Generation Film’s Top 25 Films of 2016

25. Embrace the Serpent– Though it was nominated in last year’s Best Foreign Language category for the Academy Awards, I wasn’t able to experience the engrossing and unsettling artistry of Ciro Guerra’s Embrace the Serpent until early this year. And what’s so surprising about Guerra’s study on the brutish nature of man, and whether the bridge … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2016

25. War on Everyone Director: John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard) Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Tessa Thompson, Theo James, Stephanie Sigman Synopsis (from IMDB): Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 25 Films of 2015

25. The End of the Tour– Though it’s incredibly likely that the great, late American novelist David Foster Wallace would have thoroughly objected to the creation of The End of the Tour, it’s actually quite stunning how compassionate and sensitive this unauthorized study is in the hands of director James Ponsoldt. Based on David Lipsky’s … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 20 Films of 2014

20. The Double– Part steampunk fiction, part Kafkaesque nightmare, and part foreboding warning of what’s to come, Richard Ayoude’s The Double embodies the paranoia of homogenization, a fear that should be more prevalent in a social media age where voices can be copied and personas can be mimicked. Based on the novel by Dostoevsky and … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 20 Films of 2013

20. Fruitvale Station 19. The Great Beauty 18. Upstream Color 17. The Past 16. Kings of Summer 15. American Hustle 14. Frances Ha 13. Captain Phillips 12. The Hunt 11. Stories We Tell 10. Gravity 9. Mud 8. The Act of Killing 7. Nebraska 6. Her 5. Blue is the Warmest Color 4. Short Term … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 25 Films of the 80s Redux

25. Broadcast News (1987) – While director/writer James L. Brooks’ comedic workplace drama Broadcast News is situated in a particular time it’s by far the most acute of his distinct, humanist character studies elevating it above aged placement. All of Brooks’ movies are constructed around Euclidean geometry emphasizing the natural triangle of romantic conflict that … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 25 Films of the 90s Redux

25. Metropolitan (1990) – The immediate reaction people will have with this pick will be an angry outburst relating to how they’ve never even heard of this independent film. Director/writer Whit Stillman received an Academy Award nomination for original screenplay for this oddly unique film that focused on a young man’s romantic misadventures as he … Continue reading

Generation Fim’s Top 15 Anticipated Films of 2013

15. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Robert Rodriguez-Frank Miller)/Kick Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)- It’s cheating to include two titles on a limited list of fifteen movies but these are my two most anticipated comic book movies coming out in 2013. If the second installment, or technically the prequel, of Sin City does indeed … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 20 Films of 2012

20. Safety Not Guaranteed- This debut feature film from the collaborative minds of director Colin Trevorrow and screenwriter Derek Connolly was one of the more charming and subtly humorous independent comedies of the year. Creating a simple story with themes of loneliness and acceptance while focusing on diverse and believable characters was what gave Safety … Continue reading

Generation Film’s Top 15 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

15. Gravity– though it stars George Clooney in a space suit which might invoke horrors of the remake of Solaris it is safe to put some trust in director Alfonso Cuaron with another science-fiction endeavor after the success of Children of Men. 14. Argo– the third directing project from Ben Affleck is worth anticipating since … Continue reading