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#710-711: Top 10 Films of 2018

ADAM

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1. If Beale Street Could Talk

2. Minding the Gap

3. The Rider

4. First Reformed

5. Roma

6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7. BlackKklansman

8. Isle of Dogs

9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

10. The Death of Stalin

View Adam’s Top 35 on Letterboxd

JOSH

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1. Isle of Dogs

2. Roma

3. First Reformed

4. Sorry to Bother You

5. Zama

6. BlacKkKlansman

7. Private Life

8. Game Night

9. Hale County This Morning, This Evening

10. Leave No Trace

View Josh’s Top 25 on Letterboxd


TASHA ROBINSON

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1. BlacKkKlansman

2. The Death of Stalin

3. The Favourite

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

5. Bad Times at the El Royale

6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7. Mid90s

8. Marrowbone

9. Apostle

10. If Beale Street Could Talk

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

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1. The Rider

2. Roma

3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

4. The Favourite

5. Minding the Gap

6. Widows

7. First Reformed

8. Sorry to Bother You

9. Zama

10. Black Panther


Summary

Films that made 2 lists: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Death of Stalin, The Favourite, If Beale Street Could Talk, Isle of Dogs, Minding the Gap, The Rider, Sorry to Bother You
Films that made 3 lists: BlacKkKlansman, First Reformed, Roma
Film that made all 4 lists: n/a


Guest #1 Films

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Rian Johnson - Roma

Daniel Nava - First Reformed

Sean Baker - Border / Vox Lux / Let the Corpses Tan

Aisha Harris - The Favourite

Dave Chen - The Favourite

Amy Nicholson - The Favourite

Christopher Harris - First Reformed

Scott Tobias - Roma

Alison Willmore - The Rider

Nathaniel Myers - Minding the Gap

#661-662: Top 10 Films of 2017

Adam

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1. Lady Bird

2. The Florida Project

3. Columbus

4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

5. Faces Places

6. Get Out

7. Dunkirk

8. The Big Sick

9. Wonderstruck

10. Personal Shopper

Josh

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1. Dunkirk

2. Get Out

3. The Florida Project

4. Raw

5. The Beguiled

6. The Shape of Water

7. The Breadwinner

8. Blade Runner 2049

9. Your Name

10. A Ghost Story


Tasha Robinson

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1. Get Out

2. Phantom Thread

3. A Ghost Story

4. Brigsby Bear

5. I, Tonya

6. mother!

7. Mary and the Witch's Flower

8. The Breadwinner

9. Lady Bird

10. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Michael Phillips

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1. Lady Bird

2. A Ghost Story

3. Get Out

4. Phantom Thread

5. Rat Film

6. Mudbound

7. Good Time

8. Raw

9. The Florida Project

10. Call Me By Your Name


Summary

Films that made 2 lists: The Breadwinner, Dunkirk, Phantom Thread, Raw
Films that made 3 lists: The Florida Project, A Ghost Story, Lady Bird
Film that made all 4 lists: Get Out


Guest #1 Films

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David Ehrlich - Call Me By Your Name

K. Austin Collins - Good Time

Alissa Wilkinson - The Work

Vikram Murthi - Nocturama

Genevieve Koski - Lady Bird

Dana Stevens - Phantom Thread / BPM

Jeff Milo (Listener) - The Big Sick

David Chen - I, Tonya

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Rian Johnson - Phantom Thread

Sean Baker - BPM

Scott Tobias and Keith Phipps - Phantom Thread

Alicia Malone - Call Me By Your Name

Amy Nicholson - Casting Jon Benet

Mekado Murphy - The Florida Project

Matt Singer - Lady Bird

Alison Willmore - The Florida Project

Aisha Harris - Get Out

#616-617: Top 10 Films of 2016

Adam

1. Tower

2. Sing Street

3. O.J.: Made In America

4. Everybody Wants Some!!

5. Moonlight

6. The Handmaiden

7. Krisha

8. Born to Be Blue

9. La La Land

10. Sully

Josh

1. Hail, Caesar!

2. The Fits

3. The Lobster

4. Cemetery of Splendour

5. La La Land 

6. The Neon Demon

7. Moonlight

8. Cameraperson

9. Toni Erdmann

10. Loving


Scott Tobias

1. Manchester by the Sea

2. Toni Erdmann

3. Silence

4. The Handmaiden

5. Paterson

6. Right Now, Wrong Then

7. Moonlight

8. Jackie

9. Elle

10. Aquarius

Genevieve Koski

1. The Handmaiden

2. Moonlight

3. Moana

4. Manchester by the Sea

5. 13th

6. The Fits

7. Loving

8. American Honey

9. Cloverfield Lane

10. Popstar


Guest #1 Films

Pt. 1

Rian Johnson
Christine

Josh Youngerman (Listener)
Toni Erdmann

Tasha Robinson 
La La Land

Sam Smith
Cameraperson / Dekalog (Poster)

