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by CosmicMonkey
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYT Top 25 of the 21st Century
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: NYT Top 25 of the 21st Century

Nope, it's James Gray, actually.

Although it turns out I have heard of a couple of his films, and a few of them have decent PSIs too, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by CosmicMonkey
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYT Top 25 of the 21st Century
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: NYT Top 25 of the 21st Century

So if anyone was wondering I looked through all 7 of the top 25 lists that were submitted by users in the thread and did a quick count of all the films that show more than once:

    6 Appearances:
    Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

    5 Appearances:
    There Will be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

    3 Appearances:

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
    Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)

    2 Appearances:

    A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
    Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)
    Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
    City of God (Katia Lund & Fernando Mereilles, 2002)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)

    The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
    Dogville (Lars Von Trier, 2003)
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
    The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
    The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)

    Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
    Irreversible (Gaspar Noé, 2002)
    Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-Ho, 2003)
    No Country for Old Men (Ethan & Joel Coen, 2007)
    Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003)

    The Son (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2002)
    Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
    Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
    Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
    Two Lovers (James Gray, 2008)

    Wall·E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
    Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 2009)
    Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014)


Coincidentally, the total number of films with two or more appearances equals 27 (or atleast until another user decides to contribute to this forum), so you could say it's as if we inadvertently created our own critcicker alternative to the top 25 films of the 21st Century. I must admit it has some surprising admissions, and even one from a filmmaker I've never even heard of before, but will certainly check out after this.

Some other trivia:
- Only Directors with more than one film are Abbas Kiarostami and Darren Aronofsky, both with 2 each.
-The Year with the most films is 2008, with 5, whereas 2005, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 all have none.
- 16 of 27 films (or 59%) are English-language films. The next most-represented are French with 3, followed by Farsi with 2.
by AFlickering
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYT Top 25 of the 21st Century
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: NYT Top 25 of the 21st Century

boyhood and million dollar baby are the worst things there. maybe munich too although i need to rewatch that.

mine, in chronological order and one per director:
george washington (green, 2000)

mulholland drive (lynch, 2001)
the royal tenenbaums (w. anderson, 2001)
the man who wasn't there (coen bros., 2001)

the son (dardennes, 2002)
morvern callar (ramsay, 2002)

dogville (von trier, 2003)
memories of murder (bong, 2003)

keane (kerrigan, 2004)
mysterious skin (araki, 2004)

miami vice (mann, 2006)

there will be blood (p. t. anderson, 2007)
the assassination of jesse james... (dominik, 2007)

synecdoche new york (kaufman, 2008)
love exposure (sono, 2008)

two lovers (gray, 2009)
where the wild things are (jonze, 2009)

certified copy (kiarostami, 2010)
into eternity (madsen, 2010)

margaret (lonergan, 2011)
tinker tailor soldier spy (alfredson, 2011)

cosmopolis (cronenberg, 2012)
romancing in thin air (to, 2012)
tabu (gomes, 2012)

a field in england (wheatley, 2013)

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alternatively could've picked MY WINNIPEG, TALK TO HER, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON, THE NEW WORLD, OBSERVE AND REPORT, THE COLOR WHEEL, OSLO AUGUST 31, THE ACT OF KILLING, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT, TWIXT etc. also hong sang-soo's whole 21st century filmography should be allowed as one entry.

current 10th tier PSIs (well known-very popular) that i haven't seen are AS I WAS MOVING AHEAD OCCASIONALLY..., TIE XI QU: WEST OF THE TRACKS, WHAT TIME IS IT THERE?, IN VANDA'S ROOM, SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY, DEVILS ON THE DOORSTEP, TOUTES LES NUITS.

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