Category: Best Of Collection


Decent Maybe Awards for 2023

Best Director Wes Anderson, Asteroid City Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer A.V. Rockwell, A Thousand and One Alice Rohrwacher, La chimera Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall Best Actress Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall Greta Lee, Past Lives Natalie Portman, MayRead Full Review


The Best Films of 2023

If Hollywood in 2022 was defined by the encouraging commercial success of Top Gun: Maverick, then this year it was doubled by the twinned blockbusters that were Barbie and Oppenheimer in July. Barbie being a massive hit was not a surprise,Read Full Review

2022 Decent Maybe Awards

Best Director Gold: Todd Field, Tár Silver: Jordan Peele, Nope Bronze: Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave Best Actress Gold: Cate Blanchett, Tár Silver: Danielle Deadwyler, Till Bronze: Tilda Swinton, The Eternal Daughter Best Actor Gold: Colin Farrell, After Yang & The Banshees of InisherinRead Full Review


The Best Films of 2022

Perhaps I went a little overboard. It’s usually a lack of discipline that causes me to spill over the usual “Top 10” at the end of the year and expand it. I won’t deny it, but IRead Full Review


Decent Maybe Awards for 2021

Best Director Gold: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog Silver: Jasmila Zbanic, Quo Vadis, Aida? Bronze: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car Best Actress Gold: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World Silver: Jasna Duricic, Quo Vadis,Read Full Review


Best Movies of 2021

It’s almost tragic that, as I put together my end of the year list for 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic would make yet another vicious comeback into our lives and force us back into the half-livesRead Full Review


Decent Maybe Awards for 2019

Best Director Gold: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood Silver: Joanna Hogg, The Souvenir Bronze: Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse Best Actress Gold: Alfre Woodard, Clemency Silver: Elizabeth Moss, Her Smell Bronze: Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers Best Actor Gold: Antonio Banderas, PainRead Full Review


20 Best Films of 2019

2019 felt like a particularly good year; or at least one in which mentioning ten excellent films didn’t feel sufficient. We had stellar output from movie royalty (Agnès Varda, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar), exciting newRead Full Review


The 2018 JC Awards

Best Director Gold: Lucrecia Martel, Zama Silver: Steve McQueen, Widows Bronze: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters Best Actress Gold: Regina Hall, Support the Girls Silver: Ando Sakura, Shoplifters Bronze: Kayli Carter, Private Life Best Actor Gold: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed Silver: Tom Cruise, Mission: ImpossibleRead Full Review


Best Films of 2018, Part II

1. If Beale Street Could Talk Directed by Barry Jenkins Making a follow-up to Best Picture winner Moonlight would have been a daunting enough task, but choosing to adapt James Baldwin is an especially courageous undertaking. TheRead Full Review


Best Films of 2018, Part I

As a film year, I would probably describe 2018 as incredibly deep, if missing those unmistakable masterpieces that define certain other years. Even last year, films like Phantom Thread and Lady Bird established an immediate enduring qualityRead Full Review


The 2017 JC Awards

Best Director Gold: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird Silver: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk Bronze: James Gray, The Lost City of Z Best Actress Gold: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Silver: TIE Regina Hall & Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip Bronze: Vicky Krieps, PhantomRead Full Review


Top Movies of 2017

I love top ten lists, but sometimes I struggle with them. Sometimes films don’t align themselves as well or as comfortably as I’d like. There were many great films that I liked. Many were sad,Read Full Review


The JC Awards 2016

Best Director Gold: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Silver: Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America Bronze: Trey Edwards Shults, Krisha Best Actor Gold: Viggo Mortenson, Captain Fantastic Silver: Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea Bronze: SIX-WAY TIE: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders andRead Full Review


Top Ten Films of 2016

1. Moonlight Directed by Barry Jenkins “Who is you, Chiron?” The protagonist of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is asked this directly toward the end of the film, and it’s the culmination of a film-long search. We seeRead Full Review


Best Films of 2016: Honorable Mention

25. The Light Between Oceans, dir. Derek Cianfrance This long, rambling ode to high-octane melodrama finds its way through tearful monologues to create a kind of lyricism. Performances from Alicia Vikander (a career-best, I’d say)Read Full Review