We started a Tournament to determine the Best Film of 2000-Now.
The above photo (click to enlarge) has all the Round 1 and 2 Winners.
64 Films were cut to 32.
You can read Part I of the Round 1 Recap here.
You can read Part II of the Round 1 Recap here.
Now, 32 films have been cut to 16.
Vote on Round 3 in the Comments Section.
Dan (The North) is writing in italics.
Chris (The South) is writing in normal.
The 32 to Sweet 16 Recap:
#1. THE DEPARTED said, "Avada Kedavra!" to #8. HARRY POTTER I (Sorcerer's Stone).
For me, Scorsese really came back with THE DEPARTED. It's not like his previous films were bad by any means, but I definitely don't love BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, GANGS OF NEW YORK or THE AVIATOR. I've got no beef with KUNDUN, but DEPARTED was Scorsese's best work since CASINO, 11 years earlier. HARRY was great, but top-level Marty is hard to beat.
#4. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN stumped the Chai Wallah, #12. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
I had SLUMDOG moving on in another upset, but the votes and The South's deep love for all things Coen Brothers carried OLD MEN. Next, is a big Crime Drama Showdown in the Sweet 16: North/South Mount Rushmore Member, Martin Scorsese, versus The Coen Brothers.
The South's head might explode.
In a tough match for me personally, #3 Requiem for a Dream defeated #6 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (best movie title winner though, no doubt). I really love both films. But despite me giving a slight edge to Jesse James, Requiem came out on top in a close fight. However, I still cannot look at Jennifer Connelly the same after it.
In the most hotly debated match of the Tournament to date:
#2. IRON MAN gave Spock and #7. STAR TREK the walk-away, arm-missile.
STAR TREK is so great.
If you've got 12 minutes and don't mind crying you're eyes out, go ahead and watch this:
In my mind, TREK was a Final Four Film.
I guess if you come at Tony Stark, you best not miss.
Bon Voyage STAR TREK. We Hardly Knew Ye.
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