Best Films of the Decade

It is what it is.

You’ve probably seen at least ten best of the decade lists by now and you think, Really? Another one?. Well we knew you’d say that so we thought we’d spice it up a bit. Instead of doing our usual “Best of …” format which usually includes ten to fifteen films ranked based on our individual lists, we are doing individual lists only. We felt that this way, we could present you with a more diverse list of films. We asked fourteen critics, academics and programmers to list their top twenty-films of the decade and write about their #1.But we still wondered if we made a big list, what would be our #1? What film was it that showed up on the list again and again? What film, to us, really captured the essence of this decade? The last ten years have been defined by loss, financial ruin, and anxiety about what world the next generation is going to inherit. But it’s also been a decade where seeds of revolution were planted, and the rise of social movements by people not afraid to fight the powers and systems that have become goliaths. Darkness rises, and light to meet it.

Much Ado About Cinema’s favourite film of the decade is Mad Max: Fury Road. Enjoy and happy new decade! Continue reading “Best Films of the Decade”

Podcast Game of Thrones Special #5

End of an era is here and we’re celebrating with a special podcast! For the last season of Game of Thrones, we’re going to have a podcast after each episode.

After a brief hiatus, the Much Ado Game of Thrones coverage is back! In this episode, Editor in Chief Dilara Elbir talks with our very own video editor Lucy May about the penultimate episode of the final season “The Bells.” We have a lot of opinions about the very controversial episode, and about how they treated one of the co-founders of Much Ado: Cersei Lannister.

Spoilers lie ahead, so beware! Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere else you can find your podcasts!

 

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

Podcast Game of Thrones Special #2

End of an era is here and we’re celebrating with a special podcast! For the last season of Game of Thrones, we’re going to have a podcast after each episode.

For the second episode “A Knight of Seven Kingdoms”, Dilara Elbir speaks with Senior Editor Megan Christopher about the calm before the storm, the great Brienne moment, Tormund’s adventures with giant’s milk, Sansa’s power moves and theories about which characters we’re losing in next episode.

Be aware of the spoilers and enjoy! Available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, and anywhere else you access your podcasts!

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

Podcast Game of Thrones Special #1

End of an era is here and we’re celebrating with a special podcast! For the last season of Game of Thrones, we’re going to have a podcast episode after each episode. For the first episode “Winterfell”, Dilara Elbir speaks with Little White Lies’ associate editor Hannah Woodhead about how it feels to watch the last season as longtime fans, expectations for the first episode and CGI dragon watching everyone’s favourite Nephew/Aunt pair make-out. Be aware of the spoilers and enjoy!

Available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, and anywhere else you access your podcasts!

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

Oscar Predictions

The Oscars are trash this year but we’re still doing predictions because we’re trying to stay afloat of the twitter discourse. Free us from this cinematic prison and enjoy reading the winners our hearts desire, and those we think will snatch the award!

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Criterion Reviews: ‘Chungking Express’

I have to admit that my first encounter with Chungking Express years ago was a confusing one. I was just getting into films, my experience with cinema was limited to mainstream Hollywood films and I had never seen anything like Chungking Express. I restarted my computer twice because I was sure the frame rate was my computer’s fault and not part of the film. Coming back to it years later with an appreciation for Wong Kar-wai’s other films and fresh eyes feels wonderful.

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Podcast #3: 2018 Wrap Up, 2019 Hopefuls

Third episode of the podcast is here!

On our Patreon page we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and two months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

In our third episode podcast host Charlie Dykstal talks with our editor-in-chief Dilara Elbir, editor Mary Beth McAndrews and staff writer Mia Vİcino about their favourite films and performances of 2018 and what they are looking forward to in 2019. Available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play and Stitcher.

Happy awards season everyone!