Best Director of 2005
Best Leading Actor of 2005
Just for fun.
You do not necessarily have to have seen all of these.
After the enthusiastic participation of last year, here we go for 2005.
You have time to vote till March, 05 (06:00 AM)
Seung-yeon Lee as Sun-hwa in 3-Iron is my favorite female performance of the year.
I would suggest Summer Glau from Serenity.
No doubt it is pushing matters a bit, but how about Ziyi Zhang for 2046? She'd win my vote...
Of course, no problem.
I should really watch more Asian films. Miyazaki, Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Ray, Kar-Wai, Ozu, ...
There are so many terrific Asian films out there, although some of them may take a little bit more effort from a Western guy than the average film. The good ones reward that effort generously...
Yeah, I have Hero and Suzhou River unwatched on tape, and many others (by Kurosawa, Ray and Mizoguchi) which I can get from the national library. It's true that there is something about Asian films that intrigues me, but I haven't seen enough yet. For example Mizyaki's Spirited Away or Kurosawa's Throne of Blood or The Seven Samurai are some wonderful experiences.
But Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was really dull. Beautiful, but boring.
Do you know Memories of Murder? Because critics in Luxembourg voted it the best movie of 2005. Second ranked Million Dollar Baby (release in 2005) and #3 was Broken Flowers.
I liked Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but not quite as much as the rest of the world seems to have. I prefer Hero, a film our own Jim turned me on to.
I confess I've never heard of Memories of Murder, although a quick Internet check provided great reviews and a nice indication that it is on DVD here in the colonies. I might have to check it out. Thanks!