The Best Films of the Decade - The Top Ten

If you, like me, ascribe to the notion that cinema is reflective of the cultural atmosphere, one can look at the forthcoming list as reflective of the turbulence that has dictated and defined the era we live in. An era filled with fear, angst, anxiety, and a call for structural change of a global level; or, concerns of basically every generation. But the best films of the past five years have not merely addressed our apprehensions of the present, but rather looked to a better tomorrow. 

Read More

The Best Films of the Decade So Far - Part IV

If you, like me, ascribe to the notion that cinema is reflective of the cultural atmosphere, one can look at the forthcoming list as reflective of the turbulence that has dictated and defined the era we live in. An era filled with fear, angst, anxiety, and a call for structural change of a global level; or, concerns of basically every generation. But the best films of the past five years have not merely addressed our apprehensions of the present, but rather looked to a better tomorrow. 

Read More

The Best Films of the Decade So Far - Part III

If you, like me, ascribe to the notion that cinema is reflective of the cultural atmosphere, one can look at the forthcoming list as reflective of the turbulence that has dictated and defined the era we live in. An era filled with fear, angst, anxiety, and a call for structural change of a global level; or, concerns of basically every generation. But the best films of the past five years have not merely addressed our apprehensions of the present, but rather looked to a better tomorrow. 

Read More

The Best Films of the Decade So Far - Part II

If you, like me, ascribe to the notion that cinema is reflective of the cultural atmosphere, one can look at the forthcoming list as reflective of the turbulence that has dictated and defined the era we live in. An era filled with fear, angst, anxiety, and a call for structural change of a global level; or, concerns of basically every generation. But the best films of the past five years have not merely addressed our apprehensions of the present, but rather looked to a better tomorrow. 

Read More

The Best Films of the Decade So Far - Part I

If you, like me, ascribe to the notion that cinema is reflective of the cultural atmosphere, one can look at the forthcoming list as reflective of the turbulence that has dictated and defined the era we live in. An era filled with fear, angst, anxiety, and a call for structural change of a global level; or, concerns of basically every generation. But the best films of the past five years have not merely addressed our apprehensions of the present, but rather looked to a better tomorrow. 

Read More

The Best Films of the Decade So Far - Notables

Culling over five years worth of films and citing the best is bound to leave plenty of favorites on the outside looking in. The following films aren’t necessarily the next so-and-so best films that couldn’t make The List proper, but rather, personal favorites and affectations that, for whatever reason, were not cited. They’re all exceptional films for a variety of tastes though, and function as the complementary appetizer to our main course.

Read More

The Best Performances of the Decade So Far: Part II

And now the second part of my Best Performances of the Decade So Far countdown, including the most prolific actor of the last five years and a healthy dose of French-speaking performers. 

In preparation for my upcoming Best Films of the Decade So Far list, I thought it important to highlight many of the performances of the last five years. While some may bemoan a lack of creativity in contemporary filmmaking, a subsequent correlation can be made that the overall quality of screen acting has improved - arguably a result of filmmakers relying more heavily on their actors to elevate the gravity of their material. This is also a reflection of certain film performances and the actors in general - consider this an effort on my behalf to spread citations among the many noteworthy performances of the past five years. 

Read More

The Best Performances of the Decade So Far: Part I

In preparation for my upcoming Best Films of the Decade So Far list, I thought it important to highlight many of the performances of the last five years. While some may bemoan a lack of creativity in contemporary filmmaking, a subsequent correlation can be made that the overall quality of screen acting has improved - arguably a result of filmmakers relying more heavily on their actors to elevate the gravity of their material.. This is also a reflection of certain film performances and the actors in general - consider this an effort on my behalf to spread citations among the many noteworthy performances of the past five years. 

Read More