The Bureau of Communication - Fill-in-the-blank Correspondence. Top Ten Films 1930-2011. 2014 1.
BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater) 2. INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan) 3. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (Scott Frank) 4. A MOST WANTED MAN (Anton Corbijn) 5. IT FOLLOWS (David Robert Mitchell) 6. Notable Shorts: Too Many Cooks (Chris "Casper" Kelly) 2013 1. Notable Shorts: NoneMost Overrated: AMERICAN HUSTLE (Russell) 2012 1. Notable Shorts: NoneMost Overrated: LINCOLN (Spielberg) 2011 1. Notable Shorts: EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (Hertzfeldt) Most Overrated: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Fincher) 2010 1. Notable Shorts: None Most Overrated: BIUTIFUL (Iñárritu) 2009 1.
Notable Shorts: LUST FOR LIFE (Brown & Chappell); PHANTOMS OF NABUA (Weerasethakul) Most Overrated: AN EDUCATION (Scherfig); LEBANON (Samuel Maoz); A SERIOUS MAN (Coen) 2008 1. Notable Shorts: I AM SO PROUD OF YOU (Hertzfeldt) Most Overrated: FROST/NIXON (Howard); RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Demme); SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Boyle); WALL·E (Stanton) 2007 1. 2006 1. 2005 1. 2004 1. Honorable Mention: THE AVIATOR (Scorsese); DIG! 10 Certified Fresh Psychological Thrillers. Feed Your Dark Side list.
Rather than simply rattling off a bunch of "extreme" films (don't get me wrong-- those lists fascinate me too) I'm trying to provide a bit more context for some of the more notorious, or otherwise dark and troubling films out there.
This list reflects my reactions to these types of movies as I try to make sense of the entire film-watching experience. Things like artistic sensibility, technical achievement, sensationalistic appeal, emotional impact, etc. all influence our overall response to a film, regardless of genre. Basically what I mean to say is that ultra-violent, disturbing, or otherwise bizarre films get discussed quite a bit around the internet, but far too often I'm left with the basic, unanswered question: So is the movie any damn good, or not??
(Ha, but of course these kinds of assessments are highly subjective!) So yeah, let's just think of this as an attempt to find a method to my madness. Sorrow-kun’s List of 50 Great Anime of the Decade 2000-2009 » Behind The Nihon Review. Our staff’s review of the decade continues, and today I’ll be taking on the massive task of trying to list the best fifty anime that came out this decade, as I saw them.
As is fairly obvious by now, I can only list the anime that I saw, and I’ve taken the policy of not putting ongoing series on the list, even though there are a couple of gems that are still currently airing (such as Cross Game and Kemono no Souja Erin). Also, some of the series on this list started airing in 1999, but ending in 2000. You can find a collection of other lists that have been posted on the blogosphere here, and our good friend gaguri, from Ha Neul Seom (하늘섬) has posted his Top 50 here, which I highly recommend. 50. Spice and Wolf The concept of having a economics play such a heavy role in an anime’s plotline is utterly unique, but what makes Spice and Wolf really work is the relationship of the two leads. 49. 48. 47.
I have a lot of admiration for this anime. 46. 45. What a quirky, uncanny anime this is.