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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…

  • The Lobster
  • Youth
  • Anomalisa
  • Green Room
  • Love

TIFF 2015, ranked

33 films

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

  • Boyhood
  • The Double
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Under the Skin

BEST FILMS OF 2014

20 films

My twenty favorite movies of 2014, an exceptional year for the medium.

  • The Social Network
  • Her
  • Boyhood
  • The Master
  • Holy Motors

BEST FILMS 2010-2014

25 films

These are my picks for the 25 greatest films of the first half of the present decade.