Top Ten Films of 2010s
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2016
1. NOCTURAMA (Bertand Bonello)
2. 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (Mike Mills)
3. LA LA LAND (Damien Chazelle)
4. PATERSON (Jim Jarmusch)
5. SULLY (Clint Eastwood)
6. EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! (Richard Linklater)
7. VOYAGE OF TIME: LIFE'S JOURNEY (Terrence Malick)
8. THE HANDMAIDEN (Park Chan-Wook)
9. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Kenneth Lonergan)
10. CAFÉ SOCIETY (Woody Allen)

Honorable Mention: ELLE (Verhoeven); HYPERNORMALISATION (Curtis); STAYING VERTICAL (Guiraudie); TONI ERDMANN (Ade)

Notable Shorts: COME TOGETHER (Anderson)

Most Overrated: A BIGGER SPLASH (Guadagnino); NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Ford); NO HOME MOVIE (Akerman); SUNSET SONG (Davies); THINGS TO COME (Hansen-Løve)

2015
1. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Quentin Tarantino)
2. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller)
3. MY GOLDEN DAYS (Arnaud Desplechin)
4. CAROL (Todd Haynes)
5. DE PALMA (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow)
6. SICARIO (Denis Villeneuve)
7. GREEN ROOM (Jeremy Saulnier)
8. BLACKHAT (Michael Mann)
9. BONE TOMAHAWK (S. Craig Zahler)
10. RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN (Hong Sang-soo)

Honorable Mention: AMY (Kapadia); THE MARTIAN (Scott); THE TREASURE (Porumboiu); STEVE JOBS (Boyle); THE WITCH (Eggers)

Notable Shorts: WORLD OF TOMORROW (Hertzfeldt)

Most Overrated: ROOM (Abrahamson); SPOTLIGHT (McCarthy)

2014
1. BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater)
2. TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
3. THE MEND (John Magary)
4. THE BABADOOK (Jennifer Kent)
5. INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan)
6. GONE GIRL (David Fincher)
7. IT FOLLOWS (David Robert Mitchell)
8. JOHN WICK (Chad Stahelski)
9. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (Scott Frank)
10. A MOST WANTED MAN (Anton Corbijn)

Honorable Mention: BIRD PEOPLE (Ferran)

Notable Shorts: TOO MANY COOKS (Kelly)

Most Overrated: BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (Iñárritu)

2013
1. UNDER THE SKIN (Jonathan Glazer)
2. BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen)
3. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel & Ethan Coen)
4. BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater)
5. THE PAST (Asghar Farhadi)
6. STRANGER BY THE LAKE (Alain Guiraudie)
7. HER (Spike Jonze)
8. COHERENCE (James Ward Byrkit)
9. ENEMY (Denis Villeneuve)
10. DRUG WAR (Johnnie To)

Honorable Mention: THE GREAT BEAUTY (Sorrentino); ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (Jarmusch); STARRED UP (Mackenzie)


Notable Shorts: None

Most Overrated: AMERICAN HUSTLE (Russell)



2012

1. HOLY MOTORS (Leos Carax)
2. FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach)
3. AMOUR (Michael Haneke)
4. IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY (Don Hertzfeldt)
5. MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson)
6. SPRING BREAKERS (Harmony Korine)
7. LIFE OF PI (Ang Lee)
8. ROOM 237 (Rodney Ascher)
9 . ZERO DARK THIRTY (Kathryn Bigelow)
10. SKYFALL (Sam Mendes)

Honorable Mention: THE IMPOSTER (Bart Layton)


Notable Shorts: None

Most Overrated: LINCOLN (Spielberg)


Drive Elevator Scene2011
1. DRIVE (Nicholas Winding Refn)
2. A SEPARATION (Asghar Farhadi)
3. THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick)

4. THE LONELIEST PLANET (Julia Loktev)
5. MARGARET (Kenneth Lonergan)
6. MONEYBALL (Bennett Miller)
7. MELANCHOLIA (Lars Von Trier)
8. THE DEEP BLUE SEA (Terence Davies)
9. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (Paolo Sorrentino)
10. HOUSE OF TOLERANCE (Bertrand Bonello)

Honorable Mention: THE KID WITH A BIKE (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne);
THIS IS NOT A FILM (Jafar Panahi)


Notable Shorts: EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (Hertzfeldt)


Most Overrated: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Fincher)

Black Swan2010

1. BLACK SWAN (Darren Aronofsky)
2. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher)

3. SHUTTER ISLAND (Martin Scorsese)
4. 13 ASSASSINS (Takashi Miike)
5. HOW DO YOU KNOW (James L. Brooks)
6. BEGINNERS (Mike Mills)
7. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Lisa Cholodenko)
8. TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS (Radu Muntean)
9. GREENBERG (Noah Baumbach)
10. COLD WEATHER (Aaron Katz)


Honorable Mentions: None

Notable Shorts: None

Most Overrated: BIUTIFUL (Iñárritu)