Ten Favourite Films of 2002

Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love"

Here’s another unit from In Review Online’s Yearbook project: my pick for the 10 outstanding movies of 2002 (of the ones I managed to see, anyway). 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).

Blissfully Yours, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)

The Bourne Identity, directed by Doug Liman (US)

The Fast Runner, directed by Zacharias Kunuk (Canada)

Maelström, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Canada)

Punch-Drunk Love, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (US)

The Son, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium)

Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)

Talk to Her, directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)

Trouble Every Day, directed by Claire Denis (France)

What Time Is it There?, directed by Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan)

Tsai Ming-liang's "What Time Is it There?"

Also:  Ten Favourite Films of 2000; Ten Favourite Films of 2001; 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.)

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