My Top 20 Films Of The Decade: 2010s

Not only is it the end of the year, but it’s also the end of a decade, so this is the first time that I’ve ever been able to do this properly as it was in 2010 that I started reviewing films.

So, you might have seen a hundred of these lists already, but here is “My Top 20 Films Of The Decade”, going by UK release dates from 2010-2019.

This was a mammoth task but I feel like I’m finally happy with how this list has turned out. I’ve tried to keep it varied, including a few of my personal favourites whilst also taking into account better quality films over some that I was more entertained by. I’ve also tried to keep the genres varied by only included one superhero film and ensuring that I’ve included a foreign film and an animated film.

However, you will have to excuse the fact that four musicals have somehow slipped into this list, although it very easily could have been five so I do feel like I’ve compromised a little…

For me, these are the films that have defined this decade and all deserve to be watched if you haven’t seen any of them already. Keep reading to see why I have chosen these films and for a link to my reviews of them.

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My Top 10 Films of 2018

This year, I have watched 513 films (45 released this year and 282 for the first time). My most watched director was Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock and my most watched actors were Samuel L. Jackson and Domhnall Gleeson.

This list changes constantly so you can view a constantly updated list on my Letterboxd page. Please note, I’ve not seen many new releases over the past year so this is likely to change quite often over the next few months as I play catch up, as well.

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Weekly Sky Cinema Premieres (10th – 16th December)

Since I don’t get to the cinema to see new releases that often anymore, this is my new weekly feature reviewing the latest releases on Sky Cinema Premiere (and in turn, Now TV). I will write a short review and rating for each of the films that I have watched and then give you the details for the ones that I didn’t get a chance to see.

This week’s feature sees the release of Katie Says Goodbye, We Wish You A Marry Christmas, The Blind Spot, The Christmas Contract, The Shape Of Water, The Time Team, and The Exception.

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Film Review: The Shape of Water

Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water is set in a top secret research facility in the 1960s, where a lonely mute janitor, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), discovers a secret classified experiment – a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. With the help of her co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) and neighbour Giles (Richard Jenkins), Elisa rescues the creature from being captive by a hostile government agent, Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon), after the two form a unique relationship.

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