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The Village Voice Film Poll was an annual polling by The Village Voice film section of more than 100 major film critics for alternative media sources. Although the majority of the critics work for the alt-weeklies, a number are former Voice critics who now work for the mainstream media or have retired. It was compiled every year from top 10 lists, best performance lists, and votes for other categories. The poll results were printed alongside the annotated top 10 lists of J. Hoberman, Dennis Lim and Michael Atkinson.

The 1999 poll included votes for Best Film of the Decade (Safe), Best Director of the Decade (Hou Hsiao-hsien) and Best Film of the Century (Citizen Kane).

In the 2009 poll, Mulholland Drive was voted the best film of the decade.

The Village Voice ceased publication altogether in August 2018.[1]


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  1. ^ Cush, Andy (August 31, 2018). "The Village Voice Shutters After 55 Years | SPIN". Spin. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  2. ^ The Village Voice (January 2, 2002). "TAKE THREE: The Third Annual Village Voice Film Critics' Poll". PR Newswire.
  3. ^ "The 2015 Village Voice Film Critics' Poll". The Village Voice. December 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Village Voice Film Poll". The Village Voice. February 13, 2018. Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.

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