SFFCC Members’ Best & Worst of 2003
December 30th, 2003 by SFFCC

Jeanne Aufman (Palo Alto Weekly)

The BEST
“The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King”
“City Of God”
“Lost In Translation”
“Capturing The Friedmans”
“Thirteen”
“Pieces Of April”
“Gerry”
“Shattered Glass”
“Finding Nemo”
“Whale Rider”
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The WORST
“Northfork”
“Gigli”
“Intolerable Cruelty”
“Matrix Revolutions”
“Gods And Generals”
“Passionada”
“Hollywood Homicide”
“In The Cut”
“Gothika”
“Radio”
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Jeff Anderson (Combustible Celluloid, SF Examiner)

The BEST
“Lost in Translation”
“Russian Ark”
“Spider”
“Gerry”
“Friday Night”
“Bad Santa”
“Kill Bill: Volume 1”
“Mystic River”
“Unknown Pleasures”
“In the Cut”
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The WORST
“Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat”
“Gigli”
“Kangaroo Jack”
“Le Divorce”
“Boat Trip”
“Cold Creek Manor”
“View from the Top”
“House of Sand and Fog”
Bad Sequels:
“Bad Boys II,” “Dumb and Dumberer,” “Legally Blonde 2,” “The Matrix Revolutions,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”
Bad Rock ‘n’ Roll Movies:
“Garage Days,” “Prey for Rock ‘n’ Roll”
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Rob Blackwelder (SPLICEDwire, Daily Republic, KGO 810 AM)

The BEST
“Lost In Translation”
“Girl With A Pearl Earring”
“Pirates Of The Caribbean…”
“The Triplets Of Belleville”
“Thirteen”
“Monster”
“The Italian Job”
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The WORST
“Cat in the Hat”
“How to Lose A Guy a Guy in 10 Days”
“Alex & Emma”
“Old School”
“Grind”
“Boat Trip”
“Legally Blonde 2”
“Dumb & Dumberer”
“The Core”
“Anger Management”
“Gigli”
& about a dozen more
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Barry Caine (Oakland Tribune)

The BEST
“Mystic River”
“American Splendor”
“Lost in Translation”
“Capturing the Friedmans”
“Pieces of April”
“Big Fish”
“Finding Nemo”
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
“The Missing”
“Millennium Actress”
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The WORST
“Gigli”
“Gods and Generals”
“Grind”
“Darkness Falls”
“The Hunted”
“From Justin to Kelly”
“Jeepers Creepers 2”
“Gothika”
“Cold Creek Manor”
“Timeline”
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David Fear (SF Bay Guardian, Filter Magazine)

The BEST
“Demonlover”
“The Magdalene Sisters”
“Divine Intervention”
“Gerry”
“Irréversible”
“Dog Days”
“School of Rock”
“Bus 174”
“Ten”
“The Station Agent”
“The Weather Underground”
“Japón”
“The Triplets of Belleville”
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The WORST
(in reverse order)
“Dreamcatcher”
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
“Boat Trip”
“Hulk”
“The Matrix” sequels
Really, any film where Keanu plays a Christ figure…
…in fact, every sequel that didn’t feature orcs

“Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat”
“Masked and Anonymous”/”Greendale”
“Gigli”
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Arthur Lazere (culturevulture.net)

The BEST
“The Barbarian Invasions”
“The Son”
“The Man Without a Past”
“Girl with a Pearl Earring”
“The Station Agent”
“Capturing the Friedmans”
“The Fog of War”
“21 Grams”
“Cold Mountain”
“The Lord of the Rings: The Ret…”
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Glenn Lovell (San Jose Mercury News)

The BEST
“The Lord of the Rings: The Ret…”
“Finding Nemo”
“Whale Rider”
“School of Rock”
“Thirteen”
“The Station Agent”
“Elephant”
“Master and Commander: The Far…”
“The Missing”
“Irreversible”
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The WORST
“Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”
“Dreamcatcher”
“Hulk”
“Northfork”
“Bad Boys II”
“The Life of David Gale”
“Love Actually”
“Timeline”
“The Cat in the Hat”
“Pinocchio”
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Bruce Newman (San Jose Mercury News)

The BEST
“The Station Agent”
“21 Grams”
“Lost in Translation”
“Finding Nemo”
“School of Rock”
“Thirteen”
“Capturing the Friedmans”
“The Barbarian Invasions”
“Mystic River”
“Peter Pan”
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The WORST
“Gigli”
“Beyond Borders”
“2 Fast 2 Furious”
“Alex and Emma”
“The Cat In the Hat”
“Teknolust”
“A Man Apart”
“Daredevil”
“Stuck On You”
“In the Cut”
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Jan Wahl (KRON TV, SF Examiner, KCBS radio)

The BEST
“Mystic River”
“In America”
“Finding Nemo”
“American Splendor”
“The Station Agent”
“Bend it Like Beckham”
“Whale Rider”
“Pieces of April”
“Seabiscuit”
“Master & Commander”
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Jason Walsh (Marin Independent-Journal)

The BEST
“Lost in Translation”
“Elephant”
“Thirteen”
“The Triplets of Belleville”
“The Dancer Upstairs”
“May”
“American Splendor”
“Owning Mahowny”
“The Magdelene Sisters”
“A Mighty Wind”
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The Top 5 FOREIGN FILMS
“Russian Ark”
“City of God”
“The Barbarian Invastion”
“Gloomy Sunday”
“The Cuckoo”

The Top 5 DOCUMENTARIES
“Capturing the Friedmans”
“My Flesh and Blood”
“Stevie”
“Stone Reader”
“The Weather Underground”
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