Middle of the Row Episode 3 – Make Your Ears Bleed

Note: Sorry for this but due to technical difficulties my voice comes through with and echo for the majority of the podcast. I hope you are able to still listen as we cover some very good movies.

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Row Three’s newest writer, Dave Becker joins me for a discussion about our picks for 10 movies from this decade that are worth watching. Of course we don’t just limit ourselves to the ten each. Dave first runs through his runner ups and I list off more than 10 Asian movies that would have likely replaced most of my list. We start off the discussion though with a look at what we have been watching.

What John has recently been watching:

What Dave has recently been watching:

Movies to Watch from this decade

Dave’s Runner Ups

John’s Asian Flicks

Dave’s 10 Picks

10. Lost in Translation (2003)
9. Children of Men (2006)
8. Kill Bill (2003 2004)
7. The Dreamers (2003)
6. No Country for Old Men (2007)
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
4. Sexy Beast (2000)
3. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 2002 2003)
2. Spirited Away (2001)
1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

John’s 10 Picks

10. Casino Royale (2006)
9. Oh Brother, Where art Thou (2000)
8. The Pledge (2001)
7. Brick (2006)
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
5. Children of Men (2006)
4. Shaun of the Dead (2004) / Hot Fuzz (2007)
3. Black Snake Moan (2006)
2. Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
1. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

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Rusty James

Ghost Dog



A Scanner Darkly / Waking Life

Dogville / Manderlay

Children of Men

Assassination of Jesse James

Mulholand Drive

War of the Worlds

Mysterious Skin

Anchor Man

The Corner (HBO)

Eternal Sunshine

Pistol Opera

Wouldn't know how to number 'em


Yay IRMA VEP. One of my favorite Assayas films, and a great 'being john malkovich' type film with Maggie Cheung.

Also a interesing critique on the French Film Industry/Culture/Community.

Plus, effective use of a great Sonic Youth song. Nice.


20xx: One for each year so far.

2007 Zodiac (Fincher)

2006 Inland Empire (Lynch)

2005 Nobody Knows (Koreeda)

2004 Vital (Tsukamoto)

2003 City of God (Millieres)

2002 All or Nothing (Leigh)

2001 Innocence (Cox)

2000 In The Mood For Love (wkw)

Marina Antunes

I'm about 30 minutes in and I'll likely listen to the entire thing. But then, I'm a glutton for pain. 😉

Andrew James

Also only 30 minutes in, will get through the rest over the weekend. I'm sick and will be staying indoors… sigh. Car shopping did me in I guess.

Andrew James

That and the 50 below zero (fahrenheit) wind chill.

Marina Antunes

Oh good god. Talk about freezing cold. Not that you're missing much. Pretty bad weekend for new film.