Generation Film’s Top 20 Films of 2009

20. In the Loop- Armando Iannucci’s raw and potent political satire In the Loop remains tactful in its criticisms of government, the media, and war by not being too forceful while remaining consistently funny. It’s a fictional farce and has an excruciatingly sharp criticism of government bureaucracy and exaggerates all of the flaws of government … Continue reading

Top 10 Science-Fiction Films of All Time

Science fiction films come in all forms and styles, yet the genre itself has an expectation of delivery that possesses deep philosophical questions dealing with morality, identity, society, technology, and human nature. Using the social consequences and moral questions around technological development and it’s relation to society, Science fiction films use our modern problems to … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Influential Movies of the 30s

10) King Kong (1933) – the tragic and dynamic tale of an over sized gorilla taken from his jungle home was a completely original step forward in the special effects department for practically every film to follow. However, King Kong oversteps the typical criticism of special effects driven films by having a unique and emotionally … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Influential Movies of the 40s

10) The Bicycle Thief (1948) – in a post-war torn Italy comes Vittorio de Sica’s Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief), a riveting and vastly gritty study in survivalist realism. Balancing the delicate topics of a relationship between father and son and the importance of survival during difficult times, The Bicycle Thief is an example … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Influential Movies of the 50s

10) 12 Angry Men (1957) – this minimalist drama about the twelve men who make up the jury on a murder trial is one of the most riveting yet simplistic films ever produced. All taking place in the confines of a jury room, Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men is a subtle and proficient drama that … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Influential Movies of the 60s

10) The Apartment (1960) – Billy Wilder’s subtle directing techniques and the unblemished chemistry between Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine aided this delightful and heart warming romantic comedy. The last all black & white film to win best picture, The Apartment remains a guideline for all successful and aesthetically deep relationship comedies. 9) The Wild … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Influential Films of the 70s

10) M*A*S*H (1970) – the unconventional style that Robert Altman brought to cinema can be seen best in the humorous depiction of Korean War doctors known simply as M*A*S*H. Poetically portraying what Altman felt was the senselessness of war along with the mischief and unorthodox approach to medicine with his main characters makes M*A*S*H stand … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Influential Films of the 80s

10) Die Hard (1988)- this action packed neo-western took the action genre to a new level of entertainment including a flawed yet charming protagonist, a witty sense of humor, and brutal action realism that makes John McTiernan’s Die Hard a must see action thriller. This film that is both constantly referenced and mimicked has acted … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Influential Movies of the 90s

10) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – with one of the most memorable villains in cinematic history, the delectably terrifying Dr. Hannibal Lecter played exquisitely by Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs is a horrific journey through the deplorable depths humanity can reach. Demme proves to be a master of the … Continue reading