Have You Seen The Greatest Film of the 21st Century?

By Gary Cutlack on at

David Lynch's baffling retro amnesia film Mulholland Drive has been declared the greatest movie so far of the 21st century, in a list clearly assembled before the new Ghostbusters came out.

According to BBC Culture, which commissioned a poll of film critics to decide upon the best one to come out post-2000, Lynch's Mulholland Drive is the greatest thing of the last 16 years; even though critics often struggle to say what it's about or why they like it. There isn't even a CG battle at the end of it. No one triumphs.

Global superstar critic Roger Ebert said it was amazing even though he didn't really know what it was about either, explaining that it was "...compulsively watchable while refusing to yield to interpretation" a bit like Teletubbies. Or a bit like Mrs Brown's Boys, which has won a separate audience poll to be declared the best UK sitcom of the century.

There's lots of arthouse in the best film list, including In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-wai and Miyazaki's Spirited Away, with the closest thing to a blockbuster that you common lot might've seen being Mad Max: Fury Road at #19. [BBC Culture]


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