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CHRIS KNIPP'S MOVIE BEST LISTS FOR 2004


TEN BEST U.S.

THE AVIATOR (MARTIN SCORSESE)
BEFORE SUNSET (RICHARD LINKLATER)
COLLATERAL (MICHAEL MANN)
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (MICHEL GONDRY)
KILL BILL: VOL. 2 (QUENTIN TARANTINO)
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (WES ANDERSON)
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (CLINT EASTWOOD)
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (JARED HESS)
SIDEWAYS (ALEXANDER PAYNE)
UNDERTOW (DAVID GORDON GREEN)


TEN BEST FOREIGN

ADIEU (ARNAUD DE PALLIÈRES)
THE DREAMERS (BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI)
FATHER AND SON (OTETS Y SIN, ANDREI SOKOROV)
GOODBYE LENIN (DANIEL BRÜHL)
HEAD ON (FATIH AKIM)
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (SHI MIAN MAI FU, ZHANG YIMOU, 2004)
THE HOUSE KEYS (LE CHIAVI DI CASA, GIANNI AMELIO)
THE RETURN (VOZVRASCHENIE, ANDREI SVYAGINTSEV)
STRAYED (LES ÉGARÉS, ANDRÉ TÉCHINÉ)
VERA DRAKE (MIKE LEIGH)


BEST ANIMATIONS

THE INCREDIBLES (BRAD BIRD/PIXAR)


BEST DOCUMENTARIES

BORN INTO BROTHELS (DANA BRISKI)
BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS (JOHN DULLAGHAN)
CONTROL ROOM (JEHANE NUJAIM)
THE CORPORATION (JENNIFER ABBOTT)
FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (MICHAEL MOORE)
OUTFOXED: RUPERT MURDOCH'S WAR ON JOURNALISM (ROBERT GREENWALD)
IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL (JESSICA YU)
RIDING GIANTS (STACY PERALTA)
TARNATION (JONATHAN CAOUETTE)
TOUCHING THE VOID (KEVIN MCDONALD)


SHORTLISTED, ALL CATEGORIES

FEAR AND TREMBLING (STUPEUR ET TREMBLEMENTS, ALAIN CORNEAU)
FINDING NEVERLAND (MARC FOSTER)
HiJACKING CATASTROPHE (JEREMY EARP, SUT JHALLY)
KINSEY (BILL CONDON)
MONSIEUR IBRAHIM ET LES FLEURS DU CORAN (DANIEL DUPEYRON)
MOOLAADÉ (OUSMANE SEMBENE)
THE MOTHER (ROGER MITCHELL)
PRIMER (SHANE CARRUTH)
THE TIME OF THE WOLF (LE TEMPS DU LOUP, MICHAEL HANAKE)
THE WOODSMAN (NICOLE KASSELL)

IN A CLASS APART

RIPLEY'S GAME (LILIANA CAVANI) -- STRAIGHT TO VIDEO IN U.S.
BROWN BUNNY (VINCENT GALLO) --SUCCÈS DE SCANDALE
KEN PARK (LARRY CLARK) -- NO U.S. DISTRIBUTION. TOO SEXY
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (ERIC BRESS, J. MACKYE GRUBER) ASHTON ACTS
THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (LA BATTAGLIA DI ALGERI, GILLO PONTECORVO, 1965) -- A CLASSIC REISSUED


YEAR'S MOST OVERRATED

DOGVILLE (LARS VON TRIER)
PASSION OF THE CHRIST (MEL GIBSON)
SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER....AND SPRING (KI-DUK KIM)

MOST OVEREXPOSED ACTORS

JUDE LAW
BEN STILLER


WISH I'D SEEN

INNOCENCE (LUCILE HADZIHALILOVIC)
CAFE LUMIERE (KÔHI JÎKÔ, HOU HSIAU-HSIEN)
GOODBYE, DRAGON INN (BU SAN, TSAI MING-LIANG)
TROPICAL MALADY (SUD PRALAD, APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL)
PALINDROMES (TODD SOLONDZ)
TRIPLE AGENT (ERIC ROHMER)
THE BIG RED ONE (SAMUEL FULLER) -- RECUT VERSION

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