David Lynch’s MULLHOLLAND DR. Tops L.A. Film Critics’ Best of the Decade List

     January 12, 2010


It’s been almost 10 years since David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. made its debut in theaters, but it still holds a very high place in the hearts of L.A. film critics. Here’s is [via Indiewire] the L.A. Film Critics Association’s just-released Best of the ’00s list:

1. Mulholland Dr. –  David Lynch
2. There Will Be Blood –  Paul Thomas Anderson
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind –  Michel Gondry
4. Brokeback Mountain –  Ang Lee
5. No Country for Old Men –  Joel and Ethan Coen / Zodiac –  David Fincher (tie)
6. Yi Yi –  Edward Yang
7. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days – Cristian Mungiu / The Lord of the Rings – Peter Jackson (tie)
8. Spirited Away –  Hayao Miyazaki
9. United 93 – Paul Greengrass / Y Tu Mama Tambien –  Alfonso Cuaron (tie)
10. Sideways –  Alexander Payne

Hit the jump for my thoughts on their Top 10 as well as my personal list for the best of the last decade.

I’m happy to see Michel Gondry’s movie in such a high perch, and have nothing but love for Yi Yi, so it’s nice to see that make the list too. And can you possibly get an odder combination thatn Cristian Mungiu and Peter Jackson tying for the seventh spot?  And just in case anyone’s wondering, here are my top 10 films from the last decade, in chronological order: 2000: Almost Famous; 2001: The Royal Tenenbaums; 2002: City of God; 2003: American Splendor; 2004: Maria Full of Grace; 2005: Hustle & Flow; 2006: Pan’s Labyrinth; 2007: Into the Wild; 2008: Let the Right One In; 2009: Inglourious Basterds.

What say you of the L.A. Critics’ picks? Any glaring omissions? Sound off in the comments section.


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