Friday, December 4, 2009

BEST OF THE AUGHTS: FILM

I'm sure by now those of you who know me or follow my Final Cinema project have probably realized that I'm a total list making addict. Can't make or read enough of 'em. So naturally, seeing how we've reached the end of the decade, I just felt I had to weigh in on what I thought the 30 greatest films were. Well, I don't know about "greatest" or "best", but these certainly are my favourite movies released during 2000 to 2009. Come to think of it, many of these titles may seem like total rubbish to a lot of you, but they are all films that for whatever reason hit me like a breath of fresh air upon first viewing and have continued to inspire and startle me as a cinema lover and filmmaker. I can't praise them enough, here's the countdown:




INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
.
HUNGER
.
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
.
35 SHOTS OF RUM
.
IN AMERICA
.
FAR FROM HEAVEN
.
OASIS
.
CORALINE
.
THE SON
.
REVANCHE
.
DOGTOOTH
.
BEFORE SUNSET
.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
.
NOBODY KNOWS
.
TROPICAL MALADY
.
TWO LOVERS
.
MEMORIES OF MURDER
.
WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES
.
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
.
ZODIAC
.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
.
PLATFORM
.
SPIRITED AWAY
.
L'ENFANT
.
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
.
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
.
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
.
YI YI
.
THE NEW WORLD
.
MULHOLLAND DRIVE

*****





recap
2000-2009
  1. MULHOLLAND DRIVE (Lynch)
  2. THE NEW WORLD (Malick)
  3. YI YI (Yang)
  4. GEORGE WASHINGTON (D.Gordon Green)
  5. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Gondry)
  6. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-Wai)
  7. ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Wes Anderson)
  8. L'ENFANT (Dardenne Bros.)
  9. SPIRITED AWAY (Miyazaki)
  10. PLATFORM (Zhang Ke Jia)
  11. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (P.T.Anderson)
  12. ZODIAC (Fincher)
  13. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (Cronenberg)
  14. WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Tarr)
  15. MEMORIES OF MURDER (Bong Joon Ho)
  16. TWO LOVERS (Gray)
  17. TROPICAL MALADY (Weerasethakul)
  18. 1NOBODY KNOWS (Hirokazu Koreeda)
  19. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Coen)
  20. BEFORE SUNSET (Linklater)
  21. DOGTOOTH (Lanthimos)
  22. REVANCHE (Götz Spielmann)
  23. THE SON (Dardenne Bros.)
  24. CORALINE (Selick)
  25. OASIS (Chang-dong Lee)
  26. FAR FROM HEAVEN (Haynes)
  27. 35 SHOTS OF RUM (Denis)                                                                       -tie- IN AMERICA (Sheridan)
  28. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson)
  29. HUNGER (McQueen)
  30. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Tarantino)


I encourage my friends and all of you strangers out there to post your favourite pics of the decade (or films you think I've shafted) in the comments section below.