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The Director Series III (2017): Ranking Pedro Almodóvar

22 films

Personal take: I am so happy that I got in touch with Mr. Almodóvar's extraordinary cinema for the past three…

  • Nomadland
  • Minari
  • First Cow
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Lovers Rock

The 25 Best Films of 2020 (and early 2021)

25 films

2020 has been tough for cinema, but it offered so much insight to every one. It was a year of…

  • Parasite
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Irishman
  • Us
  • Under the Skin
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Norte, the End of History
  • Whiplash
  • Leviathan
  • Nomadland
  • Minari
  • The Father
  • Sound of Metal
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Jackie Brown
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Inglourious Basterds

The Director Series I: Cinema of Quentin Tarantino

10 films

My final thoughts are encapsulated in each film note.

See VL's Director Series other editions: Director Series II (2016): Ranking…

  • The Piano Teacher
  • La Cérémonie
  • The Lacemaker
  • Elle
  • Things to Come

The Actor Series: Isabelle Huppert

22 films

In celebration of art-house cinema's ice queen Isabelle Huppert's historic first Oscar nomination for Actress in a Leading Role in…

  • Carol
  • The Tree of Life
  • Parasite
  • Moonlight
  • A Separation

Vince's 100 Best Films of the Decade 2010s

100 films

After months of careful deliberation, re-watching, and catching up with under-the-radar films of the decade, I am happily to present…

  • Blindspotting
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Burning
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Capernaum

2018 — 15 Best Male Performances List

14 films

1. Ethan HawkeFirst Reformed 2. Joaquin PhoenixYou Were Really Never Here 3. Bradley CooperA…

  • Shoplifters
  • Widows
  • Roma
  • Burning
  • Blindspotting

The 25 Best Films of 2018

25 films

2018 was a bit weird in cinematic terms. There were great, well-directed films produced this year, but only some have…

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Lady Bird
  • Get Out
  • After the Storm
  • Phantom Thread

The 25 Best Films of 2017

25 films

It's been a great year for 2017 cinema. This is the first time that FOUR of the nine nominees for…

  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Florida Project
  • Félicité
  • Girls Trip

2017 — 16 Best Female Performances List

15 films

It's always good to make note of other great female performances that made such strong impressions but didn't made it…