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The BP Top Ten of 2021

This list was compiled from the individual top ten lists of Sarah, Rudie, Aaron, Jim, Scott, Tyler, and David. Each film was weighted according to its placement on each individual list. As such, a film that appeared on only two...


The Worst Movies of 2021

10. Karen 9. The Little Things 8. After We Fell 7. Antlers 6. Jolt 5. Zack Snyder’s Justice League 4. Red Notice 3. Malignant 2. Army of the Dead 1. Mortal Kombat


David’s Top Ten of 2021

10. The Green Knight (dir. David Lowery) 9. Spencer (dir. Pablo Larrain) 8. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (dir. Aleksandre Koberidze) 7. North by Current (dir. Angelo Madsen Minax) 6. The Worst Person in the...


Tyler’s Top Ten of 2021

10. Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar (dir. Josh Greenbaum) 9. Nightmare Alley (dir. Guillermo Del Toro) 8. The Card Counter (dir. Paul Schrader) 7. The Power of the Dog (dir. Jane Campion) 6. The Worst Person in...


Jim’s Top Ten of 2021

If you were to ask me what my experience with film was in the last year, I would say “the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.” At this point in 2021, I was furloughed from my...


Sarah’s Top Ten of 2021

This was another strange year. We all had to navigate and negotiate our comfort levels as the pandemic continued. I only ended up seeing one film in the theaters this year. It was nice to be back but also stressful...


Rudie’s Top Ten of 2021

In some ways, 2021 was a much better year than 2020, in terms of actually leaving the house. With movie theaters open for business with strict COVID-19 pandemic restrictions (at least in New York City where this writer resides), a...


Scott’s Top Ten of 2021

I doubt I have to reiterate the obvious stuff about the unusual times we were in and how movies continue to be a respite from madness, but nevertheless, I missed the cinema something fierce for the 15 or so months...


The Top 100 of the 2010s

Battleship Pretension is putting out a book, but we need your help! The book will be about the 100 best movies of the 2010s. That’s where you come in. Please pick and rank 15 movies – foreign or domestic –...


Alexander’s Top Ten of 2017

As we watched our nation’s identity erode with the inauguration of that thing known as donald trump (proper nouns would support that he’s human and, frankly I have my doubts), we have to take time to highlight some of 2017’s...