So Tati-esque -- the use of minimal sound to create heart-aching loneliness. I love you, little robot.
- Legally Blonde
The best live-action American film this decade. Read some Lacan to find out why, muah haha hah hahah.
- Batman Begins/The Dark Knight
I would marry Batman.
- Spirited Away
An opulent menagerie of gods, with some of the most potent film-making I've had the pleasure of crying to.
The moment when SPOILER Anton Ego flashes back to childhood END SPOILER is unbeatable.
- Children of Men
I try to remain skeptical about displays of technical virtuosity (polite term for indulgent wank, which itself is less polite term I use for "acting"), but damn if all of Alfonso Cuarón's single-take set pieces didn't draw me into the visceral Bourne-style dystopia.
- Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Movies have taught me one thing: my true love is a Frenchwoman (ok, Francophone-woman) with chic brown hair. She alights like an apparition once a decade into the light and shadows of film. In the '90s, her name was Valentine Dussault; she reappeared as Amélie Poulain in 2001.
- The Incredibles
Wall-E and Ratatouille are in a class by themselves -- but being the best of the rest of Pixar's oeuvre is no small potatoes.
- Bend It Like Beckham
Girl power forever!
A sado-masochistic fairy tale whose main character is named Lee. How can I not go for it?
Conclusions: I am a 12-year-old girl. Michael Caine is the actor of the decade.
Indie rating: Goldfrapp - "Fly Me Away"