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  1. Monco says:

    So we’ve come to another decade. I like lists and wanted to get a best movies of the decade thread going with the MCN community. I’ll start things off. (If this has been started elsewhere I apologize)

    1. Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood (Tarantino, 2019)
    2. Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010)
    3. War Horse (Spielberg, 2011)
    4. The Master (Anderson, 2012)
    5. Drive (Refn, 2011)
    6. Hacksaw Ridge (Gibson, 2016)
    7. The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan, 2012)
    8. The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011)
    9. Ex Machina (Garland, 2015)
    10. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen brothers, 2014)

    Top 5 performances
    1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan
    2. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
    3. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
    4. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
    5. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

    Ever since I walked out of the theater after seeing Black Swan it has been my unquestioned best of the decade until this summer when I saw Once Upon a Time. I’ve got to give it up to Quentin recency bias be damned. I did not think he was capable of making a movie this great again after a string of underwhelming movies for me. This is a truly great work that celebrates all I love about movies.

  2. JJ says:

    My Top 10 of the decade in no particular order:

    Zero Dark Thirty
    Phantom Thread
    Blade Runner 2049
    True Grit
    Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
    Everybody Wants Some!!

    …something like that. probably forgetting a couple things, and tons of stuff I haven’t seen.

  3. Hcat says:

    Have no problem at all with the Oscar noms, but feel bad that A24 didn’t get any traction on anything. After winning for Moonlight so soon into their existence they seemed like they would be a perennial contender. Not that they didn’t have a good year both critically and financially, but that’s got to be a kick in the teeth to not be able to put anything sexier than cinematography into the crowd.

  4. JJ says:

    So that big community of people who used to post on the Hot Blog constantly never resurfaced? I thought there’d be 100 comments on here. Where’d everybody go? Did all of that old-school crew who was on here commenting every day for years not return after the re-design, or am I just in the wrong place?

  5. Stella's Boy says:

    The BYOB is a little hard to find. Only yesterday did I see this even though I visit MCN almost daily. I’ve been posting in the comments section for the stories that are at the top of the home page. I never scrolled down far enough to see the BYOB. Not sure if that’s an issue for anyone else. Long live A24. Uncut Gems > OUATIH. Not even close.

  6. Hcat says:

    So based on the early reviews it appears that the only two people in the world who will enjoy Doolittle are Kevin Reynolds and Costner, who at least were able to make their $170 million debacle for Universal coherent and a little interesting (and a wee bit profitable). Universal’s strengths are always in the small and midrange size films (or growing large) and whenever they go REAL BIG out of the gate they get hit by a truck. Do they have a lot of turnover in their ranks or just no institutional memory? You would think after Battleship, 47 Ronin and Mortal Engines they would think “Damn, lets never do that again.”

  7. Stella's Boy says:

    Good point Hcat. Were they that confident in RDJ’s ability to draw people in? And if so, why? Not exactly a track record of huge box office success outside of the MCU.

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