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« on: January 28, 2005, 06:37:33 PM »
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It's end of the year list time!


1. Dogville
2. Fahrenheit 9/11
3. Bad Education
4. I Huckabees
5. Team America: World Police
6. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
7. Closer
8. Kill Bill Vol. 2
9. Sideways
10. Ocean's Twelve


past years:
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005, 06:59:48 PM »
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2004

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005, 07:19:22 PM »
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But that was a "so far" thread, and it ended months ago. Let's lock that one and stick to this one, just to be traditional.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2005, 07:21:00 PM »
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1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. Shaun of the Dead
3. The Incredibles

4. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
5. Kill Bill: Volume 2
6. Collateral
7. Sideways
8. The Aviator
9. Closer
10. Million Dollar Baby

Runners Up: Before Sunset, In Good Company, Garden State, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, A Very Long Engagement
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2005, 07:21:13 PM »
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Haha, or you could just change the title of that thread and let it evolve.  There's no real sense in starting a new thread.

EDIT: Ah, fuck it, whatever, here's my list... (so far).  Going to see Million Dollar Baby tonight and Hotel Rwanda and Kinsey very soon (as well as Spring, Summer...) so things will change.

****+ - Million Dollar Baby
**** - Sideways
**** - Before Sunset
**** - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
**** - The Dreamers
**** - Kinsey
***˝ - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring
***˝ - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
***˝ - The Incredibles
***˝ - I Heart Huckabees

Honorable mentions: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, A Very Long Engagement, and The Brown Bunny.

Footnote: most overrated films so far:
Fahrenheit 9/11
Closer
Napoleon Dynamite
Team America: World Police
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (so overrated, I almost forgot to list it)

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2005, 07:38:40 PM »
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Quote from: wantautopia?
Footnote: most overrated films so far:
Fahrenheit 9/11
Closer
Napoleon Dynamite
Team America: World Police
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (so overrated, I almost forgot to list it)

Yes! I got four of them!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2005, 07:40:23 PM »
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Haha, I noticed that too.  Like a repeat from last year of City of God and some other forgettable film.

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2005, 07:59:42 PM »
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Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (dir. Kim Ki Duk)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (dir. Michel Gondry)
Undertow (dir. David Gordon Greene)
Tarnation (dir. Jonathan Caouette)
Time Of The Wolf (dir. Michael Haneke)
Birth (dir. Jonathan Glazer)
Million Dollar Baby (dir. Clint Eastwood)
Spiderman 2 (dir. Sam Raimi)
Oasis (dir. Lee Chang Dong)

followed by...

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (dir. Wes Anderson)
I Heart Huckabees (dir. David O. Russell)
The Dreamers (dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)
Notre Musique (dir. Jean Luc Godard)
Vera Drake (dir. Mike Leigh)
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster (dir. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky)
Primer (dir. Shane Carruth)
Coffee & Cigarettes (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
Hotel Rwanda (dir. Terry George)
The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird)
The Brown Bunny (dir. Vincent Gallo)

Dogville didn't make the cut on mine, since it was on my list last year. Also, I like to consider Kill Bill a single film -- so I Volume One's #2 spot last year count for the second volume as well.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2005, 08:31:36 PM »
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10 ) Lost Boys of Sudan
9 ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
8 ) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
7 ) Closer
6 ) Team America: World Police
5 ) Fahrenheit 9/11
4 ) Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
3 ) I Heart Huckabees
2 ) Sideways
1 ) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2005, 09:13:45 PM »
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Quote from: wantautopia?
Haha, or you could just change the title of that thread and let it evolve.  There's no real sense in starting a new thread.


For the record, in 2003 we did both a mid-year and year-end thread.

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2005, 09:43:25 PM »
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10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
9. Bad Education
8. The Saddest Music in the World
7. The Brown Bunny
6. 2046
5. The Dreamers
4. Sideways
3. I Heart Huckabees
2. Before Sunset
1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

gonna go see Vera Drake and The Big Red One tomorrow

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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2005, 10:01:13 PM »
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10.  Closer
9.  Before Sunset
8.  The Life Aquatic
7.  Finding Neverland
6.  The Aviator
5.  Sideways
4.  I Heart Huckabees
3.  Collateral
2.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
1.  Million Dollar Baby

Just missing the cut: Hotel Rwanda, The Incredibles, Maria Full of Grace, Touching the Void, Fahrenheit 9/11, Dawn of the Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Shaun of the Dead, Man on Fire

Overrated: Team America, The Passion, The Dreamers, Kill Bill Vol 2 & Undertow

Films that I haven't seen that could change this:
Kinsey, Very Long Engagement, House of Flying Daggers
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2005, 10:04:33 PM »
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These upside-down lists are making me dizzy.

Anyway, I think 2003 was a much better year. I only really loved my top 5 this year. Last year there was more to love (especially if you count Dogville and both of Kill Bill's halves).

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2. City of God
3. 21 Grams
4. 28 Days Later
5. Kill Bill Vol. 1
6. Gerry
7. Hulk
8. Whale Rider
9. Lost in Translation
10. The Shape of Things
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2005, 10:18:57 PM »
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1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2. Million Dollar Baby
3. Sideways
4. Before Sunset
5. I Heart Huckabees
6. The Incredibles
7. The Aviator
8. Kill Bill Vol. 2
9. Team America: World Police
10. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2005, 10:42:36 PM »
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1. Last Life in the Univsere
2. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
3. Noi
4. five obstructions
5. I'm not scared
6. control room
7. before sunset
8. twilight samurai
9. ong bak/ born to fight (they're pretty much the same movie)
10. 2046

and then...
11. the undertow
12. you got served
13. realms of the unreal

most overrated:
tarnation, house of flying daggers, spiderman 2

movies I haven't seen:
closer, three-iron, the dreamers, vera drake,
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