2003 Milk Plus Droogies

Best Picture
Kill Bill Vol. I

Best Director
Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill Vol. I

Best Actor (tie)
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean

Best Actor (tie)
Bill Murray, Lost in Translation

Best Actress
Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Vol. I

Best Supporting Actor
David Hyde Pierce, Down With Love

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Miranda Richardson, Spider

Best Screenplay
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation

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Best Cinematography
Harris Savides, Gerry

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Wednesday, December 03, 2003

The Unofficial Milk Plus Canon: 1990-1994

Well, our third little poll is officially finished, and the votes have been tabulated. Thanks to everyone who has participated; this version of the poll had the most respondents, and I hope that you all come back for the next installment. Without further ado, here are the results of the Unofficial Milk Plus Canon 1990-1994:

10. Hoop Dreams (d. Steve James, 1994) - 21 points

9. It's a Three-Way Tie:
Blue (d. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993) - 22 points (for the records, White received 2 points and Red received 11 points)
Malcolm X (d. Spike Lee, 1992) - 22 points
Raise the Red Lantern (d. Zhang Yimou, 1991) - 22 points

8. It's a Two-Way Tie:
Close-Up (d. Abbas Kiarostami, 1990) - 27 points
The Crying Game (d. Neil Jordan, 1992) - 27 points

7. Schindler's List (d. Steven Spielberg, 1993) - 30 points

6. Naked (d. Mike Leigh, 1993) - 34 points

5. Unforgiven (d. Clint Eastwood, 1992) - 35 points

4. Barton Fink (d. Joel Coen, 1991) - 36 points

3. Miller's Crossing (d. Joel Coen, 1990) - 45 points

2. Pulp Fiction (d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994) - 92 points

And the #1 film of 1990-1994:

1. Goodfellas (d. Martin Scorsese, 1990) - 102 points

What you find this list funny? But, funny how? Funny like a clown? Does the list amuse you? Does the list make you laugh? Is the list here to fuckin' amuse you? Oh wait, yeah, it is here to amuse you. Well, it judging from the list, crime does pay, at least when making "Best of..." lists (especially when you factor in the next couple of films, Reservoir Dogs at 19 points, Sonatine, tied with Ed Wood, at 17 points, and The Silence of the Lambs at 15 points). The Coen brothers continue their dominance, this time placing two films in the Top 5 (they've placed a total of five films in the various polls).

So what does everyone think about the canon? What does it say about the Milk Plus members and readers who voted, you know, besides having a kick ass taste in film and a probable obsession with the Coen brothers? Plus, if anyone wants to share their honorable mentions go right ahead, and if you by chance missed out on the voting, feel free to share your own top ten list in this comments thread.

Remember, it's been almost 20 years, so start preparing for the 1985-1989 poll now. It's coming in a few weeks....