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If you’ve happened to catch even just the trailers for most romantic comedies, let’s say, in the last decade, you’ve probably soured on the entire genre.
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One of my favorite non-starters for articles is the very bland “as you may know.”
As part of our epic, two week long Decade in Review , master of the Foreign Objects Rob Hunter lays down his picks of the best foreign language films of the decade. I can reel off the best foreign films of the year without pause and feel fairly confident that I haven’t missed anything notable, but best of the decade? Adding to the difficulty is the fact that of the thousands of films released each year in other countries very few of them actually ever reach our shores in any official capacity.
Here's a great list for those cinephiles who've run out of movies to watch: over at the Telegraph , Mike McCahill has compiled and numbered fifty of the most underrated films of all time. This isn't just another round of familiar titles that fanboys love and think aren't appreciated enough (yes, we all know Edgar Wright's work is underrated). "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Better Off Dead" are properly represented, but most of the choices are films I've never even heard of -- including number one pick, "The Gigolos" -- let alone seen.
When people look back on the early years of the new millennium they'll remember it for movies like The Dark Knight and Lord of the Rings . Or they'll geek out with their friends about the cult classics they discovered together, rewatching copies of the original version of Donnie Darko or spreading around copies of Idiocracy and laughing at its accuracy.
We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie.
Goddamn I’m sick of making lists.