Thursday, December 18, 2008

2001 at 24fps

My favourite films released in the U.S. in 2001. Top 30 & many honorables. Also a "Best in Film" ballot for select categories of 2001. Here's the countdown:

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30.             DEAD OR ALIVE

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                   SONGS FROM 
29.        THE SECOND FLOOR

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28.               THE OTHERS

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            ELECTRIC DRAGON
27.              80,000 VOLTS

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26.                     CURE

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25.                       ALI

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               RIVERS AND TIDES: 
            ANDY GOLDSWORTHY 
24.        WORKING WITH TIME

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23.                  INTIMACY

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22.           GOSFORD PARK

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21.                 MEMENTO

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20.              SHALLOW HAL

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19.            DONNIE DARKO

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18.         THE GLEANERS & I

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17.  BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE

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16.              THE CIRCLE

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15.  CHILDREN UNDERGROUND

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14.          MONSTERS, INC.

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13.THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE

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12.              LITTLE OTIK

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11.              WAKING LIFE

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 
10.        THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

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9.              GHOST WORLD

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8.      THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE

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                   THE POWER 
7.     OF KANGWON PROVINCE

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6. A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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5.  WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES

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4.                 PLATFORM

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3.    THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

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2.      IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

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1.         MULHOLLAND DRIVE





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ALSO ESSENTIAL. NOT RANKED.
(other titles from 2002 I loved that could've placed)






A DAY IN THE LIFE 
 OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH
.
LA COMUNIDAD
.
POOTIE TANG
.
FAT GIRL
.
SEXY BEAST

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LA CIÉNAGA
.
THE PLEDGE
.
WIT
.
EUREKA
.
AMELIE
.
SESSION 9
.
OCEAN'S ELEVEN
.
R.E.M.: IMITATION OF LIFE
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J.S.A. - JOINT SECURITY AREA
.
MY VOYAGE TO ITALY
.
HELL HOUSE
.
MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON
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VENGO
.
BROTHER
.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
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THE PRINCESS
AND THE WARRIOR
.
VIRGIN STRIPPED 
BARE BY HER BACHELORS
.
BATTLE ROYALE
.
TOGETHER
.
I'M GOING HOME
.
UNDER THE SAND
.
CHOPPER
.
AUDITION
.
WAR PHOTOGRAPHER
.
RADIOHEAD: KNIVES OUT
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ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE
.
THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
.
CODE UNKNOWN
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ZOOLANDER
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EAT
.
BABY BOY
.
MOULIN ROUGE!
.
THE CAT'S MEOW
.
THE ROAD HOME

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HAPPY ACCIDENTS
.
KANDAHAR
.
HEDWIG
AND THE ANGRY INCH
.
MONKEYBONE

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A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY
.
BAISE-MOI
.
NO MAN'S LAND
.
BARAN

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TAPE
.
ALI ZOUA:
PRINCE OF THE STREETS
.
THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY
.
THE BELIEVER
.
TRAINING DAY












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2001 recap
TOP 30
  1. MULHOLLAND DRIVE (Lynch)
  2. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Kar-Wai)
  3. ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Wes Anderson)
  4. PLATFORM (Zhang Ke Jia)
  5. WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Tarr)
  6. A.I. (Spielberg)
  7. POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE (Sang-soo)
  8. DEVIL'S BACKBONE (Guillermo del Toro)
  9. GHOST WORLD (Zwigoff)
  10. FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Peter Jackson)
  11. WAKING LIFE (Linklater)
  12. LITTLE OTIK (Svankmajer)
  13. MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (Joel Coen)
  14. MONSTERS INC. (Pete Docter)
  15. CHILDREN UNDERGROUND (Edet Belzberg)
  16. THE CIRCLE (Panahi)
  17. BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE (Joon-ho) 
  18. GLEANERS & I (Varda)
  19. DONNIE DARKO (Richard Kelly)
  20. SHALLOW HAL (Farrelly Bros.)
  21. MEMENTO (Nolan)
  22. INTIMACY (Patrice Chéreau)
  23. GOSFORD PARK (Altman)
  24. RIVERS & TIDES (Thomas Riedelsheimer)
  25. ALI (Mann)
  26. CURE (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  27. ELECTRIC DRAGON 80.000V (Sogo Ishii)
  28. THE OTHERS (Amenábar) 
  29. SONGS FROM 2ND FLOOR (Roy Andersson)
  30. DEAD OR ALIVE (Miike)


RUNNER-UP:
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH (Chirs Marker), LA COMUNIDAD (Alex de la Iglesia), POOTIE TANG (Louis C.K.), FAT GIRL (Breillat), SEXY BEAST (Glazer), LA CIÉNAGA (Martel), THE PLEDGE (Sean Penn), WIT (Mike Leigh), EUREKA (Shinji Aoyama), AMELIE (Jeunet), SESSION 9 (Brad Anderson), OCEAN'S ELEVEN (Soderbergh), R.E.M: IMITATION OF LIFE (Garth Jennings), JOINT SECURITY AREA (Chan Wook), MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (Scorsese), HELL HOUSE (George Ratliff), MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON (Weerasethakul), VENGO (Gatlif), BROTHER (Kitano), WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (Wain), PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR (Tykwer), VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS (Sang-soo), BATTLE ROYALE (Kinji Fukasaku), TOGETHER (Lukas Moodysson), I'M GOING HOME (de Oliveira), UNDER THE SAND (Ozon), CHOPPER (Dominik), AUDITION (Miike), WAR PHOTOGRAPHER (Christian Frei), RADIOHEAD: KNIVES OUT (Gondry), ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE (Trousdale), THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT (Cory McAbee), CODE UNKNOWN (Haneke), ZOOLANDER (Stiller), EAT (Plympton), BABY BOY (John Singleton), MOULIN ROUGE! (Luhrmann), THE CAT'S MEOW (Bogdanovich), THE ROAD HOME (Zhang Yimou), HAPPY ACCIDENTS (Brad Anderson), KANDAHAR (Makhmalbaf), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (John Cameron Mitchell), MONKEYBONE (Selick), A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY (Spike Lee), BAISE-MOI (Virginie Despentes), NO MAN'S LAND (Tanovic), BARAN (Majid Majdi), TAPE (Linklater), ALI ZAOUA: PRINCE OF THE STREETS (Nabil Ayouch), THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY (Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh), THE BELIEVER (Henry Bean), TRAINING DAY (Antoine Fuqua)


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