The BBC asked 177 influential film critics (i.e. not Dan Slevin) to select their favourite films since 2000 and turned those selections into a list of the 100 best of the millennium, with David Lynch’s Mullholland Dr. at the top. Dan Slevin assessed the list for Jesse Mulligan on Afternoons earlier today.
Video essay on Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love (#2) by The Nerdwriter:
There Will Be Blood (#3) is one of three P.T. Anderson films in the list:
Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller) is the top blockbuster in the list at #19:
2010 Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is one of three Apichatpong Weerasathakhul films in the top 100:
The top film directed by a solo female director is Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty at #57 (even though her earlier film The Hurt Locker won an Oscar):