I used to be much more into cinema in the first half of this decade compared to the latter half, but here goes!
On a total sidenote, going through the list of movie releases on Wikipedia by year had me remembering trips to the cinema across the decade and reliving some fun memories, so that was neat.
2010The Social Network
- Snappy dialogue, great soundtrack and it's incredibly satisfying seeing how Zuckerberg has his downfall across the course of this movie. I know it's nearly all dramatised, but it's still a great watch.Scott Pilgrim vs The World
- I love this movie. Visually stunning, great soundtrack (again) and cemented why Edgar Wright is my favourite director. The humour landed me with me at the time and I've enjoyed rewatching it to see that the jokes still land along with spotting little visual jokes that Edgar Wright does so well. Oh, and it was also fun going back and realising that Scott was a prick, although I do think the books do a better job of highlighting that.
No big standouts this year. Drive
was "cool", but I've no memories of what actually happened in that film beyond remembering that the soundtrack was great. I feel like a broken record here.
- Made it apparent that this Marvel thing was actually going to work really well. Whedon's dialogue was ace and it took Thanos to rival Loki's brilliance as a villain. It seems so small scale in comparison to what came after, but the film deserves props for making a team up movie work well.Skyfall
- Still my favourite Bond film. Some of the cinematography in this was just beautiful and it felt like the first Bond movie in ages with genuine stakes and tension.
2013The Wolf of Wall Street
- I think DiCaprio is my favourite actor. He nails pretty much every film he's in. I'm surprised he didn't take home the Oscar for this one, actually. Again, I love seeing a good downfall in a movie and this one is a peach.
2014Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Not just a great superhero movie, but a fantastic action movie with some brilliant set pieces. The elevator fight is incredible.Guardians of the Galaxy
- And this was where Marvel proved they were invincible. A relatively unknown property and it smashes it out of the park with a heartwarming cast, (say it with me) a great soundtrack and ultimately, proof that Marvel's here to stay.Birdman
- One of the most intense cinema experiences of my life. I know the "huhuh didja know there's NO CUTS" talking point is played out and actually false, but the way they hid any cuts in the movie made for a wild ride. The first noticeable cut in the movie is such a masterfully down bit of cinema. This might be my movie of the decade, actually.Interstellar
- Some great sci-fi concepts in this and it's grounded by a cracking performance from McConaughey. That bit where he's sitting in the chair watching Murph grow up is heartbreaking.
- A good couple of years for sci-fi! This film lives and breaths on Matt Damon's performance, which took me a while to buy into due to the fact I had to disassociate him from his turn as the WORST CUNT in all of cinema in his role in Interstellar
. I genuinely left my screening of Interstellar
seething at how much of a slimy prick he was in that film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Yes, yes, I know it's a retread of the original trilogy but I genuinely couldn't care less. This film felt like an event. There were queues to get into the screenings. I loved seeing Star Wars again on the big screen and I'm still excited for IX even after my relative disappointment at VIII.The Hateful Eight
- Tarantino's bottle episode film. Love this one - it feels like watching a play considering the small set that the majority of the film takes place in. There's some great twists and turns and the usual Tarantino grittiness you'd come to expect from his films.
2016Captain America: Civil War
- Might just be my favourite Marvel movie. The airport battle was a hoot and seeing Spidey in the fold was brilliant. And then the Cap/Tony stuff was brilliantly and heartwrenchingly done. Top stuff.
- Awesome movie. The ever increasing sense of dread you feel for the guy in this film makes it one of the finest thrillers I've seen. Logan
- Press F for yer boy Logan.Baby Driver
- After a blip with The World's End
and the unfortunate mess of his involvement with Marvel, Edgar Wright was back with a bang. The way music is used in this film is brilliantly done and I just love Edgar Wright's editing style. His films are a genuine treat to watch.It
- I'm not usually one for horror movies, but this was excellent. I think how it blended an 80s adventure movie with horror made it bearable. Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise is terrifying, though.Thor: Ragnarok
- Ah no, this is my favourite Marvel movie. Hilarious even on repeated viewings and breathed some much needed life into Thor.
2018Avengers: Infinity War
- I spoke about VII feeling like an event and this along with Endgame
are the only movies to come close. A spectacle and one I'm glad to have been there to see.Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
- A visual treat. I adore the animation in this and I'm so glad we're getting a sequel.
I've only really seen Endgame
this year, so I guess that'll have to be that.
I've learned that I've only really seen superhero movies in the latter half of this decade.