Movies of the Year 2004

houseofsandandfog
House of Sand and Fog

dead mans shoes
Dead Man’s Shoes
This remained superbly malevolent from beginning to end and Meadows seems to bring out the best of Paddy Considine. One question tho’…how on earth did he get that guy into the suitcase?

Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
‘You’ve got red on you.’ I’m pretty sure Zombie films were never supposed to be taken seriously: here Edgar Wright does his damndest to prove that point.

Capturing the Friedmans
Capturing the Friedmans

Fog of War
Fog of War

Spring Summer
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring

The Return
The Return

Big Fish
Big Fish
This was slightly twee but remained playful without being silly or insulting to adults.

Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise

Collateral
Collateral


Bubbling Under
Man on Fire
Elephant
Napoleon Dynamite
Primer