And so it is that we weed through the dregs that are the end of August. So much so, that Kurt refuses to join us for the beginning of this episode in lieu of getting to hang out with Guillermo del Toro for a screening of an early Hitchcock picture (more on that later…). In Kurt’s absence, Matt and Andrew lament our experiences with Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra and Aleksander Bach’s piece of shit known as Hitman: Agent 47.
But what better way to rekindle the passion, than to look back over the past half decade (kinda) and embrace (or berate) each other for our top ten picks for the “best” films of the last 5+ years?
Then we feel the need to at least mention a title or two (both old and new) in the Watch List – A moral panic crime thrillers, Nazi Germany and the latest power-house performances from Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro. So, love and FFs (you’ll have to listen to decode that acronym) all around then, folks!
As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!
See comments for more time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!
Hitman: Agent 47
TOP TEN FILMS OF THE DECADE (halfway):
10. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
9. Only Lovers Left Alive
7. Gangs of Wasseypur
6. Certified Copy
5. Under the Skin
HM: Melancholia, Cafe De Flore, Upstream Color, Leviathan (Russia 2014), Fury Road, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Tabloid, Meek’s Cutoff, Manakamana, The Counselor
8. Fast Five
7. The Skin I Live In
6. Toy Story 3
5. Midnight in Paris
HM: End of Watch, How to Train Dragon, The Imposter, Incendies, Capt Phillips, Force Majeure, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Talk about Kevin, Headhunters, Edge of Tomorrow
full top 30 list
10. Frances Ha
9. Short Term 12
7. Exit Through the Gift Shop
6. The World’s End
HM: I Saw the Devil, Animal Kingdom, 13 Assassins, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Marwencol, What We Do in the Shadows, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Tabloid, The Fighter, Easy A
THE WATCH LIST:
– Dark Places
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