Movies of the Year 2005

In no particular order…

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Sideways

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League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse
‘Hey look, that’s the one that plays me.’ Extraordinary metatheatre that seems to create then break forth walls within forth walls.

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A Very Long Engagement
A better movie than Amelie, and far more satisfying to watch. Fantastic second act cameo that comes out of nowhere too.

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The Life Aquatic

Batman Begins
Batman Begins

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Dig!

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Crash

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Me, You and Everyone We Know
One of the best debuts for a long time. Also absolutely fascinating how a film can edge very very close to paedophilia and remain so wholesome.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The kind of role that RD Jr was born to play.

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King Kong
Very nearly skipped this due to enforcement of the ‘uneccessary remake’ rule but glad I didn’t. Best love story of the year.

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Where the Truth Lies
Though there is something in saying that perhaps this was the best love story of the year.


Three great docos that did not quite make the list
March of the Penguins
Grizzly Man
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room