Best Films, yearly (1970-now)


2015 Mad Max: Fury Road

 

2014 Stranger by the Lake (L’Inconnu du Lac – El Desconocido del Lago)

2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (El Lobo de Wall Street)

2012 Life of Pi (La Vida de Pi)

2011 The Tree of Life (El Árbol de la Vida)

2010 The King’s Speech (El Discurso del Rey)

2009 In the Loop

2008 The Dark Knight (El Caballero Oscuro)


2007 Hairspray

2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

2005 Brokeback Mountain

2004 Hero

2003 Lost in Translation

2002 Bowling for Columbine


2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2000 Requiem for a Dream


1999 Fight Club


1998 El Milagro de P. Tinto

1997 Chasing Amy

1996 Trainspotting

1995 Babe

1994 Pulp Fiction

1993 The Piano


1992 Unforgiven


1991 JFK


1990 The Godfather, Part III


1989 Do the Right Thing


1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


1987 Good Morning, Vietnam


1986 Little Shop of Horrors


1985 The Color Purple

1984 Amadeus


1983 Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life


1982 John Carpenter’s The Thing


1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark


1980 Airplane!


1979 Apocalypse Now


1978 The Deer Hunter


1977 Annie Hall


1976 Network


1975 Dersu Uzala


1974 Day for Night (La Nuit Américaine)


1973 The Exorcist


1972 Cabaret


1971 A Clockwork Orange (La Naranja Mecánica)


1970 M.A.S.H.

2017’s Watch List (and rank)

Colossal ***** / A+
Train to Busan ***** A+
Get Out ***** / A+
Blade Runner 2049 ***** / A+
Phantom Thread ***** / A+
Call me by your name ***** / A
The Shape of Water ***** / A
Lady Bird ***** / A
Logan ***** / A
T2: Traispotting ***** / A
Coco ***** / A-
Okja ***** / A-
Thor: Ragnarok ***** / A-
Detroit ***** / A-
The Post ***** / A-
I, Tonya **** 1/2 B+
El Bar **** 1/2 / B+
Spiderman: Homecoming **** 1/2 B+
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 **** 1/2 / B+
The LEGO Batman Movie **** 1/2 / B+
Tom of Finland **** / B
Battle of the Sexes **** / B
Split **** / B
It **** / B
God’s Own Country **** / B
Darkest Hour  **** / B
The Disaster Artist **** / B
The Autopsy of Jane Doe **** / B
Perfectos Desconocidos **** / B
Wonder Woman **** / B-
Murder in the Orient Express **** / B-
I am a Hero **** / B-
Tour de Pharmacy **** / B-
It stains the sand red **** / B-
Kong: Skull Island *** 1/2 / C+
Three Billboards outside of Bedding, Missouri *** 1/2 / C+
Seoul Station *** 1/2 / C+
BearCity 3 *** 1/2 / C+
Dunkirk *** / C
Happy Death Day *** / C
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle *** / C
Girls Trip *** / C
Ferdinand *** / C
Justice League *** / C
Boss Baby *** / C
Life *** / C
Star Wars: The Last Jedi ** 1/2 / D
The Mummy ** / D
Rings ** / D
Beauty and the Beast ** / D
Guardians ** / D
Naked * 1/2 / E
Alien: Covenant * / E
Baywatch * / E
Geostorm 1/2* / F
The Emoji Movie 1/2* / F
(to be updated)
Best Picture: “Colossal”
Best Director: Nacho Vigalondo, Colossal
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, Colossal
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Best Supporting Actress: Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Best Supporting Actor: Ewen Bremner, T2: Trainspotting
Best Original Screenplay: Colossal
Best Adapted Screenplay: Blade Runner 2049
Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Best Production Design: Thor: Ragnarok
Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread
Best Film Editing: Get Out
Best Score: Phantom Thread
Best Sound: Logan
Best Sound Mixing: The LEGO Batman Movie
Best Visual Effects: War of the Planet of the Apes
Best Make Up: Thor: Ragnarok
Best Film not in English Language: Train to Busan (South Korea)
Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Goodbye, Facebook. Goodbye, Twitter.

“We live in dangerous days…

… to say what you think, it’s to dig your own grave”.

Sinnèad O’Connor

 

So yeah, I did it again. I grew tired of overall stupidity and witch-hunting and I closed both my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Some random guy – who said to be a lawyer – accused me of committing a hate crime mainly for allowing me to offer a different version of some events that happened a couple of days before, and that had the whole country in a crazed state of mind… some other versions to the one spread by mainstream media, and that actually swapped roles of executioner and victim, providing a possible explanation as a death because of self-defense, was in the opinion of this guy, a “justification of murder”… he was also outraged because I said the value of one loss with some circumstances isn’t the same of another loss in different circumstances, and that was supposedly a hate crime, so he told me he had reported me to the police right away, without even asking what I was actually meaning with my words.

I hope I never have this guy as a lawyer, because his procedure did jump over crime investigation, the pressumption of inocence and the fact that circumstances result in different kind of sentences taking into account every known fact not only about the events but even about the victim itself. You know, basic legal knowledge, which I happened to respect and he was blaming me for doing so, and not embracing the general histeria caused by the first version of the events (the man, having been assasinated for wearing suspenders colored as the spanish flag… the newer version had the victim bullying the supposed murderer and his friends, and attacking them with a knife as they were leaving the bar, tired of his attitude… the first version was told by a friend of the victim who had posed with him with a t-shirt featuring “Hail Hitler” in big capital letters).

In any country, this wouldn’t be a reason to be afraid of legal action. In Spain, precedents abound of “no cases” that has ended with people in jail, always in the same sense… someone politically on the left, criticizing anything from the extreme right. It does not matter it is a misunderstanding. If someone want to exploit it, to set a new example that forces people to extreme censorship when criticizing the extreme right, it’s done, and your life is ruined.

Even worse, the “gag law” (Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana / Law of Citizen Security) basically forbids taking any proof of foul game by the security forces, while at the same time warrants a pressumption of truth for any claim by them… making it illegal to use a photo, a video or a sound recording to prove your innocence once you’re accused of anything.

In Facebook and Twitter, this has resulted in a case of mass hysteria, with bloggers, and anonymous users being sued or even imprisoned because some comment. And the intention of the two parties likely to rule the country in the near future, is to even make this law tigher and stronger, as still some sentences end in absolution, which are promptlyt appealed by the state.

So, basically, on paper, we still have freedom of speech. But at the same time, the consequences of using it, could end your life as you know it.