Category Archives: The Top 10

Top 10 Movies of 2023

This was an especially good year at the movies. Going through my list of films I'd wholeheartedly recommend I had many to choose amongst the year's best, while also acknowledging that I still have well-reviewed titles to see (All Of Us Strangers, for example, a 2023 picture that's getting a lot of critical love, is…Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2022

Happy Holidays to you, FITI reader! I hope you're getting some downtime and seeing a few good films this season. Here's the official FLAW IN THE IRIS list of the best movies of 2022, arriving a little earlier than it usually does in the first or second week of January. That's partly due to my…Read More

Top 10 Under-The-Radar Films of 2022

Happy holidays, FITI readers! I hope whatever your tradition you're getting time off this year to watch some engaging movies. Traditionally, as I assemble my list of the best films of the past 12 months I find I have a number of perhaps lesser-known pictures that don’t quite fit among the ones I most want…Read More

Top 10 Films of 2021

I wouldn't say 2021 was a stellar year at the movies, even as the backlog of pandemic-delayed Hollywood features piled up at the year's end, but it did feature a number of quality independent and international films, as is reflected by the number of them on my list. I hope this is useful to you,…Read More

Top 15 Films of 2020

Every year I assemble a list of the 10 best feature films (and sometimes documentaries) I saw in the past 12 months, and with it an accompanying collection of 10  "Under-The-Radar" pictures — the more peculiar, less mainstream, hidden gems worth seeking out. I figure that list could be more useful to a cinephile looking…Read More

Top 10 of 2019

First off, my apologies to anyone who's been waiting for me to get off my ass and publish this list. As I explained back in the first week of January—on my 2019 Under-The-Radar movies list—I needed to see a few more before I felt like I could put this out in the world. I caught…Read More

Top 10 Under-The-Radar Films of 2019

I'm writing this on January 4th, 2020, and I'm sorry, but I'm not ready to share my list of the best films of 2019. Due to an especially busy (non-screening-related) December, I'm still catching up on a few of the year's purported-to-be best films, and a number of them, if advance reviews are to be…Read More