Top 10 - Films of 2000
My Top 10 favorite Films of 2000
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Dancer in the Dark 2000, R)
I didn't know this was a musical before I watched it and so when the Dogma style of filming was interrupted suddenly with a song I was both shocked and exhilarated. Lars von Trier got kicked out of his own gang in true style with this one (Well, technically he did with Breaking the Waves, but this one was the final straw). The cast is unlikely but brilliant, the songs are wonderful and the story is typically bleak and beautiful, what Von Trier does best. Another misunderstood and underrated masterpiece.
Yi Yi 2000, Unrated)
I was going to state that this is a melodrama of epic proportions but thinking about it its really not a melodrama at all. It is epic though and not just because it's 3 hours long, but because it fits all aspects of life into such a short amount of time so delicately you could be forgiven for not realising how much you've actually witnessed. Nearly every aspect of life is covered, it's never preachy or convoluted or contrived though, the attention to detail is very through too, it's a brilliantly observed slice of life. The conclusion made by the little boy through his photographs is cinema gold and sums up the film perfectly. This is a real joy to watch, make sure you're not interrupted for 3 three hours and indulge yourself, you won't regret it!
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000, PG-13)
I remember at the time, the decision to cast Clooney seemed an odd one as there were plenty of Coen regulars who seemed quite suited to the part. How wrong, Clooney steals the show in what I believe is his best work to date. Based loosely on Homer's odyssey, O' Brother is an instant classic that I never tire of watching.
Battle Royale 3D 2000, Unrated)
Sexy Beast 2000, R)
Requiem for a Dream 2000, R)
Before Night Falls 2001, R)
Memento 2000, R)
Memento is a great film, original and entertaining. It is however, in my opinion, a little over rated. Much like a couple of other great films - The Usual Suspects and The Prestige (Nolan's later film), it's great the first time round but once you've seen it once, its never quite the same and that's it's biggest downfall. The fact its filmed backwards is very original but the film Irreversible that came out 2 years later did it better. Still, a great film.
American Psycho 2000, R)
A book no one thought could be filmed. It?s fair to say that it doesn?t come close to the book but it?s also fair to say that Mary Harron did as good a job as anyone could have done. This is a brilliant film with some brilliant performances, especially from Bale in one of his best ever roles. Mary Harron, I have to say is a very underrated director, as far as I can tell, it?s only her sex that seems to be stifling her career which is positively disgraceful!
101 Reykjavík 2001, Unrated)