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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Best Films (so far) of the 21st Century

This list was based on a poll of 177 film critics from every continent (not counting Antarctica).

Mulholland Drive is number one.  Yes!!!  Couldn't agree more.

I love the Coen Brothers, but their only 2 movies on the list — No Country For Old Men and Inside Llewin Davis — were my least favorite of theirs.

Anyway, have fun poring over the list.  What's your take?



Blogger jim marquis said...

Fun list. My top five would be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Children of Men, The Royal Tannenbaums, Almost Famous and Requiem For a Dream.

August 30, 2016 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: I didn't see the first 2 movies on your list, but I saw the other 3. Requiem for a Dream was great, as bleak and depressing as it was.

August 30, 2016 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

Yeah, it is a grim film but just so amazing to experience. Aronofsky has become one of my favorite directors.

August 31, 2016 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Six in total:
Before Sunset
No Country for Old Men

The last three I saw in the Theater:
Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon
Brokeback Mountain
12 Years a Slave which I'm both surprised and glad it made the list
I wished "Crash" did as well


August 31, 2016 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: I bought the book about 20 years ago, after reading a Rolling Stone interview with Henry Rollins, where he said he was so blown away by the book, "it was like inhaling a Buick." I couldn't get into the book at all; that dialect was just too much trouble to keep plowing through. I'm glad they made it into a film, so I wouldn't have to read it.

Erik: I haven't seen 12 Years A Slave or A.I. I saw some excerpts from Before Sunset; it was part of a feature on Jack Linklater. I've seen the other 3.

August 31, 2016 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year this blog had an article about a crazed Port Angeles city council member, totally neurotic, schizophrenic, used to have public hissy fits and tantrums, totally corrupt. Got kicked off the council and got run out of town because he was such a spooge face. I can't find the post, do you know which one I mean?

August 31, 2016 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anonymous: I think this is the post you were talking about.

August 31, 2016 at 7:02 PM  

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