Because Th. threw down the gauntlet . . .
4-Not interested enough to bother
6-This is a film?
6-AUSREISSER (THE RUNAWAY)
1-CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
1-THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
4-THE CONSTANT GARDENER
6-THE DEATH OF KEVIN CARTER: CASUALTY OF THE BANG BANG CLUB
5-ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
6-GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA
1-GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
1-HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
5-A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
4-HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
5-HUSTLE & FLOW
6-THE LAST FARM
3-MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
1-MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
4-THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION
2-MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
6-THE MUSHROOM CLUB
6-THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO
5-THE NEW WORLD
6-A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN
4-ONE MAN BAND
6-OUR TIME IS UP
3-PRIDE & PREJUDICE
6-SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS
5-THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
1-STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH
1-TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
1-WALK THE LINE
2-WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
5-WAR OF THE WORLDS
Brief reviews of the 1s:
Batman Begins: Nice redemption of the franchise (even if I really did like the other ones).
Brokeback Mountain: Good film, excellent adaptation of the short story, not necessarily worth all the hype.
Capote: Compelling, but a bit slow at times.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Depp's druggie Willie Wonka is far superior to Wilder's childmolesterr Willie Wonka.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Hate the books, love the movie.
Crash: Powerful movie about racism, very well edited.
Good Night, and Good Luck: Probably my favorite movie of the year.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Good synthesis of the elements I liked from the Columbos (who I generally didn't like) and Cuaron (who I loved) iterations of the franchise.
Memoirs of a Geisha: Aesthetically beautiful.
Munich: Graphically violent. To the extreme. Color me curled into the fetal position through the entire movie.
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith: Thank goodness that's finally over.
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride: Not his best work.
Transamerica: Felicity Huffman is brilliant.
Walk the Line: As Lisa Schwarzbaum states in this week's Entertainment Weekly, "Witherspoon . . . creates a June Carter so vivacious that she convinced me that Walk the Line is about the woman behind the man behind the legend--not the legend himself." Aside from that, if this film weren't a biopic, then it would be amazingly boring with no real plot.