Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10 Off My Head - Siri Says 2004

After the long, long, long run of the New York Film Festival (though there are still a couple more reviews to come!) I'm trying to get myself back in step with the regularly scheduled blogging, and since we haven't had the time to do one of these in a few weeks I figured this would be a good step in the correct direction for that. In case you don't recall this is the series where I ask my phone to pick a number between 1 and 100 and then I choose my five favorite movies from the year that corresponds with that number. 

And well we've had a first -- this morning Siri picked the number 4. This is the first time we've had a number lower than 10 chosen, given me two choices from Cinema's History to choose from. But as badly as I'd love to choose from such hits as Nervy Nat Kisses the Bride and A Nigger in the Woodpile (yes these are real films, and no I haven't seen either of them) I'm going to go ahead and pick my favorite Movies of 2004 instead of 1904, cuz duh. And since it's such a recent year we're going to pick 10 movies instead of 5, cuz duh.

My 10 Favorite Movies of 2004

(dir. Michel Gondry)
-- released on March 19 2004 --

(dir. Jonathan Glazer)
-- released on October 29 2004)

 (dir. Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, 
and Park Chan-wook)
-- released on August 20 2004 --

(dir. Brad Bird)
-- released on November 5 2004 --

(dir. Edgar Wright)
-- released on September 24 2004 --

(dir. Roger Michell)
-- released on November 26 2004 --

(dir. Pedro Almodovar)
 -- released on February 11 2004 --

(dir. Mark Waters)
-- released on April 30 2004)

(dir. David O. Russell)
-- released on October 22 2004 --

(dir. Gregg Araki)
-- released on June 24 -- 


Runners-up: Palindromes (dir. Todd Solondz), Primer (dir. Shane Carruth), Tarnation (dir.  Jonathan Caouette ), Dead Birds (dir. Alex Turner), Sideways (dir. Alexander Payne), Kill Bill 2 (dir. Quentin Tarantino), 13 Going on 30 (dir. Gary Winick)...
... The House of Flying Daggers (dir. Zhang Yimou), Team America: World Police (dir. Trey Parker), Dawn of the Dead (dir. Zack Snyder), Kinsey (dir. Bill Condon), Spider-man 2 (dir. Sam Raimi), Undertow (dir. David Gordon Green)

What are your favorite movies of 2004?


guitreehill said...

Where's that gif at the end from?

JA said...

guitreehill -- that is Peter Sarsgaard and Liam Neeson in Kinsey

Yummy Pizza said...

My best of the year: Dead Man's Shoes. Seen it?

Other goodies (IMO) not listed: Survive Style 5+, Vera Drake, Czech Dream, Imaginary Heroes, Napoleon Dynamite, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Before Sunset, Saved!

joel65913 said...

That's quite a variety with a few I haven't seen.

Love Mean Girls and Bad Education. I know that it is widely beloved but I hated Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind so very much. Mysterious Skin is a brilliantly made film with amazing acting but I don't think I've ever felt so despondent leaving a theatre as I did after seeing it.

My top 10 for the year:

The Aviator
A Home at the End of the World
Finding Neverland
Mean Girls
The Bourne Supremacy
Bad Education
Vera Drake
The Day After Tomorrow (I know it's cheesy and stupid but it appeals to my disaster movie lovers heart)

Josito Montez said...

Howl's Moving Castle
Mysterious Skin
Before Sunset
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

JB said...

Eternal Sunshine, definitely.
But shout out to Closer.... an underrated masterpiece.

Bill Carter said...

Not a great year for film, was it? "Shaun of the Dead" is the only movie that I really enjoyed that year.

I think I might check out the 1904 selection. They had faces then.