Friday, February 06, 2009

Cinema over the last 5 years

The last 5 years of cinema have been, in a word, rubbish. Since LOTR, there has been very little of real outstanding quality. Shrek 2 (2004), Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008) were great, and Stardust (2007) was superb.
Other than that, there have been some decent films, like The Last King of Scotland, Amazing Grace and Atonement, but nothing of real outstanding quality.
I am disappointed by this. Maybe it’s just because after LOTR, everything else seems a lot weaker. Or maybe cinema really is crap.

On a related note, the years of release of my top 10 films are:
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
The Man in the Iron Mask 1998
The Green Mile 1999
Matrix 1999
Notting Hill 1999
Fight Club 1999
Gladiator 2000
Shrek 2001
LOTR 2001-2003
Stardust 2007

Other films I consider excellent:
Chariots of Fire 1981
Cool Runnings 1992
Forrest Gump 1994
The Usual Suspects 1994
The Rock 1996
Good Will Hunting 1997
A Beautiful Mind 2001
Moulin Rouge 2001
Monsters Inc 2001
Minority Report 2002
Equilibrium 2002
Finding Nemo 2003
Shrek 2 2004
Coach Carter 2005
The Prestige 2006

1 comment:

Unknown said...

1999 really was an excellent year - 4 out of the top 10!