Saturday, April 4, 2009

Year in Film Retrospective: 2004

As some may know, I am an enthusiastic and faithful listener of the podcast "Filmspotting" out of Chicago. Every week, the show features a Top 5 list a la High Fidelity on a different theme. Recently, the two hosts have decided to dedicate their lists for the last week of every month on their favorites from the years prior to the show's inception in 2005. Given my penchant for lists, I want to follow along (but figure I'm entitled to a Top 10 since there's only one of me..)

10.) the Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles)
9.) the Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass)
8.) Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright)
7.) Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar)
6.) Night Watch (Timur Bekmambetov)
5.) Dead Man's Shoes (Shane Meadows)
4.) Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
3.) the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson)
2.) I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell)
1.) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)

Filmspotting's results:
Feel free to post your own list in my comments section...


Roman said...

that's two movies with Paddy Considine! he is awesome.

Wessail said...

I think you're getting your Bournes confused, Roman. Paddy really should have listened to Jason in Ultimatium.

I, having no penchant for lists, have cataloged my top 10 alphabetically:

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The Bourne Supremacy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
The Incredibles
Kill Bill Vol. 2
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Shaun of the Dead

And special mention to Alien vs. Predator for being so painfully disappointing.