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Top 10 of the 2010s – The Movie Robcast

We started back in 2016 as The Electric Shadows Podcast. We enter the twenties as The Movie Robcast, with a gorgeous new image, courtesy of designer Bridge Fazio. Check out Bridge’s work at www.bridgefazio.com/.

And episode 77 is a biggy, in which Robs Daniel and Wallis run through their respective Top 10s of the 2010s.

Not to spoil the surprises too much (although the movie quick-witted will be able to guess some entries from the tags), but amongst the fine choices is a war movie, a superhero film, the decade’s best horror movie, the decade’s best action movie, tear-jerkers, thought-provokers and smile-raisers.

We hope you enjoy the journey. If you like what you hear, why not leave a review here: apple.co/2ZRwq4w, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Top 10 Films of 2019

2019 may have had many problems, but cinema wasn’t one. The decade closed with a banner year for movies, so much so that our 11-20 list in any other year would have been a fine Top 10. Before we move onto what films we thought were the year’s best, here is a nod to those movies that didn’t quite squeeze in (although it was, appropriately, a close run race between The Peanut Butter Falcon and Le Mans ’66).

So, also check out… Le Man ’66, Booksmart, Monos, Ready or Not, One Cut of the Dead, The Sisters Brothers, Avengers: Endgame, The Report, John Wick 3: Parabellum and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The Electric Shadows Top 10 Films of the Year also sees a couple of firsts...

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Brimstone

brimstone-posterDirector: Martin Koolhoven

Writer: Martin Koolhoven

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Paul Anderson, Kit Harrington, Carice van Outen, William Houston, Emilia Jones

Cert: 18

Running time: 148mins

Year: 2016




What’s the story: In the American Old West a young woman and her family are targeted by a dangerous, mysterious preacher.

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What’s the verdict: Hell on earth is a fitting description for the world writer/director Martin Koolhoven creates in Brimstone. A Job style tale of one woman’s nightmarish struggle against a demonic stalker, and a patriarchal world in general, it is one of the most unusual horror movies of recent memory.

The 19th century American frontier is the vast stage on which this savage thriller is played...

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A Girl At My Door

A-Girl-At-My-Door---posterDirector: July Jung

Writer: July Jung

Cast: Doona Bae, Kim Sae-ron, Song Sae-byeok

Cert: 18

Running time: 119mins

Year: 2014

Original title: Doheeya



The lowdown: July Jung’s debut movie is a good example of the powerful, satisfying melodrama Korean cinema can do so well. Wachowski muse Doona Bae is Young-Nam, a Seoul police chief banished to small coastal town and its small-minded residents. Soon she finds herself the reluctant protector of Do-hee, a teenage girl terrorised by her abusive father and grandmother. Captivating and tragic, with Bae deservedly winning Best Actress at the Asian Film Awards for her nuanced portrayal of a flawed, conflicted woman.

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The full verdict: One of the best films of the past ten years is Lee Chang-dong’s Palme D’or nominated Secret Sunshine...

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