Minisode: Our Favorite Movies 2010-2019

Thoughts on the 2010s in film

Different perspectives

  • Black cinema went mainstream and is largely just considered cinema
    • Get Out, Black Panther, Moonlight, 12 Years a Slave, Sorry to Bother You, BlacKkKlansman, Selma
    • 1 Oscar for Best Picture, 2 for Best Screenplay
  • Female characters and directors also getting more of a chance in the spotlight
    • Female-directed: Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Lady Bird, Book Smart
    • Female-led: I, Tonya, Colossal
  • Characters with disabilities or other maladies too
    • Silver Linings Playbook (mental illness), Mad Max: Fury Road (physical disability), Black Swan (severe trauma)
  • Intricate character dramas about atypical characters
    • Black Swan, Lady Bird, Frances Ha, Her, Marriage Story

Superhero films

  • All but 2 MCU films came out this decade
  • MCU films expand to show other more diverse perspectives, like Black Panther, Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse, and Captain Marvel
  • X-Men: First Class reboots the X-Men franchise in the best way possible
  • X-Men franchise also introduced more mature films like Deadpool and Logan
  • DC films try really hard to follow; Wonder Woman delivers
  • DC delivers some different perspectives with Joker and Birds of Prey

Maria’s Top 13 Films 2010-2019

  1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
  2. Django Unchained (2012)
  3. Elle (2016)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 (2010/2011)
  5. Blackfish (2013)
  6. Bridesmaids (2011)
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  8. The Hateful Eight (2015)
  9. Joy (2015)
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016) 
  11. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  12. Get Out (2017)
  13. The Florida Project (2017) 

Brandon’s Top 11 Films 2010-2019

  1. Lady Bird (2019)
  2. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019)
  3. Get Out (2017)
  4. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  5. Marriage Story (2019)
  6. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  7. Logan (2017)
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  9. Colossal (2016)
  10. Frances Ha (2013)
  11. Her (2013)

Fun Facts

  • Maria used to work at Sea World and experienced first-hand much of what’s in Blackfish.
  • Twitter recently shit all over J.K. Rowling after some very transphobic behavior.
  • Silver Linings Playbook prominently features a man with bipolar disorder and a woman with borderline personality disorder—just like this podcast.

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