Top Ten Films of 2023

1- Killers of the Flower Moon 2- Anatomy of a Fall 3- May December 4- Zone of Interest 5- Poor Things 6- Maestro 7- The Artifice Girl 8- You Hurt My Feelings 9- Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game 10- Past Lives Honorable Mention: Passages, Oppenheimer, The Holdovers, Barbie, Showing Up, The Iron Claw

Top Ten Films of 2022

Best films of 2022. I normally do 1 through 10 but in 2022, no films stood above the rest. The Batman The Black Phone A Love Song The Fabelmans The Menu Aftersun The Banshees of Inisherin The Inspection Elvis Tar Honorable Mention: Emily the Criminal, The Whale, I Love My Dad, Decision to Leave, Everything Everywhere All at Once, She Said.

Rumble Fish

Time, how one spends one's time in life, self-actualization, death. Motorcycle Boy is seemingly trapped in being a legend, a victim of greatness and fame. He doesn't even have a name. He's Motorcycle Boy. Like Elvis or Marilyn or whoever. And doomed to a similar fate. He goes to California but never makes it to the ocean. "California got in the way". "California" being an allusion to Hollywood, stardom, fame, and everything that comes with it. Never makes it to the ocean but he gets his picture in a magazine, hair slicked back leaning against his motorcycle. Once again, Motorcycle Boy becomes a brand, becomes an object, a representation. But not real. Rusty James is very different. He has no

Top Ten Films of 2021

1- Westside Story 2- Belfast 3- Mass 4- Pig 5- The Humans 6- The Lost Daughter 7- The Rescue 8- Riders of Justice 9- House of Gucci 10- I'm Your Man Honorable Mention (in order): Worst Person in the World, Power of the Dog, Titane, Licorice Pizza, Old Henry, The Card Counter, Bo Burnham: Inside, Swan Song, Coda)

Best Films of 2018

1 - Free Solo 2 - Vice 3 - The Rider 4 - Leave No Trace 5 - Won't You Be My Neighbor 6 - Beautiful Boy 7 - Boy Erased 8 - Green Book 9 - You Were Never Really Here 10 - Eighth Grade Honorable Mention: Bohemian Rhapsody, Border, Blindspotting, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Searching, Shoplifters.

Best Films of 2017

1 - The Greatest Showman 2 - Lady Bird 3 - The Disaster Artist 4 - Molly's Game 5 - Three Billboards 6 - Maudie 7 - Menashe 8 - Shape of Water 9 - Mudbound 10 - I, Tonya

Best Films of 2016

1 - La La Land 2 - Manchester by the Sea 3 - Moonlight 4 - 20th Century Women 5 - Hacksaw Ridge 6 - Lion 7 - Nocturnal Animals 8 - Edge of Seventeen 9 - Silence 10 - Hunt for Wilderpeople

Best Films of 2015

1 - The Big Short 2 - Anomalisa 3 - Steve Jobs 4 - Spotlight 5 - Love and Mercy 6 - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 7 - Room 8 - Everest 9 - Inside Out 10 - Ex Machina

Best Films of 2014

1 - Boyhood 2 - Snow Piercer 3 - American Sniper 4 - Bad Words 5 - St. Vincent 6 - Skeleton Twins 7 - The Drop 8 - Whiplash 9 - Birdman 10 - Gone Girl