Top 10 Films of the Decade (So Far) / أفضل ١٠ افلام العقد حتى الآن

1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster

2. Django Unchained (2012)

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3. Interstellar / بين النجوم

(2014)

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4. Grand Budapest Hotel / فندق بودابست الفخم

(2014)

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5. Guardians of the Galaxy / حراس المجرة

(2014)

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6. Toy Story 3 (2010)

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7. A Separation (2011)

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8. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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9. Inception (2010)

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10. Boyhood (2014)

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Honorable Mentions:

The Act of Killing (2012); The Avengers (2012); Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ (2014); Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014); Captain Phillips (2013); Drive (2011); Her (2013); The Master (2012); The Social Network (2010); Skyfall (2012); The Tree of Life (2011); 12 Years a Slave (2013); The Wolf of Wall Street (2013); X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

 

 

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000): An Underrated Gem

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Director:

 

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

 

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Synopsis:

 

In the Deep South during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

 

Review:

 

Having given the world such classics as Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country For Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen managed to firmly solidify their place in cinema history as one of its most notable and creative directing masters. However, as with many other notable directors, a few of their masterpieces seem to have gone by the way side, forgotten by most film lovers. One such film is their magnificent 2000 motion picture, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The movie is a signature Coen brothers production as it features the perfect fusion of comedy and drama, driven by an energetic script that makes every spoken word exciting. This effortless and mesmerizing piece of cinema is given further power by a trio of outstanding performances provided by George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson. Clooney (Everett McGill) gives what is perhaps his finest comedic act in his eclectic career. While Turturro, a mainstay figure in multiple Coen films, continues to prove that he is a fine character actor as he seamlessly inhabits the role of Pete Hogwallop, providing the film with most of its funny and heartfelt scenes. The acting trifecta is completed by Tim Blake Nelson (Delmar O'Donnell) who shows how to depict a mentally-challenged man in a caring, respectful, and loving manner that draws audiences closer to him, not away. There is also the music in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which is composed by the superb T Bone Burnett (Inside Llewyn Davis), another frequent Coen brothers collaborator, that breathes life into every scene. That is all without forgetting the film's gorgeous cinematography, taken by the legend Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, Skyfall), that captures the imagination of viewers, easily suspending their belief.

But, it is ultimately Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's distinctive ability to merge all of these elements together that results in a fascinating and unforgettable cinematic adventure that elevates O Brother, Where Art Thou? to greatness, making it a criminally-underrated gem of a film that begs to be visited by everyone.

 

Outstanding Performances:

 

  • George Clooney (as Everett McGill)
  • John Turturro (as Pete Hogwallop)
  • Tim Blake Nelson (as Delmar O'Donnell)

 

Runtime:

 

1 hour and 46 minutes

 

Rating:

 

PG-13

 

Genres:

 

Comedy / Crime

 

Stills:

 

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2nd MATM Awards (2013)

 

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I can confidently say that 2013 has been one fantastic year in cinema. The amount of quality, thought-provoking, and brilliant motion pictures we have seen in this year is nothing short of amazing. Below you will find my selections for what is now the 2nd annual Moe At The Movies! Awards split into three sections: Films of the Year, The Bests, and The Mosts.

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DIFF 2013: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): A review

 
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Fargo (1996): A Great Films review



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Top 10 Oscars Snubs (Best Picture) | أفضل 10 أفلام عظيمة لم ترشح للأوسكار



1. Pulp Fiction (lost to Forrest Gump) (1994)

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Top 10 Directorial Debuts | أفضل 10 أفلام إخراج أول



1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) (Director: Quentin Tarantino)

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Top 10 Films with Original Screenplays | أفضل 10 سناريوهات مبتكرة



1. Pulp Fiction (1994) (Full Review)

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2. Annie Hall (1977)

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3. Memento (2000)

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4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (Full Review)



5. Chinatown (1974)

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6. American Beauty (1999)

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7. The Usual Suspects (1995)

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8. Fargo (1996)

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9. Platoon (1986)

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10. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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Top 10 Comedy Films of The 2000s | أفضل 10 أفلام كوميدية في العقد الأول من الألفية الثانية



1. Hot Fuzz (2007)

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Top 10 Cult Classics

 

 

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

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2. Fight Club (1999)

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3. Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (1982) (Full Review)

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4. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) (Mini-Review)

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5. Big Lebowski, The (1998)

 

 

 

6. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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7. V for Vendetta (2005)

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8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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9. Office Space (1999)

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10. Donnie Dark (2001)

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