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Best of 2020

6 films

Did this year suck? I'm still having trouble filling out the list

  • All About My Sisters
  • A Hero
  • Pig
  • The Card Counter
  • The Worst Person in the World

Best of 2021

10 films

Great year

  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Manhattan
  • Zelig
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Hannah and Her Sisters

Woodman

32 films

I'd say anything after 20 is for completionists only

  • Knives Out
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Little Women
  • Parasite
  • Under the Silver Lake

Best of 2019

10 films

  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Frances Ha
  • Mistress America
  • Greenberg
  • The Bling Ring

Millennial Burnout Movement

8 films

“everything is hard if you want to look at it that way”

  • Vox Lux
  • The Favourite
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • First Reformed
  • Eighth Grade

Best of 2018

10 films

  • A Borrowed Life
  • My Memories of Old Beijing
  • School on Fire
  • Mahjong
  • Man of Flowers
  • Song to Song
  • mother!
  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best of 2017

10 films

  • Mistress America
  • Steve Jobs
  • About Elly
  • The End of the Tour
  • Anomalisa

2015 top 15

15 films

This is my personal, and thus the most important best of list of 2015. Will update periodically.

  • Seven Samurai
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Tokyo Story
  • Rashomon
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Arrival
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Silence
  • Certain Women

Best of 2016

15 films

2016 has been... pretty good. 4-8 are interchangable.

  • Suicide Squad
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Warcraft
  • Money Monster
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

Worst of 2016

15 films

The first two are in an atrocious class of their own. I really ought to just make a separate list…