FILMS SEEN IN THE YEAR 2005

 

 

1.)  REPATRIATION - video                                              97

South Korea                                                            Dong-won Kim

 

2.)  THE WORLD                                                                 96

China Japan France                                              Jia Zhang-ke

 

3.)  CACHÉ (HIDDEN)                                                        96

Austria France  Germany                                     Michael Haneke

 

4.)  MYSTERIOUS SKIN                                                    96

USA                                                                            Gregg Araki

 

5.)  BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN                                         95

USA                                                                            Ang Lee

 

6.)  LOGGERHEADS                                                          95

USA                                                                            Tim Kirkman

 

7.)  OFF THE MAP                                                               95

USA                                                                            Campbell Scott

 

8.)  YES                                                                                  95

USA                                                                            Sally Potter

 

9.)  HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE                                       95

Japan                                                                        Hayao Miyazaki

 

10.)  DAYS OF BEING WILD                                             94

(1991 released in Chicago 2005)

Hong Kong                                                              Wong Kar-wai

 

11.)  A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE                                      94

USA                                                                            David Cronenberg

 

12.)  GRIZZLY MAN                                                             94

Germany                                                                   Werner Herzog

 

13.)  HUSTLE AND FLOW                                                94

USA                                                                            Craig Brewer

 

14.)  SARABAND - video                                                   94

Sweden                                                                     Ingmar Bergman

 

15.)  THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE                         94

Italy                                                                            Paolo Sorrentino

 

16.)  THE SQUID AND THE WHALE                               94

USA                                                                            Noah Baumbach

 

17.)  DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE                                          94

Austria  Belgium  France                                      Herbert Sauper

 

18.)  CAPOTE                                                                       94

USA                                                                            Bennett Miller

 

19.)  ROADS TO KOKTEBEL – video                            93

Russia                                               Boris Khiebnikov and Alexei Popogrebsky

 

20.)  3-IRON                                                                          93

South Korea  Japan                                              Kim Ki-duk

 

21.)  PLAY                                                                             93

Chile                                                                          Alicia Scherson

 

22.)  I AM CUBA:  THE SIBERIAN MAMMOTH             93

Brazil                                                                         Vicente Ferraz

 

23.)  CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY    93

USA                                                                            Tim Burton

 

24.)  DOWNFALL                                                                93

Germany                                                                   Oliver Hirschbiegel

 

25.)  GIRAFFE’S NECK                                                     93

France                                                                       Safy Nebbou

 

26.)  TWIST OF FAITH – video                                         93

USA                                                                            Kirby Dick

 

27.)  GABRIELLE                                                                92

France  Germany  Italy                                          Patrice Chéreau

 

28.)  THE BEAT THAT SKIPPED MY HEART               92

France                                                                       Jacques Audiard

 

29.)  MY NIKIFOR                                                                92

Poland                                                                       Krzysztof Krauze

 

30.)  5 X 2                                                                              92

France                                                                       François Ozon

 

31.)  BE WITH ME                                                               92

Singapore                                                                Eric Khoo

 

32.)  THUMBSUCKER                                                       92

USA                                                                            Mike Mills

 

33.)  PRIDE AND PREJUDICE                                         92

Great Britain                                                            Joe Wright

 

34.)  LAST DAYS                                                                 92

USA                                                                            Gus van Sant

 

35.)  GAMBLERS                                                                92

France                                                                       Frédéric Balekdijan

 

36.)  DUMA                                                                           92

USA                                                                            Carroll Ballard

 

37.)  A PECK ON THE CHEEK                                        92

India                                                                           Mani Ratman

 

38.)  THE JACKET                                                              92

USA                                                                            John Maybury

 

39.)  SUNSET STORY                                                        92

USA                                                                            Laura Gabbert

 

40.)  CHECKPOINT                                                            91

Israel                                                                          Yoav Shamir

 

41.)  A SONG OF INNOCENCE                                        91

France                                                                       Antoine Santana

 

42.)  THE WHITE DIAMOND – video                              91

Germany  Japan  Great Britain                           Werner Herzog

 

43.)  IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER                                  91

