28 Days Later, by Danny BoyleThe Walking Dead, before time. The revelation Cillian Murphy, who plays her first major role. The first fantastic and horror film by Danny Boyle (who was then known only for Trainspotting, and The Beach, in short). In the universe of the zombie, a small revolution: for the first time in history, the undead run, are fast — “gniagniagnia, they are not zombies but contaminated patients” who cares, this are zombies. An important, traumatic film. 8 Mile, Curtis Hanson To see also on Konbini It will be necessary to wait until 2002 (and 2003 in France) for a biopic to be interested in the destiny of a rapper. Although it is based on the real beginning of Eminem’s career and that the latter – a very rare occurrence – plays his own role, the film allowed itself many liberties. The key to success in this very conventional and often forgettable genre? Daring from the rapper from Detroit, 8 Mile is a frank success that has marked an entire generation. Almighty Bruce, by Tom Shadyac in Ace Ventura and Liar, Liar. In Almighty Bruce, he entrusted him with the powers and omnipotence of God to give free rein to all the eccentricity of the actor. Facing him, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman – just that – but above all the unknown Steve Carell in the role of the antagonist Evan Baxter, in a memorable television scene. Enormous success throughout the world, the all-powerful Bruce had attracted 2.5 million spectators in theaters in France. Chouchou, by Merzak Allouache second one-man-show, Normal Life, which made him a star of humor in 2001. Co-screenwriter of the film, Gad Elmaleh also took on the leading role opposite Claude Brasseur, Roschdy Zem, Catherine Frot and Alain Chabat, and underwent hours of physical transformation each morning. But the game was worth the candle since Chouchou achieved nearly 4 million admissions in France.Elephant, by Gus Van SantIn 2003, Patrice Chéreau, President of the Cannes Festival Jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Elephant and the Best Director Award for Gus Van Sant. A rectilinear staging, multiple sequence shots and long tracking shots that remain in the memory and which accompanied the protagonists from behind, like a video game, until their macabre destiny. No political analysis in this film inspired by the Columbine massacre, which left 15 dead and 24 injured on April 20, 1999, but the opportunity for the director to observe his favorite subject – adolescence – as closely as possible by focusing on the students of the establishment on the day of the massacre. And twenty years after its release, Elephant still resonates sadly with current events. Freaky Friday, by Mark Waters In 2003, Disney brought together a legendary duo, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, in an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Mary Rodgers, in which Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Anna (Lindsay Lohan), a mother and her daughter, exchange their bodies following a curse, all served by a boosted female rock soundtrack. 20 years later and after a long crossing of the desert for Lindsay Lohan, the two actresses would be ready for a sequel, mention age of reason, of the cult teen movie. Gangs of New York, by Martin ScorseseLeonardo DiCaprio vs Daniel Day-Lewis and his nice mustache, civil war atmosphere in New York. Surrounded by a five-star cast (Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Graham), and carried by a particularly inspired Martin Scorsese – in any case, the filmmaker always is. A great film in costume, history, and cult.Good Bye, Lenin!, by Wolfgang BeckerOn October 9, 1989, the eyes of the world were riveted on Berlin. But comrade Christiane Kerner, a communist activist from East Berlin, saw nothing of the fall of the wall. Since the day before, she had been in a coma. When he wakes up, the doctors warn his son, Alex: he must avoid any new physical or psychological shock that could be fatal to him. The latter will therefore hide the end of the GDR from him by finding a brand of pickles that has disappeared, by transforming a Coca-Cola advertisement into communist propaganda or by manufacturing fake JTs. While Alex was hiding History from his mother, the director he skilfully mixed it with family drama and comedy. Written by a newbie screenwriter, directed by an unprecedented director and played by an unknown actor, whom the film turned into a star of German cinema, Good Bye, Lenin! enjoyed unprecedented success in the country and conquered well beyond its borders. tell the adventures of a group of alien musicians kidnapped to become stars on the blue planet, while a hero seeks to save them. Dressing the entire Discovery album, so “One More Time”, “Aerodynamic”, “Digital Love”, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and more, it is without a shadow of a doubt one of the greatest films of 2003.Children’s Games, by Yann SamuellYann Samuell’s first film, Children’s Games will also bring together Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet on screen for the first time. In this perverse and cruel romantic comedy based on the famous “cap or not cap”, they