Top 10 Films of the Decade

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My cinematic involvement is almost entirely limited to US films, which makes this of only limited warrant.  Do with that what you will.  My Top 10 TV Series are right there, those are far more solid at least in terms of my measuring what I like; I just take television more seriously than I take the full cinematic landscape.  I do watch a ton of documentaries. 

1. Adaptation
2. Farenheit 9-11.
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Synecdoche, NY.
5. No Country for Old Men
6. Why We Fight
7. Memento
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin
9. Juno
10. Murder on a Sunday Morning/The Staircase

I slid Juno ahead of Lost in Translation, the Dark Knight and There Will Be Blood (which is getting a lot of internet run as best film of the decade; I think I like it where I like it, right off the top ten) Sideways, You Can Count on Me, Bowling for Columbine, Once, and Chuck and Buck are all near misses.  As a crazed Charlie Kauffman fan I'm tempted to put Synecdoche here also and say "Y'all just don't get his delicate genius" - but 2 Kauffman's are enough.  Hey, that makes 20.  I've yet to see any of the 2009 Oscar-bait, so I may amend in 6 months or so.

I amended.  Synecdoche belongs.  Done. 

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