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TIFF Cinematique's Top 30 films of the last decade...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    60 film historians, festival programmers and archivists from around the world rank the top 30 films of the decade.

    Not exactly mainstream stuff, even by artsy standards.


    Reader comments are pretty predictable--divided pretty much as expected.

    The sad part isn't the usual response of "elitist drivel" by people raised on Hollywood, but that even in a major movie market like Toronto, you'd never have even a chance to see these movies outside of TIFF or a foreign film festival.

    "Hmmmm, let's see, dear, do you want to see, 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' or 'Werckmeister Harmonies'?"
  2. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    No "Busty Cops 2"? This list is IRRELEVANT!
  3. Todd Haynes is the most mainstream film maker to get any real love.
  4. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    I've only seen six films on that list. I own five of them on DVD and wouldn't mind owning the sixth.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That list is why people hate critics...

    I see 100 movies a year and have never even heard of most of those...

    Of these I've seen:

    History of Violence
    Mulholland Drive
    Talk to Her
    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Your average moviegoer has seen nothing on that list.
  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I saw seven and none of the top 10.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I've never seen any of them, and have only heard of 1 or 2.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    These days, $100 million is considered a hit. I'd bet no film on that list made $30 mil.

    Obviously financial success is not the only way to measure the quality of a movie, but it says something that there isn't a single mainstream movie on that list.

    History of Violence might be the only film on that list that got a wide release in the U.S.

    I remember having to go to the independent theaters to see Mulholland Drive and Tenenbaums.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That should be called Top 30 Films of the Past Decade According to Pretentious Movie Douchebags Who Smoke Cigarettes Ironically.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Agree completely.
  11. vicd

    vicd Member

    What??? Jackass 2 didn't make the list????
    I mean 'Russian Arc" was cool with the single shot gimmick but c'mon....
  12. vicd

    vicd Member

    Luckily I need some new netflix movies to watch and they have every one of these.
    Speaking of TIFF, best movie of the last decade was Jiminy Glick LaLaWood Fables, filmed at the Toronto Film Fest.
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