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Arthouse & Foreign Fare
[ 2004 ]
"Schizo"
"Fear and Trembling"
"La Petite Lili"
"Dot the I" (G.G. Bernal)
"The Tracker"
"Schultze Gets the Blues"
"Turtles Can Fly"
"Don't Move" "Lost Embrace"
"Purple Butterfly" (Z. Ziyi)
"You I Love" A comedy
"Rory O'Shea Was Here"
"Don't Tempt Me"
"Travellers & Magicians"
"Nobody Knows"
"Dolls"
"The Chorus"
"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence"
"A Fond Kiss"
"Around the Bend"
"The Keys to the House"
"In July" Romance
"Zhou Yu's Train" (Gong Li)
"Violet Perfume"
"Saw"
"I Am David" Festival prize
"Undertow" (Dermot Mulroney)
"Primer"
"Hawaii, Oslo" [ND]
"The Welts" [ND]
"Nicotina" A comedy
"Mean Creek" Festival prize
"Anatomie 2"
"Open Water" Festival prize
"Kitchen Stories" Festival prize A comedy
"The Battle of Algiers" Festival prize
"Whale Rider"
"The Return" Unreleased in USA
"Sister My Sister" 2/4
"Dogville" (Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany)
[ Earlier ]
"All About My Mother"

Documentary Bin

"Born Into Brothels"
"The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill"
"Inside Deep Throat"
"Fahrenheit, 9/11"
"Capturing the Friedmans"
"Overnight" (Troy Duffy)
"Going Upriver-The Long War of John Kerry"
"Uncovered: The War on Iraq"
"My Architect: A Son's Journey"
"Touching the Void"
"The Agronomist"

Mockumentary Mischief
"The Last Broadcast" [SE]
"Sex Sells" A comedy
"Incident at Loch Ness" A comedy
"Made Up" A comedy
"September Tapes" 2/4
"Greendale" (Neil Young)


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Bright light films of 2001:
(Reviewer's Faves)
Lantana
The Deep End
No Man's Land
Amelie
Diamond Men
Bread and Tulips
Monster's Ball
Memento


Thrillers:
The Bourne Identity
The Transporter
Spy Game
The Glass House
Domestic Disturbance
Along Came a Spider

Most unusuals:
(as in off-beat)
Adaptation
The Royal Tenenbaums
Reviewer's favorites of 2000:
Traffic
(5 nominations)
Finding Forrester
(0 nominations)

Most ignored for an interesting film:
The Talented Mr. Ripley

Most obscure:
Mad about Mambo
Crime+Punishment in Suburbia
Trixie
Undervalued:
Birthday Girl (Nicole Kidman)
(Low budget and buried but see her performance)
"Memento"
(Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss)


Most memorable performance by a newcomer:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ("Secretary")
Marie-Josee Croze ("Barbarian Invasions")
Sabrina Lloyd ("Dopamine")
Emily Grace ("What Alice Found")


Best comedies:
(2002)
Who Is Cletis Tout
Amelie


Best music scores:
Wonder Boys
(not reviewed)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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