In The Decade in Internet, artists and writers reflect on their favorite moments from the 2010s. Here, Rhizome's Executive Director reflects on cinema and online fim culture of the 2010s. Previously: Dena Yago, Parker Ito, and Jacob Ciocci.
A few notable moments of movie magic, as seen from the director's chair, 2010-2019.
- My first tweet about a movie in the 2010s (2010): ”blgging as movie trend continues: ’The site got twenty-two hundred hits in two hours?‘ ‘Thousand. Twenty-two thousand.‘“
- The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011), Mark Cousins‘ extraordinary history, so thoughtful, perfectly shaped for the Wikipedia- and YouTube-addled mind.
- The Master (2012) & Phantom Thread (2017): many people are saying the former is better than the latter, but I disagree.
- On Cinema at the Cinema S03E01 (2013). Tim and Gregg love The Lone Ranger, though Gregg wishes Tim Burton had directed. Cumulative 11 bags of popcorn, 5 bags of soda. Gregg discusses his movie-logging system. Tim recovers from eye surgery.
- Richard Brody's "Negative 10" (2014), particularly his referring to the Linklater film as ”Boyhood (or, The Best Little Boy in the World).“
- The Film Comment Podcast (2015-): The anti-Gabfest, where I go to unwind, excellent thematic conversation, where else can you hear Amy Taubin filtered through the din of a Cannes cafe.
- Eyes Wide Shut mania (2015-2019)! The repertory film of the decade? I'd be interested to get a number crunch on that. Certainly a key cultural reference for its later half.
- The Rise of Prestige Streaming (2017): Netflix makes it possible for serious filmmakers to make movies for adults about Bard. (Private Life & The Meyerowitz Stories)
- ”Le Cinéma du Glut“ (2018) by Nick Pinkerton. Fan fiction takes over! Are we having fun yet?
- Get Out (2017), High Life (2018), and Parasite (2019). Fan fiction's echo, actually good genre filmmaking, at its apex in these few.
- First Reformed (2018) and The Irishman (2019) (also as seen through FaceApp)
- Armond White joins the National Review (2014): arguably the first instantiation of what would come to be known as the INTELLECTUAL DARK WEB. He definitely lost it at the movies, but is right about Pixar.