The Year's Best Films
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
3. The Magdalene Sisters
5. Cidade de Deus (City of God)
6. Mystic River
7. American Splendor
8. Lost in Translation
9. The Station Agent
10. The Fog of War
The Year's Worst Films (There But For the Grace of God Go You), in chronological order: National Security, A Guy Thing, Biker Boyz, Boat Trip, Chasing Papi, From Justin to Kelly, Masked and Anonymous, Grind, Northfork, Gothika.
Underrated/Overlooked: Hulk, The Human Stain, The Singing Detective, People I Know.
My "That's-a Some Spicy Meatball!" Award goes to In My Skin, which is probably--in its content and visuals--the most personally disturbing film I've ever seen, and with no exploitative intent.
Demented Double Features:
Tragedy Tuesday Marathons: (in honor of the Lord of the Rings "Trilogy Tuesday")
I must admit, it was a notable year for docs and, seemingly, a weak year for imports (with exceptions). As usual, a dumpy year for comedies, with only a precious few worth mentioning (sigh).