Recently, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE critic Mick LaSalle (who I must admit I'm unfamiliar with outside his admission in the bonus features of last year's Godfather box set that he doesn't understand the plot of Part II) posted his (premature) Top 10 list of the Aughties' best films. It reads like so:
1. The New World
2. 25th Hour
3. The Lives of Others
4. The Best of Youth
5. Before Sunset
7. The Pianist
8. Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days
9. After the Wedding
10. (tie) Almost Famous; Bridget Jones's Diary; The Dreamers; In the Cut; Match Point; V for Vendetta
I presume that no one here would agree with all of those choices--what I'm curious about is whether we would all agree with any of those choices. I feel confident that my own list would include 25th Hour, but then I'm under the influence of "True Blood", which I'm finally catching up with on Blu-ray.
As a postscript, we just began posting Jefferson's SIFF capsules.