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The Ten Best Movies (Of The Ten I Saw This Year), Part 2


The better half of the ten movies I actually saw in 2012…

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A Royal Anniversary
October 14, 2011, 3:52 pm
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Last night Wes Anderson reunited with (some of) the cast of The Royal Tenenbaums, to mark the tenth anniversary of its 2001 premiere at the New York Film Festival.

For me, The Royal Tenenbaums is probably the most important movie of the past ten years.  I could go back and forth about whether it’s actually the best movie, but tempting though it may be it’s probably counterproductive to spend the rest of my day debating the pros and cons of whether it’s a “better” movie than, say, Morvern Callar.

What makes certain movies really great, I think, is their ability to elicit different emotions at different times.  I first saw The Royal Tenenbaums in a movie theater with a good friend, and we both laughed a lot.  The second time, I watched it at home with my mother; she fell asleep after five minutes and I cried for an hour and a half.

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