Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

10 January 2006

More Movie Stuff for 2005

A more complete list of all the films I've seen this year has been requested, so here are the sixty-five I've seen so far for 2005:

Loved:
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1. The New World
2. Brokeback Mountain
3. Good Night, and Good Luck.
4. Pride & Prejudice
5. Me and You and Everyone We Know
6. A History of Violence
7. Caché
8. Junebug
9. Capote
10. The Constant Gardener
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11. Match Point
12. Kingdom of Heaven
13. Thumbsucker
14. Mrs Henderson Presents
15. Jarhead
16. Downfall
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17. The Beautiful Country
18. The Family Stone
19. Syriana
20. The Beat That My Heart Skipped
21. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Really liked:
23. The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
24. Batman Begins
25. Millions
26. The Ballad of Jack and Rose
27. The Upside of Anger

Liked more than I disliked:
28. Cinderella Man
29. Brothers
30. Walk the Line
31. In Her Shoes
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32. 3-iron
33. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
34. Bee Season
35. Shopgirl
36. Casanova
37. My Summer of Love
38. King Kong
39. Kung Fu Hustle
40. Wedding Crashers
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41. The White Countess
42. Melinda and Melinda

Barely liked more than I disliked:
43. The Squid and the Whale
44. 2046
45. Walk on Water
46. The Dying Gaul
47. Mysterious Skin
48. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
49. Heights

Disliked:
50. Broken Flowers
51. Crash
52. Last Days
53. Proof
54. Prime
55. North Country
56. Monster-in-law
57. Memoirs of a Geisha
58. Sin City

Hated:
59. Munich

Complete and total wastes of time:
60. Ma Mère
61. Ladies in Lavender.
62. Transamerica
63. Steamboy
64. Chicken Little
65. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith


And to show what a loner I truly am: The other films I saw this year that were released prior to 2005: about 100 more movies.
Cyrano de Bergerac 1990
Spellbound 1945
Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers) 1981
The Wiz 1978
Wu Jian Do (Infernal Affairs) 2002
Short Cuts 1993
The Cardinal 1963
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988
Before Sunrise 1995
Dead Man 1995
A Fei Jing Juen (Days of Being Wild) 1991
The Broadway Melody 1929
Chong Qing Sen Lin (Chung King Express) 1994
Wall Street 1987
Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai) 1954
Mona Lisa 1986
The Music Man 1962
Street Smart 1987
The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941
Bu San (Good Bye Dragon Inn) 2003
Witness for the Prosecution 1957
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990
North by Northwest 1959
Le Dernier Métro (The Last Metro) 1980
Stage Door 1937
Bird 1988
Becky Sharp 1935
Purple Rain 1984
Duo Luo Tian Shi (Fallen Angels) 1995
Footloose 1984
Stella Dallas 1937
Shakespeare Wallah 1965
Oldboy 2003
Quartet 1981
Come and Get It 1936
Algiers 1938
One Fine Day 1996
The Europeans 1979
Norma Rae 1979
Divorzio all'Italiana (Divorce Italian Style) 1961
My Own Private Idaho 1991
Rear Window 1954
Wilson 1944
The Householder 1963
Face/Off 1997
Pickup on South Street 1953
Laura 1944
Street Angel 1928
Days of Wine and Roses 1962
Down by Law 1986
Heat and Dust 1983
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969
Autobiography of a Princess 1975
8 1/2 1963
Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice) 1971
La Strada 1954
The Sheltering Sky 1990
Rebel Without a Cause 1955
I Soliti Ignoti 1958
La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) 1994
Nashville 1975
The Snake Pit 1948
Birdman of Alcatraz 1962
Anna and the King of Siam 1946
The Razor's Edge 1946
Pather Panchali (Pather Panchali: Song of the Little Road) 1955
Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) 1958
In Old Arizona 1929
Edward Scissorhands 1990
East of Eden 1955
Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Cafe) 1987
Pillow Talk 1959
Psycho 1960
Donnie Darko 2001
Friendly Persuasion 1956
The Tin Star 1957
Brief Encounter 1945
De Tweeling (Twin Sisters) 2002
The Gold Rush 1942
Miyamoto Musashi (Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto) 1954
Sorry, Wrong Number 1948
Detective Story 1951
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) 1972
Roma, Città Aperta (Open City) 1945
Lifeboat 1944
The Killers 1946
Ultimo Tango a Parigi (Last Tango in Paris) 1972
3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) 1985
The Spiral Staircase 1946
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 1946
The Paper Chase 1973
The Stranger 1946
A Letter to Three Wives 1949
Royal Wedding 1951
Morgan: a Suitable Case for Treatment 1966


Soon: Final Oscar predictions and my favorite performances of 2005.