Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Their top 10s of the 2000s

Ennui x 10 Jia's list shows us how much he likes his movies slow

In the January 2010 issue of Les Cahiers du Cinéma, a range of filmmakers were asked to give their 10-best lists of the last decade. Here are a few:

Jia Zhangke:
01 Colossal Youth
02 Elephant
03 Millenium Mambo
04 Nobody Knows
05 Yi Yi
06 Secret Sunshine
07 Uzak
08 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
09 Summer Palace
10 Syndromes and a Century

Kiyoshi Kurosawa:
01 War of the Worlds
02 A History of Violence
03 Mystic River
04 Notre Musique (Dir JL Godard)
05 L'enfant
06 Eureka
07 Death Proof
08 Platform
09 The Host
10 The Bridesmaid (Dir Claude Chabrol)

Bong Joon-ho:
A History of Violence
No Country for Old Men
Still Life
Woman on the Beach
Punch-Drunk Love
The Class
A Brand New Life (Dir Ounie Lecomte)

Shinji Aoyama:
Jean Bricards' Itinerary (Dir Huillet & Straub)
Our Music (Dir Godard)
War of the Worlds (Dir Spielberg)
Death Proof (Dir Tarantino)
Woman on the Beach (Dir Sang-soo)
Merde (Dir Léos Carax)
Gran Torino (Dir Eastwood)
The Darjeeling Limited (Dir Anderson)
Four Nights with Anna (Dir Skolimovski)
Romance of Astree and Celadon (Dir Rohmer)

Asia Argento:
Werckmeister Harmonies
The White Ribbon
Fuck Me
Visito Q
There Will Be Blood

Quentin Tarantino:
01 Battle Royale
(Then the rest in alphabetical order)
Anything Else
Before Sunset
Cabin Fever
Lost in Translation
Shaun of the Dead
Team America
There Will Be Blood

And finally, Les Cahiers critics' top ten:
01 Mulholland Drive
02 Elephant
03 Tropical Malady
04 The Host
05 A History of Violence
06 The Secret of the Grain, Abdellatif Kechiche
07 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, Wang Bing
08 War of the Worlds
09 The New World
10 Ten

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