Alas, my header doesn’t rhyme, but a week or two ago, the stores here had their “half-way to Boxing Day” sales, and this reminded me that we are now half-way through the year and, thus, half-way to that point when I will have to come up with a list of my top ten movies. And the pickings are looking kind of slim, so far.
There are a few, and only a few, movies that I consider shoo-ins:
Born into Brothels
After that, possible contenders, based on those films that were given a general theatrical release of at least one week in Vancouver during 2005, include:
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Merchant of Venice
Million Dollar Baby
War of the Worlds
And that’s just based on the titles that stand out a little as I do a quick, casual scan of my film journal for this year; I would have to see most of these films a second time before I could say whether they really belong on my list, and in a few cases, I can’t say I actually want to sit through them again, right now.
Unfortunately, I have also missed a few films that sounded interesting but left town too quickly, while I was working on other things. Anyone want to recommend anything?