Podcast: Top 5 Movies of the Decade (so far) – Episode 133
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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, Adam Kempenaar from Filmspotting joins us as we discuss our Top 5 movies of the decade so far and for clarity, we are defining that as 2010-2014. Adam was an amazing guest and we had a ton of fun discussing these incredible films. Also a fair warning: If you know us, and Adam, you’ll know we have the ability to talk incessantly, so this show is a little long. But it’s worth it, we promise.
Despite the daunting the task of narrowing down the decade (so far) to just five films, we did enjoy the heck out of this and we had a lot to say about all the films we discussed on the show. And once again, a huge thanks to Adam coming on the show. If you’d like to listen to Adam’s Filmspotting co-host, Josh Larson, on the show, check out Episode 122 where we discussed Inside Out.
Anyway, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and thanks for supporting of the InSession Film Podcast!
– #5 / #4 Picks (7:24)
Along with our #5 and #4 picks, we also discussed our criteria and what we looked for when conjuring our lists together.
– #3 / #2 Picks (45:25)
We also discussed this week’s poll here after our #2 pick. Which year, of this decade so far, has been the best for movies? Again, we defined that as 2010-2014.
RELATED: Listen to Episode 132 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed Warrior!
– #1 Pick / Honorable Mentions (1:44:11)
This decade (so far) has been full of some rich and wondrous movies over the last five years. And as hard as it was to pick this list, we had to have a #1. We not only discussed our favorite film of the decade so far in this segment, but we also discussed some honorable mentions that filled our Top 10.
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Their Pie – Mark Orton
Pi’s Lullaby – Mychael Danna
The Heroic Weather-Conditions – Alexander Desplat
X-Training – Henry Jackman
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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 133
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Some of these I haven’t seen yet, and have added to my ‘to watch’ list. I’m aware of all of them, however, and was interested in the level of crossover between your picks; I can’t help but wonder if their merits are that objectively obvious or if there might have been a greater measure of disparity had a woman’s perspective been involved. If you were to consider female representation in the movie as part of your criteria for the selections, would they have changed? Not criticizing, as the movies among your picks that I have seen certainly have their merits and I’m sure the ones that I have not are very good films as well – just curious.
Hey Nikki, thanks for the comments! And you make a good point, in fact, on this week’s show (Ep 134) I do bring up how awesome this year has been for female performances and how cool it is to see the tide turn in that direction.
As for our criteria, we didn’t look at anything specific element, other than the film itself and what it’s doing as a whole as a complete piece of art. Now, of course, all art is subjective and will be different from person to person, but we wanted to look at what we thought we’re the best films of the decade that really impacted us. And as I (JD) mention on the show, the theme that stood out to me the most was these notions of faith.
I’m sure a woman’s perspective will be slightly different than us, which is natural and makes sense, but we certainly didn’t leave that off on purpose. There have been some great films over the last 5 years involving female characters and outstanding female performances.
I hope that makes sense and answer’s your questions. If not, let me know and I’ll certainly try to articulate that better. What is your Top 5 by the way?