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by Monkey Man » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:10 pm

BEST-OF-THE-DECADE TOP TEN LISTS

(AKA FILMS THAT CRITICS STILL LOVE NOW)

This section will be updated as new lists are published throughout the end of the year.

Last update: November 29

While the list above reflects how critics felt about each movie at the time of its release, opinions can change over time. So, to get a better read on the current consensus, we have also aggregated best-of-the-decade lists published by a variety of film and entertainment publications in late 2019. Individual lists are displayed at the bottom of the page, but in the table below, the most frequently mentioned titles are ranked according to our points system (which gives bonus points for being ranked at the top of a list):

3 points for each 1st place ranking
2 points for each 2nd place ranking
1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list of 10 or fewer titles
0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 titles
No points for films included on unranked lists of more than 20 titles (or for films ranked worse than 20th)


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by Frank » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:23 am

Boyhood renders that list void. Good lord :slol: Who has been putting that on their decades-best-films list.

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by Victor Mistletoe » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:32 am

The Social Network at number 4 :lol:

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by Monkey Man » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:22 am

Frank wrote:Boyhood renders that list void. Good lord :slol: Who has been putting that on their decades-best-films list.

If you click on the link it shows who voted for what. These 2 voted it No 1 so far -

Matt Singer at Screencrush -

1. Boyhood (2014)
It took more than a decade to make Boyhood. For a few days every year for 12 years, Richard Linklater and a small cast and crew met in secret to shoot scenes about the lives of a boy (Ellar Coltrane), his single mother (Patricia Arquette), and his precocious sister (Lorelei Linklater). Though some might dismiss the film as Linklater’s gimmicky attempt autobiography, the results were a remarkable time capsule — or really a series of time capsules, about American life through the early years of this century, and the love, pain, and sacrifices shared by one particular family. While all movies are about time, Boyhood holds a unique relationship with it. Watching the actors age before our eyes, lends an added sweetness to some scenes, and richer poignance to others. When Arquette talks at the end of the film about how her life has turned out, she can draw on a dozen years of real pain and joy in that speech. The late, great Roger Ebert, who we lost this decade, famously said that we “live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls.” I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a movie that opens those windows any wider than Boyhood.

https://screencrush.com/best-movies-of- ... tt-singer/

& the staff of Entertainment.ie -

1. 'Boyhood' | 2014

If you look past the experimentation involved in 'Boyhood', there is still an incredibly heartfelt story that is told with a kindness and generosity of spirit that makes it deserving of the top spot. Throughout the entire movie, the characters that Richard Linklater and the cast have created feel truly real. When we see Ethan Hawke playfully try to get his kids to open up, it looks like he's really doing it. We believe that he's actually pushing them to be open. Likewise, the harrowing sequence where Patricia Arquette marries and then slowly disintegrates under her abusive husband feels so lived in it hurts.

There is an honesty to it, a depth of humanity that is captivating and compelling - long after all the Oscar buzz hype has died down and the awards have been handed out. 'Boyhood' is a triumph, a masterpiece of storytelling that charts a life and finds beauty in the most trivial and banal of things in a way that can't be readily quantified until we see the tapestry unfurled at the very end. The force of will that it took Richard Linklater to stick with this story, to never abandon the core principle of it, and for the cast to find those characters again and again after so many years and never lose touch with them, speaks to the level of care and craft that is devoted to 'Boyhood'.

You can dismiss 'Boyhood' as a gimmick, that the idea of making a movie over the course of years isn't enough to warrant the kind of praise that's heaped upon it - but that's just being reductive about it. Each character throughout the movie adapts and shifts, and the story itself moves with them, so that when we reach the end of it, there is a sense that we have experienced and lived full lives with them and that the story, even though it's ended for now, continues on after the credits roll.

That's what makes it the best movie of this decade.

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by Kevin McCallister » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:27 am

No Blade Runner 2049? That's comfortably my favourite film of the decade.

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by Banjo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 am

I will genuinely disregard any list that doesn't place Amour somewhere on it.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:34 am

Banjo wrote:I will genuinely disregard any list that doesn't place Amour somewhere on it.


