Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#151 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:25 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
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therewillbeblus wrote:
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Sadly I doubt La flor, Vox Lux or The House That Jack Built will land on any group lists, so hopefully I’m at least in consideration for personhood.
Two of those films would be on my ballot.
Block off 14 hours this weekend and go for the hat trick

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#152 Post by Tommaso » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:57 am

The great thing about this is that it hopefully saves us long discussions with swo about whether it's eligible for the next 2010s listmaking. :wink:

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#153 Post by swo17 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:54 pm

I was already gonna allow it, for the record, along with any other full season of a show with the same director, like True Detective, The Knick, or The Young Pope

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#154 Post by Tommaso » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:31 pm

Great, thanks. Because I'd probably put it in the same position that the Cahiers did, if there wasn't "Melancholia".

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#155 Post by knives » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:06 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
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domino harvey wrote:
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I reckon my own Top 10 for the decade is at minimum 90% movies that will be on one else's Top 10, but that's on everyone else, not me
You’ll eat those words when you see Moonrise Kingdom and The Young Pope on mine, bringing it to 80%
On one of those I'll probably pull the hat trick out.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#156 Post by Jack Kubrick » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:37 pm

Kurosawa list looks like one of the spotlights in the Cahiers Cinema poll.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#157 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:42 pm

Props for that The Ghost Writer placement.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#158 Post by swo17 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:08 am

But minus points for not calling it "The Ghost"

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#159 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:02 am

swo17 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:54 pm
I was already gonna allow it, for the record, along with any other full season of a show with the same director, like True Detective, The Knick, or The Young Pope
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Though I am seeing a disappointing lack of representation for The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) so far in these lists.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#160 Post by DarkImbecile » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:42 am


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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#161 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:49 pm

More of the director lists from the issue. Yes, they are insane:

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#162 Post by Nasir007 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:43 pm

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Mia Madre in the decade's top 10. Man Caheirs do love throwing in random films onto their lists
I found it quite haunting as a film. I thought it was his response to Amour basically. He gave it the Palme in 2012. And then went ahead and made a film with similar themes but with more empathy.

It is a very good film. Don't know if I will place it on my Top 10 but it is a worthwhile choice.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#163 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:58 am

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Here you go, Colin
Thanks DI! I was worried that it was just going to be Alec Baldwin and myself who found that film worthwhile! And despite feeling bored by the first entry and not particularly interested in seeing the camp looking third entry as yet, the second would seriously feature on my top 10 of the decade, though perhaps in the lower half of the list! It definitely needs to be approached with caution (and not at all if there are the slightest qualms about the content) but its surprisingly effective and very blackly comic, especially in that first half where it all plays out like a Mike Leigh social realist film gone dreadfully wrong!

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#164 Post by dda1996a » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:37 pm

Nasir007 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:43 pm
dda1996a wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Mia Madre in the decade's top 10. Man Caheirs do love throwing in random films onto their lists
I found it quite haunting as a film. I thought it was his response to Amour basically. He gave it the Palme in 2012. And then went ahead and made a film with similar themes but with more empathy.

It is a very good film. Don't know if I will place it on my Top 10 but it is a worthwhile choice.
I haven't seen it, so it might be really good. Just didn't seem like a film I would expect on a Decade's Top 10. That's all

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#165 Post by Nasir007 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:52 pm

dda1996a wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Nasir007 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:43 pm
dda1996a wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Mia Madre in the decade's top 10. Man Caheirs do love throwing in random films onto their lists
I found it quite haunting as a film. I thought it was his response to Amour basically. He gave it the Palme in 2012. And then went ahead and made a film with similar themes but with more empathy.

It is a very good film. Don't know if I will place it on my Top 10 but it is a worthwhile choice.
I haven't seen it, so it might be really good. Just didn't seem like a film I would expect on a Decade's Top 10. That's all
I would agree with you there. It was also a surprising choice for their No. 1 spot in 2015.

