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Film Comment’s End of Year Critics’ Poll 2001

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20 BEST FILMS OF 2001

Mulholland Drive

1. Mulholland Drive
David Lynch, U.S.

In the Mood for Love

2. In the Mood for Love
Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong

Royal Tenenbaums

3. The Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson, U.S.

Ghost World

4. Ghost World
Terry Zwigoff, U.S.

Artificial Intelligence

5. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
Steven Spielberg, U.S.

Fat Girl

6. Fat Girl
Catherine Breillat, France

Waking Life

7. Waking Life
Richard Linklater, U.S.

In the Bedroom

8. In the Bedroom
Todd Field, U.S.

The Gleaners and I

9. The Gleaners and I
Agnes Varda, France

Werckmeister Harmonies

10. Werckmeister Harmonies
Bela Tarr, Hungary

Memento

11. Memento
Christopher Nolan, U.S.

The Circle

12. The Circle
Jafar Panahi, Iran

Moulin Rouge

13. Moulin Rouge
Baz Luhrmann, U.S./Australia (tied)

Va Savoir

Va savoir
Jacques Rivette, France (tied)

The Man Who Wasn't There

14. The Man Who Wasn't There
Joel Coen, U.S.

Apocalypse Now Redux

15. Apocalypse Now Redux
Francis Ford Coppola, U.S.

Amores Perros

16. Amores Perros
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico

Gosford Park

17. Gosford Park
Robert Altman, U.S.

Donnie Darko

18. Donnie Darko
Richard Kelly, U.S.

Eureka

19. Eureka
Shinji Aoyama, Japan

Lord of the Rings

20. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Peter Jackson, U.S./New Zealand

10 BEST UNRELEASED FILMS OF 2001

I'm Going Home

1. I’m Going Home
Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/France

In Praise of Love

2. In Praise of Love
Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland

What Time is it There?

3. What Time Is It There?
Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan

Time Out

4. Time Out
Laurent Cantet, France

Warm Water under a Red Bridge

5. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
Shohei Imamura, Japan

Piano Teacher

6. The Piano Teacher
Michael Haneke, France/Austria

Millennium Mambo Hou Hsiao-hsien

7. Millennium Mambo
Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan/France

Y tu mama también

8. Y tu mama también
Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico

Pulse

9. Pulse
Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan

The Lady and The Duke

10. The Lady and the Duke
Eric Rohmer, France

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