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Arthouse & Foreign Fare
[ 2004 ]
"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"
"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"
"I Am David" Festival prize
"Undertow" (Dermot Mulroney)
"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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The Incredibles
Manchurian Candidate

Most Gripping
Maria Full of Grace
Open Water

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Most Literate
The Door in the Floor
The Merchant of Venice
The Sea Inside

Best comedies:
The Life Aquatic
The Incredibles

Most Gushingly Romantic
The Notebook

Better Than the Reviews:
Man On Fire
The Last Shot
National Treasure

Worse Than the Reviews:
I AM David
The Chorus
A Love Song For Bobby Long

Most Cliched
Shark Tale

Most Propagandistic
Motorcycle Diaries

Best Surprise
Romantic comedy from Germany (2004)
In July

Musical Minefields
Sweet and Low Down
(If you like Sean Penn and jazz music)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Sea Inside
(Euthanasia, Javier Bardem)
The Woodsman
(Pedophilia, Kevin Bacon)
Don't Move
(Romance, Penelope Cruz)
A Fond Kiss
(Inter-cultural marriage)
Around the Bend
(Family secrets, Christopher Walken)
Happy Hour
(Boozing, Anthony LaPaglia)
The Machinist
(Study in psychosis, Christian Bale)
Vera Drake
(Abortionist, 1950s England, Mike Leigh)

The Jude Year

He did all these in 2004!
"The Aviator"
I Heart Huckabees
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
But still his best work:
The Talented Mr. Ripley

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