Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Best 25 Movies of the New Century

THE NEW YORK TIMES film critics listed their picks on Sunday. Here are mine. What would you add? Take away? (No particular order)
BEFORE SUNRISE (and its sequels)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
ZODIAC
CALVARY
MOONLIGHT
MYSTIC RIVER
THE GREAT BEAUTY
45 YEARS
FORCE MAJEUR
WHIPLASH
A SEPARATION
SPIRITED AWAY
WINTER'S BONE
FRUITVALE STATION
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
OLD BOY
MEMENTO
THE SAVAGES
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
AMOUR
THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (ARG version)
SON OF SAUL
THE DEPARTED (and the earlier Korean version, I(NFERNAL AFFAIRS)
SWIMMING POOL




9 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

You have some really excellent films there, Patti. A lot of real depth to them, if I can put it that way.

George said...

The 21st Century is off to a good start with movies! I think it's a different story with novels.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I've seen almost half of your list. I don't see any that I disliked, and a number I would agree with (Memento would be near the top of my list). Of course, I don't see nearly as many as you or George. I'd have to look through year-by-year lists to come up with a list of my own.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Glad to see you included The Great Beauty and Zodiac. I didn't care for You Can Count On Me or Moonlight. I would include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hell Or High Water, The Silence and Wolf On Wall Street. Probably Inglorious Bastards and There Will Be Blood.

pattinase (abbott) said...

All good too except I can't watch Tarantino anymore. Need to see SPOTLESS MIND again. I think Jim Carrey would ruin it for me.

Anonymous said...

Infernal Affairs was made in Hong Kong

Rick Robinson said...

I have seen just one of them, No Country For Old Men, which I liked a lot.

TracyK said...

From your list, I have seen and liked:
BEFORE SUNRISE, AFTER SUNSET, ZODIAC,
MYSTIC RIVER, MEMENTO, THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (ARG version),
and both THE DEPARTED and INFERNAL AFFAIRS.

I am sure I have liked a lot of others in that time, but I would have to do more research on that.

Todd Mason said...

Carey is a bit broad in spots of SPOTLESS MIND, but is pretty brilliant in others and generally comes off well. Kate Winslet has rarely if ever been better, and Kirsten Dunst likewise. Wilkinson's performance, though he's called upon to do less, seemed to me almost flawless.

I'm surprised by a few of your choices, mostly not so surprised, and am very glad you gave a spot to SWIMMING POOL, which manages to overcome its gimmick.