FILMS SEEN IN THE YEAR 2004

 

 

1.)  THE FOG OF WAR                                                       97

USA                                                                            Errol Morris

 

2.)  TRILOGY:  THE WEEPING MEADOW                     96

Greece                                                                       Theo Angelopoulos

 

3.)  ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND          96

USA                                                                            Michel Gondry

 

4.)  MOOLAADÉ                                                                   96

Senegal                                                                     Ousmane Sembène

 

5.)  FAHRENHEIT 9/11                                                       96

USA                                                                            Michael Moore

 

6.)  BEFORE SUNSET                                                       95

USA                                                                            Richard Linklater

           

7.)  NOTRE MUSIQUE                                                        95       

France Switzerland                                               Jean-Luc Godard

 

8.)  THE TASTE OF TEA                                                    95

Japan                                                                        Katsuhito Ishii

 

9.)  THE RETURN                                                               95

Russia                                                                       Andrey Zvyagintsev

 

10.)  TARNATION                                                                95

USA                                                                            Jonathan Caouette

 

11.)  SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER...AND SPRING     94

South Korea  Germany                                         Kim Ki-duk

 

12.)  WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF                    94

Denmark  Great Britain                                         Lone Scherfig

 

13.)  HEAD ON                                                                     94                   

Germany                                                                   Fatih Akin

 

14.)  ILLUMINATION                                                           94

France                                                                       Pascale Breton

 

15.)  MILLION DOLLAR BABY                                         94

USA                                                                            Clint Eastwood

 

16.)  TROPICAL MALADY                                                 94

Thailand  France  Italy  Germany                       Apichatpong Weerasethakul

 

17.)  STRUGGLE                                                                 94

Austria                                                                       Ruth Mader

 

18.)  YOUNG ADAM                                                            93

Great Britain  France                                             David Mackenzie

 

19.)  NOBODY KNOWS                                                    93

Japan                                                                        Kore-Eda Hirokazu

 

20.)  THE OTHER WORLD                                                93

(2001 released in Chicago in 2004)

France  Algeria                                                        Merzak Allouache

 

21.)  CLOSER                                                                      93

USA                                                                            Mike Nichols

 

22.)  BLISSFULLY YOURS                                               93

Thailand  France                                                    Apichatpong Weerasethakul

 

23.)  EXILES                                                                         93

France                                                                       Tony Gatlif

 

24.)  AKA                                                                               93

Great Britain                                                            Duncan Roy

 

25.)  VERA DRAKE                                                             93

Great Britain                                                            Mike Leigh

 

26.)  AS LIFE GOES BY – video                                      93

France                                                                       Jean-Henri Meunier

 

27.)  AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED                                  93

France                                                                       Pierre-Oliver Mornas

 

28.)  MY ARCHITECT:  A SON’S JOURNEY                 93

USA                                                                            Nathaniel Kahn

 

29.)  UNDERTOW                                                               92

USA                                                                            David Gordon Green

 

30.)  MARIA FULL OF GRACE                                         92

USA  Colombia                                                       Joshua Marston

                                                           

31.)  FORD TRANSIT – video                                           92

Israel  Palestine                                                      Hany Abu-Assad

 

32.)  THE INHERITANCE                                                  92

Denmark                                                                   Per Fly

 

33.)  I’M NOT SCARED                                                      92

Italy                                                                            Gabriele Salvatores

 

34.)  GOOD BYE, LENIN!                                                   92

Germany                                                                   Wolfgang Becker

 

35.)  TOUCHING THE VOID                                              92

Great Britain                                                            Kevin Macdonald

 

36.)  HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN                       92

USA                                                                            Alfonso Cuaron

 

37.)  TURTLES CAN FLY                                                  92

Iraq  Iran                                                                    Bahman Ghobadi

 

38.)  BIRTH                                                                           91

USA                                                                            Jonathan Glazer

 

39.)  THE WOODSMAN                                                      91

USA                                                                            Nicole Kassell

 

40.)  THE MOTHER                                                             91

Great Britian                                                            Roger Michell

 

41.)  PROCESS                                                                   91

France  Great Britain                                             CS Leigh

 

42.)  SISTER HELEN                                                          91

USA                                                                Rob Fruchtman and Rebecca Cammisa

 

