Top 10 - Films of 2000


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My Top 10 favorite Films of 2000

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1
Dancer in the Dark 2000,  R)
Dancer in the Dark
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.
2
Yi Yi 2000,  Unrated)
Yi Yi
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!
3
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000,  PG-13)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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.
4
Battle Royale 3D 2000,  Unrated)
Battle Royale 3D
Battle Royale is part social comm entry, part dark vision of the future. I can't help but notice a George Orwell influence too as its much like a modern mix of 1984 and Lord of the flies. It is also darkly humoured and very violent, not to mention absolutely brilliant!
5
Sexy Beast 2000,  R)
Sexy Beast
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. 'You made me look a right cunt'!
Best British film in years! Brilliant!
6
Requiem for a Dream 2000,  R)
Requiem for a Dream
Capitalism has lead to consumerism and consumerism has lead to addiction. We are now all drug addicts and greed is the drug and we must have it at any cost. Hard hitting social commentary from Aronofsky who goes from strength to strength.
7
Before Night Falls 2001,  R)
Before Night Falls
A beautiful film with a strong message, Julian Schnabel is a great film maker and Javier Bardem is brilliant as Reinaldo Arenas! This is a warning from the past and should be on the curriculum!
8
Memento 2000,  R)
Memento
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.
9
American Psycho 2000,  R)
American Psycho
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!
10
101 Reykjavík 2001,  Unrated)
101 Reykjavík
I really like this film, it made me read the book (also good) and now I really want to go to Iceland (Not the frozen food specialist).

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