Without preamble, my Top 10 movies of the teens.
A bold experiment that shows just what film can do that no other art can.
9. The Irishman
Scorsese’s masterful swan-song and farewell to the genre that made him.
8. What We Do In The Shadows
A Spinal Tap for the teens, this one still makes me laugh my ass off.
7. Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood
Still can’t believe how much I enjoyed this one. Surprisingly sweet too.
6. Cloud Atlas
It’s a big sprawling mess of a movie the likes of which we’ll never see again.
The twisty film/novel that made me want to write something just as twisty.
4. The Social Network
Biting satire that became re-life. Delete social media. You’ll feel better, trust me.
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
The movie I never get tired of watching. Anxiously awaiting the Criterion treatment.
2. Mad Max Fury Road
The one time this decade a movie overdelivered on what I was hoping to see.
1. Inside Llewyn Davis
The story of my life and that’s not an exaggeration. Also Llewyn is the cat.
I could elaborate on these films, individually, for days. But all I will say is each of them surprised me, moved me, and reminded my why I fell in love with the movies in the first place (a love that sadly has diminished since the start of this decade).
See you in 2020.