It’s always an interesting exercise to arrive at the end of a year and take stock of the films that it produced, to squint for as much perspective as you can and see what the movies might have been saying to us, or to each other. Given the, uh, unique events of the last 12 months (or even just the last four weeks), it might take a little while longer than usual for us to have a clear sense of what the landscape really looked like. Will these films offer us rare insight into turbulent times, or — like much of what was released in theaters just prior to 9/11 — will they seem like relics from a more innocent world?
With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to get a bit more granular than usual, and to highlight individual moments from my 25 favorite films of the year (and, at least for the moment, these are my 25 favorite films of the year). I don’t know how something like “A Bigger Splash” or “O.J.: Made in America” will play a decade down the line, but I think it’s safe to assume that I’ll carry these moments with me wherever the future takes us.
A VIDEO COUNTDOWN from David Ehrlich
You must watch it !!!!