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December 19, 2007

OGIC: The Netflix ten

Better late than never, right? It's been a little more than a week since Terry asked me and Carrie to supply the names of 10 movies released since fall 2005 that we most enjoyed. Carrie weighed in with five of hers here, with impressive annotation to boot. I'm offering mine in a straight-out list, sans commentary, but with the caveat that I'm not entirely sure I'm remembering everything. In no particular order, the top ten are:

1. Friends with Money
2. The Descent*
3. Half Nelson
4. Casino Royale ( great minds)
5. Serenity (ditto)
6. The Lives of Others
7. Once
8. Ratatouille
9. Killer of Sheep
10. No Country for Old Men

I asterisked The Descent because I know Terry won't like it: it's a bloody, terrifying horror movie that I happened to like enough to put on this list. Not Terry's cup of cocoa at all. Some honorable mentions that provided solid entertainment or better are Fracture, Dan in Real Life, Michael Clayton, Sunshine, and The Family Stone. And tomorrow you'll probably hear about the half dozen movies that I forgot!

Here are ten from that same stretch of time that I want to see:

1. The New World
2. Tristram Shandy
3. Brick
4. Clean
5. United 93
6. The Devil Wears Prada
7. The Science of Sleep
8. The Last King of Scotland
9. The Fountain
10. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Like Terry, I'll be pretty much dark for the extended Christmas. So until next time, happy holidays, one and all.

Posted December 19, 2007 11:31 PM

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