Sunday, October 15, 2006


UPDATED: It's another tie, and of course I have to give it to 2001. It's no less awe-inspiring than it was when I first saw it more than fifteen years ago - in fact, it keeps getting better as I get older and (relatively) wiser. It's the kind of film that expands the possibilities of what cinema is capable of expressing. It's the kind of film that reduces me to hyperbole.

It is nice to see a Cronenberg movie make a strong showing, though, and I wouldn't mind at all if it were voted back in during the next wild card round; rewatching The Fly last week, I was reminded yet again of what a compassionate, humane filmmaker Cronenberg is when you strip away all the gore. He's got a sharp eye, a brilliant mind, and a surprisingly warm heart, and that's a fantastic combination for a director.

4 comments:

Mothwitness said...

No doubt in my mind. 2001.

Steve said...

I know I'm tilting at a windmill here, but I'm voting Videodrome. 2001 is an astonishing, revelatory masterpiece of cinema. I love it with all my heart. But I'm not obsessed with it the way I am over Cronenberg's dizzying mindfuck.

Dr. Criddle said...

2001.

Sam said...

videodrome