Top Fifty Films of the 00s — Number Twenty-Six

#26 — City of God (Fernando Meirelles with Katia Lund, 2002) I mean it as about the strongest compliment I can muster when I assert that City of God is reminiscent of Martin Scorsese at his rawest and most freewheeling. When confronted with a film as bold and rivetingly cavalier as this, it’s tempting to say that the filmmakers were happily oblivious to the “rules” that they’re theoretically supposed to follow. They haven’t lost their personality yet, subsumed their reckless instincts to the rigidity of safe, by-the-book filmmaking. Sometimes that’s true, but I don’t think it’s applicable here. The Scorsese … Continue reading Top Fifty Films of the 00s — Number Twenty-Six