Thursday, December 18, 2008

2002 at 24fps

My favourite films released in the U.S. in 2002. Top 30 & many honorables. Also a "Best in Film" ballot for select categories of 2002. Here's the countdown:

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30.              MAELSTROM

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29.         THE FAST RUNNER

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28.                  FRAILTY

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27.        MORVERN CALLAR

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26.      CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

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25.                TIME OUT

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24.         SHAOLIN SOCCER

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23.      DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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22.         SUNSHINE STATE

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21.   24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE

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20.        MINORITY REPORT

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19.          LATE MARRIAGE

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18.     TAKE CARE OF MY CAT

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17.       Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN

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               THE MAD SONGS 
16.     OF FERNANDA HUSSEIN

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15.  THE CENTURY OF THE SELF

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14.             RUSSIAN ARK

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13.              ADAPTATION.

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12.               25TH HOUR

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11.                    HERO

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          THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 
10.         THE TWO TOWERS

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9.       GANGS OF NEW YORK

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8.        TROUBLE EVERY DAY

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7.               TALK TO HER

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6.             FEMME FATALE

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5.                   SPIDER

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4.        PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

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3.     WHAT TIME IS IT THERE?

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2.         FAR FROM HEAVEN

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1.            SPIRITED AWAY


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









LILO & STITCH
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SIGUR ROS:
VIORAR VEL TIL LOFTARASA
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ON THE OCCASION OF REMEMBERING
THE TURNING GATE
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VISITOR Q
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BLADE II
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WINGED MIGRATION
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DEVIL'S ON THE DOORSTEP
  .
IVANS XTC.
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RABBIT-PROOF FENCE
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THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
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DECASIA: THE STATE OF DECAY
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THE HAPPINESS
OF THE KATAKURIS
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BLOODY SUNDAY
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THE LADY AND THE DUKE
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THE PIANIST
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HEAVEN
.
ALL OR NOTHING
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THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE
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NARC
.
ESTHER KAHN
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K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER
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DAGON
.
BRIEF CROSSING
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KYLIE MINOGUE:
COME INTO MY WORLD
 .
CREMASTER 3
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BIGGIE & TUPAC
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TREASURE PLANET
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PANIC ROOM
.
HUMAN NATURE
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DAS EXPERIMENT
.
CONFESSIONS
OF A DANGEROUS MIND
.
THE BOURNE IDENTITY
.
THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
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PASSAGE
.
GUERREROS
.
MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT
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CQ
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MT. HEAD
.
WENDIGO
.
'R XMAS
.
THE KID
STAYS IN THE PICTURE
.
SOLARIS
.
THE PIANO TEACHER
.
THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
.
ROAD TO PERDITION
.
THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS

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SPIDER-MAN
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THE QUIET AMERICAN
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UNDISPUTED
.
KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST
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O FANTASMA
.
MONSOON WEDDING
.
THE ISLE
.
SUPER TROOPERS
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READ MY LIPS

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
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AUTO FOCUS
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BEIJING BICYCLE
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UNFAITHFUL
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8 WOMEN
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THE END OF EVANGELION
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INJA [DOG]
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AMBUSH
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FRIDA
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DUMBLAND
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BELOW
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2002 recap
TOP 30
  1. SPIRITED AWAY (Miyazaki)
  2. FAR FROM HEAVEN (Haynes)
  3. WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? (Ming-liang)
  4. PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (P.T. Anderson)
  5. SPIDER (Cronenberg)
  6. FEMME FATALE (De Palma)
  7. TALK TO HER (Almodóvar)
  8. TROUBLE EVERY DAY (Denis)
  9. GANGS OF NEW YORK (Scorsese)
  10. TWO TOWERS (Peter Jackson)
  11. HERO (Yimou)
  12. 25TH HOUR (Spike Lee)
  13. ADAPTATION. (Jonze)
  14. RUSSIAN ARK (Sokurov)
  15. CENTURY OF THE SELF (Adam Curtis)
  16. MAD SONGS OF FERNANDA HUSSEIN (J.Gianvito)
  17. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (Cuarón)
  18. TAKE CARE OF MY CAT (Jae-eun Jeong)
  19. LATE MARRIAGE (Koshashvili)
  20. MINORITY REPORT (Spielberg)
  21. 24HR PARTY PEOPLE (Winterbottom)
  22. SUNSHINE STATE (Sayles)
  23. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (Wiseman)
  24. SHAOLIN SOCCER (Stephen Chow)
  25. TIME OUT (Cantet)
  26. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Spielberg)
  27. MORVERN CALLAR (Ramsay)
  28. FRAILTY (Paxton)
  29. THE FAST RUNNER (Zacharias Kunuk)
  30. MAELSTROM (Villeneuve)


RUNNER-UP:
LILO & STITCH (DeBlois,Sanders), VIORAR VEL TIL LOFTARASA (Arni & Kinski), TURNING GATE (Sang-soo), VISITOR Q (Miike), BLADE II (Guillermo del Toro), WINGED MIGRATION (Perrin), DEVIL'S ON THE DOORSTEP (Wen Jiang), IVANSXTC. (Bernard Rose), RABBIT-PROOF FENCE (Noyce), MAN WITHOUT A PAST (Kaurismäki), DECASIA (Bill Morrison), HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (Miike), BLOODY SUNDAY (Greengrass), LADY & THE DUKE (Rohmer), THE PIANIST (Polanski), HEAVEN (Tykwer), ALL OR NOTHING (Mike Leigh), TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE (Demme), NARC (Carnahan), ESTHER KAHN (Desplechin), K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER (Bigelow), DAGON (Gordon), BRIEF CROSSING (Breillat), KYLIE MINOGUE: COME INTO MY WORLD (Gondry), CREMASTER 3 (Matthew Barney), BIGGIE & TUPAC (Broomfield), TREASURE PLANET (Ron Clements), PANIC ROOM (Fincher), HUMAN NATURE (Gondry), DAS EXPERIMENT (Hirschbiegel), CONFESSIONS OF DANGEROUS MIND (Clooney), BOURNE IDENTITY (Liman), MOTHMAN PROPHECIES (Mark Pellington), PASSAGE (Shirin Neshat), GUERREROS (Daniel Calparsoro), MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT (Chabrol), CQ (Roman Coppola), ATAMA YAMA (Koji Yamamura), WENDIGO (Fessenden), 'R XMAS (Ferrara), KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (Nanette Burstein), SOLARIS (Soderbergh), PIANO TEACHER (Haneke), UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE (de Oliveira), ROAD TO PERDITION (Mendes), MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS (Hickenlooper), SPIDER-MAN (Raimi), QUIET AMERICAN (Noyce), UNDISPUTED (Hill), KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST (Oedekerk), O FANTASMA (João Pedro Rodrigues), MONSOON WEDDING (Nair), THE ISLE (Ki-duk), SUPER TROOPERS (Chandrasekhar), READ MY LIPS (Audiard), COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Kevin Reynolds), AUTO FOCUS (Schrader), BEIJING BICYCLE (Xiaoshuai Wang), UNFAITHFUL (Lyne), 8 WOMEN (Ozon), END OF EVANGELION (Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki), INJA (Steve Pasvolsky), AMBUSH (Olli Saarela), FRIDA (Julie Taymor), DUMBLAND (Lynch), BELOW (David Twohy)

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