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eversonpoe
11-11-2019, 03:00 PM
in honor of Digital Villain let's get this discussion going!

i'll contribute my list at a later time, i'm terrible at narrowing things down.

eversonpoe
11-11-2019, 05:27 PM
a few of my favorite films from this decade, in reverse chronological order. i will probably add more later.

• into the spiderverse
• thor ragnarok
• blade runner 2049
• get out
• the void
• arrival
• mad max fury road
• gone girl
• paranorman
• the girl with the dragon tattoo

and as a bonus, the award for worst movie i've watched from the last 10 years most certainly goes to the neon demon. i garnered almost no enjoyment whatsoever from watching that film, other than some striking visuals. i was so uncomfortable the whole time i was watching it but not in a "ooh this movie is making me examine something" sort of way; i just wanted to turn it off but was afraid to offend my friend who had been pushing me to watch it for months. ugh.

eversonpoe
11-12-2019, 12:17 AM
I haven't seen paranorman, whats it about?

it's a Laika animated film (stop-motion, same people who did Coraline, Kubo, etc.) about a kid who can see and communicate with ghosts. lives in a small town with a questionable history and helps to uncover some secrets from the past. it's beautiful, heart-wrenching, fun, funny, scary, and the score (by jon brion) is incredible.

Haysey
11-12-2019, 03:33 AM
Paranorman was a wonderful little stop motion film, but for me not quite as good as Kubo and the Two Strings, that was fucking masterful!

eversonpoe
11-12-2019, 02:43 PM
Paranorman was a wonderful little stop motion film, but for me not quite as good as Kubo and the Two Strings, that was fucking masterful!

i only watched kubo for the first time over the summer but i loved it so much i bought the score on vinyl. i think with more viewings it might overtake paranorman, but i'm not sure...

Jinsai
11-12-2019, 03:51 PM
am I losing my mind, or did this thread already exist?

eversonpoe
11-12-2019, 04:29 PM
am I losing my mind, or did this thread already exist?

idunno but digital villain is new around here and wanted to discuss it but was worried about starting a new thread, so i started one on their behalf \_(ツ)_/

eversonpoe
11-13-2019, 01:16 AM
I had ended up starting one and figured you hadn't seen it. We can just use this one. It's all cool

i definitely did NOT see it! heh i feel like a turd.

yo, ltrandazzo could you perform a little thread merger magic (or even just get rid of this thread)? we'll stick with the proper one (https://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/5702-Best-films-of-the-decade). thanks, boo <3

r_z
12-10-2019, 09:51 AM
Something I was thinking about recently: How do you decide upon your favorite movies? I liked quite a few movies in the last ten years... many of them a lot, but what makes ten of them my favorite movies? A special emotional response? The number of times I watched them? The impression on first viewing? What is it?

eversonpoe
12-10-2019, 11:11 AM
Something I was thinking about recently: How do you decide upon your favorite movies? I liked quite a few movies in the last ten years... many of them a lot, but what makes ten of them my favorite movies? A special emotional response? The number of times I watched them? The impression on first viewing? What is it?

i'd say it's a combination of all those things. for example: the four films i have listed as favorites on my letterboxd profile (https://letterboxd.com/eversonpoe/) are brick, charade, in the mouth of madness, and hocus pocus. four very different films. but each of them has special resonance in my life, through a combination of all of the criteria you described. and there are other films i've only seen once or twice that i would still consider favorites, because of the intense impact they had on me. i think it's up to each person to determine their own criteria for deciding what's a favorite, but i don't think there's a wrong​ way to do it, by any means.

BRoswell
12-12-2019, 03:15 AM
Looks like the other thread got sucked into a black hole, so here's an updated list of films I liked or at least made some sort of impression on me:

10 Cloverfield Lane
127 Hours
American Hustle
Anomalisa
Arrival
Baby Driver
Birdman
Black Swan
BlacKKKlansman
Blade Runner 2049
Blue Valentine
Booksmart
Climax
Compliance
Contagion
De Palma
Deadpool
Django Unchained
Dredd
Drive
Dunkirk
Ex Machina
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Get Out
God Bless America
Godzilla (2014)
Gone Girl
Good Time
Gravity
Hail, Caesar
Her
Hereditary
High Life
I Saw The Devil
Inception
Inside Llewyn Davis
Interstellar
Isle Of Dogs
Keanu
Krampus
Let Me In
Lucky
Luz
Mandy
Melancholia
Midsommar
Monsters
Mother!
Nasty Baby
Night Moves
Nightcrawler
Only God Forgives
Operation Avalanche
Parasite
Paul
Piranha 3D
Red State
Revenge
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Shirkers
Shut Up And Play The Hits
Sicario
Side By Side
Side Effects
Sorry To Bother You
Spring Breakers
Super
Suspiria (2018)
Swiss Army Man
Tangerine
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
The Cabin In The Woods
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dirties
The Double
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Invitation
The Lighthouse
The Lobster
The Lords Of Salem
The Revenant
The Shape Of Water
The Social Network
The Square
The World's End
The VVitch
The Wolf Of Wall Street
This Is The End
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Unsane
Upgrade
Us
V/H/S/2
Whiplash
Wrong Cops

Toadflax
12-17-2019, 04:48 PM
I was actually putting together my own list before I saw this thread. Here's my working list at the moment, subject to some rethinking before I call it final:


1. The Social Network
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
3. T2 Trainspotting
4. Moonlight
5. Tyrannosaur
6. Drive
7. Blade Runner 2049
8. Ex Machina
9. The Book of Eli
10. Whiplash

theruiner
12-25-2019, 01:17 AM
1. Inception
2. Gone Girl
3. Her
4. Interstellar
5. Your Name
6. The Handmaiden
7. Inside Out
8. Hell or High Water
9. Anomalisa
10. Frank

VERY close runners up that were just outside the top ten: Booksmart, Disobedience, Midsommar, Get Out, Nightcrawler, Baby Driver, The Big Sick, Eighth Grade.

Volband
12-25-2019, 01:57 AM
I haven't watched enough movies to make a top 10, nor do I actually remember what I've been watching exactly this decade, but to pick some from others' lists:
Nightcrawler, Gone Girl and Parasite would be there for sure. I am intrigued by the Lighthouse, but haven't gotten around to watch it yet. I'd also say they did Warcraft justice, albeit if you are not a fan, it probably fell short for you. I also enjoyed Excalibur, which got overwhelmingly negative reviews, so that would be my controversial pick.

Get Out was okay, but I'll never understand the fandom around it. From the reviews I thought it redefined cinema or something.

Watching Marriage Story (possibly) today, so I may edit it into the "list", but from the trailer, I doubt so.

GulDukat
12-27-2019, 07:14 PM
Best movie of 2019--Knives Out.