43.)  THE BURNING WALL                                               91

USA                                                                            Hava Kohav Beller

 

44.)  SILVER CITY                                                               91

USA                                                                            John Sayles

 

45.)  EL BONAERENSE                                                    90

Argentina                                                                  Pablo Trapero

 

46.)  A HOUSE ON A HILL – video                                  90

USA                                                                            Chuck Workman

 

47.)  HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY                                      90

USA                                                                            John Walter

 

48.)  HENRI LANGLOIS:  THE PHANTOM OF THE CINEMATHEQUE                   90

France                                                                       Jacques Richard

 

49.)  THE SPECTATOR                                                     90

Italy                                                                            Paolo Franchi

 

50.)  THE PROMISED LIFE                                               90

France                                                                       Olivier Dahan

 

51.)  FORGET BAGHDAD:  JEWS AND ARABS – THE IRAQI CONNECTION     90

Germany  Switzerland                                          Samir

 

52.)  VALENTIN                                                                   90

Argentina                                                                  Alejandro Agresti  

 

53.)  THE 10TH DISTRICT COURT                                   90

France                                                                       Raymond Depardon

 

54.)  GARDEN STATE                                                        90

USA                                                                            Zach Braff

 

55.)  SIDEWAYS                                                                  90

USA                                                                            Alexander Payne

 

56.)  MONSTER                                                                   90

USA                                                                            Patty Jenkins

 

57.)  THE BLIND SWORDSMAN:  ZATOICHI               90

Japan                                                                        Takeshi Kitano

 

58.)  THE NOTEBOOK                                                       90

USA                                                                            Nick Cassavetes

                                     

59.)  QUIET AS A MOUSE                                                 89

aka:  RUN AMUX

Germany                                                                   Marcus Mittermeier

 

60.)  SOUTH OF THE CLOUDS                                       89

China                                                                         Zhu Wen

 

61.)  BAD EDUCATION                                                      89

Spain                                                                         Pedro Almodóvar

 

62.)  CONTROL ROOM                                                      89

USA                                                                            Jehane Noujaim

 

63.)  ABOUNA                                                                      88

Chad  France  Netherlands                                 Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

 

64.)  TOMORROW WE MOVE                                           88

Belgium  France                                                     Chantal Akerman

 

65.)  COLLATERAL                                                            88

USA                                                                            Michael Mann

 

66.)  FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS                                           88

USA                                                                            Peter Berg

 

67.)  THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD              87

Canada                                                                     Guy Maddin

 

68.)  TAKING LIVES                                                           87

Canada  USA                                                           D J Caruso

 

69.)  SAVED!                                                                        87

USA                                                                            Brian Dannelly

 

70.)  WHEN WILL I BE LOVED                                        87

USA                                                                            James Toback

 

71.)  KONTROLL                                                                 87

Hungary                                                                    Nimród Antal

 

72.)  SPANGLISH                                                                87

USA                                                                            James L. Brooks

 

73.)  NÓI ALBINÓI                                                               86

Iceland                                                                      Dagur Kári

 

74.)  WHISKY                                                                       86

Uruguay  Argentina  Germany                            Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stroll

 

75.)  COFFEE AND CIGARETTES                                  86

USA                                                                            Jim Jarmusch

 

76.)  A DIRTY SHAME                                                        86

USA                                                                            John Waters

 

77.)  END OF THE CENTURY:  THE STORY OF THE RAMONES              86

USA                                                                Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields

 

78.)  THE TIME WE KILLED                                             86

USA                                                                            Jennifer Todd Reeves

 

79.)  PRIMER                                                                        86

USA                                                                            Shane Carruth

 

80.)  HERO                                                                            85

Hong Kong  China                                                 Zhang Yimou

 

81.)  HOUSE OF THE FLYING DAGGERS                    85

Hong Kong  China                                                 Zhang Yimou

 

82.)  THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA                           85

USA  Great Britain                                                  Joel Schumacher

 

83.)  RAY                                                                               85

USA                                                                            Taylor Hackford

 

84.)  THE THREE MARIAS                                                85

Brazil  Italy                                                               Aluizio Abranches

 

85.)  MONSIEUR IBRAHIM                                                85

France                                                                       Francois Dupeyron

 

86.)  MA MÈRE                                                                     85

France                                                                       Christophe Honoré

