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The Director Series I: Cinema of Quentin Tarantino

10 films

My final thoughts are encapsulated in each film note.

See VL's Director Series other editions: Director Series II (2016): Ranking…

  • The Piano Teacher
  • La Ceremonie
  • The Lacemaker
  • Elle
  • Things to Come

The Actor Series: Isabelle Huppert

22 films

In celebration of art-house cinema's ice queen Isabelle Huppert's historic first Oscar nomination for Actress in a Leading Role in…

  • All About My Mother
  • Talk to Her
  • Law of Desire
  • Volver
  • The Flower of My Secret

The Director Series III (2017): Ranking Pedro Almodóvar

21 films

Personal take: I am so happy that I got in touch with Mr. Almodóvar's extraordinary cinema for the past three…

  • Carol
  • The Tree of Life
  • Parasite
  • Moonlight
  • A Separation

Vince's 100 Best Films of the Decade 2010s

100 films

After months of careful deliberation, re-watching, and catching up with under-the-radar films of the decade, I am happily to present…

  • Blindspotting
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Burning
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Capernaum

2018 — 15 Best Male Performances List

14 films

1. Ethan HawkeFirst Reformed 2. Joaquin PhoenixYou Were Really Never Here 3. Bradley CooperA…

  • Shoplifters
  • Widows
  • Roma
  • Burning
  • Blindspotting

The 25 Best Films of 2018

25 films

2018 was a bit weird in cinematic terms. There were great, well-directed films produced this year, but only some have…

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Lady Bird
  • Get Out
  • After the Storm
  • Phantom Thread

The 25 Best Films of 2017

25 films

It's been a great year for 2017 cinema. This is the first time that FOUR of the nine nominees for…

  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Florida Project
  • Félicité
  • Girls Trip

2017 — 16 Best Female Performances List

15 films

It's always good to make note of other great female performances that made such strong impressions but didn't made it…

  • After the Storm
  • Beach Rats
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • Call Me by Your Name

2017 — 15 Best Male Performances List

12 films

Words to define my picks for best male performances of 2017: revelatory, vulnerable, dangerous, and very hungry.

1. Timothée Chalamet

  • Spirited Away
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Porco Rosso
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • 45 Years
  • A History of Violence
  • A Separation

The Masterclass: Great Performances in Cinema

153 films

These are the performances that totally blew me away. Performances that scared the shit out of me, performances that stuck…

  • Moonlight
  • The Handmaiden
  • Arrival
  • The Witch
  • Cemetery of Splendor

The 25 Best Films of 2016

25 films

Hi y'all! I know it's been late to post my best of 2016 because there's so many films to watch.…