Sunday, December 21, 2003

Since I wasn't blogging when my Movies 2002 list was put together, I'm including it now:

The annual self-indulgence, moved back several months due to a computer crash that wiped out the original file and then, uh, something or another. Usual rules: anything seen for the first time from January 1 to December 31, 2002 is eligible. For a variety of reasons, my moviegoing was pretty limited so films that likely could have made the front list that I hadn't yet seen include: Far From Heaven, Spirited Away, 8 Mile, Audition, In Praise of Love, ABC Africa, Fast Runner, I'm Going Home, Kandahar, Russian Ark, Solaris, Adaptation, What Time Is It There, Bowling for Columbine, Esther Kahn, Punch-Drunk Love, 24 Hour Party People, CQ and the Yasuzo Masamura DVDs.

1. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff 2000)

2. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron 2001)

3. Code Unknown (Michael Haenke 2000)

4. Gosford Park (Robert Altman 2001)

5. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan 2000)

6. George Washington (David Gordon Green 2000)

7. Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma 2002)

8. A Cloud-Capped Star (Ritwik Ghatak 1960)

9. The Heart of the World (Guy Maddin 2000)

10. About a Boy (Chris & Paul Weitz 2002)

11. Kill Bill trailer (Quentin Tarrantino & anonymous 2002)

12. City of Lost Souls (Takashi Miike 2000)

Worthy: American Pimp (Hughes Brothers 1999), Baise Moi (Coralie, Virginie Despentes 2000), Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku 2000), Blind Swordsman: The Tale of Zatoichi (Kenji Misumi 1962), Changing Lanes (Roger Michell 2002), Die Another Day (Lee Tamahori 2002), The End of Violence (Wem Wenders 1997), Gods & Monsters (Bill Condon 1998), Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton 1964), Haxan (Benjamin Christensen 1922), Heist (David Mamet 2001), Ichi the Killer (Takashi Miike 2001), The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky 1975), Reign of Fire (Rob Bowman 2002), Replicant (Ringo Lam 2001), Resident Evil (Paul W.S. Anderson 2002), last hour of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (George Lucas 2002), The Sum of All Fears (Phil Alden Robinson 2002), The Tailor of Panama (John Boorman 2001).

Crimes Against Humanity: Analyze That (Harold Ramis 2002), Auto Focus (Paul Schrader 2002), Bad Company (Joel Schumacher 2002), Big Trouble (Barry Sonnenfeld 2002), Black Knight (Gil Junger 2001), The Blackout (Abel Ferrara 1997), Clockwatchers (Jill Sprecher 1997), Cold Eyes of Fear (Enzo G. Castellari 1971), Collateral Damage (Andrew Davis 2002), Comic Book Villains (James Robinson 2002), Death to Smoochy (Danny DeVito 2002), Document of the Dead (Roy Frumkes 1989), Dracula 2000 (Patrick Lussier 2000), The General (John Boorman ), Lies (Jang Sun-Woo 1999), Men in Black II (Barry Sonnenfeld 2002), Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky 2000), The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson 2001), The Score (Frank Oz 2001), Showtime (Tom Dey 2002), Small Time Crooks (Woody Allen 2000), Spy Game (Tony Scott 2001), first hour of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (George Lucas 2002), Stealing Harvard (Bruce McCulloch 2002), Stiff Upper Lips (Gary Sinyor 1998), The Straight Story (David Lynch 1999), Thunderball (Terence Young 1965), The Transporter (Corey Yuen 2002), Under the Sand (Francois Ozon 2000), We Were Soldiers (Randall Wallace 2002), Windtalkers (John Woo 2002).