December 4th, 2009
|02:18 pm - More films of the decade|
Looking at The AV Club top fifty films of the decade reminds me to add two more 'best films' to that list, both of which I loved.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring (2003)
There are a few more that I thought were very good, but I'm not sure if I'd put them into my very top list
A History of Violence
The Man who Wasn't There
Children of Men
There Will be Blood
There are a bunch more, like Oldboy or City of God, that were surely brilliant but I haven't seen all the way through. The more I think about it, the more I feel this has been a pretty good film decade.
I've seen a grand total of eight-and-a-half of these movies. I loved Moulin Rouge! (2001), Audition (2001), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Mulholland Dr. (2001), Talk To Her (2002) and Spirited Away (2001).
I detested Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003).
I fell asleep halfway through Memento (2000), and I'm only sorry I didn't fall asleep earlier.
I have no interest at all in seeing any of the other movies on the list.
Well I thought Kill Bill was overrated too. I can't judge well enough to recommend any of the ones you haven't seen because I haven't quite grasped what works for you.
Of the ones I liked, Mulholland Dr was by far my favourite.
Movies that would have made my top 50 of the last decade list: Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Brian de Palma's Femme Fatale (2002), Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto (2006), Yimou Zhang's Hero (2002), Steven Shainberg's Secretary (2002), Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie (2001), Bill Condon's Kinsey (2004).