The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) has anointed David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. Film Of The Decade.
The film, which gave Naomi Watts her big break and also stars Laura Harring and Justin Theroux, beat 189 titles and was selected by 41 LAFCA members who participated in a vote.
Ironically Mulholland Dr.finished as runner-up to Todd Fields’ In The Bedroom in the group’s 2001 vote for film of the year
LAFCA’s top ten films of the decade are: Mulholland Dr.; There Will Be Blood; Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind; Brokeback Mountain; No Country For Old Men and Zodiac tied in fifth place; Yi Yi; 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days and The Lord Of The Rings tied in seventh place; Spirited Away; United 93and Y Tu Mama Tambien tied in ninth place; and Sideways.
LAFCA president Brent Simon called Mulholland Dr. a “beautiful, woozy mystery for the id – portions of its meaning are readily apparent, while others dance along its edges, deliciously up for substantive argument and debate.”
This marks the group’s inaugural survey of the best films from the previous decade.