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Sunday, January 23, 2005

2004: The year we lived in squalor

1 -- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Some thoughts: The first 2004 movie I saw in 2004 is also the best. An Annie Hall for the video-game generation. Soul power.

What we said then: Great acting ... scenes on the frozen lake ... Carrey-as-kid ... bookstore/room transition ... surreal imagery ... elegant Jon Brion score [9/10]

Nagging question: What's next for Michel Gondry?

They said it better: David Edelstein, Elvis Mitchell, bonus: Jonathan Rosenbaum (****)

Best Actors: Will Ferrell, Paul Giamatti, Leonardo DiCaprio, Peter Sarsgaard, Gael Garcia Bernal

Best Actresses: Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Virginia Madsen, Julie Delpy, Uma Thurman

Honorable mentions: Anchorman, Closer, Shaun of the Dead, Coffee and Cigarettes, The Aviator

Dishonorable mentions: Team America: World Police, The Polar Express, Napoleon Dynamite

Remainders: In Good Company, The Passion of the Christ, Primer, House of Flying Daggers, Vera Drake, Goodbye Dragon Inn, Ray

Tomorrow: Oscar nomination predictions!
dynamarx - 1:40 PM

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What a pretentious title!