It’s hard to believe, but in 2000, we reviewed somewhere in the neighborhood of 260 films at filmcritic.com. But the truly unfathomable thing is not the sheer number of releases, but rather that the vast majority of them were not worth seeing at all. I look at my top ten of the year, and none of these movies are what I would call classics. There are a few worth collecting on home video, perhaps, but is there an American Beauty or a Magnolia in the bunch that I’ll watch again and again? Not even close.
I suppose it’s to be expected. I said last year that 1999 was the best year for the movies in a decade or more. 2000 will go down as unequivocally the worst. Hollywood, what can I say? Shame on you. –Christopher Null, Editor-in-Chief, filmcritic.com