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)