 

87.)  PEOPLE SAY I’M CRAZY                                         85

USA                                                                            John Cardigan

 

88.)  TWENTYNINE PALMS                                              84

France                                                                       Bruno Dumont

 

89.)  CAPONE                                                                      84

France                                                                       Jean-Marc Brondol

 

90.)  SPIDER-MAN 2                                                           84

USA                                                                            Sam Raimi

 

91.)  KILL BILL, VOL. 2                                                      84

USA                                                                            Quentin Tarantino

 

92.)  THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES                                84

Brazil                                                                         Walter Salles

 

93.)  WORD WARS                                                             84

USA                                                                Eric Chaikin and Julian Petrillo

 

94.)  RAGING DOVE – video                                            83

USA                                                                            Duki Dror

 

95.)  LUSTRE – video                                                        83

USA                                                                            Art Jones

 

96.)  BUFFALO BOY                                                           82

Vietnam  France  Belgium                                    Minh Nguyen-

 

97.)  HOTEL RWANDA                                                      82

Canada  Great Britain  Italy  South Africa        Terry George

 

98.)  THE FORGOTTEN                                                     82

USA                                                                            Joseph Ruben

 

99.)  RIGHT NOW (A TOUT DE SUITE)                          82

France                                                                       Benoît Jacquot

 

100.)  INFERNAL AFFAIRS II                                           81

Hong Kong                                                              Andrew Lau and Alan Mak

 

101.)  LEAVE YOUR HANDS ON MY HIPS                   81

France                                                                       Chantal Lauby

 

102.)  KINSEY                                                                      81

USA                                                                            Bill Condon

 

103.)  IT’S EASIER FOR A CAMEL                                 81

France                                                                       Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

 

104.)  A TALKING PICTURE                                             81

Portugal  France  Italy                                           Manoel de Oliveira

 

105.)  THE BROWN BUNNY                                             80

USA                                                                            Vincent Gallo

 

106.)  THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU       80

USA                                                                            Wes Anderson

 

107.)  TEAM AMERICA:  WORLD POLICE                    80

USA                                                                            Trey Parker

 

108.)  ARAKIMENTARI                                                      80

USA                                                                            Travis Klose

 

109.)  HYPNOTIZED AND HYSTERICAL (HAIRDRESSER WANTED)       79

(2002 RELEASED IN Chicago 2004)

France                                                                       Claude Duty

 

110.)  THE AVIATOR                                                          79

USA                                                                            Martin Scorsese

 

111.)  MEET THE FOCKERS                                            78

USA                                                                            Jay Roach

 

112.)  DOGVILLE                                                                 78

Denmark                                                                   Lars von Trier

 

114.)  MOI, CÉSAR                                                              78

France                                                                       Richard Berry

 

114.)  ALILA                                                                          78

Israel                                                                          Amos Gitai

 

115.)  THE WAITING ROOM                                              78

Turkey                                                                       Zeki Demirkubuz

 

116.)  WHEEL OF TIME                                                     77

Germany                                                                   Werner Herzog

 

117.)  THE CORPORATION                                              77

Canada                                                         Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott

 

118.)  THE DREAMERS                                                     77

Italy                                                                            Bernardo Bertolucci

 

119.)  POWER TRIP                                                            77

USA                                                                            Mark Devlin

 

120.)  THE INTENDED                                                       77

(2002 released in Chicago 2004)

Great Britain  Denmark                                         Kristian Levring

 

121.)  OSAMA                                                                       76

Afghanistan                                                             Siddiq Barmak

 

122.)  THE FOLIAGE                                                          76

China                                                                         Lu Yue

 

123.)  MONSIEUR N.                                                          76

France                                                                       Antoine de Caunes

 

124.)  SHREK 2                                                                   76

USA                                                    Adam Adamson and Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon

 

125.)  THE INCREDIBLES                                                76

USA                                                                            Brad Bird

 

126.)  MEAN GIRLS                                                            75

USA                                                                            Mark Waters

 

127.)  SECRET THINGS                                                    75

France                                                                       Jean-Claude Brisseau

 

128.)  SPARTAN                                                                  74

USA                                                                            David Mamet

 

129.)  CELLULAR                                                               74

USA                                                                            David R Ellis

 

