As this is a new blog I'll include some retrospective lists so here is the first.
2005 was a pretty good year for films and here are my top picks.
They are in order of merit and should all be available cheap on DVD.
Each one is a worthy addition to any collection.
Adrian Brody in this highly original psychological thriller.
KUNG FU HUSTLE
Stephen Chow’s excellent martial arts mayhem movie.
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE
A rare thing nowadays. A horror film that’s actually scary.
Ensemble piece dealing with racial tension.
Russell Crowe gives another powerhouse performance as boxer Jim Braddock.
Thomas Jane plays the real life cop turned criminal.
ONG – BAK
Excellent showcase for the amazing skills of Tony Jaa as he sets out to retrieve a stolen ancient statue.
5 X 2
French film about the breakdown of a marriage. Told in reverse.
Dark comic adaptation starring Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Clive Owen.
THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN
Very funny comedy about a late developer.