Thursday, January 13, 2005

My Top 12 for 2004

Let me begin by saying that 2004 was not a great year for the movies – at least not like 2003. However, some of the 88 films I saw this year (out of 250 top earning movies released in the US) do rise to the top.


My criteria for the top 12 are


-         excellence in filmmaking

-         how well the film tells a story

-         transcendence

-         or the ability of the film to launch conversations about things that matter, beginning with human dignity

-         how well the film entertains



These criteria do not mean that I endorse the POV of the film per se; my top 12 selections reflect mostly how much it got my attention and made me think – or smile. In no particular order, my dozen are:


Spider-Man 2

Fahrenheit 9/11

The Corporation

Maria Full of Grace

Garden State

Napoleon Dynamite


Finding Neverland


Vera Drake

Million Dollar Baby

The Passion of the Christ


(My reviews are all available in this blog.)

1 comment:

firebird16man said...

the passion of the christ is the best movie ever people think it has blood and does so what all the movies i saw blood and heads comes off