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The BBC commissioned a list of the 100 best films of the 21st century, compiled from critics. Here's the list:

 

100. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
100. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
99. The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000)
98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
97. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
91. The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
89. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
86. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
85. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)
84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
82. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)
81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003)
79. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
77. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
76. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
74. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
72. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)
71. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
70. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
65. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)
63. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
60. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
58. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène, 2004)
57. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
56. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, director; Ágnes Hranitzky, co-director, 2000)
55. Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013)
54. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
52. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
49. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)
48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
46. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
45. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
42. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
41. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
37. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
34. Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)
33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
31. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
26. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
25. ​Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
17. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

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The BBC commissioned a list of the 100 best films of the 21st century, compiled from critics. Here's the list:

 

100. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)

100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)

100. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)

99. The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000)

98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)

97. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)

96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)

95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)

94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)

93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)

92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)

91. The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)

90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)

89. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)

88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)

87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

86. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)

85. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)

84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)

83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)

82. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)

81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)

80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003)

79. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)

78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)

77. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)

76. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)

75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)

74. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)

73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)

72. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)

71. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)

70. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)

69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)

68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)

67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)

66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)

65. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)

64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)

63. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)

62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

60. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)

59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)

58. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène, 2004)

57. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)

56. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, director; Ágnes Hranitzky, co-director, 2000)

55. Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013)

54. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)

53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)

52. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)

51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)

50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)

49. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)

48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)

47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)

46. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)

45. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)

44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)

43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)

42. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)

41. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)

40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)

39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)

38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)

37. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)

36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)

35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)

34. Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)

33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)

32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)

31. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)

30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)

29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)

28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)

27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)

26. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)

25. ​Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)

24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)

23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)

22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)

21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)

19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)

18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)

17. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)

16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)

15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)

14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)

13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)

11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)

10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)

9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)

8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)

7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)

4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)

1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

Another lontgtime e mail pen pal of mine (Simon Cherpitel of www.cinemacom.com) of whom I've known & corresponded with since about 2002 or so, is also a big fan of "Boyhood" ($47m.) (***1/2) & on his huge site-(GO CHECK IT OUT!)

He lists all of the legendary "Sight and Sound Surveys" & a lot more, plus, a guy that dedicates a lot of it to: Saul Bass, can't be all bad, huh.  He thinks "Boyhood" will be voted among the next  "S & S Survey for 2022.

 

2007's superb drama "There Will Be Blood"-($47m.) in my view, is a truly magnificent film & *D. Day is once again extraordinary in it, channeling (John Huston!) & this actor is now without a doubt among our (2 to 3) finest "ALIVE!" As most reading this know, he's already taken home a record all (3) leading actor "statuettes" An achievement even *"The Great: Spencer Tracy" *Jack Nicholson or *Brando has done!!!

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Picking from that list, I really liked "Spotlight," and the two Todd Haynes movies, "Far From Heaven," and "Carol."  I know there are many more movies I've really liked this century but they weren't on the list.

*"Spotlight"-($40m. U.S. gross)  just won the coveted BP *Oscar vs. "The Revenant"-(which most oddsmakers including myself, predicted would sweep instead) & I've yet to see it myself.  Most critics & such,  also thought it a terrific piece of filmmaking.

It also only won 1 more for Best 0. Screenplay-(something very rare for the *AMPAS & in taking home only (2) it was the first time since 1952 that a BP winner only won (2) *Academy Awards.) (*De Mille's *"The Greatest Show on Earth")  As opposed to a big sweep, which I forecasted "The Revenant": would do.  However, it's victory may have also depended on it's strong subject matter, something the *Academy does also honor from time to time?

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