24 December 2009

The Decade List: 50 (More) Honorable Mentions

I don't plan on offering realtime stats of the process of elimination I'm going to be going through, but I've officially axed 50 titles from the list that's now sitting at around 165. In previous months' updates, I'd included other honorable mentions that were certainly not going to make the 100, some annotates, some not. You can find them for 2000, 2001, 2002 and an assorted one including films from 2002-2004. These are not what one might assume to be 101-150, as I still have close to 70 more that I need to eliminate before finalizing the 100, but are of some merit nonetheless. Listed alphabetically.

20 Centimeters [20 centímetros], 2005, d. Ramón Salazar, Spain/France
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007, d. Andrew Dominik, USA/Canada
Away from Her, 2006, d. Sarah Polley, Canada
Bad Education [La mala educación], 2004, d. Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
Beeswax, 2009, d. Andrew Bujalski, USA
Before I Forget [Avant que j'oublie], 2007, d. Jacques Nolot, France
The Boss of It All [Direktøren for det hele], 2006, d. Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/Iceland/Italy/France/Norway/Finland/Germany
The Bridge, 2006, d. Eric Steel, USA/UK
Captain Ahab [Capitaine Achab], 2007, d. Philippe Ramos, France/Sweden
The Cats of Mirikitani, 2006, d. Linda Hattendorf, USA

City of God [Cidade de Deus], 2002, d. Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, Brazil/France
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul [Istanbul hatirasi - Köprüyü geçmek], 2005, d. Fatih Akin, Turkey/Germany
Dave Chappelle's Block Party, 2005, d. Michel Gondry, USA
Enduring Love, 2004, d. Roger Michell, UK
The Exterminating Angels [Les anges exterminateurs], 2006, d. Jean-Claude Brisseau, France
Far from Heaven, 2002, d. Todd Haynes, USA/France
Fast Food Nation, 2006, d. Richard Linklater, USA/UK
The Girlfriend Experience, 2009, d. Steven Soderbergh, USA
Great World of Sound, 2007, d. Craig Zobel, USA
Home, 2008, d. Ursula Meier, Switzerland/France/Belgium

In the Loop, 2009, d. Armando Iannucci, UK
The Incredibles, 2004, d. Brad Bird, USA
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, 2006, d. Mary Jordan, USA
Jackass Number Two, 2006, d. Jeff Tremaine, USA
The King, 2005, d. James Marsh, UK/USA
Last Life in the Universe, 2003, d. Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Thailand/Japan
Man Push Cart, 2005, d. Ramin Bahrani, USA
Manderlay, 2005, d. Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/UK/France/Netherlands/Germany
Milk, 2008, d. Gus Van Sant, USA
Next Door [Naboer], 2005, d. Pål Sletaune, Norway/Sweden/Denmark

Punch-Drunk Love, 2002, d. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA
Quiet City, 2007, d. Aaron Katz, USA
Read My Lips [Sur mes lèvres], 2001, d. Jacques Audiard, France
Rejected, 2000, d. Don Hertzfeldt, USA
Requiem, 2006, d. Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany
Rubber Johnny, 2005, d. Chris Cunningham, UK
Silent Light [Stellet licht], 2007, d. Carlos Reygadas, Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany
Solaris, 2002, d. Steven Soderbergh, USA
Somersault, 2004, d. Cate Shortland, Australia
Son frère, 2003, d. Patrice Chéreau, France

Starting Out in the Evening, 2007, d. Andrew Wagner, USA
Tetro, 2009, d. Francis Ford Coppola, USA/Italy/Spain/Argentina
Time of the Wolf [Le temps du loup], 2003, d. Michael Haneke, France/Austria/Germany
Times and Winds [Beş vakit], 2006, d. Reha Erdem, Turkey
Vinyan, 2008, d. Fabrice Du Welz, France/Belgium/UK/Australia
Wendy and Lucy, 2008, d. Kelly Reichardt, USA
X2, 2003, d. Bryan Singer, USA/Canada
XXY, 2007, d. Lucía Puenzo, Argentina/France/Spain
Yeast, 2008, d. Mary Bronstein, USA
Yella, 2007, d. Christian Petzold, Germany

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