[Best of 2006]

Best feature: Children of Men

Runners-up: The Death of Mister Lazarescu, Little Miss Sunshine, Pan’s Labyrinth, Volver

Most Beautiful: The Prestige, Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Remake: The Departed

Best Reinventions: Brick, Casino Royale

Movies that reached in and grabbed my heart: The History Boys, Little Miss Sunshine, The Science of Sleep

Best of SIFF: C.R.A.Z.Y., Go West, Perhaps Love, Wristcutters: A Love Story.

Best Queer Movies: C.R.A.Z.Y., Go West, The History Boys

Best stuff I saw in 2006 that really came out in 2005, and no one else saw anyway: The New World, The Three Burials of Meliquiades Estrada, Tsotsi

Stuff wot I haven’t seen yet that might have fit an above category: The Last King of Scotland, Little Children, The Lives of Others, Letters from Iwo Jima/Flags of Our Fathers, The Queen, Venus.

Most fun you can have in a theater: Snakes on a Plane, Stick It!, Take the Lead

Best Guilty Pleasure RomCom: A Good Year

Worst movie that wasn’t PotC2: Trust the Man. I still get angry when I think about it.

8 Replies to “[Best of 2006]”

  1. Did you buy Brick yet?

    I have it from Netflix right now. If you’re up for watching it again, we could watch it tomorrow. I also have Akeelah and the Bee.

    Oh! We watched Little Miss Sunshine last week and LOVED IT. Totally, totally awesome.

    Man, the previews for Trust the Man make it look so interesting and compelling. But if it’s still making you see red, I think I’ll have to give it a pass. Did you post about it? *prepares to poke around*

  2. (Oops. Forgot what journal I was in!)

    I bought Brick the day it came out 🙂 I just rewatched it two weeks ago, though, so maybe we could do Akeelah & the Bee, since I haven’t seen it.

    I’m buying LMS as soon as it shows up on Netflix used, what with being cheap and all 🙂 The love, though, it is big here.

    And I did post about it. There’ll be a link in the wot-I-saw-in-06 post, probably more efficient than looking through the 2006 tag. David in particular was great in it, but it’s one of those movies that I just sort of disliked at first, and the more I think about it the more I hate it. You would REALLY hate it, as the reasons I hate it are mostly feminist soapbox with a side of … whatever the director’s name was … is a second-rate Ed Burns. And I don’t like Ed Burns.

  3. Let me know how Akeelah & the Bee is. I would like to be seeing it, I think.

    I don’t really have anything else to say here, except WORD to Take the Lead and Stick It!, as I think those are the only two listed that I actually saw.

  4. you may be at one, but it is The One That Counts, i bet. fuck! i have not had a chance to see it yet – grrrrr!

  5. I think you would, too. I’m looking forward to it, and you know it’ll show up here. Eventually.

    And, hee! You and Sarra both with the seeing less-than-quality-but-still-way-fun cinema this year 🙂

  6. It really is. I expect that for most of the year, if not all, it will be the best film I see in the theater in 2007.

  7. You make me want to run out and see movies! Right now! Except for the whole “out” part, and the part where I’d have to spend money. 😛

  8. Ahaha. Oh dear. See, if I didn’t go to the movies, I would never go anywhere.

    And also, that made me curious which ones I actually paid for. Five movies on that list I went to for free. And a lot of the others were matinee-priced or discount card, etc.

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