USA                                                                            Christopher Jaymes

 

44.)  LOOK AT ME                                                               91

France                                                                       Agnes Jaoui

 

45.)  THE WAYWARD CLOUD                                         91

Japan  France                                                         Tsai Ming-liang

 

46.)  MY SUMMER OF LOVE                                            91

Great Britain                                                            Paul Pawlikowsky

 

47.)  THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU                        91

Romania                                                                   Cristi Puiu

 

48.)  NORDESTE                                                                 91

Argentina  France  Spain  Belgium                    Juan Diego Solanas

 

49.)  KINGS AND QUEEN                                                 91

France                                                                       Arnaud Desplechin

 

50.)  BLACK BRUSH                                                         91

Hungary                                                                    Roland Vranik

 

51.)  WORK HARD, PLAY HARD                                     91

France                                                                       Marc Moutot

 

52.)  MEMORY OF A MURDER                                        91

Belgium                                                                    Erik Van Looy

 

53.)  BRICK                                                                          91

USA                                                                            Rian Johnson

 

54.)  DOLLS                                                                          91

Japan                                                                        Takeshi Kitano

 

55.)  2046                                                                              91

Hong Kong  Germany  France  China              Wong Kar-wai

 

56.)  EVERLASTING REGRET                                         90

Hong Kong                                                              Stanley Kwan

 

57.)  MILK AND HONEY                                                     90

USA                                                                            Joe Maggio

 

58.)  SOMETIMES IN APRIL – made for HBO television                   90

France  Rwanda  USA                                           Raoul Peck

 

59.)  PURE                                                                            90

(2002 film released in 2005)

Great Britain                                                            Gillies MacKinnon

 

60.)  BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE                                     90

USA                                                                            Wayne Wang

 

61.)  WALLACE AND GROMIT:  THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT                90

Great Britain                                                            Nick Park and Steve Box

 

62.)  THE UPSIDE OF ANGER                                         90

USA                                                                            Mike Binder

 

63.)  LORD OF WAR                                                           90

USA                                                                            Andrew Niccol

 

64.)  MARCH OF THE PENGUINS                                  90

USA  France                                                            Luc Jacquet

 

65.)  THE HOLY GIRL                                                         89

Argentina                                                                  Lucrecia Martel

 

66.)  PALE EYES                                                                 89

France                                                                       Jérôme Bonnell

 

67.)  KEANE                                                                         89

USA                                                                            Lodge Kerrigan

 

68.)  BROKEN FLOWERS                                                89

USA                                                                            Jim Jarmusch

 

69.)  BREAKFAST ON PLUTO                                         88

Ireland  Great Britain                                             Neil Jordan

 

70.)  SUMMER IN BERLIN                                                88

Germany                                                                   Andreas Dresen

 

71.)  SUNFLOWER                                                             88

China                                                                         Zhang Yang

 

72.)  GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK                          88

USA                                                                            George Clooney

 

73.)  IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL                      88

USA                                                                            Jessica Yu

 

74.)  POET OF THE WASTES                                          87

Iran  Japan                                                               Mohammad Ahmadi

 

75.)  WHEN THE SEA RISES...                                        87

France                                                           Yolande Moreau and Gilles Porte

 

76.)  ENRON:  THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM          87

USA                                                                            Alex Gibney

 

77.)  BRIGHT FUTURE                                                      87

Japan                                                                        Kiyoshi Kurosawa

 

78.)  SHOUJYO:  AN ADOLESCENT                              87

(made in 2001, released in Chicago in 2005)

Japan                                                                        Eiji Okuda

 

79.)  GAME OVER:  KASPAROV AND THE MACHINE          87

Canada  Great Britain                                            Vikram Jayanti

 

80.)  MADAGASCAR                                                          86

USA                                                                Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath

 

81.)  THE CONSTANT GARDENER                               86

USA  Great Britain                                                  Fernando Meirelles

 

82.)  SYRIANA                                                                      86

USA                                                                            Stephen Gaghan

 

83.)  GUNNER PALACE                                                    86

USA                                                                Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein

 

