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2021, ranked (included 20-21 awards season releases)

20 films

All Best Picture nominees for the 2020-2021 awards cycle which came out theatrically in 2021 will be included here.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The French Dispatch
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Arrival
  • Prisoners
  • Sicario
  • Dune

Denis Villenueve, ranked

5 films

One of these days I’ll get to his back catalogue. Easily one of my favorite directors working right now.

  • The Straight Story
  • Eraserhead
  • The Elephant Man
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Mulholland Drive

David Lynch, ranked

5 films

Currently excluding Twin Peaks: The Return partially because I think it’s better enjoyed as television and because it’d be cheating…

  • Molly's Game
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

Unexpected Michael Cera moments in 2017

2 films

A list that I felt compelled to make recently after an epiphany I had, born from some first time watches…

  • Mangrove
  • Wolfwalkers
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Soul

2020 ranked

21 films

See notes for films whose release dates create a degree of conflict. I will include most 20-21 awards season films…

  • There Will Be Blood
  • Godzilla
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Blade Runner
  • Shin Godzilla

Movies in which the composer recontextualized their preexisting music to dramatic effect

8 films

I've noticed this phenomenon occur in a few movies and wanted to document it. I'm certain there's some analysis on…

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars, ranked

12 films

I'm omitting the Clone Wars movie because I haven't seen it in years and because it's honestly more of a…

  • Life of Pi
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Truman Show
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Seven Samurai

The Last Movies I Saw Each Year

9 films

Since I've become a dedicated cinephile I've kept track of the final movies I've watched as each year fades. I…

  • The Tree of Life
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • All About My Mother
  • Pain and Glory
  • Varda by Agnès

2020: A Retrospective

20 films

I’ll keep this retrospective fairly brief, as it’s fairly hard to recollect everything that’s happened in this whirlwind of a…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
  • The Clinton Affair
  • Southside with You
  • Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie
  • Chariots of Fire
  • The Birth of a Nation

The Movie Taste of Politicians (A Work in Progress)

5 films

Although it would be pointless to try to rank politicians' movie tastes as a result of the artistic medium being…