Ebert’s Best 10 Movies of 2005

Roger Ebert delivers his list of the best movies of 2005. How many have I seen?

  • Crash – Matt Dillon yanking Thandy Newton from that car was a powerful scene.
  • Broken Flowers – Did you say your name was Lolita? Cripes. A funny, sad, poignant movie.
  • Batman Begins – Better than the other Batman movies, that’s for sure.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Hogwarts is looking scarier all the time, and the movies keep getting better too.
  • A History of Violence – Maria Bello in that cheerleader outfit…
  • Sin City – Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson in the same movie, and both scantily clad. Hoo boy.
  • Walk the Line – Good story, great music.
  • Gunner Palace – This is what we’re fighting for people.
  • March of the Penguins – Now this is what a nature documentary is supposed to look like; stark Antarctic wilderness, hot penguin sex, and months of intense hardship. Wow.
  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan – Caught this on PBS a couple weeks ago, helluva documentary about a true American icon.
  • The Woodsman – That scene in the park with the little girl was fucking intense and one of the most uncomfortable things I’ve ever watched.

Not too many on my list are there; Ebert mentions 68 worthy movies in his top ten – go ponder that for awhile – and I saw only 11 of the movies he mentions. But I plan on hitting Syriana, King Kong, and The New World in the next few days, so that will put me at 14. I still saw only 20% of his movies though, not a good indication of my movie watching prowess.

2 thoughts on “Ebert’s Best 10 Movies of 2005

  1. Garland Greene

    we watched a pre-release (for award consideration only) dvd of Syriana at my sister’s condo last night overlooking millenium park. great movie. i need to watch it a couple more times though.

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