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Tuesday Roundup: LA critics vote Lynch's 'Mulholland' best of decade; Dreyfuss, Danner at PSIFF; 'Baader Meinhof Complex'

January 12, 2010 |  2:10 pm


David Lynch's 2001 feature "Mulholland Drive" was named the best film of the decade by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. (LAFCA). It's the third prestigious honor the picture has received in recent weeks; Film Comment placed it atop their list of the 150 best films of the decade, as well as an Indiewire survey, which polled 100 film critics and bloggers. The complete list of LAFCA's top films of the decade are as follows:

1. "Mulholland Drive"

2. "There Will Be Blood"

3. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

4. "Brokeback Mountain"

5. "No Country for Old Men"

6. "Yi Yi"

7. "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (tie)

8. "Spirited Away"

9. "United 93"

10. "Sideways"

How does your best of the decade film list read?

And because we haven't featured any news about the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) in, oh, a day or so, here's the latest: Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar nominee Blythe Danner will be in attendance for the screening of their latest picture, "The Lightkeepers," which closes the festival on Jan. 17. The period romance, which also stars Mamie Gummer, was directed by Daniel Adams, who will also be present. 

Speaking of Oscar nominees, the American Cinematheque will host a three-day screening of Uli Edel's harrowing "The Baader Meinhof Complex." The 2008 film, which tells the story of the militant West German group RAF that carried out lethal terrorist attacks against the German government from 1970 to 1998, was the official German selection for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009, and received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations that year. If you missed the last showing in 2009 (and chances are, you did, because they were sold out), here's what the Cinematheque is calling the "positively last chance" to see it at the Egyptian from Jan. 14 through 16.

-- Paul Gaita

Photo: David Lynch. Credit: Getty Images 

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