BEST MOVIES OF THE DECADE (THE NEW YORKER’S AND MINE)

Posted by @ 3:09 pm on December 16th, 2009
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Dale Peck as a child

And here’s Denby’s list of the best movies of the decade. The only ones that I really love are There Will Be Blood and Caché (even if it’s probably in my top 20 rather than top 10).  He also includes The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which I had extreme difficulty sitting through.  I don’t care if the movie is about a guy who’s lost the use of his body and can’t even really open his eyes.  I don’t want to spend the first twenty minutes looking at a lens smeared with Vaseline.

My list, which you should feel free to dismember, is after the jump.

1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (seriously one of the great movies of all time)
2. Oldboy (I’m sure I’ve seen this more than twenty times)
3. Children of Men
4. There Will Be Blood
5.  Mulholland Drive
6. Irreversible
7. Undertow
8. War of the Worlds
9. District 9
10. Requiem for a Dream
11. The Departed
12.  (3way tie) The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum and United 93

Yeah… I guess I’m just not quite as into comedies, now that I think about it.

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