Of course, there are many more than ten, but we should start somewhere.
The recent The Men Who Built America, was constructed upon the premise that a handful of wealthy, powerful men determined the course of the nation.
I doubted Spielberg's ability to pull off the dynamics and nuances of our 16th president and the times he lived in, yet, he did. "Lincoln" is his masterpiece
Bond endures, and as much as one can credit the simple virtues of a well-conceived fantasy figure, it's also due to producers who felt they owed the character a fresh approach.
The Biblical story of Eden is a tale of claiming the freedom to make our own decisions in life, of taking action that rebels against the established order.
Even though it's technically British, it's got two American union bugs in the last frame: IATSE and Teamsters.
The vaguely socialistic title references "The New Communards," consisting of a crack ensemble cast of two actresses well known to American audiences.
"It's quite easy to move beyond prejudice if you invite people into looking within themselves."
Despite the current influx of "all form and no content" movies, it seems that, once or twice a year, a cerebral sci-fi film comes along, bursting with originality and innovation. This year brought us "Looper."
There are a lot of good reasons to see "The Master," but none of them have to do with diversion or entertainment.