Category Archives: The Top 10

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

Best of 2010-2019: 10 to 1

This is the last part of my list of the top 40 movies of the decade. Go here to see the first part of it, which includes details of my selection criteria. Here's the second part. Here's the third part.  This part of the list counts down from 10 to 1. I also include a…Read More

Best of 2010-2019: 20 to 11

This is the third part of my list of the top 40 movies of the decade. Go here to see the first part of it, which includes details of my selection criteria. Here's the second part, and the final part.  This part of the list counts down from 20 to 11, including a number of…Read More

Best of 2010-2019: 30 to 21

Here's the second part of my list of the top 40 movies of the decade. Go here to see the first part of it, which includes details of my selection criteria. Here are the third and the final posts.  This part of the list counts down from 30 to 21. I also include a number…Read More

Best of 2010-2019: 40 to 31

This blog launched in summer 2010, and I've been writing or broadcasting about movies since 2003. As I launch a transparently nostalgic series of posts, I figured those details are worth mentioning. We're drawing near to the end of 2019, so this is as good a time as any to put together a list of…Read More