I think this speaks to how sometimes we warp the 'best of decade' process - something I myself am struggling with in a way. There is a sense that any movie on such a list needs to be a big film - or make a grand statement, or be a magnum opus of some kind or some kind of a summation to merit inclusion in a list like this. But is should perhaps boil down to what people voting in a poll respond to.

Perhaps the crusty old esoterics of Cahiers are infact softies and Moretti pushes their buttons like no else. Both this and Habemus Papum strike me as fairly humble films. They tell smaller tragi-comic stories. But they have a lot of heart, a lot of empathy and are very well done. Their merit is in their humanism, not in their weightiness.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#166 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Humanist works are often the most "weighty" for me.

Also, I don't know what you mean by "crusty, old esoterics" in general, but I also didn't know that was a noun.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#167 Post by whaleallright » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:08 pm

swo17 wrote:
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Any one person's top 10 should only ever share like 2 or 3 titles with a group top 10, or else that person might not actually be a person
Robert Bresson / Favourite Films
Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein
Bicycle Thieves (1948) Vittorio De Sica
Brief Encounter (1945) David Lean
City Lights (1931) Charles Chaplin
The Gold Rush (1925) Charles Chaplin
Louisiana Story (1948) Robert Flaherty
Man of Aran (1934) Robert Flaherty
Source: Cinematheque Belgique (1952)
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The individual Cahiers lists seem mostly pretty normal (even predictable) to me. It's obviously a self-selecting group of mostly very cinephilic directors.

Bozon's list is bracingly odd (How Do You Know! La fille de nulle part! the Dumb and Dumber sequel!), and I'm happy to see that an excellent Johnnie To film got a notice by Jia Zhangke. And Kurosawa's love for late Zemeckis is endearing!

In re. this whole thread, I'm surprised by how seldom Roy Andersson's two(?) films of the decade have come up, and the relatively weak showing of The Turin Horse.

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#168 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:48 pm

The title of "Dumb and Dumber De" works really well translated into French!
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Re: Dynamic Top Tens of 2019

#169 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:56 pm

2010-2019:
1. The Social Network
2. Wolf Children
3. Krisha
4. The Master
5. Inside Llewyn Davis
6. Kizumonogatari I/II/III
7. American Honey
8. The Double (2013)
9. Take Shelter
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

*This order can change on a day-to-day basis.


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Re: Dynamic Top Tens of 2019

#171 Post by Lemmy Caution » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:36 am

2010-19

1. Rabbit Hole
2. Margaret
3. Birdman
4. The Artist
5. Nader and Simin, A Separation
6. Paterson
7. Boyhood
8. The Wind Journeys
9. Katalin Varga
10. Teddy Bear
11. 5 Broken Cameras

Looks like my list gets more interesting and idiosyncratic from 8 on down.

I thought Rabbit Hole was a powerful film. A lot of sadness and anger and self-recriminations. It held the tone so well, revealed things at the right time, and had an impressive measured pacing. My favorite Kidman performance.
Hope folks don't forget Rabbit Hole from way back in 2010; worth another watch.

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#172 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:17 pm

domino harvey wrote:
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If anyone cares about Moonlight in a decade, I'll buy everyone reading this a Coke
Been working on a lengthier decade list in advance of our list project and it's going to place around the teens, so... yeah, I think you might not be representative of most people on this one!

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#173 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:19 pm

But it hasn't been a decade yet (it hasn't even been this decade yet!)

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#174 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:02 pm

For some reason I thought TWBB said something to me about determining what films qualify in a matter of a couple of years. I'd be doing this stuff anyway, of course, but I just figured I'd tie it back into the forum...

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Re: Lists of the Best Films and Performances of the 2010s: A Plague We'll Be Enduring For a While

#175 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:57 pm

2025, but now I see we’ll be doing a “just for fun” 2010s list project next year, which is great opportunity to boost some underappreciated films.. maybe they’ll even become forum favorites by the real one

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