are Sophie and Julien, two childhood friends who have fallen in love but who will miss each other for many years during which their little game will become dangerous. Although a bit unhealthy, Children’s Games has been seen and reviewed by a whole generation of dreamy teenagers. ), after the box of his Palme d’or Pulp Fiction, Tarantino returned in 2003, six years after his last feature, with his most striking heroine, the most impressive and one of his best films, varying the genres and true declaration of love to Asian cinema. Haters gonna hate: we have classified all Tarantino’s films, and that gives thisThe 25th hour, by Spike LeeThe last day of freedom for a man before his long prison sentence begins. Said like that, the film does not give enough desire. This is without counting the basic novel by David Benioff (before he tackles GoT for HBO), its morose tone but which fits perfectly with the atmosphere of a Manhattan still under the trauma of September 11, an inspired Spike Lee, and a perfect Edward Norton.Finding Nemo, by Andrew Stanton and Lee UnkrichNinth in our all-subjective Pixar ranking, Finding Nemo remains a studio classic, well above above its sequel released in 2016 and based on the endearing (secondary) character of Dory which left us with a taste of unfinished business. The first opus was an entertaining journey that has not aged a bit and which took us with delight under the ocean, between traveling turtles and mysterious anemones.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, by Peter JacksonThe conclusion of the saga the most important fantasy film. Just that. It’s a fan favourite, and rightly so — we’ll just forget the last sequence in bed, which in no way spoils this masterpiece of the genre.Les Triplettes de Belleville, Sylvain ChometLittle masterpiece he work of animation, the Franco-Belgian-Quebec animated film told us the adventures of Champion, a sad orphan, his Granny and the tricycle she gave him to take his mind off things. After having walked the hills of Belleville, Champion will become a runner on the Tour in post-war France, before being kidnapped by the New York mafia. nostalgia, was imbued with references to cultural figures of yesteryear on both sides of the Atlantic. The unforgettable soundtrack composed by Benoît Charest had won a César and the film had garnered two Oscar nominations. An episode of The Simpsons had even paid tribute to the famous Triplets. Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions by Lana and Lilly WachowskiThe first is one of the greatest films in the history of the seventh art. The suites could not be on the same level. The thing is, at least Reloaded is pretty exceptional, and while Revolutions was disappointing in some ways, the real fake conclusion to the adventures of Neo and Trinity is a sf monument that marked 2003 with a red-hot iron. Mystic River , by Clint EastwoodAt first glance, it’s just a simple thriller directed by the great Clint Eastwood. Audiences in 2003 didn’t expect the actor-director, iconic Western figure and important director of the 1990s, to turn his career so far — this gem of a detective story will follow Million Dollar Baby. , Gran Torino, Invictus, American Sniper, and others. In the lot, Mystic River must be one of our favorites. The strength of the cast, its plot, its treatment of the trauma more than the crime itself, and its polished staging. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, by Gore Verbinski Yes, the first Pirates of the Caribbean celebrates its 20th anniversary. It is beautiful, the shot of old, right? Not necessarily the best of the saga, the fact remains that it introduces a universe, characters, cults – and coming from a Disneyland attraction, where everything had to be invented. If Jack Sparrow became a pop culture hero instantly, it’s because the first film already offers all the recipe that will make the success of this saga.Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas AndersonIn the 1990s, Adam Sandler was a subscriber to very low quality popular comedies. But his versatile and enigmatic career choices did not scare Paul Thomas Anderson who will want him for Punch-Drunk Love, his fourth feature film. In this quirky and melancholic romantic comedy, he portrays a complexed and almost autistic bachelor who frantically collects discount coupons from a brand of cakes. Sandman” his only Golden Globe nomination to date. A completely new highlight for the Hollywood nerd who will continue his fruitful collaboration with Anderson on Blossoms and Blood. Adam Sandler is a great actor and Uncut Gems is there to confirm itX-Men 2, by Bryan SingerThe best film of the trilogy Original X-Men. If the first is cult at least for its introduction to the universe, to Wolverine, and for its fight on the Statue of Liberty, the second has a more serious, darker tone. More successful too. The arrival of Diablo and the streak at the White House are incredible. We would go further, and we could almost say that this is an important film, which will change the way superheroes are treated in Hollywood. Article written with Arthur Cios.
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