Karen Chrysanth, Chantelle Ackerman, Jeanne De Mang discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist


News now with our regular monocle 24 contributor Karen chrysanth. Thanks as ever for joining us, Karen, sight and sounds greatest films of all time. What's on this list? Yeah, well, every ten years I can sound magazine since 1952 has also a handful of experts critics and other people to list the top ten films that they think for the coming decade. This year I was included, which is nice. They've doubled it to almost 1700 people, so we get folded in there. And this year, the topper of the entire list, quite prestigious, is chantelle Ackerman, her Jeanne de mang film from 1975. She's Belgian filmmaker. She made it when she was 25, has beaten Albert Hitchcock Orson Welles. Ozu, one car wash, Stanley Kubrick, and 7 is Claire Denis. So we do have another woman in there as well. So in terms of choosing the films, there's no time limit, then it's not just the list comes out every ten years, but the film can be from any era. Yeah, there can be, you can choose silent movies if you like as well. The thing about what the greatest is. I mean, this, of course, is extremely subjective. And I have a tendency to think about what's my favorite and what would I tell people that I would think they would enjoy seeing. I think what was expected here because a lot of film critics have died every retired. And there's a new generation coming up with a different view about films. And so this was actually mooted to be as Jason wood, the BFI executive director of public programming said, it's a compelling list, but also it shakes a fist at the established order. And this was pretty much expected. So what are the general themes in terms of the changes that you've seen since the last list? Oh, gosh, there's just so many to say. I mean, in 2012, there was only one black film. And now there are 7. And other films have been pushed on with two silent films. It made the top two. And films that have been knocked out have been stroheim's greed, Agrippa's intolerance ocean and bunuel, which is always been one of the magnificent ambersons. And it's just many, many, many films that have been pushed out, which is quite shocking. Now, as you say, you were actually one of the voters on this, so what are your, say, top three? I know you're going to ask me, well, without going into the big list, I have to say that my list is more like the director's list. I mean, I did put 2001 in space Odyssey first. Because it's just, I love watching it. And I think that most people would enjoy watching it. Big screen are small. So I think that's the kind of argument I put in some new films from 2022. Nope and triangle of sadness. So it is quite interesting. It's just as an agenda I just wanted to say that the new editor of site and sound Mike Williams is going to be on the stack this week. So it's going to be very interesting to hear what they're doing with the magazine and how they're shipping it up for a new generation of film mothers. Absolutely. How does this like this matter? Do they influence the viewing public? Do you think? Right and sound is a bit niche. I have to say, and I think that the editor is probably trying to make it more popular, something like Total Film, which so many people read our empire. It's influential into fire as it's recognizing a lack of diversity, I suppose. And recognizing that there are great filmmakers that we don't even know about or aren't seen as much of. And I have to say, add a Roberts with his more my friendship so bad. He has been, he has been heralding chantel Ackerman for a long, long time. She's now passed away, but he is very influential in getting this film to the top. I want to look at the unlikely named cocaine bear. As I understand it, it's about a bear that takes cocaine. Indeed, well, he didn't mean to. It's kind of an accident. This is based on a true story. This is directed by Elizabeth Banks. We've been picking out some really great material. It's been based on a real life story of a 175 pound black bear who ingested a duffel bag of abandoned cocaine in northern Georgia in 1985. Now, that sounds like a great soil out the poor bear died a terrible death. But in Elizabeth Banks, fictional version, he goes on a killing spree. It is not a real bear. You will see that it really is not a real bear. This Israeli autos last film. And we also have Scott seiss who was a tic tac phenomenon over lockdown, really, really funny comedian. It's great to see him performing in this. But it's the trailer that you really caught everybody's attention. On social media, I think it's just what people need. They need something ridiculous a little bit forbidden. And just silly. And if you see the trailer, even if you hate yourself, it's quite it's quite funny. And this is a set again in Georgia's chattahoochee oconee national forest and when they found the bear in real life, there is nothing left but bones in a big hide that the investigator. Oh, dear. Right. Cocaine bear, that's one to certainly mark in some way. Karen, thank you very much indeed, that was the film critic Karen Krause and this is the globalist on monocle 24.

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