1. Love Exposure
Epic, ridiculous, sublime.
2. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Deliberately funny and completely whacked out.
3. Inglorious Basterds
Erased all doubts I had about Tarantino after Death Proof.
A total endurance test with a spectacular payoff.
Park Chan-wook gets all the hype and publicity, but Bong Joon-ho is one that actually delivers.
A raw, funny, and heartbreaking film that will hopefully open the door for other South Korean indies.
Lars von Trier works out his depression through filmmaking, and sprays his id all over the audience's face. There is so much more to this than mere "shock value."
8. A Serious Man
A much maligned film that encapsulates everything good about the Coen Bros. Arcane, obtuse, funny.