130.)  VALLEY OF TEARS - video                                  73

USA                                                                            Hart Perry

 

131.)  FINDING NEVERLAND                                          73

Great Britain  USA                                                  Marc Forster

 

132.)  GREEN PARADISE                                                 73

France                                                                       Emmanuel Bourdieu

 

133.)  A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT                            72

France                                                                       Jean-Pierre Jeunet

 

134.)  DARKNESS                                                              72

USA  Spain                                                               Jaume Balgueró

 

135.)  RISK/REWARD                                                        71

USA                                                                Elizabeth Holder and Xan Parker

 

136.)  I HUCKABEES                                                     71

USA                                                                            David O. Russell

 

137.)  STRAY DOGS                                                           70

Iran                                                                             Marziyeh Meshkini

 

138.)  THE LADYKILLERS                                                70

USA                                                                            Joel Coen

 

139.)  THIS GIRL’S LIFE                                                    70

USA                                                                            Ash

 

140.)  SAINTS AND SINNERS – video                           69

USA                                                                            Abigail Honor

 

141.)  EAGER BODIES                                                      66

France                                                                       Xavier Giannoli

 

142.)  ROBOT STORIES                                                    63

USA                                                                            Greg Pak

 

143.)  EMPATHY                                                                  60

USA                                                                            Amie Siegel

 

144.)  THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST                          25 

USA                                                                            Mel Gibson

 

145.)  JOURNEY INTO BLISS                              no rating

Germany                                                                   Wenzel Storch

                                                           

 

 

BEST ACTOR

Ewan McGregor – Young Adam

Jamie Foxx – Ray

Yuya Yagira - Nobody Knows       

Li Xuejian – South of the Clouds                  

Birol Ünel – Head On

Liam Neeson - Kinsey

Paul Giamatti - Sideways

Clive Owen - Closer

Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

Charlize Theron – Monster

Uma Thurman – Kill Bill, Vol. 2

Kate Winslet – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Julie Delpy – Before Sunset

Anne Reid – The Mother

Isabelle Huppert – The Promised Life

Imelda Staunton – Vera Drake

Béatrice Dalle - Process

Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ivan Dobronravov – The Return

Peter Youngblood Hills – AKA

Peter SarsgaardGarden State + Kinsey

Lucas Black – Friday Night Lights

Jamie Foxx - Collateral

Thomas Hayden Church - Sideways

Morgan Freeman - Million Dollar Baby

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Christina Ricci - Monster

Shirley Henderson – Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Cate Blanchett – Coffee and Cigarettes

Rachel McAdams – The Notebook

Sharon Warren – Ray

Kyra Sedgwick – The Woodsman

Virginia Madsen - Sideways

Natalie Portman - Closer 

 

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Young Adam

The Inheritance

Ray

Sideways

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring

Hero

Trilogy:  The Weeping Meadow

Kontroll

Taste of Tea

Process

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Errol Morris                                      USA                                                    The Fog of War

Richard Linklater                            USA                                                    Before Sunset

Michel Gondry                                 USA                                                    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

ClintEastwood                                USA                                                    Million DollarBaby

Andrey Zvyagintsev                      Russia                                                The Return

Fatih Akin                                         Germany                                           Head On

Jean-Luc Godard                           France                                               Notre Musique

Ousmane Sembene                       Senegal                                             Moolaadé

Mike Leigh                                        Great Britain                                    Vera Drake    

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Charlie Kaufman - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Michael Moore – Fahrenheit 9/11

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy – Before Sunset

Jan Henrik Stahlberg – Quiet As a Mouse

Jean-Luc Godard – Notre Musique

Fatih Akin – Head On

Pascale Breton – Illumination

Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor – Sideways

Paul Haggis and Jerry Boyd, aka:  F.X. O’Toole – Million Dollar Baby

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Baek Dong-hyun – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring

Mikhail Krichman – The Return

Ellen Kuras – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Christopher Doyle – Hero

Andreas Sinanos – Trilogy:  The Weeping Meadow

Yves CapeBuffalo Boy

Yorgos Arvanitis - Process

 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

Philip Glass – The Fog of War

Andrei Dergachyov – The Return

Bark Ji-woongSpring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring

Charlie Haden – A House on a Hill

Julie Delpy – Before Sunset

Tony Gatlif – Exiles

John Cale - Process