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The modern movie landscape can make some people feel like the best days of film are behind us. With remakes, reboots and adaptations very abundant, and original movies seemingly not raking it in at the box office, that is an understandable sentiment. But the BBC felt like there are a lot of recent movies worth celebrating, and that is why they set out to make a list of the 100 greatest movies of the 21st century. The list they came up with is nothing if not interesting, and it is definitely a reminder that there are a lot of great movies that have been made in the last 16 years.
BBC published the list on Tuesday morning, after taking months to put it all together. In order to come up with this list, they used nearly 200 critics from both print and online publications, as well as academics and curators. The contributors that were used spanned the globe, »
Last year, the BBC polled a bunch of critics to determine the 100 greatest American films of all time and only six films released after 2000 placed at all. This year, the BBC decided to determine the “new classics,” films from the past 16 years that will likely stand the test of time, so they polled critics from around the globe for their picks of the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century so far. David Lynch’s “Mulholland Dr.” tops the list, Wong Kar-Wai’s “In The Mood For Love” places second, and Paul Thomas Anderson and the Coen Brothers both have 2 films in the top 25. See the full results below.
Read More: The Best Movies of the 21st Century, According to IndieWire’s Film Critics
Though the list itself is fascinating, what’s also compelling are the statistics about the actual list. According to the the BBC, they polled 177 film critics from every continent except Antarctica. »
- Vikram Murthi
Ryan Lambie Aug 23, 2016
A critics' survey puts Mullholland Drive at the top of the list of the best films since 2000. Did yours make the cut?
Movie critics love Linklater, Studio Ghibli, the Coens and the surrealist stylings of David Lynch. At least, that's if a newly-published list of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century is anything to go by.
BBC Culture commissioned the poll, which took in responses from 177 film critics from all over the world. As a result, the top 100 includes an eclectic mix of the mainstream to independent movies, from dramas to sci-fi and off-beat comedies. Feew would be surprised to see things like Paolo Sorrentino's handsome Italian confection The Great Beauty propping up the lower end of the list, or that such acclaimed directors as Wes Anderson or the aforementioned Coens feature heavily.
What is pleasing to see, though, is how much good genre stuff has made the cut, »
Although we’re only about 16% into the 21st century thus far, the thousands of films that have been released have provided a worthy selection to reflect on the cinematic offerings as they stand. We’ve chimed in with our favorite animations, comedies, sci-fi films, and have more to come, and now a new critics’ poll that we’ve taken part in has tallied up the 21st century’s 100 greatest films overall.
The BBC has polled 177 critics from around the world, resulting in a variety of selections, led by David Lynch‘s Mulholland Drive. Also in the top 10 was Wong Kar-wai‘s In the Mood For Love and Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life, which made my personal ballot (seen at the bottom of the page).
- Jordan Raup
Madrid — At&T-owned DirecTV Latin America, the region’s biggest satellite TV multi-channel operator, has acquired rights to European heist thriller “The Last Panthers,” a flagship television-series co-production of Europe’s biggest two pay-tv groups, Sky and Vivendi’s Canal Plus.
With 19 million clients in Latin America, thanks in large part to partnerships with Globo at Sky Brasil and Televisa at Sky Mexico, DirecTV will add a score or more territories to “The Last Panther” sales markets, which now reach 122 territories in total, a mark of just how widely select Euro TV series are licensing these days.
- John Hopewell
Directed by Jacques Audiard.
Three Sri Lankan refugees come together to forge a fake a family to flee from the conflict and emigrate to a banlieue in France, where they begin to etch out a living against such harsh conditions.
Director Jacques Audiard’s long awaited follow up to Rust and Bone (which followed his previous acclaimed cult film, A Prophet), Dheepan, arrived last year to much acclaim in Cannes winning the Palme d’Or. Following a brief release earlier this year, Dheepan finally arrives on DVD with no shortage of anticipation from fans of Audiard’s work.
