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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2000

Chopper (Andrew Dominik)
TOP TIER:
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Jonas Mekas)
Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis)
The Circle (Jafar Panahi)
La commune (Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins)
Demons (Mario O'Hara)
Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen)
Esther Kahn (Arnaud Desplechin)
Eureka (Shinji Aoyama)
Hamlet (Michael Almereyda)
The Heart of the World (Guy Maddin)
The House of Mirth (Terence Davies)
In Vanda's Room (Pedro Costa)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong)
Platform (Jia Zhang-Ke)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr)
Yi Yi (Edward Yang)

ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
American Psycho (Mary Harron)
Bamboozled (Spike Lee)
Beat (Gary Walkow)
Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf)
Brother (Takeshi Kitano)
Bruiser (George A. Romero)
La captive (Chantal Akerman)
Catastrophe (David Mamet)
Chopper (Andrew Dominik)
The Emperor's New Groove (Mark Dindal)
Faithless (Liv Ullman)
The Gleaners & I (Agnes Varda)
ivansxtc. (Bernard Rose)
Merci pour le chocolat (Claude Chabrol)
Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma)
Muri Romani (Jon Jost)
Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Paradise Express (Tikoy Aguiluz)
Return to Me (Bonnie Hunt)
Pitch Black (David Twohy)
Rules of Engagement (William Friedkin)
Les Savates de Bon Dieu (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
Scarlet Diva (Asia Argento)
Séance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer)
Space Cowboys (Clint Eastwood)
Suzhou River (Lou Ye)
The Taste of Others (Agnes Jaoui)
Third World Hero (Mike De Leon)
Time and Tide (Tsui Hark)
Together (Lukas Moodysson)
Under the Sand (Francois Ozon)
Urbania (Jon Shear)
Virgin Stripped Bare by her Bachelors (Hong Sang-soo)
The Way of the Gun (Christopher McQuarrie)
Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson)
The Yards (James Gray)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
Gangster No. 1 (Paul McGuigan)
George Washington (David Gordon Green)
Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett)
High Fidelity (Stephen Frears)
Loser (Amy Heckerling)
The Weight of Water (Kathryn Bigelow)

Peppermint Candy / Bakha satang (Lee Chang-dong)

1 comment:

Noel Vera said...

Glad to see O'Hara here! There's been a recent boom in Filipino films, from Raya Martin, John Torres, Brillante Mendoza (with his Cannes Best Director prize and all), and above all Lav Diaz. But this in my book is the best Filipino film recently made, bar none, about as experimental yet moving as one can get.