NEW JERSEY -- The New York Times’ Chief Film Critic, A.O. Scott, appeared recently on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to share some of his picks for top films of the past decade as well as the past year. 

Fellow New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and Scott compiled their list of the “Most Influential Films of the Decade” at the end of last year based upon “what we thought were the most influential or important, not necessarily our favorites,” Scott said, “but, of the last decade, the movies that made a difference that affected either the film industry or audiences.”

That criteria led to some unorthodox choices, such as American Sniper, Bridesmaids and The Avengers. Scott explained the rationale behind each pick. 

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Adubato also asked Scott about his favorite movies of the past year, and many Oscar-nominated films made his list, such as Marriage Story, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Scott did add a little-known film to his best of year list, Honeyland, “a documentary about a beekeeper in Macedonia,” Scott said. “A true New York Times film critic art movie.” 

To watch the entire interview with Scott, visit: http://steveadubato.org/a-o-scott-examines-the-most-influential-films-of-the-decade.html