The French filmmakers do not have the wind in their sails in the uk. The great british newspaper The Guardian was released on Thursday its list of movies the most successful at the beginning of this century. The film by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood , won the palme. According to Peter Bradshaw, critic, the cinema of the british daily, the feature-length film is a true masterpiece: the film is an “apocalyptic warning” on the dependence of mankind on oil and the risk of seeing the man run to his own loss. The journalist also underlines the quality of the interpretation of the main actor, Daniel Day-Lewis.
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Overall, american movies monopolize the podium of this top 100: the feature-length film Anderson’s follow-up to 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen) and Boyhood (Richard Linklater). The classification is distinguished by its eclecticism: blockbusters ( Ocean’s Eleven , 78) and cartoons ( The Incredibles , 64th) side by side documentary ( Stories We Tell , 82nd).
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Parasite, the great absent
Five French directors are included in this classification: Claire Denis (White Material , 14th century), Michel Audiard ( A Prophet , 74th), Marjane Satrapi ( Persepolis , 79th), Mia Hansen-Løve ( Eden, 90th) and Nicolas Philibert ( to Be and to have , 91st). Hidden , by Michael Haneke, an international co-production with Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche, inherits the sixth place.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , the latest film from Quentin Tarantino, clot the ranking. Of note, the absence of any of the other films that have marked the year 2019 and have won the palme d’or at Cannes, Parasite .