Film Rankings


I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman)



The Best Films of 2022

The Daniels ponder the maximalist absurdity of all existence, Alejandro Iñárritu composes a surreal interrogation of artistic ego, and Cate Blanchett leads an exacting character study of elitism and exploitation.

The Best Films of 2021

Wes Anderson dedicates an enchanting piece of nostalgia to old-fashioned print journalists, Denis Villeneuve delivers on scope and scale in a monumental science-fiction blockbuster, and Jane Campion conducts a delicate study of sensitive masculinity through the western genre.

The Best Films of 2020

Charlie Kaufman confounds viewers with his eerie, metaphysical study of depression, Steve McQueen’s anthology binds together several stories of Black empowerment in twentieth century London, and Emerald Fennell delivers a thrilling, feminist tale of vengeance.

The Best Films of 2019

Pedro Costa’s meditative camera lingers in the decaying home and troubled mind of a recent widow, Bong Joon-ho takes a scalpel to South Korea’s class system, and Martin Scorsese’s epic gangster film wrestles with his long-time fascinations of sin and guilt.

The Best Films of 2018

Alfonso Cuarón cements his status as an all-time great director with a black-and-white memory piece, Ari Aster takes the horror genre to a new level with fresh artistic sensibilities, and the best animation in years arrives in a deconstruction of superhero stories.

The Best Films of 2017

Christopher Nolan shakes up the war genre in delivering a landmark of film editing, Denis Villeneuve astoundingly builds on a decades-old classic with a phenomenal sequel, and Paul Schrader’s cerebral, theological character study features Ethan Hawke in an intensely internal performance.


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