7.9 out of 10 on IMDb. Sounds like it might just scrape into the top 100 of the decade.

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by Banjo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:39 am

I don't think I've looked at IMDB rankings in about 6 years. This is going to be fun looking through it.

I put Amour in the same bracket as films by Tarkovsky. I really have to be in the mood to watch it, and it is no easy watch, but I just cannot deny the power and skill of it. It's tasteful, brutal and an absolute masterclass of filmmaking.

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by Banjo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:43 am

Joker is the 19th greatest film of all time. strawberry float me.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:45 am

:lol:

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by Victor Mistletoe » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:45 am

Banjo wrote:Joker is the 19th greatest film of all time. strawberry float me.


It's no social network.

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by Banjo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:13 am

Man, wish I didn't fall down this rabbit hole of lists now. They're pretty much all garbage. But! Not for the obvious response of 'oh gee how could they overlook this, my personal favourite which I think is a masterpiece blahblahblah'.

Nah, all of these lists remove a sense of context for the author's taste, and more annoyingly for me frame them as an 'overall' list, when they're enormously favoured towards English language releases. If anything has become clear in the past two decades, it's that the sheer amount of films that get produced is impossible to keep on top of, and their are multitudes of wonderful films that have been produced that many people (even in critical positions) will never see. From distribution issues to ease of accessibility, there are thousands of wonderful films that never quite get the recognition they deserve, and it's effective marketing that pushes particular films to the top. I actually like the Social Network; has a great pedigree, is an accomplished film in its own right, but how much of its memorability is built off the back that it's about a person and property that is in wide daily use (and that aforementioned pedigree)? How many people think it's Fincher's or Sorkin's best?

I'd much rather see an honest approach where writers note how their viewing habits are shaped and from there write a personal list that caries far more value. Instead we get these homogenised lists where the same things turn up but no one has a thing of interest to say about them, of how it affected them. For comparison, I'd likely write up my list with the caveat of them being films I watched in the cinema, and I'd hazard that few if any people on here have seen any of my favourite films of the past two years. Not in a way where I wish to position myself as superior, but just that I trend towards smaller releases these days, often on the festival circuit (and even then that's a whole issue of just how much 'smaller' those films are, as they ordinarily still have some money and prestige behind them to get onto the bigger festivals).

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by Hime » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 am

I didn't overly enjoy Moonlight and really disliked Ladybird. The Florida Project was better than both.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:50 am

Frank wrote:Boyhood renders that list void. Good lord :slol: Who has been putting that on their decades-best-films list.

It took a decade to make.

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by Merry Christmous Everyone » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 am

Frank wrote:Boyhood renders that list void. Good lord :slol: Who has been putting that on their decades-best-films list.



I haven't seen it but wasn't it a huge critical darling the time?

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by Frank » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:16 am

Yeah like the only interesting thing about it was the "it's the same actors filmed over a ten year period" thing. Saying "it took a decade to make" kind of implies that everyone working on it did nothing but work on Boyhood, which they didn't.

A gimmicky production doesn't stop it from being utterly dull.

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by Festivus Maximus » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:25 am

I've not seen it, but Boyhood looks almost as bad as Into the Wild.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:48 am

strawberry floating hell, the state of that list. :dread:

I thought the TV one was bad but this makes that look like a solid selection! :lol:

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by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:20 pm

Captain Marvel - 7/10

On one hand I quite enjoyed this but on the other it certainly isn't one of the better MCU films, I don't particularly know much about the more intergalactic scale Marvel stuff but I think it works quite well once you get your head around the fact its more science fantasy than science fiction.

The 90's setting was great albeit a little underused but it was interesting to see S.H.I.E.L.D in its pre Avengers days(and to find out how Fury lost his eye to an alien cat).

Never realised how ridiculously overpowered the character was, I though Jean Grey/Phoenix was OP but she just obliterates everything in her path too.

Also, Brie Larson :wub:

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by I Shot A Kid » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:50 pm

I really liked Boyhood and have watched it multiple times :shifty:.

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