2005 TOP TEN


1. Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel, France) [review] [year-end comments]


2. Interstellar Lower East Side Ramble (Ken Jacobs, U.S.) [p] [review] [year-end comments]


3. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, Hong Kong / China) [review]


4. The Sun (Alexander Sokurov, Russia / Italy / France / Switzerland) [review] [year-end comments]


5. Land of the Dead (George A. Romero, Canada / France / U.S.) [review]


6. Tale of Cinema (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea / France) [review]


7. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand / France / Italy / Germany) [review] [year-end comments]


8. The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel, Argentina / Spain / Italy) [review] [year-end comments]


9. A Hole in My Heart (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden) [review] [year-end comments]


10. Takeshis' (Takeshi Kitano, Japan) [review] [year-end comments]



RUNNERS-UP [year-end comments]


11. She's One of Us (Siegrid Alnoy, France)

12. Pretty Persuasion (Marcos Siega, U.S.)

13. Caché (Hidden) (Michael Haneke, France / Austria / Germany / Italy)

14. Innocence (Lucile Hadzihalilovic, France)

15. Tokyo Magic Hour (Amir Muhammad, Malaysia / Japan) [v/m]

16. The Intruder (Claire Denis, France)

17. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, U.S.)

18. Munich (Steven Spielberg, U.S.)

19. Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, U.S.)

20. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, U.S. / Canada)





-2005 played it safe by and large [read more!]

-Sorry my list is filled with relative obscurities [read more!]

-It's hard to finish a DVD these days [read more!]

-These films were pretty good but come on people [read more!]

-I had a kid [read more!]

-A joke about death and film theory [read more!]

-I couldn't be bothered with these stinkers [read more!]

-Crash is still the worst film of the year [review] [year-end comments]

-I also didn't see some key films on account of living in The Sticks [read more!]