So, now that the year’s half over, what are the best movies you saw that were released theatrically this calendar year? My Top 10:
- The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
- Almost Brothers
- Turtles Can Fly
- Kung Fu Hustle
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Batman Begins
- Walk on Water
Worst film of the year: Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Top 10 I haven’t caught yet: The Best of Youth, Brothers, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, The Holy Girl, Me and You and Everyone I Know, My Summer of Love, Mysterious Skin, Nobody Knows, The Other Side of the Street, Up and Down
Although there are a number of films I’ve missed that may have changed this list dramatically, usually by this time, I will have seen a couple of films I consider genuinely great. Although I like Crash a lot and find it very strong, in any other year there’s no way it’d be #1. For some reason, this year has struck me as particularly weak (or at least uninspiring), though there are plenty of films on the horizon that are keeping my hopes up.
What are your impressions of the year thus far?