Piles -> RE: Empire's Review Of The Decade (25/12/2009 5:05:13 PM)
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ORIGINAL: MC Liver
What's disappointing here is that, while Empire has published the lists as they were at the end of each year, and I'm sure they were valid at the time, there's been no attempt at any kind of critical reassessment of the past decade in any way, shape or form.
I'm currently compiling my list of the decade, which already has a few other threads on the forum. As the standard format here seems to be a top 20, mine currently is:
1) The Prestige
2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3) No Country For Old Men
4) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
6) Kill Bill, Vol. 1
7) There Will Be Blood
9) Children of Men
11) The Dark Knight
13) Dead Man's Shoes
14) Pan's Labyrinth
15) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
17) Hot Fuzz
18) United 93
19) Waltz With Bashir
20) Team America: World Police
And just bubbling under, in no particular order, Atonement, The Bourne Ultimatum, Wall-E, Hunger, District 9, (500) Days of Summer, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Gladiator, Moulin Rouge, Donnie Darko, Minority Report, Adaptation, Finding Nemo, X2, The Incredibles, Crash, Shaun of the Dead, Sin City, Batman Begins, Brokeback Mountain, Wallace and Gromit in: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Little Miss Sunshine, Casion Royale, Synecdoche, New York, Let The Right One In, In Bruges, Anchorman, Sideways, Finding Neverland and The White Ribbon.
In an attempt to truly re-evaluate the decade, as I have only really become a true film head in the past 2 - 3 years, I'm going through my DVD collection and watching those films I've not yet seen, but that may have some chance of cracking the list.
In the past week, I've already watched:
Dead Man's Shoes
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
And before the end of next week, I intend to try to watch as many of these as possible:
Requiem For A Dream
A Beautiful Mind
The Royal Tenenbaums
Million Dollar Baby
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
City of God
The Lives of Others
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Man Who Wasn't There
Letters From Iwo Jima
It would be nice if there was still time at Empire Towers to perform a similar re-evaluation - maybe that will redress the Star Wars / LOTR imbalance, and maybe it won't. And no-one will agree with the list totally, but at least we could have a more relevant debate.
maybe you should watch something that isn't completely obvious and tell us how that goes?
First the calendar bitching, now this? Someone's in a grump today. Do you need some icecream, Piles? Maybe a wowwipop? [:D][;)]
EDIT: And on Christmas as well! Jesus, what a psychopath. What's next, kicking kittens? Shooting Santa from his sleigh? [:D]
Sorry, I'd had a skinful of old speckled hen (hence my post in the 'best ale thread', which this morning's headache completely contradicted) and in a rather nonchalent mood. The sentiment still applies, though [;)].
And I would like a wowwipop. Email it to me?