'Mulholland Dr.' is L.A. critics' film of decade


The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has named David Lynch's "Mullholland Dr." the best film of the past decade.

In announcing its choice, the organization said, "Lynch's film stands as both a cautionary tale and a mascot for the triumph of art and personal vision in an industry that, from where we sit, often seems actively devoted to the suppression of both."

"Mulholland" beat out 189 other selected titles, which were chosen by 41 LAFCA members who participated in the vote. In 2001, "Mulholland Dr." was the group's runner-up for best picture, placing second to Todd Fields' "In the Bedroom."

In addition to "Mulholland," LAFCA's top films of the decade, in order, are: Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood"; Michael Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"; Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain"; Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men," which tied with David Fincher's "Zodiac"; Edward Yang's "Yi Yi"; Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," tied with Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings"; Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away"; Paul Greengrass' "United 93," which tied with Alfonso Cuaron's "Y Tu Mama Tambien"; and Alexander Payne's "Sideways."
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