Archive for February 13, 2020

The Top Tens of the Decade Lists

We just finished an entire decade in film and I covered it all on this site. Of course this was going to happen.

What I did was go through the entire past decade and gathered my favorite films in a bunch of different categories: Songs, Performances, Directorial Efforts, Posters, Scores, Trailers, Documentaries, Animated Films, Animated Shorts, Hidden Gems, and then the big one — my Top 500 Films of the Decade.

There’s not going to be a lot of new information necessarily. If somehow you remember all of the lists I’ve put out each year, I’m sure 95% of the choices will be exactly the same. But I’m interested in seeing how I rate things when taken as an entire decade and not just a single year. Maybe my Top Ten for the decade will be half films from just 2015. I don’t know. I also wanna see how my opinions have changed over the decade. I endeavored to create each list totally fresh, going through everything I saw this past decade and considering it all as if I was making each list for the first time. My original lists were only consulted to make sure I didn’t exclude anything on them.

And, of course, like always, the real goal of this and most things I do on this site is to celebrate all the great movies that have come out and hopefully get people to find some things they never knew about or thought to watch before. If my lists give you even one movie you see and love and start showing to your friends, then they were a resounding success. (more…)

Pic of the Day: “The nicest thing about feeling happy is that you think you’ll never be unhappy again.” (35th Anniversary)