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Top 25 Films of the 2020's (ongoing) (sexual2k)

In a brazen adjustment of what was originally a tectactoe venture, I hereby list my favourite films released this decade, and will update as necessary / add detail and colour in a sporadic fashion. Discussion and recommendations welcomed. Note that I am going by New Zealand release date and not premiere date, and one film per director to grind some pepper and lavish some parmesan on it
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Memoria // Apichatpong Weerasethakul // Award: Best cinematic experience // Award: favourite film of all time
2Ryuichi Sakamoto
Smoochy


Monster // Hirokazu Kore-eda // Award: experienced tangentially-related epiphany while watching // Award: feeling something I hadn't previous felt
3Cocteau Twins
Love's Easy Tears


The Worst Person in the World // Joachim Trier // Award: "we've all been there"
4Jurg Frey
l'âme est sans retenue I


Days // Tsai Ming-Liang // Award: "slowest" film I've become engrossed in
5John Coltrane
Coltrane (Prestige, 1957)


The Holdovers // Alexander Payne // The "Little Miss Sunshine" Award for delight felt in the cinema
6The Residents
Not Available


Late Night with the Devil // Cameron and Colin Cairnes
7Pierre Fournier
Sechs Suiten für Violoncello Solo BWV 1007-1012


Anatomy of a Fall // Justine Triet // Ticks off the most "this is a good film" boxes.
8The Magnetic Fields
Distant Plastic Trees


The Blue Caftan // Maryam Touzani // Genres: Romance, Love (platonic vs. romance), considered loveliness
9Robbie Robertson
Killers of the Flower Moon OST


Killers of the Flower Moon // Martin Scorcese // Film I've most dwelt on aside from Memoria // does not make one feel it's length
10Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
of the Last Human Being


Siberia // Abel Ferrara // A film similar to #11 (no spoilers) (also featuring Willem Dafoe in a magnificent performance) that just inches it out in terms of quality. The semiotic juices flow with this thing! // Most realistic sex scene
11Mark Korven
The Lighthouse - OST


The Lighthouse // Robert Eggars // A genuine honest-to-god cultural phenomenon that was widely discussed irl (which isn't to say sputnik isn't real life) as well as """online""", masterful in every way, perhaps to a fault?
12Sparklehorse
Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot


Aftersun // Charlotte Wells // Award: Best Final Scene (and most moving)
13Alexandre Desplat
Asteroid City


Asteroid City // Wes Anderson // I feel with every modern Wes film that his signature style, writ immediately apparently, almost goads me into disliking it and makes it seem meretricious and retrod -- until suddenly I'm won over, captivated and delighted all over again. Great film (flick?).
14Soundtrack (Film)
Licorice Pizza


Licorice Pizza // Paul Thomas Anderson // Voted: "most misunderstood". Voted: "best score" and "most beautiful main theme". The Saddest Movie in the World.
15Mica Levi
Zola


The Zone of Interest // Jonathan Glazer // Award: "most nauseating cinematic experience"
16Big Black
Atomizer


Decision to Leave // Park Chan-wook // RIYL In the Mood For Love, Satisfying Police Procedurals
17Kaija Saariaho
Private Gardens


Poor Things // Yorgos Lanthimos
18PJ Harvey
Rid of Me


Portrait of a Woman on Fire // Céline Sciamma
19Ernst Karel and Annette Krebs
Falter 1-5


Train Again // Peter Tscherkassky // the best to do it puts the locomotive on autopilot somewhat, still manages to produce awe and interrogate cultural memory and histories like no-one else
20King Crimson
Red


Red Post on Escher Street // Sion Sono
21Emphasis (Estonia)
Revival


Smoke Sauna Sisterhood // Anna Hints // take me backkkkkkk to Scandanavia + adjacent // meditative and powerful doco that dignifies subjects and traditions through a feminist lens, never less than captivating.
22Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy


I'm Thinking of Ending Things // Charlie Kaufman
23Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift


Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. // Kelly Fremon Craig // I must, I must, I must Increase my Bust
24NoMeansNo
Wrong


Last Cow // Kelly Reichardt
25Jeph Jerman
Imbrication


Our Time // Carlos Reygadas
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