Friday, February 12, 2010

Slant Magazine: Best of the Aughts - Film

Slant Magazine, one of the only legit daily film criticism sites still worth a damn, has been running down their top 100 films of the decade this past week. Today they arrived at their top 10, and overall I'd say this is one of the best and most comprehensive lists now available (until, of course, InRO's list drops next week, plug plug). Of course, I can't (and won't) argue with their David Lynch fetish which anchors the top end of this list, while many of the best films from some of our greatest auteurs are accounted for throughout the feature. I've outlined their top 10 below, but head on over to Slant for the full rundown, complete with capsules, and be sure to check out InRO's quite similar list beginning on Monday, February 15th. (And on a side note, Slant also recently published a not nearly as interesting Albums of the Decade list, for those so inclined).

01. Mulholland Dr. [David Lynch]
02. Inland Empire [David Lynch]
03. Yi Yi [Edward Yang]
04. The New World [Terrence Malick]
05. In the Mood for Love [Wong Kar Wai]
06. Crimson Gold [Jafar Panahi]
07. Werckmeister Harmonies [Bela Tarr]
08. Bad Education [Pedro Almodovar]
09. Femme Fatale [Brian DePalma]
10. The Son [Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne]

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