Whether you’re curious which 50 films were most influential and important in our culture last year – or are just looking for something new-ish to watch tonight, this is for you!
Arbitrary Showdown: Blanchett vs. Swinton
Battle of the ethereal rock star witch queens: who will reign, in the end?
2021 Year in Review: The 50 Films that Mattered Most
A ranked list of the standout films of another unprecedented year.
Bloody Sexy Beasts: Top 100 Vampire Stories
Arbitrary Showdown: Batman Battle Royale
It’s a 6-way battle royale between a bunch of noble-chinned, handsome white guys who have all worn rubber pants to work. Who will be victorious?
The Year of Sofa Cinema
What came out this year, anyway? I pulled all the data I could dig up on films released during the year that changed everything, including movie-watching. The result is both a new release wall, of sorts, and some insight into the streaming services themselves.
Arbitrary Showdown: Ryder vs. Hawke
Battle of the hipster mid-90s naval-gazers: who will come out on top?
Ultimate Dance-Off: The Top 100 Dance Films
In which the Midnight Data Squad systematically ranks hundreds of dance films: a nerdy, data analysis version of dancing out our feelings.
Arbitrary Showdown: Saldana vs. Adams
Battle of the hard-working A-list leading ladies: who will strut to victory?
In which the Midnight Data Department gathers and ranks the 50 best movies about people stuck at home. Warning: silliness and psychosis ahead.
In which the Midnight Analytics team tackles a major post-apocalyptic dystopia film ranking project to fend of apocalyptic angst.
Arbitrary Showdown: Dicaprio vs. Dunst
Romeo vs. the original manic pixie dream girl. In the end, only one will prevail.
Arbitrary Showdown: Ruffalo vs. Weisz
There can only be one winner.
Which Films of the Last 10 Years Actually Mattered?
When you consider what was good, what was popular, and what was important all together – which 50 films rise to the top?
Winter Holiday B-Squad
A round-up of December holiday-adjacent movies, for the seasonal cinema-lover.