Tuesday, September 26, 2006
UPDATED: The tiebreaker vote falls on me again, and I'll go Dazed and Confused. Both Ikiru and Linklater's film are true "feel-good" movies - they have heart and wit, and both directors have a genuinely humane worldview. But Dazed and Confused slightly edges out Ikiru because of its terrific ensemble work (I can never truly hate Ben Affleck because of his performance as O'Bannion) and its success both as a teen comedy and an insightful commentary on the 1970's. It's up there with Truffaut's The 400 Blows and Small Change as one of the best youth films.