Kamâ€™s 10 Best â€™05 Films
However, I still part company from my colleagues in my staunch refusal to serve as a marketing arm of the film industry which would have us only mention movies currently in theaters. So, Iâ€™m strongly suggesting that after perusing my primary list based on Hollywood blockbusters, that you continue reading think about renting some of the equally-deserving lesser-knowns representative of other genres.
Over the past year, I literally screened hundreds of movies, the bulk of which were independently-produced artsy and foreign flicks that never made it into circulation beyond a few select theaters in New York, Los Angeles and a few other cities. This means that if I were to consider these indies in preparing my 10 Best List, it would primarily be comprised of pictures that you probably never heard of. Since I donâ€™t want to write an exclusive retrospective that only other film critics could relate to, Iâ€™ve decided to limit my Top 10 to big-budget productions. However, I still part company from my colleagues in my staunch refusal to serve as a marketing arm of the film industry which would have us only mention movies currently in theaters.
So, Iâ€™m strongly suggesting that after perusing my primary list based on Hollywood blockbusters, that you continue reading think about renting some of the equally-deserving lesser-knowns representative of other genres.
Ten Best List:
3. War of the Worlds;
4. Coach Carter;
5. Hustle & Flow;
8. The Producers;
9. Batman; Begins; and,
10. The Gospel.
Best Foreign Films:
1. Calypso Dreams (Trinidad);
2. Ninaâ€™s Tragedies (Israel);
3. Ma Mere (France);
4. Donâ€™t Move (Italy);
5. Emmanuelâ€™s Gift (Ghana);
6. Bride & Prejudice (India);
7. 3-Iron (Japanese);
8. Darwinâ€™s Nightmare (Tanzania);
9. Private (Palestine); 1
0. Deserted Station (Iran);
11. Cape of Good Hope (South Africa);
12. Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress (China);
13. Head-On (Germany);
14. The Man Who Copied (Brazil);
15. Aristide and the Endless Revolution (Haiti);
16. Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (Congo);
17. Turtles Can Fly (Iraq);
18. Torremolinos â€™73 (Spain);
19. The Holy Girl (Argentina); and,
20. The Beautiful Country (Vietnam).
1. The Vanishing Black Male;
2. The Grace Lee Project;
3. Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price;
4. The Untold Story of Emmett Till;
5. After Innocence;
6. Protocols of Zion;
7. Rock School;
8. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill;
9. Mad Hot Ballroom;
10. March of the Penguins;
11. Gunner Palace;
12. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room;
13. New York Doll;
14. Tell Them Who You Are;
15. Isnâ€™t This a Time!
1. Four Brothers;
2. Goodbye, and Good Luck;
3. Ice Princess;
4. Just Like Heaven;
5. Lila Says;
6. Mr. & Mrs. Smith;
8. A Tout de Suite;
9. Sin City;
10. The Reception.
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