September 24, 2022

It’s Consequence’s fifteenth anniversary, and all September lengthy we’ll be publishing a collection of retrospective items encompassing our publication’s personal historical past — and the leisure panorama usually. At the moment, Senior Author Clint Worthington runs down his favourite motion pictures of the final 15 years.

As I write this, it’s the day after my seven-year anniversary of writing for Consequence. That’s practically half of its 15-year existence, spanning a whole bunch of critiques, interviews, options, information objects, listicles, rankings, and scores of different items. Movie critics age in canine years; yearly looks like seven. There’s at all times extra to look at — one thing new to guage, one thing previous to rejoice.

I’ve a substantial amount of affection for this place, at the same time as editors, managers, and fellow writers come and go whereas I stick round. It’s the primary paid outlet I’ve ever written for — the one which taught me format and body a evaluate, how to consider movie in methods past “that was good” or “that was dangerous.” I’ve made lifelong buddies right here, and grown my very own craft as I’ve developed my appreciation for the artwork of filmmaking.

All of that is to say that, so long as I’ve written for Consequence, the world of cinema has grown and adjusted — expanded in some methods, contracted frustratingly in others. However for all of the crowing about superheroes and streaming and the gasping choke of commerce impacting the moviegoing panorama, nice motion pictures nonetheless peek out into the sunshine like a flower by way of pavement.

Listed here are the fifteen movies I treasure most that have been launched in the course of the first fifteen years of Consequence (lengthy might she reign). And, as a result of I’m grasping, a second (or third or fourth or fifth) film to pair them with — simply in case you don’t need the lights to return up fairly but.

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