[Wilby Wonderful]

Title: Wilby Wonderful
Why: Because I had to take it back to the library today.
Worth it? Oh heavens yes. If I tried to explain why I’d be here all day. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen it, and I get nervous when people whose opinions I care about see it, because it’s strangely personal and I think it’s such a perfect little film.

[Her Royal Affair]

… or I could just begin today, as I am currently enjoying having CBC (Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion, anyone?) and so why not? Habit-building and all that.

Title: Her Royal Affair (originally titled Wallis & Edward)
Why: Because their relationship and the abdication are among those things I know -happened- but that I don’t actually know anything about, as I’m a Stupid American 😉
Worth it? Yes, it was high-caliber for a made-for-tv movie. I don’t have the background to speak to the historical accuracy, however.

[2004 film round-up]

Top . .nine films in alphabetical order: Before Sunset, Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Five Obstructions, Hero, The Incredibles, Saved!, Sideways, Touching the Void.

Honorable mention: Coffee & Cigarettes, Dogville, Garden State, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, A Home at the End of the World, Last Life in the Universe, Napoleon Dynamite, Shaun of the Dead, Spanglish, Twist, & Infernal Affairs.

[2003 film round-up]

Features, in no real order: American Splendor, The Event, House of Sand & Fog, Lost in Translation, Whale Rider, Return of the King, Master & Commander

Also: Thirteen, The Magdalene Sisters

Documentaries: Capturing the Friedmans, Spellbound

Animated: Triplets of Belleville

Musical: Yes Nurse, No Nurse

Shorts collection: 9’11″01

[2002 film round-up]

Best feature: The Pianist

Runners-up: The Business of Fancydancing, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Talk to Her, City of God,Spirited Away.

Jury prize: Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Punch-Drunk Love, Lovely and Amazing, The Good Girl, About Schmidt.

Best documentary: Bowling for Columbine, Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns.

Sexiest: Secretary, Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Gayest: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Best musicals: 8 Women, The Happiness of the Katakuris, Chicago.

Second best John C Reilly movie: The Hours.

Best popcorn movie: Spider-man, Catch Me if You Can.