PRINT December 2000


John Waters


1. Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier) The most hilariously moving, “feel-insane” movie of the year.

2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen) The jaw-dropping all-singing, all-dancing Ku Klux Klan—Busby Berkeley number is a real beaut.

3. L’Humanité (Bruno Dumont) The endless saga of a simpleton cop so desperate to feel emotion that he spies on the sex life of his lusty neighbors and smells and kisses his crime suspects during interrogations.

4. American Psycho (Mary Harron) A chain-saw movie for the elite; the funniest American comedy of the year.

5. The Idiots (Lars von Trier) A Dogma 95 comedy about a bunch of Danish yuppies who join a Manson-like cult of assholes and liberate themselves by acting like retards in public (“spazzing”).

6. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (Francois Ozon) A fake Fassbinder movie directed by my new favorite French auteur. Screenplay necrophilia never

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