2. Sideways : always a classic, unpretentious comedy that’s based on a roadtrip to Sonoma/Napa Valley and centers around wine. There’s rarely a movie like this that’s funny and amusing at the same time and has to do with wine snobs.
3. Coherence : A very cleverely wrought sci fi movie that shows how amazing story can bring to life even the lowliest budget indie movies.
4. All the Money in the World : Fortunately, Kevin Spacey was replaced with the talented Christopher Plummer. Painful watching Wahlberg’s piss performance in comparison to his co-stars who easily outshine and outclass him (Plummer and Michelle Williams ). Most comedic scene was watching Wahlberg trying to diss the brilliant actor Plummer with some lame sounding lines that tried to sound machisimo and cavalier, lol.
5. Margin Call : live in the few days just prior to the global meltdown and get a glimpse of the Wallstreet yuppies who effected said meltdown and their version of how things went down.
6. The Way Back : This is simply a survivalist movie that feels like a long roadtrip by foot through beautiful lands you will almost never really visit willingly. Ed Harris and Colin Ferrel.
8. Batman trilogy (Christopher Nolan series). In all honesty, I don’t think any director is going to topple these in the visual storytelling department. Yeah, sometimes it does feel like the action sequences are so lethargic I want to fall asleep, but they still nail the essence of the Dark Knight perfectly, and that’s hard to do. I think we’re all just so damned spoiled that many simply took it for granted that Nolan made some very good cinema in this trilogy.
9. Bladerunner 2040 : Once again, I think we’re just a spoiled culture that can overlook and yawn at this, as if it was mediocre cinematic fare. Yet all the „fanboys“ out there in so called nerd world are all harping on about The Last Jedi like it’s the end all be all.
10. The Visitor : A cute, simple, and straight forward story with a humanistic aspect, very fun movie with stellar acting.
11. The Lives of Others : This is a brilliant and beautiful film, taking place is post era WW2 when the socialists were running things in Germany. It shows how we can all be transformed by learning and spying on people we wish we knew in reality, people we wish were our actual friends.