this series? How I've done so many at this point that it takes me a dozen or so tries to get her to cough up a number I haven't already done? Well she apparently really wanted to talk about The Movies of 2002 today because "2" was the very first number she gave me.
So 2002 we go. At first glance the year seemed fine but the deeper I dug into the list the bigger the list grew - turns out this was a hell of a year for the movies. But I decided to clamp down on myself - no top tens today. I twisted myself into knots and kept us at just five like we're supposed to do. Of course when you get down to all the runners-up you'll see - brutal. Absolutely brutal.
My 5 Favorite Films of 2002
(dir. Todd Haynes)
-- released on November 5th 2002 --
(dir. Park Chan-wook)
-- released on March 29th 2002 --
(dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
-- released on November 1st 2002 --
(dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
-- released on September 20th 2002 --
(dir. Spike Jonze)
-- released on December 6th 2002 --
Runners-up: Minority Report (dir. Spielberg), Spider-man (dir. Raimi), Catch Me if You Can (dir. Spielberg), The Hours (dir. Daldry), Signs (dir. Shyamalan), About a Boy (dir. Chris Weitz), Panic Room (dir. Fincher), 28 Days Later (dir. Boyle), One Hour Photo (dir. Mark Romanek), Femme Fatale (dir. Brian De Palma), Dirty Pretty Things (dir. Stephen Frears)...
The Good Girl (dir. Miguel Arteta), Hero (dir. Zhang Yimou), Laurel Canyon (dir. Cholodenko), Talk To Her (dir. Pedro Almodovar), Ten (dir. Kiarostami), Movern Callar (dir. Lynne Ramsey), Bubba Ho-tep (dir. Don Coscarelli), 8 Women (dir. Ozon)
Irreversible (dir. Gaspar Noe), Frida (dir. Julie Taymor), Death To Smoochy (dir. Danny DeVito), Solaris (dir. Soderbergh), Equilibrium (dir. Kurt Wimmer), Bend it Like Beckham (dir. Gurinda Chadha), Full Frontal (dir. Soderbergh), Moonlight Mile (dir. Brad Silberling), Russian Ark (dir. Alexander Sokurov)