Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Annual Film Comment Critics Poll

1. No Country for Old Men Joel & Ethan Coen, U.S. 754 points
2. There Will Be Blood
P.T. Anderson, U.S. 743
3. Zodiac
David Fincher, U.S. 699
4. Syndromes and a Century
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/Austria/France 638
5. I’m Not There
Todd Haynes, U.S./Germany 592
6. Killer of Sheep
Charles Burnett, U.S. 508
7. Lady Chatterley
Pascale Ferran, France/Belgium 485
8. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Cristian Mungiu, Rom. 451
9. Eastern Promises
David Cronenberg, U.K./Canada 450
10. Colossal Youth
Pedro Costa, France/Portugal/Switzerland 393
11. The Lives of Others
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany 310
12. Black Book
Paul Verhoeven, Neth./Ger./Bel. 297
13. Michael Clayton
Tony Gilroy, U.S. 291
14. No End in Sight
Charles Ferguson, U.S. 281
15. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Sidney Lumet, U.S. 271
16. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Julian Schnabel, France/U.S 259
17. Away from Her
Sarah Polley, Canada 252
18. Offside
Jafar Panahi, Iran 250
19. I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone
Tsai Ming-liang, Malaysia/China/Taiwan/France/Austria 241
20. Private Fears in Public Places
Alain Resnais, Fr./It. 240
21. Ratatouille
Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava, U.S. 237
22. Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, Fr. 236
23. The Host
Bong Joon-ho, S. Korea 235
24. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Andrew Dominik, U.S. 226
25. Grindhouse
Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino, U.S. 202
26. Margot at the Wedding
Noah Baumbach, U.S. 196
27. Southland Tales
Richard Kelly, U.S./Germany/France 181
28. The Savages
Tamara Jenkins, U.S. 176
29. Bamako
Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali/France/U.S. 174
30. 12:08 East of Bucharest
Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania 170
31. The Bourne Ultimatum
Paul Greengrass, U.S./Ger. 164
32. Once
John Carney, Ireland 162
33. Into the Wild
Sean Penn, U.S. 157
(tie) Juno Jason Reitman, U.S. 157
34. Brand Upon the Brain!
Guy Maddin, Canada/U.S. 153
35. Sicko
Michael Moore, U.S. 151
36. Regular Lovers
Philippe Garrel, France 148
37. Knocked Up
Judd Apatow, U.S. 142
(tie) Sweeney Todd Tim Burton, U.S. 142
38. Hot Fuzz
Edgar Wright, U.K./France 125
39. The Darjeeling Limited
Wes Anderson, U.S. 121
40. Lust, Caution
Ang Lee, U.S./China/Taiwan/Hong Kong 117
41. Day Night Day Night
Julia Loktev, U.S./Ger./Fr. 113
42. Control
Anton Corbijn, U.K./U.S./Australia/Japan 110
43. Atonement
Joe Wright, U.K./France 109
44. Into Great Silence
Philip Gröning, France/Switzerland/Germany 108
(tie) Superbad Greg Mottola, U.S. 108
45. Terror’s Advocate
Barbet Schroeder, France 107
46. Los Muertos
Lisandro Alonso, Argentina/France/Netherlands/Switzerland 105
(tie) The Wind That Shakes the Barley Ken Loach, Ireland/U.K./Germany/Italy/Spain/France 105
47. 3:10 to Yuma
James Mangold, U.S. 104
48. Rescue Dawn
Werner Herzog, U.S. 99
49. Bug
William Friedkin, U.S. 97
50. My Brother’s Wedding
Charles Burnett, U.S. 95

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