“But we also felt it was important to reward the ‘best’ film of the decade, and this category saw Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood pip the likes of No Country For Old Men, Mulholland Drive, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Memento to the top spot.”
Wednesday, 16 December, 2009
Wednesday, 11 November, 2009
The 100 Best Films of the Decade. While I wasn’t surprised by most of the inclusions, the ranking of some films in the list did puzzle me at times… “Knocked Up” higher – if only by one spot – that “The Return of the King”?
Thursday, 18 December, 2008
Renown film critic Roger Ebert has compiled a list of the Top 20 movies of 2008. While I haven’t seen a few of his choices (some haven’t yet been released in Australia), I am especially looking forward to Frost/Nixon and Che.
Look at my 20 titles, and you tell me which 10 you would cut. Nor can I select one to stand above the others, or decide which should be No. 7 and which No. 8. I can’t evaluate films that way. Nobody can, although we all pretend to. A “best films” list, certainly. But of exactly 10, in marching order? These 20 stood out for me, and I treasure them all. If it had been 19 or 21, that would have been OK. If you must have a Top 10 List, find a coin in your pocket. Heads, the odd-numbered movies are your 10. Tails, the even-numbered.
As he says, “The best films of 2008… and there were a lot of them”.
Thursday, 28 August, 2008
As voted by ABC viewers in Australia.
While I only saw 27 of the overall top 100, I did see seven of the top ten movies.