June 27, 2013 by Craig Sutherland
Spider-Man got it’s release in 2002 and sparked the ‘Golden Age’ of Superhero cinema.
Matt Damon & Doug Liman revolutionized the spy/action genre with The Borne Identity.
Interpol put out Turn on the Bright Lights.
Paul Thomas Anderson showed us that Adam Sandler can actually act in Punch-Drunk Love.
Super-Group Audioslave put out their incredible self-titled album that made us all dig our Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden records and blow the dust off.
Gasper Noe shocked us with the ultra violent/ultra rapey Irreversible.
N.E.R.D dropped In Seach Of…
Maggie Gyllenhaal became every office workers dream girl in Secretary.
The Queen Of The Stoneage basically took over the radio and MTV with Songs For The Deaf.
James Van Der Beek got angry as Patrick Bateman’s little brother in The Rules Of Attraction.
The Hives cast loose the lo-fi classic compilation Your New Favorite Band.
Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
… and Michael Moore blasted George Bush during his Oscar acceptance speech after winning for Bowling For Columbine.
A Pretty great year i think you’ll agree, can you think of any glaring omissions?
Special Mentions to the films: Adaptation, The 25th Hour, Death To Smoochy, Narc & Gerry.
Special Mentions to the albums: A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay, The Last Broadcast by Doves, The Blueprint 2 by Jay-Z and One By One by the Foo Fighters.
- Punch Drunk Love (2002) (spfilmjournal.wordpress.com)
- Mike Judge: “Bowling for Columbine” made me pro-gun (salon.com)
- Michael Moore: Americans Buy Guns Because ‘We’re a Very Frightened People’ With an Unresolved ‘Race Problem’ (theblaze.com)
- 7 Documentary Movies You Can & Should Watch Now (mrmovietimes.com)
- Filmography Ranked: Paul Thomas Anderson (itsasmallfilmworldafterall.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Mondo Posters celebrating the work of director Paul Thomas Anderson (mitng.org)