May 7, 2007

The Ten Best Films Of 2006

1.   Children Of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, Japan/United Kingdom/United States)
2.   The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, United States)
3.   Inland Empire (David Lynch, France/Poland/United States)
4.   Miami Vice (Michael Mann, Germany/United States)
5.   Syndromes And A Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/France/Austria)
6.   Paprika (Satoshi Kon, Japan)
7.   Triad Election (Johnny To, Hong Kong)
8.   A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater, United States)
9.   The Host (Joon-ho Bong, South Korea)
10. Red Road (Andrea Arnold, United Kingdom/Denmark)
&    Requiem (Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany)

*list based on year of release, not U.S. theatrical release date


diegogue said...

Did you really think "miami Vice" is so good?

R.A. Naing said...

I really do. I think that it is the culmination of Mann's unique views on masculinity and the crime genre. In the film, everything is boiled down to the most basic and essential. The characters, cops and criminals, are ciphers for their work, existing as pure archetypes in a sense. And I love the digital cinematography and the style of the film. I love the atmosphere and the constantly thundering, ominous sky. Not many people got it, but I think in time, it will stand up alongside Mann's best.

Anonymous said...

Nice listGlad that slowly but surely, MV is gaining converts, I saw it 4 times in the cinema (first time since Lynch's Mulholland Drive).

In places, it reaches the melancholic visual poetry of Wong Kar Wai's 2046 and In the Mood for Love.