Sunday, January 02, 2005

Top 5 films of 2004

Only 5 since I didn't screen that many this year & the order isn't that important. Most are non-mainstream, as other lists capture that pulse. #1 & #4 are nods to surreal storylines. #2 & #3 made me give a damn about vacant/hard to relate to characters. #5 is excellent filmmaking telling an interesting story about art [film], culture, & family without getting preachy or gimmickly sentimental.

  1. I 'Heart' Huckabees
  2. Barbarian Invasion/Les Invasions Barbares (Canada-Quebéc)
  3. Garden State
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  5. How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass

Others I have enjoyed: Good Bye, Lenin! [Germany], Before Sunset, Anchorman, & Saved! Probable likes that I have yet to screen: The Life Aquatic, Zatoichi, & Bad Education. I want my money back: Vera Drake, Alfie, The House of Sand & Fog, 50 First Dates, The Day After Tomorrow. The unknowns (until DVD/cable): Napoleon Dynamite, Ying Xiong [Hero], Kill Bill Vol. 2, Open Water, & Team America.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a rockin list. Still haven't seen Huckabees, but come on. It's only a matter of time. I bawled like a baby at Barbarian Invasion - saw it during a preview night in a theatre full of Quebec-transplants in T.O. During quiet moments in the movie, all you could hear were heartfelt sniffles.

I haven't seen the last one on the list yet either, but who needs to, with a title like that.

You're still on the Goog, my friend!