Monday, December 7, 2009

At the Movies - Top 10 of the Decade Countdown: #4

As Tony Scott and Michael Phillips allude to in this segment, they've selected two very different films for the #4 slot on their individual lists of the top 10 films of the decade. Phillips goes with the modestly crafted 2007 sensation Once, a film I like just fine but have no real connection with-- not a bad choice regardless. Scott, however, goes with a heavy-hitter in the form of Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning epic The Pianist. Here's a film I greatly admire, and which showed up on my personal top ten list way back in 2002. I really love how they can both agree that this is an even more piercing and possibly even more lasting work of holocaust-based cinema than even Steven Spielberg's personal triumph Schindler's List. High praise indeed. Watch the segment below.


Sam C. Mac said...

That's because "Schindler's List" is bad.

Stereo Sanctity said...

Well I wouldn't say it's bad, but it has never been one of my personal favorites either.