Recommendations of a Decade: 2010-2019

It’s been a decade of films, and with so many to choose from, these are the ones I most remembered.


2010 – Inception

Christopher Nolan cribs Dreamscape, Total Recall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and pretty much the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street series; as God is my witness, that top is still spinning.
https://moviecrypt.com/2010/07/19/review-inception/

Honorable Mention: Let Me In
https://moviecrypt.com/2010/11/18/review-let-me-in/


2011 – Melancholia

Beautiful doom, gloom, and the peaceful certainty of the end of the world courtesy of Lars von Trier. What’s not to love?
https://moviecrypt.com/2011/11/25/review-melancholia/

Honorable Mention: The Artist
https://moviecrypt.com/2012/01/09/review-the-artist-awards-season-is-getting-the-silent-treatment/


2012 – The Avengers

The culmination of four years and six movies building to the film DC and Warner Bros. coveted (and refused to wait for): an organically built superhero team saving the world… and also helicarriers.
https://moviecrypt.com/2012/05/12/review-the-avengers-lets-do-that-again/

Honorable Mention: The Cabin in the Woods
https://moviecrypt.com/2012/04/13/review-the-cabin-in-the-woods-cabin-with-a-vengeance/


2013 – Her

Between Walk the Line’s Johnny Cash and the title character of Joker, Joaquin Phoenix played a lonely man who falls in love with an operating system that sounds exactly like Scarlett Johansson; who wouldn’t?
https://moviecrypt.com/2014/08/07/review-her-the-purest-scifi/

Honorable Mention: Gravity
https://moviecrypt.com/2013/10/06/review-gravity-sandra-bullock-and-the-early-oscar-buzz/


2014 – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Whether your life is on hold taking care of an ill parent or you’re a centuries-old vampire mistaken for a young girl out on a stroll, how much are you willing to risk or forgive to make a human connection?
https://moviecrypt.com/2015/01/22/review-a-girl-walks-home-alone-at-night-an-iranian-vampire-western-at-last/

Honorable Mention: Maleficent
https://moviecrypt.com/2014/06/22/review-maleficent-magnificent/


2015 – Mad Max: Fury Road

In a world where mass manufacturing is dead and every bit of junk can be repurposed, it’s a movie of heavy metal imagination and bone-grinding engineering. Feminist? Absolutely. Detrimental to the film? Not in the slightest.
https://moviecrypt.com/2015/06/25/review-mad-max-fury-road-or-mad-maxine-furiosa-road/

Honorable Mention: Edge of Tomorrow
https://moviecrypt.com/2015/03/29/review-edge-of-tomorrow-the-action-packed-sci-fi-blockbuster-you-didnt-watch/


2016 – A Monster Calls

Emotional punch and adventure in spite of general predictability, a fearless fairy tale that thrives in the dark; this monster has a higher calling.
https://moviecrypt.com/2016/12/21/review-a-monster-calls-messier-ever-after/

Honorable Mention: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
https://moviecrypt.com/2016/12/20/review-rogue-one-a-star-wars-war-story/


2017 – Get Out

Well cast and slickly edited, writer/director Jordan Peele doesn’t go for silliness or slapstick but instead goes for the jugular; laugh is what you do instead of scream or cry.
https://moviecrypt.com/2017/04/03/review-get-out-its-not-your-imagination/

Honorable Mention: Atomic Blonde
https://moviecrypt.com/2018/06/04/review-atomic-blonde-cold-war-knock-down-and-drag-out/


2018 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Similar to the Chris Claremont/Alan Davis epic “Cross-Time Caper” Excalibur comic series, variants are brought to one locale rather than a group traveling to each of them in turn… and still a Miles Morales origin story as well. It’s ambitious, it’s incredible, and it works damnably well.
https://moviecrypt.com/2018/12/18/review-spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-youre-gonna-love-this/

Honorable Mention: Crazy Rich Asians
https://moviecrypt.com/2018/12/20/review-crazy-rich-asians-crouching-bachelor-hidden-trust-fund/


2019 – Jojo Rabbit

A stark reminder of what’s at stake if the world ever forgets in the funniest yet most heart-wrenching way possible. A child’s fairy tale for adults… with Nazis.
https://moviecrypt.com/2019/12/09/review-jojo-rabbit-your-reich-is-calling/

Honorable Mention: Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
https://moviecrypt.com/2019/07/28/review-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-on-the-qt/


Here’s to the next decade of film, and see y’all next year, mortals!

~ Grim D. Reaper #grmdrpr

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