Tuesday, December 16, 2008

1999 at 24fps

My favourite films released in the U.S. in 1999. Top 30 & many honorables. Also a "Best in Film" ballot for select categories of 1999. Here's the countdown:

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30.             OFFICE SPACE

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29.           SLEEPY HOLLOW

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28.                    LIMBO

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27.            PERFECT BLUE

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26.               THE MATRIX

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25.                RAVENOUS

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24.               LAST NIGHT

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23.   BRINGING OUT THE DEAD

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22.              RATCATCHER

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21.    THE END OF THE AFFAIR

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20.            TOPSY-TURVY

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19.         AMERICAN MOVIE

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18.              FIGHT CLUB

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17.                ELECTION

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16.    ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

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15. THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

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14.                ROSETTA

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13.            THREE KINGS

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12.           RUN LOLA RUN

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11.  A MOMENT OF INNOCENCE

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10.               THE LIMEY

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9.      BEING JOHN MALKOVICH

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8.         FELICIA'S JOURNEY

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7.               THE INSIDER

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6.        THE STRAIGHT STORY

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5.                AFTER LIFE

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4.                MAGNOLIA

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3.       PRINCESS MONONOKE

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2.           THE IRON GIANT

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1.           EYES WIDE SHUT

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ALSO ESSENTIAL. NOT RANKED.
(other titles from 1999 I loved that could've placed)







THE DREAM LIFE OF ANGELS
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ETERNITY AND A DAY
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SHOW ME LOVE 
[FUCKING ÅMÅL]
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MR. DEATH: THE RISE AND FALL OF FRED A. LEUCHTER, JR.
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THE WAR ZONE
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ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER
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MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS
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LATE AUGUST,
EARLY SEPTEMBER
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THOSE WHO LOVE
ME CAN TAKE THE TRAIN
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THE SILENCE
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SOUTH PARK:
BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT
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THE SOURCE:
THE STORY OF THE BEATS & BEAT GENERATION
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AN AUTUMN TALE
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THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
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COOKIE'S FORTUNE
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A ROOM FOR ROMEO BRASS
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TOY STORY 2
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BEYOND THE CLOUDS
.
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
[Director's cut]
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BROTHER
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HOLY SMOKE
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EXISTENZ
.
NEW ROSE HOTEL
.
OPEN YOUR EYES
.
ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS OF SIMON CINEMA
.
GALAXY QUEST
.
CHARISMA
.
GO
.
SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
.
MYSTERY MEN
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TWIN DRAGONS
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BESIEGED
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TITUS
.
THE APPLE
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JUDY BERLIN
.
JULIEN DONKEY-BOY
[DOGME #6]
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THE KING OF MASKS
.
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
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THE EMPEROR
AND THE ASSASSIN
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SAMURAI X:
TRUST AND BETRAYAL
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BOYS DON'T CRY
.
FANTASIA 2000
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FOLLOWING
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BOWFINGER
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SWEET AND LOWDOWN
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THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
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WHEN THE DAY BREAKS
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THE SIXTH SENSE
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BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
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ROMANCE
.
OCTOBER SKY
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DEEP BLUE SEA
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I STAND ALONE
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ENDURANCE
.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
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THEIS AND NICO
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THE FIX
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KING GIMP




1999 recap
TOP 30
  1. EYES WIDE SHUT (Kubrick)
  2. IRON GIANT (Brad Bird)
  3. PRINCESS MONONOKE (Miyazaki)
  4. MAGNOLIA (P.T. Anderson)
  5. AFTER LIFE (Koreeda)
  6. STRAIGHT STORY (Lynch)
  7. THE INSIDER (Michael Mann)
  8. FELICIA'S JOURNEY (Egoyan)
  9. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (Spike Jonze)
  10. THE LIMEY (Soderbergh)
  11. MOMENT OF INNOCENCE (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
  12. RUN LOLA RUN (Tykwer)
  13. THREE KINGS (O. Russell)
  14. ROSETTA (Dardenne Bros.)
  15. OLD MAN AND THE SEA (Alexander Petrov)
  16. ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Almodóvar)
  17. ELECTION (Payne)
  18. FIGHT CLUB (Fincher)
  19. AMERICAN MOVIE (Chris Smith)
  20. TOPSY-TURVY (Mike Leigh)
  21. END OF THE AFFAIR (Neil Jordan)
  22. RATCATCHER (Lynne Ramsay)
  23. BRINGING OUT THE DEAD (Scorsese)
  24. LAST NIGHT (Don McKellar)
  25. RAVENOUS (Antonia Bird)
  26. THE MATRIX (Wachowskis)
  27. PERFECT BLUE (Satoshi Kon)
  28. LIMBO (Sayles)
  29. SLEEPY HOLLOW (Burton)
  30. OFFICE SPACE (Judge)




RUNNER-UP:

DREAM LIFE OF ANGELS (Zonca), SHOW ME LOVE (Lukas Moodysson), ETERNITY AND A DAY (Angelopoulos), MR. DEATH (Morris), WAR ZONE (Tim Roth), ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER (Kevin Macdonald), MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS (Isao Takahata), LATE AUGUST EARLY SEPTEMBER (Assayas), THOSE WHO LOVE ME CAN TAKE THE TRAIN (Chéreau), THE SILENCE (Mohsen Makhmalbaf), SOUTH PARK BIGGER LONGER UNCUT (Trey Parker), THE SOURCE (Chuck Workman), AN AUTUMN TALE (Rohmer), BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (Eduardo Sánchez), COOKIE'S FORTUNE (Altman), A ROOM FOR ROMEO BRASS (Shane Meadows), TOY STORY 2 (Lasseter), BEYOND THE CLOUDS (Antonioni, Wenders), ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (Stone), BROTHER (Adam Elliot), HOLY SMOKE (Campion), EXISTENZ (Cronenberg), NEW ROSE HOTEL (Ferrara), OPEN YOUR EYES (Amenábar), 101 NIGHTS OF SIMON CINEMA (Varda), GALAXY QUEST (Parisot), CHARISMA (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), GO (Liman), SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS (Scott Hicks), MYSTERY MEN (Kinka Usher), TWIN DRAGONS (Ringo Lam), BESIEGED (Bertolucci), TITUS (Taymor), THE APPLE (Samira Makhmalbaf), JUDY BERLIN (Mendelsohn), JULIEN DONKEY-BOY (Korine), KING OF MASKS (Tian-Ming Wu), EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN (Kaige), 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (Gil Junger), SAMURAI X (Kazuhiro Furuhashi), BOYS DON'T CRY (Pierce), FANTASIA 2000 (Algar), FOLLOWING (Nolan), BOWFINGER (Oz), SWEET & LOWDOWN (Woody Allen), TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (Minghella), WHEN THE DAY BREAKS (Wendy Tilby), SIXTH SENSE (Shyamalan), BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (Wenders), ROMANCE (Breillat), OCTOBER SKY (Johnston), DEEP BLUE SEA (Harlin), I STAND ALONE (Noe), ENDURANCE (Greenspan), BLAST FROM THE PAST (Hugh Wilson), THEIS & NICO (Henrik Ruben Genz), THE FIX (Paul Greengrass), KING GIMP (Susan Hadary, William A. Whiteford)

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