Your Film Poll: The Readers’ Picks


A few weeks ago, the critics had their say, voting in the annual Village Voice Film Poll. And now we’ve got readers’ picks. The biggest surprise? Critics and readers agree. Both incredibly intelligent and highly respected groups of voters chose Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War thriller as the best film of the year and David Lynch’s Hollywood hallucination as the best of the decade. So many movies, so much harmony.

BEST OF 2009 (Points)

1. The Hurt Locker (148)

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

2. Inglourious Basterds (125)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

3. A Serious Man (79)

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

4. Summer Hours (63)

Directed by Olivier Assayas

5. Where the Wild Things Are (61)

Directed by Spike Jonze


1. Mulholland Drive (140)

Directed by David Lynch, 2001

2. There Will Be Blood (96)

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (83)

Directed by Michel Gondry, 2004

4. In the Mood for Love (72)

Directed by Wong Kar-wai, 2000

5. The New World (46)

Directed by Terrence Malick, 2005

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