In Review Online’s Yearbook project made me think hard about film over the past decade. Building on last week’s list of ten outstanding movies from 2000, here are my picks for 2001 (watch this space next week for 2002). Films are listed in alphabetical order, and ‘year’ is determined over at InRO by a movie’s first US release, limited or wide (not festivals or exclusive screenings).
Code Unknown, directed by Michael Haneke (France)
Fat Girl, directed by Catherine Breillat (France)
The Gleaners and I, directed by Agnès Varda (France)
Gosford Park, directed by Robert Altman (US)
In the Mood for Love, directed by Wong Kar Wai (Hong Kong)
La ciénaga, directed by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina)
Little Otik, directed by Jan Svankmajer (Czech Republic)
Mulholland Dr., directed by David Lynch (US)
The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson (US)
Werckmeister Harmonies, directed by Béla Tarr (Hungary)
Also: Ten Favourite Films of 2000; Ten Favourite Films of 2002; Ten Favourite Films of 2003; Ten Favourite Films of 2004; Ten Favourite Films of 2005; Ten Favourite Films of 2006; Ten Favourite Films of 2007; Ten Favourite Films of 2008; Ten Favourite Films of 2009.
(List originally published on In Review Online, on March 11, 2010.)