Compiled to help me figure out my "Best of" Lists for 2004, here
's a complete list of the movies I saw in 2004.
A couple of things to note:
1) I only count films that I see in a movie theater. Video or DVD viewings don't rate inclusion on the list (they're a form of TV as far as I'm concerned).
2) The ratings system is pretty obvious, but you should know that I rate based on enjoyment rather than my critical appreciation of the film's merits. For example, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
is without doubt an ingenious film of enormous quality, but although I admired it a great deal, I didn't really enjoy it all that much; it struck me as way too cold and calculating. (I could almost hear Charlie Kaufman tugging on the puppet strings, "Here
's where you're struck by my genius; here
's where I make you cry," etc.)
3) This particular list is ordered strictly by when I saw the movies; just because The Triplets of Belleville
is at the top, that doesn't mean that I liked it the best.