From the inner workings of social media to scientology to high-end fashion, here’s a look at my 10 favorite films released over the past decade.
1. The Social Network (2010)
- Columbia Pictures
2. The Master (2012)
This intelligent and demanding film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is loosely inspired by scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. It features both lofty concepts and performances by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix that are beyond words.
3. Phantom Thread (2017)
- Focus Features
4. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Leave it to filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen to make you fall in love with 1960s-era folk music in an instant. Everything comes together harmoniously in this memorable dark comedy.
5. Boyhood (2014)
Filmmaker Richard Linklater and his cast went on a 12-year journey to create this soul-bearing, once-in-a-lifetime, coming-of-age film about a boy growing into young adulthood.
6. Moneyball (2011)
Moneyball offers an exceptionally entertaining look at the true story of an MLB general manager’s unconventional baseball philosophy. The film makes the big leagues because of its clever script.
7. Spotlight (2015)
Expertly paced and absorbing, this print journalism procedural will forever be mentioned in the same breath as other elite newspaper films including 1976’s All the President’s Men.
8. The Florida Project (2017)
- A24 Films
9. The Look of Silence (2015)
In the follow-up to The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer allows raw emotion to rise as we follow an optometrist who confronts mass murderers of the Indonesian genocide of 1965.
10. Shame (2011)
Step into the darkness to witness the self-destructive behavior of a sex addict. The polarizing drama features relentless performances from Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.