Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Anyone who reads encyclopedia Nick Davis, aka Nicks Flick Picks, will know he has the tendency to disappear from time-to-time (that's what being a teacher does, I'm afraid), however, you really need to be reading now. Something new and fantastic is popping up every day! First we took a trip down memory lane with a diary of some of his best and worst cinematic experiences over the past decade and then he took a critical eye to his own opinions and conceptions of key films from each year over the past ten years. Now he's counting down his top 100 films of the decade and it's already a doozy.
Let's face it, these sort of lists are coming - and will continue to do so - thick and fast these days and a large percentage of them (including my own when I get around to it) are merely a rearranged list of the same movies. #100-#91 alone includes titles such as Greg McLean's Wolf Creek and Jean-Luc Godard's Notre Musique. Lars Von Trier's Dogville and Zach Snyder's Dawn of the Dead. Joon-ho Bong's Mother and Bennett Miller's Capote. And then there is the assortment of ultra-arthouse titles that have never even been released in Australia (Day Night Day Night, Johnny Mad Dog etc). Oh how I long for the day.
So yes, get over to Nicks Flick Picks pronto and you can literally spend hours perusing. Even when you're done with all the '00s retrospective stuff go and read some of his scholarly reviews. I recommend The Black Dahlia (a review that is as re-readable as a film can be re-watchable), The Cell and Psycho '98 because they're such interesting takes on movies that you probably don't like (I, however, do. Very much).
BTW, isn't my photoshopping second to none?