Dheepan is the story of the titular character, a Tamil freedom fighter who has been battling in the dying embers of a civil war in Sri Lanka. He escapes to France to flee the violence, along »
- Amie Cranswick
Set to begin shooting in Europe later this year, Watts (The Rover, Animal Kingdom, Little Fish) will produce Mary Magdelene through her Sydney-based production company Porchlight Films. Watts has previously worked with See-Saw on the company.s 2012 production, Dead Europe.
- Staff Writer
Simon Brew Jul 29, 2016
The co-director of Finding Dory on making the film. Plus, he recommends an awful lot of movies to watch...
From working as an animator on A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2, through to directing shorts such as Burn-e and Toy Story Of Terror, Angus MacLane has worked his way up through his career at Pixar. So much so, that he’s now making his feature co-directing debut on Finding Dory, that lands in UK cinemas today.
He spared us some time for a chat – and it’s worth staying to the end where he starts firing out film recommendations….
I first spoke to you eight or nine years ago when you were talking about Wall-e, that you were supervising animator. And you told me then of an eight-year old who asked you a question about that film at a Q&A. And I do think »
With a notch on his wizarding wand now complete, the Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne is now gearing up to star in Morten Tyldum‘s adaptation of the historical thriller The Last Days of Night. According to Deadline, it concerns the battle between the mammoths of the industrial era Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse as they try to quite literally electrify America. Despite this premise, Redmayne will play neither of the two titans, instead starring as Paul Cravath, a now-famed lawyer that made the dispute his first career-making case. The script is penned by The Imitation Game scribe Graham Moore, which marks a re-team between director, writer, and production company Black Bear Pictures.
This production has a funny case of meta-reality, as the Weinstein Company are also suiting up to make a Edison v. Westinghouse pic that stars Benedict Cumberbatch and potentially Jake Gyllenhaal. This is not the first time in recent »
- Mike Mazzanti
Rooney Mara is set to star in the title role alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ. Chiwetel Ejiofor is also in talks to play Peter the Apostle. Judas was one of the twelve apostles and his betrayal of Jesus by a kiss in exchange for 30 silver coins has made his name synonymous with treason.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Judas was one of the 12 apostles and his betrayal of Jesus by a kiss in exchange for 30 silver coins has made his name synonymous with treason. Judas is believed to have hung himself in remorse.
- Dave McNary
The first time Viggo Mortensen surfaces in “Captain Fantastic,” he’s covered in mud, presenting a trophy to his shirtless son moments after the teen butchers a wild deer with his bare hands. It’s a spellbinding image that epitomizes the oddball tribalism that Mortensen’s character, Ben, has developed with his isolated clan of six children in the Pacific Northwest, and immediately establishes the striking intelligence of actor-director Matt Ross’ feature-length debut. Despite a premise that could easily turn hokey or farcical — radical parent raises kids in the woods, then suddenly must face reality when he takes them back to civilization — “Captain Fantastic” manages to inhabit the utopian highs of Ben’s unorthodox world even as it falls apart.
