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The 10 best movie aliens of the 2010s
Corey Plante
It was an out-of-this-world decade for sci-fi cinema and the aliens that were part of it. Here are all the absolute best and most memorable extraterrestrials from movies released in the last 10 years.
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The Top 10 Genre Movies of the 2010s
Nick Lucchesi
A community of movie critics has cast their ballots. Here are the top 10 genre movies of the 2010s.
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The 10 creepiest creeps of the decade
Andrew Whalen
It may not be as fresh or inventive as bae, stan, canceled, deadass, fam and fuckboy, but the word “creep” took on whole new layers in the 2010s, right when we most needed it.
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Unfriended was a social media movie like no other
Josh Bell
The film invented a new cinematic language in its watershed depiction of online socializing.
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The Wandering Earth capped off China's big sci-fi decade
Simon Abrams
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J.J. Abrams is the evil mad scientist of science fiction cinema
Ryan Britt
Abrams has been sci-fi cinema's biggest booster of the last decade, and Star Trek and Star Wars would both almost certainly be dead without him. But is he any good?
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Singularity Awards: How the critics voted on the best genre movies of the 2010s
Nick Lucchesi
Here is the inaugural class of critics for the Inverse Singularity Awards.
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'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' was always love at first bite
Ashley Naftule
The 2014 “vampire spaghetti Western” cracked open every cliché.
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Patrick Stewart was the scariest villain of the decade
Ted Meyer
In 'Green Room', Jeremy Saulnier crafted the scariest and most era-defining villain of the decade, played by Sir Patrick Stewart OBE.
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Singularity Awards: Breaking down the votes of 50 critics
Nick Lucchesi
Beyond which movie was the best, which was the most middling? And what should've been on the ballot? Let's break down the numbers.
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Lupita Nyong'o's brilliant acting made Hollywood take genre movies seriously
Jake Kleinman
Nyong'o started the decade with an Oscar, but ended it with something even better.