8. Hereditary (2018)

It’s hard for me to talk about Hereditary without absolutely gushing over it. I’ve talked before in this series about how A24 is so successful because they cede creative control over to their directors and there is no better example of it than Hereditary. Ari Aster’s debut film is profusely upsetting, terrifying, and utterly brilliant. […]

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8. 22, A Million- Bon Iver (2016)

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is constantly evolving. Ever record Bon Iver dies and rises anew with something different and refreshing. This was most apparent on their their record, 2016’s 22, A Million. On their 2007 debut Bon Iver made the quintessential indie’-folk cabin in the woods record (this isn’t just me trying to describe the […]

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9. The Nice Guys (2016)

I have a weird relationship with Shane Black I absolutely love some of his movies (Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and I can’t stand others (Iron Man 3 is my least favorite MCU movie by a mile and I refuse to even talk about The Predator). When he’s really clicking, I […]

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10. The Irishman (2019)

It doesn’t take a Ph.D in film to understand that Martin Scorsese is one of the most important and prolific directors still making movies. He’s released scores of hugely successful and hugely influential films. Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed, Wolf of Wall Street, and those are just the few that I picked, take […]

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11. Avengers Endgame (2019)

Avengers Endgame is the culmination of over 10 years and over 20 films. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that no studio has ever been able to do what Marvel Studios did. The quality and quantity of their run of interconnected stories all serving a larger narrative arc is something no studio has ever been […]

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12. The Hateful Eight (2015)

Quentin Tarantino simultaneously doesn’t give a fuck, and maybe also gives the absolute most fucks. Let me explain. With 2015’s The Hateful Eight Tarantino broke all of the rules and made a movie over 2 hours and 45 minutes western that by and large takes place within the confines of a small cabin, and furthermore […]

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