Ok, final part of the list, before I get into it I am going to give a couple other films some attention that I think might have deserved to be on the list but for whatever reason aren’t and also rattle off a couple of random awards that come to me in the moment. With […]Read more "The Decade’s Best: 2000-09 – Part 3 – 32-1"
Ok, part 2 of my Best of the Decade 2000-09 and before you head on to this portion of the list make sure you read Part 1 100-66.Read more "The Decade’s Best: 2000-09 – Part 2 – 65-33"
Let it be know that this list is by no means definitive nor correct, just one person’s opinion. The reality of putting together something like this is borderline stupid, put I am going to try none the less. You see, this list isn’t a statement of the decade’s most finely crafted films, nor the most […]Read more "The Decade’s Best: 2000-09 – Part 1 – 100-66"
Ang Lee’s – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) On the surface, Lee’s film is a martial arts movie with elaborate set pieces, beautiful choreography, and noble heroes. But under that surface making the film what it is are layers upon layers of sub plots and stories that create wonderful characters and an intimate story that […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)"
David Wain’s – Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Released under the radar and still no more than a cult following today, David Wain’s feature debut is a silly, absurd, insane, and bizarre film that pokes fun at cliché through the world of a Jewish summer camp that is about to end it’s summer run and […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – Wet Hot American Summer (2001)"
When it was announced that Peter Jackson, a small time and rather unknown Kiwi director, was going to be taking over the reigns of one of the most sought after and daunting film tasks in the history of cinema many didn’t expect a whole lot. But one came out of this man’s mind is an […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – The Lord of the Rings (2001-2004)"
Steven Spielberg’s – Munich (2005) Steven Spielberg continued his successful run of historical period pieces with this spy/thriller of sorts following the Israeli reaction to 1972 Munich Olympic hostage massacre that not only captures the tension of assassination, but perfectly conveys the right vs. wrong of the Israel/Palestine conflict. The film opens amid a flashback […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – Munich (2005)"
Wes Anderson’s “action” movie sticks to the themes that you find in a lot of his films and the results are a fantastic blend of adventure, farce, humor, sadness, and drama that not only gives us Anderson’s spin on the action/adventure genre drama but serves as an excellent character study of a man on the […]Read more "The Decade’s Best: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)"
Martin Scorsese’s – The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese’s biopic of the entrepreneur and aviator Howard Hughes is a marvelous, entertaining, and interesting look into the life of one of the most unique, oddest, and accomplished individuals ever to capture and live in the public eye; all grounded by an extraordinary performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. Howard […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – The Aviator (2004)"
David Fincher’s – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) David Fincher’s 2008 film stands up with any of his best films by telling a wonderful story, getting fantastic work out of his actors, and utilizing ground breaking special effects that are so good you don’t even know you are watching them much of the […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)"