Armond White


(Indiewire Critic's Poll)

White's New York Press list was offered as a "better-than" list comparing White's favorites to other films he felt were overrated. This list is White's entry in the Indiewire critic's poll.
01. Broken Sky (Julián Hernández)
02. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Jonathan Demme)
03. A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
04. World Trade Center (Oliver Stone)
05. Nacho Libre (Jared Hess)
06. The Promise (Chen Kaige)
07. Infamous (Douglas McGrath)
08. Akeelah and the Bee (Doug Atchison)
09. Bobby (Emilio Estevez)
10. Runnng Scared (Wayne Kramer)

Lists contributed by Ryan Tracy.

Previous Years: - - - - - - - 1997 1998 1999 90's
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 00's


(New York Press)
01. Amistad (Steven Spielberg)
02. Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai)
03. The Delta (Ira Sachs)
04. Hamsun (Jan Troell)
05. Afterglow (Alan Rudolph)
06. Career Girls (Mike Leigh)
07. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
08. Nowhere (Gregg Araki)
09. Temptress Moon (Chen Kaige)
10. The Winner (Alex Cox)


(New York Press)
01. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
02. Beloved (Jonathan Demme)
03. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
04. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman)
05. The Eel (Shohei Imamura)
06. Bulworth (Warren Beatty)
07. The Butcher Boy (Neil Jordan)
08. Out of Sight (Steven Spielberg)
09. Babe: Pig in the City (George Miller)
10. Shadrach (Susanna Styron)


(Film Comment)

"Only Ten for the richest movie year of the decade?  Well, here they are..."
A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (Patrice Chéreau)
Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh)
Election (Alexander Payne)
The End of the Affair (Neil Jordan)
Cookie's Fortune (Robert Altman)
The Dreamlife of Angels (Erick Zonca)
My Son the Fanatic (Udayan Prasad)
Three Kings (David O. Russell)

and please, sir, can I list one more:

Office Space (Mike Judge)


(New York Press)
Cinerama: Disco Volante [CD]

And then...

George Washington (David Gordon Green)
Humanité (Bruno Dumont)
Time Regained (Raul Ruiz)
The House of Mirth (Terence Davies)
Orphans (Peter Mullan)
Black and White (James Toback)
Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma)
The Little Thief (Erick Zonca)
Trixie (Alan Rudolph)
Pola X (Leos Carax)


(Film Comment)
01. A.I. Artifical Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
02. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
03. The Day I Became a Woman (Marzieh Meshkini)
04. Gosford Park (Robert Altman)
05. The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)
06. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
07. Faat Kiné (Ousmane Sembene)
08. The Adventures of Felix (Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau)
09. Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
10. The Royak Tennenbaums (Wes Anderson)


(New York Press)
01. Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma)
02. Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg)
03. Time Out (Laurent Cantet)
04. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
05. All or Nothing (Mike Leigh)
06. Storytelling (Todd Solondz)
07. The Cat's Meow (Peter Bogdanovich)
08. The Triumph of Love (Clare Peploe)
09. 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom)
10. Songs From the Second Floor (Roy Andersson)


(New York Press)
01. Together (Chen Kaige)
02. The Son (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
03. In America (Jim Sheridan)
04. Porn Theater (Jacques Nolot)
05. The Company (Robert Altman)
06. Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman)
07. The Good Thief (Neil Jordan)
08. Paradise: Omeros (Isaac Julien)
09. Mondays in the Sun (Fernando León de Aranoa)
10. Phone Booth (Joel Schumacher)


(New York Press)
01. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh)
02. Hero (Zhang Yinou)
03. Son Frère (Patrice Chéreau)
04. The Terminal (Steven Spielberg)
05. Deserted Station (Alireza Raisian)
06. The Manchurian Candidate (Jonathan Demme)
07. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
08. A Thousand Clouds of Peace (Julián Hernandez)
09. Mr. 3000 (Charles Stone III)
10. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson)


(New York Press)
01. Munich (Steven Spielberg)
02. War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
03. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)
04. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow)
05. My Mother's Smile (Marco Bellocchio)
06. Good Morning, Night (Marco Bellocchio)
07. Nine Lives (Rodrigo Garcia)
08. Garçon stupide (Lionel Baier)
09. In My Country (John Boorman)
10. The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana)