Movies I Talked About the Most in 2006
1. Little Man
I haven't seen this but I refer to it frequently. When people are talking about films they've seen recently I like to say "Have you seen that Little Man movie?"
Best movie I've seen in so long. You've probably already seen it but if you haven't you really need to.
3. Miami Vice
I loved it, while being aware that it is trash. It does have long sequences of impressionistic filmmaking that I am fascinated by. I'm also fascinated by Colin Farrell's "acting."
There should be more movies in which people don't talk. Usually if they're talking they're acting badly.
5. The Science of Sleep
I didn't like this, though I kind of wanted to. It did cement the genre of fabulist films centered on a child-like protagonist. I ended up talking about how mediocre it was a lot, probably because so many people were talking about how wonderful it was & I argued against it. I really dislike having conversations that boil down to "I like X" versus "I don't like X."
6. Art School Confidential
Amazingly bad. So bad you want to talk about it with other people who have seen it to prove to yourself that it was a bad as you thought it was.
7. Sketches of Frank Gehry
Weak but pretty. An interestingly indulgent kind of bad film. A badness worth talking about.
8. American Hardcore
I haven't seen this but I think i had a lot of conversations about how I do want to see it.
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
I think I spent about a week telling everyone I know to see this. It was truly affecting & reminded me of the fact that Johnston's music moves me. Go rent it.
Finally a decent horror movie. I was really excited for this to come out & i talked about it a lot & then after I saw it I talked about it more.
11. Marie Antoinette
I mostly talked about how little interest I have in seeing this & how bad Virgin Suicides was. I didn't see it. I have no interest in seeing it, though I imagine I'll probably see it some time.
12. Cave of the Yellow Dog
I've never heard of this movie. Maybe Darryl Hannah is in it.