Lists Ahoy

Tue, Jan 2, 2007

With the end of a calendar year, comes the traditional flurry of film critics' Top Ten lists. Most of these lists have the same ten or twelve films, many of which have not yet screened in Columbus. Limiting themselves to only those films which opened in Columbus during 2006, members of the Wexner Center Media Arts staff have selected some of the year's highlights. (A few exceptions were made for older films that had their first theatrical screening in Columbus during 2006.)

David Filipi, Curator
1. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
2. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
3. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
4. Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom)
5. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)
6. Cach?© (Michael Haneke)
7. Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper)
8. The Intruder (Claire Denis)
9. Time to Leave (Fran?ßois Ozon)
10. The Queen (Stephen Frears)

Mike Olenick
, Studio Editor
(in alphabetical order)
Cach?© (Michael Haneke)
The Intruder (Claire Denis)
Jackass 2 (Jeff Tremaine)
The Notorious Bettie Page (Mary Harron)
The Prestige
(Christopher Nolan)
The Quiet (Jamie Babbit)
Satantango (B?©la Tarr, 1994)
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 1 (William Greaves, 1968)
Tale of Cinema (Hong Sang-soo)
Time to Leave (Fran?ßois Ozon)
NOTE: I also really wanted to mention Uwe Boll's BloodRayne and William Brent Bell's Stay Alive because I have thought about them more than almost any other films this year.

Chris Stults, Assistant Curator
1. The New World (Terence Malick)
2. Satantango (B?©la Tarr, 1994)
3. Tale of Cinema (Hong Sang-soo)
4. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
5. Interkosmos (Jim Finn)
6. Gilles' Wife (Fr?©d?©ric Fonteyne)
7. Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
8. The Proposition (John Hillcoat)
9. The Intruder (Claire Denis)
10. The Matador (Richard Shepard)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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