At first, the family’s idyllic existence seems untouchable. Ross imbues Ben’s self-contained universe with a magical atmosphere expertly captured by cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine (“A Prophet”). The deep greens »
- Eric Kohn
There are a lot of movies opening this week, but one of the more intriguing is “Les Cowboys.” Premiered at Cannes last year but hitting theaters today, it marks the directorial debut of Thomas Bidegain, one of France’s most acclaimed and successful screenwriters. Best known for his collaborations with Jacques Audiard on “A Prophet,” “Rust […]
- Oliver Lyttelton
Thomas Bidegain known for his screenwriting artistry with Jacques Audiard on Dheepan, A Prophet, and Rust And Bone and Joachim Lafosse on Our Children and The White Knights, met for a conversation on his directorial debut. Co-produced by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, co-written with Noé Debré, Les Cowboys stars François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield (Eva Husson's Bang Gang) and John C Reilly with Agathe Dronne, Iliana Zabeth (Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and House Of Tolerance), Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Ellora Torchia, Mounir Margoum, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Maxim Driesen.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
In Thomas Bidegain’s skilful directorial debut, a country-music obsessed family travel to Pakistan after the disappearance of their daughter
Hitherto best known for the excellent screenplays he wrote for several French auteurs, particularly Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone, Dheepan) and Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent), Thomas Bidegain makes his debut as director in his own right with this craftily elliptical, intimate epic. In the mid-1990s, a rural family of four enthusiastic country and western fans, who like all things to do with cowboy hats and line-dancing, are devastated when their daughter disappears one night at the local hoedown. Father Alain (François Damiens, touching) spends years searching for her, despite the fact that she seemingly doesn’t want to be found, having eloped with a Muslim boy who may or may not have jihadist sympathies. Kid, her younger brother (eventually played as an adult by a somewhat stiff »
- Leslie Felperin
Thomas Bidegain has made the transition from screenwriting to directing more smoothly than most with “Les Cowboys,” a contemporary reimagining of John Ford’s “The Searchers.” Bidegain’s updated take on the Western classic stars François Damiens as a Stetson-wearing Frenchman whose teenage daughter suddenly disappears one day, apparently having run off with the Muslim boyfriend her parents didn’t even know existed. Ahead of the film’s theatrical release tomorrow, Indiewire has been exclusively provided with a clip from the film.
In the scene, Damiens makes his way through the makeshift encampment where he thinks his daughter might be hiding out. She’s not there, of course, but some residents who don’t take kindly to his presence certainly are.
- Michael Nordine
The French dramatic thriller “Les Cowboys” has a scope and ambition as wide as the open range, but it’s a bumpy journey following a modern-day father’s pained quest to find his missing teenage daughter. Screenwriter Thomas Bidegain, making his feature directorial debut after collaborating on noteworthy screenplays with Jacques Audiard (“A Prophet,” “Dheepan”), is in territory reminiscent of Audiard’s brand of tough emotionalism. The twisty story calls up John Ford’s “The Searchers” and Paul Schrader‘s “Hardcore,” and touches on the War on Terror while remaining distinctively European in its aesthetics and tone. That’s a »
- Robert Abele
Cohen Media Group president Daniel Battsek will leave his current role to become the director of Film4. He will replace David Kosse, who is joining Stx Entertainment. Disney brought Battsek to the Us in 2005 to run Miramax when Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein left the company.
Cohen Media's latest releases are Benoît Jacquot's penetrating Diary Of A Chambermaid starring Léa Seydoux with Vincent Lindon and Thomas Bidegain's soul searching Les Cowboys starring François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield and John C Reilly.
Bidegain co-wrote Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, A Prophet, and Rust And Bone. He won the Michel d'Ornano Award at the Deauville American Film Festival for his directorial debut Les Cowboys following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
After three years at Cohen Media, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The name Thomas Bidegain may not be particularly familiar, but he might be the best-known screenwriter in the French film industry, and international audiences are likely familiar with his collaborations with Jacques Audiard on “A Prophet,” “Rust & Bone” and the director’s latest film “Dheepan.” But he’s ranked up big credits beyond that, too, on […]
- Oliver Lyttelton
★★☆☆☆ Amour fou in a French penitentiary has Blue is the Warmest Colour star Adele Exarchopoulos falling in love with the prison warden in Pierre Godeau's slickly-produced true-story tale of forbidden passion, Down By Love. We first meet Anna (Exarchopoulos) as she arrives at a prison to await her trial. Focusing on her familiar features while we hear the shouting and threats of male prisoners, there is an echo of Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, but don't get your hopes up. There is a naturalism to the first minutes with fellow inmates played by real prisoners and the prison itself portrayed as relatively relaxed, despite the odd punch up in the exercise yard.
- CineVue UK
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