"Last weekend I had a hernia operation so I decided, and this is the kind of masochist I am, to watch Saxondale, the Steve Coogan comedy. I'm a huge Steve Coogan fan. I laughed so hard I was in so much pain." Folk rocker Loudon Wainwright Iii regrets entertaining himself while recovering from surgery.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.