JONATHAN ROSENBAUM'S 1000 ESSENTIAL FILMS - post-millennial

Originally published in Essential Cinema, copyright 2004 Jonathan Rosenbaum

Below are Rosenbaum's 41 favorite post-millennial movies:

2000
The Child and the Soldier (Seyyed Rez Mir-Karimi)
Chunhyang (Im Kwon-taek)
The Day I Became a Woman (Marziyeh Meshkini)
George Washington (David Gordon Green)
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (Varda)
Hamlet (Michael Almereyda)
The Heart of the World (Guy Maddin)
The Hole (Tsai)
In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai)
Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Platform (Jia Zhang-ke)
Yi Yi (Yang)

2001
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg)
The Circle (Jafar Panahi)
I'm going Home (de Oliveira)
The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (John Gianvito)
Mulholland Drive (Lynch)
My Voyage to Italy (Scorsese)
Operai, contadini (Sraub / Huillet)
Ou git votre sourire enfoui? (Pedro Costa)
Pistol Opera (Seijun Suzuki)
Waking Life (Linklater)
What Time Is It There? (Tsai)

2002
The Cat's Meow (Bogdanovich)
*Corpus Callosum (Snow)
Femme Fatale (De Palma)
Russian Ark (Sokurov)
Spider (Cronenberg)
Springtime in a Small Town (Tian)
Sweet Sixteen (Ken Loach)
Tangos voles (de Gregorio)
The Tracker (Rolf de Heer)
25th Hour (Spike Lee)
Y tu mama tambien (Alfonso Cuaron)

2003
Crimson Gold (Panahi)
Down with Love (Peyton Reed)
Elephant (van Sant)
Go Further (Ron Mann)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (Andersen)
The Same River Twice (Rob Moss)

So who Rules the Millennium so far? Rosenbaum's auteur scorecard:

Tsai - 3 Panahi - 2

 

 


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