Decade Favorites 2010-2019

December 21, 201928 min



   Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, and Tom Hardy

   Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan

               This mind-blowing film about a thief who steals corporate secrets through dream-sharing technology that looks as good as it did the day it was released.

         The Social Network 

   Stars: Jessie Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara

Written: by Aaron Sorkin Directed by David Fincher

               The story of Mark Zuckerberg who created a social network site in his dorm that would become everyone’s favorite social media site to share life updates on called Facebook. 



Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston

Written by Hossein Amini.  Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn 

               The film about a mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver, that leads to trouble when he helps a neighbor in need. 

       Attack the Block 

 Stars: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Leeon Jones, Alex Esmail

Written and Directed by Joe Cornish

             A youth gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. 


       Cloud Atlas

Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess

Written by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski

 Directred by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

              An exploration of how actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present, and future. 

         The Master

Stars: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jason Plemons

Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

           A naval veteran arrives home and is unsettled and uncertain of his future until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader.


           Short Term 12

Stars: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr. , Frantz Turner, Kaitlyn Dever

Written and Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton 

         A twenty something supervising staff member of a residential treatment center navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-workers. 

          Before Midnight

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke Directed by Richard Linklater

         We catch up with Jessie and Celine nine years after Greece and almost two decades after their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. 



Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

Written and Directed by Richard Linklater

         The Life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college all filmed over twelve years with the same cast.

          Blue Ruin

Stars: Macon Blair, Devin Ratay, Amy Hargreaves

Written and Directed by Jeremy Saulnier 

        The mysterious outsider’s quite life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. 


          Mad Max: Fury Road

Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Directed by George Miller

         In a post-apocalyptic wasteland , a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

         Steve Jobs

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen

Written by Aaron Sorkin Directed by Danny Boyle 

       Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. 


         La La Land 

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt

Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

           While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. 

        The Handmaiden

Stars: Min0hee Kim, Jung-woo ha, Jin-Woong Cho

Written by Seo-kyeong Jeong and Chan-Wook Park

Directed by Chan-Wook Park

         A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. 


        Call Me by Your Name 

Stars: Armie Hamer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

Written by James Ivory   Directed by Luca Guadagnino 

         In 1980’s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.

         The Florida Project

Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, William Dafoe

Written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch.    Directed by Sean Baker

       Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.



Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun

Written by Jungmi Oh and Chang-dong Lee. Directed by by Chang-dong Lee

       Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby. 


Stars: Toni Collete, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne

Written and Directed by Ari Aster

       A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.



Sttars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo

Written by Bong Joon Ho and Jun Won Han.    Detected by Bong Joon Ho 

            All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. 

             Marriage Story

Stars: Adam  Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer

Written and Detected by Noah Baumbach

              Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. 

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