TL;DR – I countdown all of my top 100 films shown throughout the decade from Chappie to Roma to Paddington and more.
The end of the year is rapidly approaching and as it is also the end of the decade it means reflecting back on the past. With this in mind, I have been thinking back to the hundreds and probably thousands of films that I have watched and boy was it quite a decade. We got to see a conclusion of a twenty film franchise, solid trilogies appear, and new filmmakers explode onto the stage with unique voices. While there was also a lot of rubbish and more than a few franchise false starts today we are going to focus on the positive and explore my personal top 100 films of the decade. Now all films are subjective, so our list might look completely different than yours, also we didn’t get to see every film this decade so we may have missed some that ended up on your list. We’ll be going over the whole 100 in one list with a little blurb as to why it is there. If there is a banner picture it means that we have reviewed the film and if you click on the banner it will take you to the article.
Now without further preface let’s dive into the wonderful world of film and see if my top 10 is the same as yours?
TL;DR – A truly emotional work of film that affected me in ways film rarely does.
Score – 5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Wow, just wow, I thought I had some handle on how this film was going to affect
me when I walked in, but I had no idea. I didn’t know I would be tearing up in
the first five minutes and that it would not stop until the credits rolled. It
is a film like this that shows the power of the medium to tell stories that can
affect us on our deepest human level.
So to set the scene, Billi (Awkwafina) is struggling to find her place in the
world after failing to get the fellowship that she was after. While at her
parents to use their washing machine she notices that her mother Jian (Diana
Lin) and father Haiyan (Tzi Ma) are acting odd. Wounding the worse, Billi
discovers that her beloved Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhao) has been diagnosed with late-stage
cancer, but also that the family has decided not to tell her. Using a wedding
as an excuse the whole family is going over to China in part to say goodbye
without actually saying goodbye.