84.)  THE INTERPRETER                                                 85

USA                                                                            Sydney Pollack

 

85.)  IN GOOD COMPANY                                                 85

USA                                                                            Paul Weitz

 

86.)  CATERINA IN THE BIG CITY                                  85

Italy                                                                            Paolo Virzi

 

87.)  RED EYE                                                                      85

USA                                                                            Wes Craven

 

88.)  ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW        84

USA                                                                            Miranda July

 

89.)  HOW TO EAT YOUR WATERMELON IN WHITE COMPANY (AND ENJOY IT)        84

USA                                                                            Joe Angio

 

90.)  MILLIONS                                                                    83

Great Britain                                                            Danny Boyle

 

91.) COLD SHOWER                                                          83

France                                                                       Antony Cordier

 

92.)  WALK THE LINE                                                        83

USA                                                                            James Mangold

 

93.)  GUERNSEY                                                                 82

Netherlands  Belgium                                           Nanouk Leopold

 

94.)  ICE PRINCESS                                                           82

USA                                                                            Tim Fywell

 

95.)  MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY                                     82

USA  Norway                                                           Hans Petter Moland

 

96.)  THE ZEROS - video                                                   82

USA                                                                            John Ryman

 

97.)  WINTER SOLSTICE                                                  81

USA                                                                            Josh Sternfeld

 

98.)  MUTUAL APPRECIATION                                       81

USA                                                                            Andrew Bujalski

 

99.)  ROBOTS                                                                      81

USA                                                                            Chris Wedge

 

100.)  JESUS, YOU KNOW                                               80

Austria                                                                       Ulrich Seidl

 

101.)  MUNICH                                                                     80

USA                                                                            Stephen Spielberg

 

102.)  FEAR AND TREMBLING                                       80

France                                                                       Alain Corneau

 

103.)  JOHANNA                                                                 80

Hungary                                                                    Kornél Mundruczó

 

104.)  SHE’S ONE OF US                                                  79

France                                                                       Siegrid Alnoy

 

105.)  VIOLENT DAYS                                                        78

France                                                                       Lucile Chaufour

 

106.)  AGATHA AND THE STORM                                  78

Italy  Switzerland  Great Britain                          Silvio Soldini

 

107.)  ENTRE SES MAINS                                                78

aka:  IN HIS HANDS

France                                                                       Anne Fontaine

 

108.)  MILWAUKEE, MINNESOTA                                  77

USA                                                                            Allan Mindell

 

109.)  9 SONGS                                                                   77

Great Britain                                                            Michael Winterbottom

 

110.)  ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13                                77

USA                                                                            Jean-François Richet

 

111.)  ONE MISSED CALL                                                76

Japan                                                                        Takeshi Miike

 

112.)  THE BURIED FOREST                                           76

Japan                                                                        Kôhei Oguri

 

113.)  THIRTYFIVE SOMETHING                                    76

France                                                                       Cécile Telerman

 

114.)  KING KONG                                                              75

USA                                                                            Peter Jackson

 

115.)  CRASH                                                                       75

USA                                                                            Paul Haggis

 

116.)  BE COOL                                                                   74

USA                                                                            F Gary Gray

 

117.)  OPERATION:  DREAMLAND – video                 74

USA                                                                            Garrett Scott and Ian Olds

 

118.)  STEAL ME                                                                 73

USA                                                                            Melissa Painter

 

119.)  JESUS THE DRIVER                                              73

USA                                                                            Bradley Battersby

 

120.)  MELINDA AND MELINDA                                      72

USA                                                                            Woody Allen

 

121.)  LET’S BE FRIENDS                                                72

France                                                           Nakache, Olivier and Eric Toledano

 

122.)  HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE            72

Great Britain                                                            Mike Newell

 

123.)  THE FUTURE OF FOOD – video                         72

USA                                                                            Deborah Koons Garcia

 

124.)  LE COURAGE D’AIMER                                         72

aka:  The Courage to Love

France                                                                       Claude Lelouch                 

 

125.)  WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD     71

USA                                                                            Michael Almereyda

 

126.)  FACE                                                                          71

USA                                                                            Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

 

