10 favorite films of the last 10 years. It is highly unlikely that very many casual moviegoers will have seen or even heard of Jonathan Glaser’s oddball art-brained wut-zit, but once you see it, you can’t stop thinking about it.  This […]

| January 2, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #10. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

The Best Films of the Decade: #10. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

The old decade is gone, and welcome 2020. And with it, here are my 10 favorite films of the last 10 years. Anyone who knows me knows that I live in the minority among those who have never really been all that impressed with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.  For me it was . . . […]

| January 1, 2020
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