2001 Critics' Top Ten Lists

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  1. Edwin Pereyra

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    We might as well have one consolidated thread for all critics’ Top Ten lists. One can then compare one critic’s list with another. While I don’t closely follow these two, their lists still look interesting.

    Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum Best of 2001:

    1.Lord Of The Rings

    2.In The Bedroom

    3.The Royal Tenenbaums

    4.Waking Life

    5.A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    6.Divided We Fall

    7.Moulin Rouge

    8.The Tailor Of Panama

    9.Shrek

    10.The Circle

    Worst:

    1.Town and Country

    2.Freddy Got Fingered

    3.Greenfingers

    4.Tomcats

    5.Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

    Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman Best of 2001:

    1.Memento

    2.Ocean’s Eleven

    3.Together

    4.Sexy Beast

    5.Startup.com

    6.From Hell

    7.Shrek

    8.Wet Hot American Summer

    9.In The Bedroom

    10.Our Song

    Worst:

    1.The Mexican

    2.Freddy Got Fingered

    3.Va Savoir

    4.Snatch

    5.Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
     
  2. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    Here's two more:

    Sight & Sound:

    1. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárittu)

    2. Apocalypse Now Redux (Francis Ford Coppola)

    The Others (Alejandro Amenábar)

    3. Code Inconnu (Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales Of Several Journeys) (Michael Haneke)

    Faithless (Liv Ullmann)

    4. Yi Yi (A One And A Two...) (Edward Yang)

    5. The Circle (Jafar Panahi)

    Éloge De L'Amour (In Praise Of Love) (Jean-Luc Godard)

    6. À Ma Soeur (Fat Girl) (Catherine Breillat)

    Together (Lukas Moodysson)

    Time Out London:

    1. Code Inconnu (Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales Of Several Journeys) (Michael Haneke)

    Yi Yi (A One And A Two...) (Edward Yang)

    2. Together (Lukas Moodysson)

    3. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárittu)

    4. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)

    5. Last Resort (Paul Pavlikovsky)

    6. À Ma Soeur (Fat Girl) (Catherine Breillat)

    La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher) (Michael Haneke)

    7. The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)

    8. Songs From The Second Floor (Roy Andersson)

    9. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)

    10. George Washington (David Gordon Green)

    ~Edwin
     
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    WOW! Talk about entirely different Top 10 lists. You couldn't get anymore different than that if you tried. Thanks for the info Edwin.
     
  4. Bruce Hedtke

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    I guess I was just suprised to see Owen Gleiberman ranking From Hell so highly. Nice that he was sticking with Memento as the top choice. I would love to see where Memento ends up being on other lists. Hopefully, near the top.
    Bruce
     
  5. Seth Paxton

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    hmm, well Owen is on crack apparently. I mean, Wet Hot American Summer? That got destroyed by critics, so much so that they killed the distribution.

    S&S list seems a little too art bent. But more confusing is that I thought Yi Yi released publically last year and I would expect S&S to follow public release not US release.
     
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    I've thought that Owen was on crack since his pick of Oh Brother, Where Art Though as last years worst film. I mean, c'mon...I can understand not liking it, but worst of the year...?
     
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    I have a hard time listening to a critic that puts Snatch in his bottom 5 of the year. He dismisses as a remake of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. It makes we wonder if he has even seen either movies or just read descriptions of them.
     
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    I'm forced to agree about Snatch. That movie was awesome. Someimes I think these critics live in thier own private fantasy world.

    marshall
     
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    Chicago Tribune #1 -- Michael Wilmington
    http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Met...-14486,00.html
    1 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    2 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    3 - Gosford Park
    4 - Amores Perros
    5 - Moulin Rouge
    6 - The Road Home
    7 - Faithless
    8 - Amelie
    9 - Monsters, Inc.
    10 - Ali
    Runners Up -- Mulholland Drive, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Gleaners and I, No Man's Land, Intimacy, The Tailor of Panama, Waking Life, Memento, Chunhyang, Black Hawk Down, A Beautiful Mind
    Honorable Mention -- The Royal Tenenbaums, The Dish, Shrek, Bridget Jones Diary, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Heist, Training Day, Liam, Va Savoir, Baran, Calle 54, Time and Tide
    Chicago Tribune #2 -- Mark Caro
    http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Met...-14485,00.html
    1. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    2. Memento
    3. The Royal Tenenbaums
    4. Amores Perros
    5. Lantana
    6. Monsters, Inc.
    7. Ghost World
    8. Together
    9. Amelie
    10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Runners Up: The Dish, Startup.com, Behind the Sun, With a Friend Like Harry, Training Day, The Closet, O, Innocence
     
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    Peter Travers -- Rolling Stone
    Hollywood List http://deploy.rollingstone.com/mv_ne....asp?nid=15076 :
    1 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2 - Ali
    3 - The Royal Tenenbaums
    4 - Shrek
    5 - Vanilla Sky
    6 - Moulin Rouge
    7 - Black Hawk Down
    8 - A Beautiful Mind
    9 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    10 - Ocean's 11
    Indie List http://deploy.rollingstone.com/mv_ne....asp?nid=15077 :
    1 - Memento
    2 - Mulholland Drive
    3 - Waking Life
    4 - Ghost World
    5 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    6 - Sexy Beast
    7 - In the Bedroom
    8 - The Man Who Wasn't There
    9 - Gosford Park
    10 - Amelie
     
  13. Edwin Pereyra

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    I'm glad the Swedish film, Together, is getting the notices it deserves especially from Sight and Sound and Time Out London. That film contains one of this year's best ensemble acting. Definitely one of this year's best films.
    ~Edwin
     
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    Here is Richard Schickel of Time magazine:
    1.Shrek
    2.Black Hawk Down
    3.In The Bedroom
    4.Amores Perros
    5.The Deep End
    6.Lantana
    7.Faithless
    8.With A Friend Like Harry
    9.Ali
    10.Liam
    Richard Corliss of Time:
    1.Kandahar
    2.Moulin Rouge
    3.Black Hawk Down
    4.In The Mood For Love
    5.Mulholland Drive
    6.Monsters, Inc.
    7.movie 7
    8.The Lord Of The Rings
    9.Amelie
    10.Ghost World
    http://www.time.com/time/bestworst2001/cinema.html
    ~Edwin
     
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    I don't think I've seen more 10 films this year. I remember saw:

    Yi Yi

    Before Night Falls (2000, though)

    Shrek

    A.I.

    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

    Apocalypse Now Redux

    Monsters, Inc.

    Novocaine

    And the only one I didn't care for was A.I. I've been going to a lot fewer films than I used to, ever since I became disenchanted with the feces factory known as 21st century Hollywood.
     
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    Richard Schickel of Time also voted "Moulin Rouge" as the worst film of the year. Is this guy on crack? [​IMG]
     
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    You only kill your credibility when you take some "stand" against your personal pet peeve film. I find the practice stupid to all end.
    I was no big fan of Gladiator as most here know, but no way was that film the worst of the year, nor even below half or in the "bad" section.
    Whether or not all aspects (or any) of any film worked for you, only the most harsh films (aka Fat Girl) are going to range from top 10 to WORST. Didn't dig it, fine, but if you are telling me that Tomcats, Freddy Got Fingered, Tomb Raider were not worse...don't even get Jason going about Druids. [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, not a word about "Harry Potter," unless I missed it.

    BTW, I haven't seen it yet, and I won't pass judgement on it until I do...
     

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