Ben Haworth (Listener)
A Monster Calls

Peter Labuza
O.J. Made In America / Cameraperson

Katey Rich
Jackie

Trey Shults
Arrival

Alissa Wilkinson
Moonlight

Max O'Connell
Happy Hour

Tina Hassannia
Certain Women

Pt. 2

Jim Pallini (Listener)
Green Room

Marya E. Gates
Moonlight

Randy Grimshaw (Listener)
The Handmaiden

Melissa Tamminga
Certain Women

Matt Singer
O.J.: Made In America

Odie Henderson
Fences

Alison Willmore
Toni Erdmann

Billy Ray Brewton (Listener)
Sing Street

Steven Hyden
The Nice Guys

#567-568: Top 10 Films of 2015

Josh

1. Ex Machina

2. White God

3. Mad Max: Fury Road

4. Inside Out

5. Chi-Raq

6. Tangerine

7. The Revenant

8. Trainwreck

9. The Assassin

10. It Follows

Adam

1. The Big Short

2. Ex Machina

3. 45 Years

4. Mad Max: Fury Road

5. Carol

6. While We're Young

7. Taxi aka Taxi Tehran

8. Spotlight

9. Anomalisa

10. Tangerine


Michael Phillips

1. Spotlight

2. Anomalisa

3. Love & Mercy

4. Diary of a Teenage Girl

5. Son of Saul

6. Carol

7. Beasts of No Nation

8. Creed

9. Heart of a Dog

10. Tangerine

Scott Tobias

1. The Look of Silence

2. Phoenix

3. Carol

4. Brooklyn

5. The Assassin

6. Heaven Knows What

7. It Follows

8. Mad Max: Fury Road

9. The Hateful Eight

10. Western


Guest #1 Films

Pt. 1

Katey Rich - Son of Saul

Sean Gilman - The Assassin

Rian Johnson - The Lobster

Alison Willmore - Mad Max: Fury Road

Matt Gourley - Sicario

Peter Labuza - Magic Mike XXL

Rachel Handler - Mad Max: Fury Road

David Wain - Spotlight

Joel Potrykus - Buzzard

Sam Smith - Queen of Earth,  The Assassin (Posters)

Pt. 2

Chris Harris - Clouds of Sils Maria

Dana Stevens - Carol

Scott Pfeiffer - Brooklyn

Tasha Robinson - Inside Out

Daniel Nava - World of Tomorrow

Matt Singer - Inside Out

Chris Klimek - Mad Max: Fury Road

Melissa Tamminga - 45 Years


Worst Films of 2015

 
 

Adam - Black Mass

Josh - Chappie, Aloha

Michael - Vacation, Get Hard, Sisters, Stonewall, Pan, Terminator Genisys, Chappie

Scott - The Cobbler, The Human Centipede III, United Passions, Pan

#518-519: Top 10 Films of 2014

Adam

1. Boyhood

2. Gone Girl

3. Under the Skin

4. Locke

5. Inherent Vice

6. Interstellar

7. Love is Strange

8. Whiplash

9. Calvary

10. Nightcrawler

Josh

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1. The Lego Movie

2. Memphis

3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

4. The Rover

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

6. Ida

7. Only Lovers Left Alive

8. Maleficent

9. The Babadook

10. Under the Skin


Michael Phillips

1. Boyhood

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel

3. Winter Sleep

4. Whiplash

5. The Lego Movie

6. Listen Up Philip

7. Force Majeure

8. Mr. Turner

9. Dear White People

10. Heaven Knows What

Scott Tobias

1. Boyhood

2. Under the Skin

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel

4. Only Lovers Left Alive

5. Stray Dogs

6. Winter Sleep

7. The Immigrant

8. Listen Up Philip

9. Force Majeure

10. The Missing Picture


Guest #1 Films

Rian Johnson
Under the Skin

Katey Rich
Foxcatcher

Matt Singer
Boyhood

Dana Stevens
Ida

Alison Willmore
Under the Skin

Kate Erbland
Selma

Joanna Robinson
Birdman

Mallory Andrews
Fidelio: Alice's Odysssey

Tasha Robinson
Boyhood


Sam Smith

Best Posters
Under the Skin / The Grand Budapest Hotel (Tie)

Honorable Mentions:
The One I Love, Borgman, Gone Girl

Best Scores
Gone Girl, Mood Indigo, Interstellar, Under the Skin, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman

Honorable Mentions:
Inherent Vice, Visitors, The Zero Theorem, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Enemy, The Double


#472: Top 10 Films of 2013

Adam

1. Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Her
3. Side Effects
4. Before Midnight
5. Stories We Tell
6. The Act of Killing
7. Enough Said
8. Spring Breakers
9. Mud
10. The World's End