127.)  SAVE THE GREEN PLANET                                70

South Korea                                                            Jang Jun-Hwan

 

128.)  APRIL SNOW                                                            68

South Korea                                                            Hur Jin-ho

 

129.)  THE ISLAND                                                             67

USA                                                                            Michael Bay

 

130.)  NORTH COUNTRY                                                  66

USA                                                                            Niki Caro

 

131.)  THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:  THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE       65

USA                                                                            Adam Adamson

 

132.)  ZE FILM                                                                      65

France                                                                       Guy Jacques

 

133.)  WELL-TEMPERED CORPSES                             64

Bosnia-Herzegovina  Slovenia  France  Italy       Benjamin Filipovic

 

134.)  ASSISTED LIVING                                                   61

USA                                                                            Elliot Greenebaum

 

135.)  THREE DAYS OF RAIN                                          59

USA                                                                            Michael Meredith

 

136.)  NOWHERE MAN – video                                       20

USA                                                                            Tim McCann

 

 

BEST ACTOR

Leslie Cheung – Days of Being Wild

Bruno Ganz - Downfall    

Joseph Gordon-Leavitt – Mysterious Skin (1) + Brick (2)   

Terrence Howard – Hustle and Flow   

Viggo Mortensen – A History of Violence

*Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote

David Straithairn – Good Night, and Good Luck

Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

*Joan Allen – Yes (1) + Off the Map (2) + The Upside of Anger (3)

Emmanuelle Devos – Kings and Queen

Sylvie Testud – Fear and Trembling

Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi – 5 X 2

Liv UllmanSaraband

Krystyna Feldmann – My Nikifor

Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line 

 

 

BEST SUPP ACTOR

Jim True-Frost – Off the Map

Anthony Anderson – Hustle and Flow

*Eamonn Walker – Duma

Lars Rudolph – Pale Eyes

Ed Harris – A History of Violence 

Simon Abkarian – Gamblers (1) + Yes (2)

 

 

BEST SUPP ACTRESS

Maggie Cheung – Days of Being Wild

Carina Lau – Days of Being Wild

Taraji P. Henson – Hustle and Flow

Abigail Breslin – Keane

*Monica Bello – A History of Violence

Frances McDormandNorth Country

 

                                                                       

BEST DIRECTOR

Wong Kar-wai         Hong Kong              Days of Being Wild

Gregg Araki              USA                            Mysterious Skin

*David Cronenberg  USA                         A History of Violence

Ang Lee                    USA                            Brokeback Mountain

Jia Zhang-ke            China                         The World

Michael Haneke      Austria                       Caché (Hidden)

 

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Gregg Araki, adapted from Scott Heim – Mysterious Skin

*Noah Baumbach – The Squid and the Whale

Michael Haneke - Caché (Hidden)

Dan Futterman,  adapted from Gerald Clarke – Capote
Tim Kirkman - Loggerheads
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, adapted from E. Annie ProulxBrokeback Mountain

 

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Christopher Doyle – Days of Being Wild + 2046

*Yu Lik-wai – The World

Luca Bigazzi – The Consequences of Love

Roman Osin – Pride and Prejudice

Yorgos Arvanitis – A Song of Innocence

Jorge PrietoBrokeback Mountain

 

 

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING

*Days of Being Wild

Off the Map

Saraband

Loggerheads

Capote

The Squid and the Whale

                       

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Dolls

Howl’s Moving Castle

*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The World 

2046  

Everlasting Regret

 

           

BEST EDITING

3-Iron

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

A History of Violence

The Squid and the Whale

*Loggerheads

Brokeback Mountain

 

 

BEST COSTUMES

*Dolls

A Peck on the Cheek

The World

9 Songs 

2046

Everlasting Regret

 

 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

*Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins – Mysterious Skin

Joe Hisaishi – Howl’s Moving Castle

The Polyphonic Spree and Elliot Smith – Thumbsucker 

Lim Giong – The World

Mychael Danna – Capote 

Bartlomiej Gliniak – My Nikifor

Pasquale Catalano – The Consequences of Love

Belle and Sebastian – In Memory of My Father