creature feature: the curse of the werewolf (terence fisher, 1961)
geezer cinema: haywire (steven soderbergh, 2011)

50 favorite movies revisited

It's been nine years since I took part in a Facebook project where three of us chose our 5o Favorite Movies. (Here's a Letterboxd list of my choices.) Of course, I'd do a lot of different things now ... Tomorrow Never Dies didn't belong (I chose it because of Michelle Yeoh, but then she was in another of my choices later, so the 007 movie was unnecessary). And I was too devoted to older movies ... the most recent movie in my Top 20 was The Godfather Part II from 1974, and there were only 4 movies from the 21st century on the entire list.

So here are my favorite movies (as of this moment) for the years 2012-2020, the years after I made that 50 Favorites list. I'm have to think a few of these would make the list if I made it now.

2012: Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)

2013: Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)

2014: Boyhood (Richard Linklater) (a pattern emerges!)

2015: Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)

2016: Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)

2017: Faces Places (Agnès Varda and JR)

2018: Black Panther (Ryan Coogler)

2019: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)

2020: Da 5 Bloods (Spike Lee)



My list probably not nearly as well through through as yours, but what the heck.

2012: A.K.A. Doc Pomus
2013: Only Lovers Left Alive
2014: Boyhood
2015: Experimenter
2016: 20th Century Women
2017: I, Tonya
2018: Annihilation
2019: Chernobyl
2020: --pandemic--

Steven Rubio

Thanks! I've added the four I haven't seen to my never-ending Requests List (Doc Pomus, Experimenter, I Tonya, Chernobyl). Of the ones I've seen, obviously I loved Boyhood, but I liked all of them, especially 20th Century Women. Even with the pandemic, I've managed to see 19 movies from 2020, largely because my wife and I have continued our weekly Geezer Cinema in the face of the virus.

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