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50 BEST FILMS OF 2019

50 films

Over the course of this year, I've heard some people running their mouths about how 2019 has yielded an unusually…

  • Marriage Story
  • Knives Out
  • Uncut Gems
  • About Endlessness
  • The Twentieth Century

TIFF 2019, RANKED

33 films

This accounts for everything I saw at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, from best to least-best.

  • The Lighthouse
  • Parasite
  • A Hidden Life
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Little Joe

CANNES 2019, RANKED

31 films

This accounts for everything I saw at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, from best to least-best. (Letterboxd has rightly refused…

  • First Reformed
  • Mandy
  • Cam
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Let the Corpses Tan

BEST FILMS OF 2018

25 films

If my calculations are correct, I saw 158 new releases in 2018, a personal record! I now fear the sun.…

  • High Life
  • Her Smell
  • Vox Lux
  • Our Time
  • Roma

TIFF 2018, RANKED

31 films

This accounts for everything I saw at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival, from best to least-best. I can recommend…

  • Mandy
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Cold War
  • The House That Jack Built
  • Shoplifters

CANNES 2018, RANKED

22 films

This accounts for everything I saw at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, from best to least-best. I'd recommend everything from…

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • A Ghost Story
  • Baby Driver
  • Personal Shopper
  • Phantom Thread

BEST FILMS OF 2017

25 films

I saw a lot of new releases in 2017 — by my count, somewhere in the neighborhood of 140. These…

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Let the Corpses Tan
  • The Florida Project

TIFF 2017, RANKED

32 films

Here's everything I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, ordered from most- to least-beloved. I'd recommend everything…

  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Lobster
  • The Love Witch

BEST FILMS OF 2016

24 films

I saw a lot of movies in 2016, but these were the ones I liked best.

  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight
  • Arrival
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

TIFF 2016, ranked

30 films

This here's everything I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival, ranked from best to least-best.

  • The Handmaiden
  • Paterson
  • The Salesman
  • Personal Shopper
  • I, Daniel Blake

CANNES 2016, ranked

28 films

This here's everything I saw at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, ranked from best to least-best.

  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • Tokyo Tribe
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Youth
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST FILMS OF 2015

35 films

My picks for the finest films of 2015, which happened to be a damn good year for the movies. There…