Sunday, January 22, 2006

Top Ten of 2005

Commentary will follow, but for now, they are...



Nearest misses: Capote, Tropical Malady, Last Days, Murderball, and Wolf Creek.

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10 Comments:

Blogger David Shultz said...

I haven't posted mine yet, but though I haven't seen The Beat that my Heart Skipped or Palindromes, we matched 7 for 10.

2:32 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger JavierAG said...

Quite the awesome list! Too bad "Tropical Malady" and "King Kong" didn't make the cut.

3:42 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

i might be embarrassesd later on but i don't actually know what one of these is (birds in the tree)

9:12 AM, January 22, 2006  
Anonymous ModFab said...

Considering the year we've had, I guess I should take it as a blessing that we matched on two whole films, GRIZZLY and PREJUDICE. Almost three, because SQUID/WHALE was close to my top ten. (And I, ashamedly, admit that I haven't yet seen JUNEBUG, PALINDROMES, or WEEPING MEADOW.) So that's not too bad, is it? And I liked BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED, so wow...that's like 7 we might possibly agree on! Now I feel better.

(Not better enough, however, to embrace THE NEW WORLD as more than pretty pictures. As for HOLY GIRL and the Desplechin...well, we have to have something to argue about, don't we?) ;-)

9:43 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger Nick Davis said...

@David: My, but your taste is exquisite! :)

@Javier: King Kong probably would have been in that immediate runner-up category were it not for the second viewing. But I still think it's a mighty good movie—certainly among the best with even a hope of a Best Picture nomination.

@Nat: That tenth picture is from Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow. A disgraced couple return home after long years away and find their family's entire flock of sheep gutted and hanging from a tree.

@Gabriel: I have strong hunches that you wouldn't like Palindromes or The Weeping Meadow at all, though I'm quite hopeful about Junebug. Give it the Southern Boy test and check back in!

10:28 AM, January 22, 2006  
Anonymous goatdog said...

Here I thought I did pretty well keeping up on all the must-see films last year, yet I haven't seen seven of the films from your list. Of the three I have seen, one made my top ten list (Grizzly Man) and one nearly made it (P&P).

11:23 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger Nick Davis said...

@Goatdog: Still, you scooped me on your own #1, The Best of Youth, for which I'll be stuck with a DVD viewing. (Still excited, though.)

11:49 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger tim r said...

OK, Nick. I want a long, gorgeously argued New World review, like, pronto. Ravish me. Convert me. I'm seeing it again, in a different cut, on Tuesday morning...

11:58 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger Ali said...

Ah, that "A" for The New World makes me so happy. I'm glad it lived up to your expectations, Nick.

Must see Grizzly Man asap.

Oh, do yourself a favor and skip Casanova; it's a train wreck.

3:20 PM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger amanda said...

What has happened to me? Although I can recognize many of these movies by name, I haven't seen hardly ANY of them. In fact, I'm not even sure I saw 10 movies in all of 2005 (OK, I'm exaggerating, but I certainly haven't seen anything after August. August.). I'm now using this as my official rental list. Except for Junebug--not going to see that one agan. Can you imagine how much I liked seeing it a week before my due date?

11:35 PM, January 22, 2006  

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