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Favorites of the decade so far

112 films

Originally published 04/19/2017 on Twitter. Eligible titles had U.S. release dates from 2011 to 2016; now including subsequent releases and…

  • RoboCop
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Dark City
  • Batman Returns
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Certified Copy
  • The Tree of Life
  • A Separation
  • In the Family
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

2011 Favorites

10 films

Based on U.S. release dates.

High-priority blind spots: Agrarian Utopia, Another Earth, Bill Cunningham New York, Coriolanus, The First Grader,…

  • The Master
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • Florentina Hubaldo, CTE
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • This Is Not a Film

2012 Favorites

10 films

By U.S. release date. High priority blind spots include Bestiaire, Celeste and Jesse Forever, The Central Park Five, Consuming Spirits,…

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Act of Killing
  • Her
  • The World's End
  • The Lords of Salem

2013 Favorites

10 films

High-priority blind spots: 100 Bloody Acres, 11 Flowers, 56 Up, Abuse of Weakness, Behind the Candelabra, Beyond the Hills, Blancanieves,…

  • Under the Skin
  • Mr. Turner
  • Love Is Strange
  • The Naked Room
  • Only Lovers Left Alive

2014 Favorites

10 films

Based on U.S. theatrical release dates; for the sake of sanity, I'm making all the 2015 Oscar-nominated shorts eligible here,…

  • World of Tomorrow
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Carol
  • The Look of Silence
  • Creed
  • Kate Plays Christine
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Silence
  • Knight of Cups
  • Sunset Song

2016 Favorites

10 films

By U.S. release date.

  • Phantom Thread
  • Lucky
  • The Florida Project
  • A Quiet Passion
  • The Beguiled

2017 Favorites

10 films

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • This Is Not a Film
  • The Master

Slant Magazine's Best Films of 2012 - My Ballot

20 films

#1-10 ranked, 11-20 alphabetized, as originally published here. (Note: I had not seen Zero Dark Thirty, Not Fade Away, The…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • In Jackson Heights
  • Timbuktu
  • Horse Money
  • Magic Mike XXL

Slant Magazine – The Best Films of 2015

97 films

#1-50 as originally published here; #51 on are all additionally voted-on films, in alphabetical order.