The 10 Best Male Actors of the 2010’s

I’ve been doing a “best male actors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a male actors of a decade list. Here we go: Leonardo DiCaprio –

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 2018 Gan Bi

If 2015’s Kaili Blues (Gan Bi’s debut) was a strong sketch of a burgeoning auteur, 2018’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the arrival of a confident, (and more accomplished) talented new voice in cinema

Monsoon Wedding – 2001 Nair

Mira Nair skillfully handles the ensemble drama with swift pacing and strong characters. There’s the central family, the event planner and maid romance, the story of the niece who was a victim of abuse who

Kaili Blues – 2015 Gan Bi

An exciting debut from 26 year old (in 2015) Chinese auteur Gan Bi—it is very rough drafty compared his follow-up 2018’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night but there is a clear vision here- a uniqueness

The 10 Best Female Actors of the 2010’s

I’ve been doing a “best female actors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a female actors of a decade list. Here we go: Emma Stone –

Inside Llewyn Davis – 2013 Coen

Saw it twice in theater in early 2014 and then a third time in March 2018 and a fourth in January 2020I don’t want to overreact to a recent viewing but I think it does

The 10 Best Directors of the 2010’s

I’ve been doing a “best directors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a directors of a decade list. Here we go: Christopher Nolan – I don’t

Toni – 1935 Renoir

Toni is a prime example Renoir’s trademark poetic realism—and it foreshadows both Italian neo-realism (the subjects being Italian doesn’t hurt when thinking about this comparison) movement and the Hollywood noir antihero’s that would pervade so

The Best Films of the Decade: The 2010’s

The Tree of Life - MalickThe Master - P.T. AndersonRoma - Cuaron Dunkirk - NolanLa La Land - ChazelleBirdman - Iñárritu Inception - NolanThe Revenant - Iñárritu Mad Max: Fury Road - G. MillerThe Grand

Midsommar – 2019 Aster

Viewing 1 in July 2019, Viewing 2.0 January 2020With this and 2018’s Hereditary as his debut, Aster has announced himself as one of the preeminent auteurs in cinema, genre artist or otherwise Starts with a

The Man From London – 2007 Tarr

Only when sandwiched between Werckmeister Harmonies (and this was 7 years in the making after that film which was 6 years in the making after Satantango) and The Turin Horse does Tarr’s The Man From

Step Brothers – 2008 McKay

Absolutely hilarious- one of the funniest movies of the 21st centuryThe laughs are layered in and it gets funnier with every rewatch -- it was probably the fifth time I saw it before I started

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