8. AMORES PERROS
dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
world premiere 2000
U.S. release 2001
Because before the decade overdosed on fractured narratives, González Iñárritu's blazing
direction of a tricky script nailed global viewers to their seats. Somehow the movie swims in the blood and the dank without coming across
as touristic or condemnatory, and it hops storytelling idioms without a hitch. Each thread makes the others more interesting.