January 12, 2010

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Bootiful –
Researcher Dr Konstantinos Manolopoulos, of Oxford University announces that carrying extra weight on your hips, bum and thighs is good for your health, protecting against heart and metabolic problems but fat around the tummy is bad.

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Toronto Lightning Storm from Sam Javanrouh on Vimeo.

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Top 100 films of the Noughties (2000-2009)
List from Daily Telegraph By David Gritten, Tim Robey and Sukhdev Sandhu
Part 4 – 70-61

  • 70 Mulholland Drive

David Lynch, 2001: From the wreckage of an abandoned television pilot, Lynch crafted a seductive dreamscape of fractured identity in Tinseltown.

  • 69 The Class

Laurent Cantet, 2008: A rare great Best Foreign Film, this pedagogical docudrama bristled with teacher-student brinkmanship.

  • 68 Waltz with Bashir

Ari Folman, 2008: Few animation features were as bold as this graphic and surreal account from Israel about the (true) mass slaughter of Palestinian refugees.

  • 67 Little Miss Sunshine

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006: This light, offbeat, uplifting comedy about a dysfunctional family en route to a gruesome children’s beauty contest pointed the way for American independent cinema.

  • 66 United 93

Paul Greengrass, 2006: Could the events of 9/11 be filmed? More to the point, should they? This extraordinarily powerful film answered only the first question.

  • 65 The Departed

Martin Scorsese, 2006: An all-star cast – DiCaprio, Damon, Nicholson, Wahlberg – pulled together to make this twisty, underworld drama a total knockout.

  • 64 Spirited Away

Hayao Miyazaki, 2001: The film that finally made Japan’s master of animation familiar in the West. A moving story, exquisitely drawn.

  • 63 The Piano Teacher

Michael Haneke, 2001: Isabelle Huppert delivered the decade’s boldest performance in this portrait of the self-mutilating repression of the Austrian bourgeoisie.

  • 62 The Devil Wears Prada

David Frankel, 2006: Spearheading Meryl Streep’s reascent to mega-stardom, this bitchy fashion face-off was a female-targeted blockbuster like no other.

  • 61 In This World

Michael Winterbottom, 2002: This magnificent drama about two Pakistani asylum seekers confirmed migration as one of the key themes of cinema this decade.

 

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