Josh

1. Leviathan
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. Enough Said
4. The Act of Killing
5. Pain & Gain
6. The Wind Rises
7. Nebraska
8. This Is the End
9. Beyond the Hills
10. The Spectacular Now


Michael Phillips

1. Her
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. Consuming Spirits
4. Fruitvale Station
5. Stories We Tell
6. American Hustle
7. Post Tenebras Lux
8. Inside Llewyn Davis
9. Let The Fire Burn
10. The Gatekeepers

Scott Tobias

1. Her
2. Upstream Color
3. Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Computer Chess
5. Before Midnight
6. Blue Is the Warmest Color
7. The Wolf of Wall Street
8. Nebraska
9. The Act of Killing
10. 12 Years a Slave


Guest #1 Films

Rian Johnson, Filmmaker
Upstream Color
Inside Llewyn Davis
Her

Peter Labuza, The Cinephiliacs
Faust

Martin Teller, FS Advisory Board
Gimme The Loot

Alison Willmore, SVU
12 Years a Slave

Steve Prokopy, Ain't It Cool News
Her

Calum Marsh, Slant
Leviathan
Her
The Wolf of Wall Street

Dana Stevens, Slate
Nebraska

David Ehrlich, Film.com
Before Midnight

Matt Singer, SVU
Short Term 12

#426: Top 10 Films of 2012

Adam

1. The Master

2. Django Unchained

3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

4. Zero Dark Thirty

5. Killer Joe

6. Photographic Memory

7. Oslo August 31st

8. Footnote

9. Holy Motors

10. Wuthering Heights

Josh

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild

2. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

3. The Secret World of Arrietty

4. Amour

5. Casa de mi Padre

6. Moonrise Kingdom

7. The Master

8. Queen of Versailles

9. The Hunger Games

10. Wuthering Heights


Michael Phillips

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1. Zero Dark Thirty

2. Lincoln

3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

4. The Master

5. Amour

6. Chico & Rita

7. The Color Wheel

8. Searching for Sugar Man

9. Flight

10. Moonrise Kingdom

Scott Tobias

1. The Master

2. The Turin Horse

3. The Deep Blue Sea

4. Holy Motors

5. The Loneliest Planet

6. Moonrise Kingdom

7. Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

8. Zero Dark Thirty

9. The Comedy

10. Amour


Guest #1 Films

Matt Singer, Filmspotting: SVU
Holy Motors

Alison Willmore, Filmspotting: SVU
This Is Not a Film

Kamaria Porter, FS Advisory Board
Silver Linings Playbook

Jason Eaken, FS Advisory Board
The Master

Calum Marsh, Slant
The Color Wheel

Steve Prokopy, Ain't It Cool News
Beasts of the Southern Wild

David Ehrlich, Criterion Corner
Holy Motors

Rian Johnson, Filmmaker
The Master

Ed Burns, Filmmaker
Lincoln

Katey Rich, Cinemablend
The Master

Sam Van Hallgren, FS Producer
The Master

Greg Burland, FS Advisory Board
Holy Motors

Sean Gilman, FS Advisory Board
In Another Country / The Day He Arrives / Oki's Movie

#380: Top 10 Films of 2011

Adam

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1. The Tree of Life

2. Take Shelter

3. Drive

4. Certified Copy

5. Meek's Cutoff

6. The Arbor

7. Hugo

8. A Separation

9. The Artist

10. Super 8

#11-30 (Alphabetical): Bill Cunningham New York, Bridesmaids, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Descendants, Hanna, The Interrupters, Margaret, Margin Call, Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Project Nim, Senna, The Skin I Live In, Source Code, Tabloid, The Trip, Warrior, War Horse, Weekend, Win Win.

Josh

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1. The Tree of Life

2. Cedar Rapids

3. Meek's Cutoff

4. The Muppets

5. Take Shelter

6. Certified Copy

7. The Interrupters

8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

9. Drive

10. Martha Marcy May Marlene


Michael Phillips

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1. Poetry

2. Moneyball

3. Certified Copy

4. The Descendants

5. The Interrupters

6. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

7. A Separation

8. The Tree of Life

9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

10. Weekend

Scott Tobias

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1. Meek's Cutoff

2. Certified Copy

3. A Separation

4. The Tree of Life

5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

6. Martha Marcy May Marlene

7. Drive

8. Weekend

9. Margaret

10. The Arbor


Guest's #1 Picks

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Rian Johnson
The Tree of Life

Edward Burns
Midnight in Paris

Peter Labuza
Certified Copy

Steve Prokopy
Drive

Alison Willmore
Melancholia

Matt Singer
Take Shelter

Filmspotting Advisory Board
Shame / The Muppets

Chris Klimek
Midnight in Paris


 
 

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