By Amy Silverman
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By Weston Phippen
The 10 best pictures of 2002:
1. I'm Going Home: The most beautiful film ever made about aging by the world's oldest working filmmaker, the 94-year-old Manoel de Oliveira.
3. Y Tu Mamá También: The only truly serious film yet made about teenage male sexuality, directed with uncanny insight and exceptional vigor by Alfonso Cuaron.
6. The Lady and the Duke: With a brilliant performance by Lucy Russell, this tale of a British aristocrat during the French Revolution shot on digital video by the 82-year-old film master Eric Rohmer proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
8. The Quiet American: After several years of bland American blockbusters, Phillip Noyce returns to real filmmaking with this adaptation of Graham Greene's prescient novel of Vietnam just prior to the American occupation, with great performances by Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser.
10. Chicago: "How can they see with sequins in their eyes?" Quite well, thanks to the expert way director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon have adapted the Kander and Ebb-Bob Fosse musical with Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere.