Considering where I was a month ago, I think I've caught myself
up on new releases well; and it was worth the wait. Throughout 2005 I
heard reviewers and entertainment shows over and over again lamenting the poor
selection of movies released during the year. Well Hollywood certainly
saved the best for last. Because the Olympics will encroach upon my movie
going time, I saw more movies just before the Oscar nominations than usual and I
can't enough about most of them. While Brokeback Mountain is by most
accounts the front runner for Best Picture and Best Director, I think Capote,
Good Night, And Good Luck and Walk the Line are tremendous. It's really
too bad that these and several others are being relegated to "and
also" films when compared to Brokeback.
Anyway, here's the latest list of what I've been watching.
I've graded all of them and will start adding my commentary as soon as I
complete setting up links to all the 2006
The Latest Five
American Film Institute 100 Lists