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.