So, here's my "best of 2004" list. I'm limiting myself to ten films, I'm not including documentaries, and I'm just putting them in alphabetical order:
- Before Sunset
- Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story
- Dear Pillow
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Good Bye Lenin!
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- The Incredibles
- The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
- Shaun of the Dead
I'm hoping 2005 will be as good of a year for film as 2004 was. I'm looking forward to SXSW 2005, and I can't wait for September's release of Joss Whedon's "Serenity", the film that continues the story of the show "Firefly". Hal Hartley has a new one coming with "The Girl From Monday". Rick Linklatter's got "A Scanner Darkly" on the way, and Mike Judge has his sci-fi comedy coming too. Don't forget "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", which might just work given the filmmakers' reverence to Adam's work, and the fourth Harry Potter film which hits during the holidays.