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 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Probably going to slow down for a while after the 2000 or 2001 thread, since life's about to get extra busy again, but here goes. 2000 -- not a great year; I don't feel terribly strongly about most of the top 10 this year. This is the last year that Renée Zellweger was watchable, I think. This is also the year that those everyone-is-connected dramas rose from novelty to ubiquity. This is the year that put Chris Nolan and Darren Aronofsky on the map, and the year of Ken Lonergan's excellent debut which would be followed up with the troubled Margaret. This was the year that David Gordon Green became a name in American independent cinema; little would anyone have guessed that he would go on to become a name in crass stoner comedies. This is the year of Joel Schumacher's best film, allowing us to hope that his career might rebound from Batman; he has instead gone on to continuing mediocrity. This is the year that Tarsem gave us the flawed but visually incredible The Cell; he would go on to make one excellent movie before moving on to some crappy but pretty stuff. This is the year that Kim Ki-duk produced his single most painful visual in an entire career of uncomfortable films. And this is the year of the improbably amusing Greenfingers.

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (The Coen Brothers)

You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)

Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry)

Memento (Christopher Nolan)

Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)

Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson)

Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Divided We Fall (Jan Hrebejk)

Runners-up: Almost Famous, Yi Yi, J.S.A., Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets, George Washington, Best in Show, Together

Some others: Bread and Tulips, The Day I Became A Woman, High Fidelity, Requeim for a Dream, Traffic, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Princess and the Warrior, Chicken Run, Escaflowne, Happy Times, Sexy Beast, Tigerland, Dancer in the Dark, The Price of Milk, Nure Betty, Girlfight, The Circle, Pollock, The Circle, Ginger Snaps, Shadow of the Vampire, Gladiator, Battle Royale, Greenfingers, The Isle, American Psycho, The Cell

So what are your favorites of the year? What have I missed? What should I check out?

Previous years:
1983 & 1984: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98398
1985: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98451
1986: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98490
1987: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98554
1988: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98660
1989: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98706
1990: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98793
1991: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98888
1992: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98950
1993: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98978
1994: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99133
1995: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99262
1996: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99278
1997: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99302
1998: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99329
1999: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99343

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

1. Almost Famous (Crowe)

2. Yi Yi (Yang)

3. O Brother Where Art Thou? (the Coens)

4. Frequency (Hoblit)

5. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)

6. Bless the Child (C. Russell)

6. Cast Away (Zemeckis)

8. The Legend of Bagger Vance (Redford)

9. High Fidelity (Frears)

10. Rules of Engagement (Friedkin)

also good: Memento, Unbreakable, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Fantasia 2000, Vertical Limit.

still need to see: Love's Labour Lost, State and Main, The Vertical Ray of the Sun.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)



1# - THE PERFECT STORM - 10/10

2# - U-571 - 9/10

3# - MEMENTO - 8/10

4# - PITCH BLACK - 8/10

5# - BATTLE ROYALE - 8/10

6# - UNBREAKABLE - 7/10

7# - REMEMBER THE TITANS - 7/10

8# - SHAFT - 6/10

9# - WHAT LIES BENEATH - 6/10

10# - X-MEN - 6/10

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • Amores Perros
  • High Fidelity
  • In the Mood for Love
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Yi Yi

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     Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 1:32 PM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    My favourite five movies of 2000 are :

    BATTLE ROYALE
    FREQUENCY
    HARRY UN AMI QUI VOUS VEUT DU BIEN
    MEMENTO
    THE HOUSE OF MIRTH

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 1:35 PM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    What have I missed? What should I check out?





     
     Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 3:16 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    Chantal Akerman's LA CAPTIVE




    Bela Tarr's WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES




    Dominik Moll's Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien




    François Ozon's Sous le sable

     
     Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 10:20 PM   
     By:   Essankay   (Member)

    Dominik Moll's Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien





    This is the second selection of this film which I don't know but which sounds very much up my alley. Time to investigate!

     
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