The Best Movie Trailers of the Decade

Best Movie Trailers of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

A well-cut trailer is a thing of beauty. To be clear: trailers are pieces of advertising. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be art, too. A bad trailer either shows us too much, relies heavily on cliches, or fails to grab our interest. A great trailer, however, can make or break a film. Put together a compelling, interesting, and original trailer, and you’ve gone a long way towards drawing in your audience. Which is exactly what the best trailers of the decade did.

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Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

Ethan Anderton's Top 10 Best Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

The 2010s will mark the decade when cinema as we know it started changing drastically. The movies themselves aren’t really changing, but the manner in which we get to see them is in the middle of a drastic overhaul. In some ways, it’s easier than ever to watch a movie. But along with that, it’s also gotten harder for movies to find their audience, let alone get made. Even so, the 2010s were full of movies that will stick with us for years to come, and below you can find my own top ten movies of the decade. Read More »

Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

Chris Evangelista's Top 10 Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

Narrowing down a top 10 list for one year is hard enough. An entire decade? It’s almost impossible. Almost. I hemmed and hawed my way through this task, debating with myself as to what titles would go where, and what titles would make the list at all. The bottom line: it was a great decade for film, and don’t let anyone claim otherwise. As of this moment, I am happy with this list. But check back in with me in a week – I may have changed my mind by then.

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Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

Ben Pearson's top 10 movies of the decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

The 2010s were a tumultuous era for movies, but reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated. While television made a powerful surge to try to usurp the crown and become the defining medium of the past decade, movies held their own and occasionally reminded us why we love them so much in the first place. Here are my ten favorite films of the 2010s.

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Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

hoai-tran bui's top 10 movies of the decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

I can’t stress enough how formative this past decade of movies has been for my moviegoing experience. Sometimes I wonder if I can fully trust my opinions during 2010-2019, ever-shifting they were, and ever-evolving my movie knowledge was. I went and graduated college during that time, and began to form a movie opinion of my own outside of the one the film classes would impose on me. And in my opinion, the last decade of movies was fantastic.

It was never a more exciting time to be a movie fan in the 2010s, because the movie landscape itself underwent a dramatic shift. This was the decade when the genre movie began to get taken seriously by critics and the Academy, when cerebral sci-fi made a vengeful comeback, when horror got a socially thrilling edge. And most importantly, it’s one where a bear taught us the value of being kind. Here are my top 10 movies of the past decade.

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The Last Jedi Lightsaber Fight Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Daisy Ridley revisits the throne room lightsaber battle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus, Marriage Story writer and director Noah Baumbach breaks down the opening montages focusing on the two main characters played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and Jumanji: The Next Level co-stars Awkwafina and Jack Black sit down to answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »

Star Wars Episode X

We’re just over a week away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and the discourse continues to roll as we inch closer to the final entry in the Skywalker saga. Today, a lengthy profile in The New York Times resulted in some interesting quotes from J.J. Abrams, especially in regard to the apparently endless back-and-forth about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as touching on the possible future of the franchise. Read Abrams quotes below, along with an intriguing one from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
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john boyega the last jedi

It’s been two years since Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and people still – still! – can’t seem to move past it. And I’m not just talking about fans of the franchise who lurk in the dark corners of the internet: John Boyega himself is still talking out here about it (although he’s being asked about it in interviews, so that’s different than if he were just firing off these quotes unprompted).

In a new profile, Boyega calls The Last Jedi “a bit iffy” and says he “didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that”. Read More »

the last jedi set up the rise of skywalker

From the moment the credits rolled on Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans of the franchise have wondered how the next movie would react to the big storytelling swings Johnson took in that film. But J.J. Abrams, who returned to the director’s chair to finish out the new trilogy, clarifies that some of Johnson’s narrative decisions didn’t get in the way of how he wanted to conclude this arc in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In fact, Abrams says “they might have even helped strengthen” what he wanted to do in the first place. Read his comments below. Read More »

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rise of skywalker script leak john boyega

Oh John Boyega, you’ve really done it now! Bob Iger is probably dispatching a horde of Disney Kill Bots to your house as we speak! News broke the other day that a genuine Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script ended up on eBay –  a serious goof that, according to director J.J. Abrams, was the result of an actor leaving said script under their bed and having it stolen by a cleaning person. Abrams didn’t divulge which Rise of Skywalker actor was responsible, but now we know: it was John Boyega. Rather than let speculation run rampant, Boyega decided to do the right thing and fess up to the mishap with his usual grace and charm.

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