SFFCC Members’ Best & Worst of 2005
December 30th, 2005 by SFFCC

Jeanne Aufman (Palo Alto Weekly)

The BEST
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Capote”
“A History of Violence”
“Good Night, And Good Luck.”
“Nobody Knows”
“Crash”
“Saraband”
“Grizzly Man”
“Asylum”
“Kung Fu Hustle”
The WORST
“Elizabethtown”
“Kingdom of Heaven”
“Where the Truth Lies”
“Stay”
“Monster-in-Law”

Jeff Anderson (Combustible Celluloid, SF Examiner, Oakland Tribune)

The BEST
“Saraband”
“Broken Flowers”
“A History of Violence”
“The World”
“2046”
“Land of the Dead”
“Good Night, and Good Luck.”
“Capote”
“Mysterious Skin”
“The New World”
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The WORST (alphabetically)
“Alone in the Dark”
“The Amityville Horror”
“Be Cool”
“Bride and Prejudice”
“Going Shopping”
“Green Street Hooligans”
“It’s All Gone Pete Tong”
“Kingdom of Heaven”
“The Legend of Zorro”
“The Man”
“Underclassman”
“Yours, Mine and Ours”
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Barry Caine (Oakland Tribune)

The BEST
“Match Point”
“A History of Violence”
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Capote”
“Munich”
“The Upside of Anger”
“The Squid & the Whale”
“Sin City”
“Crash”
“Hustle & Flow”

Susan Gerhard (SF Bay Guardian)

The BEST
“Caché (Hidden)”
“Me and You and Everyone We Know”
“Turtles Can Fly”
“The World”
“Tony Takitani”
“Paradise Now”
“Jarhead”
“Tropical Malady”
“Crash”
“Rize”

Johnny Huston (SF Bay Guardian)

The BEST
“Pulse”
“Cache”
“A History of Violence”
“Land of the Dead”
“Tropical Malady”
“Whisky”
“Grizzly Man”
“Nobody Knows”
“Mysterious Skin”
“Innocence”

Mick LaSalle (SF Chronicle)

The BEST
“The New World”
“The Chronicles of Narnia”
“The Best of Youth”
“Match Point”
“Cinderella Man”
“Capote”
“The Dying Gaul”
“Brokeback Mountain”
“I Am A Sex Addict”
“Ballets Russes”

Arthur Lazare (Culture Vulture)

The BEST
“Capote”
“Saraband”
“Good Night, and Good Luck”
“Caché (Hidden)”
“Nobody Knows”
“Munich”
“A History of Violence”
“The Holy Girl”
“Transamerica”
“Pride and Prejudice”
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Carla Meyer (Sacracmento Bee)

The BEST
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Murderball”
“Capote”
“Junebug”
“The Constant Gardener”
“Pride & Prejudice”
“A History of Violence”
“Cindrella Man”
“Batman Begins”
“Match Point”

Bruce Newman (San Jose Mercury News)

The BEST
“Crash”
“Good Night, And Good Luck.”
“Sin City”
“Brokeback Mountain”
“A History of Violence”
“The Squid and the Whale”
“King Kong”
“Hustle and Flow”
“Mrs. Henderson Presents”
“Millions”
The WORST
“The Thing About My Folks”
“Stealth”
“xXx: State of the Union”
“Happy Endings”
“The Brothers Grimm”
“The Ice Harvest”
“Into the Blue”
“Elizabethtown”
Honorable Mentions: “Red Eye,” “Wedding Crashers,” “The Family Stone.” Did I leave out any Rachel McAdams movies? “March of the Penguins,” “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill,” “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” Did I leave out any documentaries about animal behavior?

Tim Sika (Celluloid Dreams)

The BEST
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Syriana”
“Good Night, and Good Luck.”
“Mysterious Skin”
“Asylum”
“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”
“Yes”
“Ballet Russes”
“The Upside of Anger”
“The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio”

Ruthe Stein (SF Chronicle)

The BEST
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Cinderella Man”
“Pride & Prejudice”
“Good Night, And Good Luck”
“A History of Violence”
“Match Point”
“Capote”
“The Constant Gardener”
“My Summer of Love”
“The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”

Kelly Vance (East Bay Express)

The BEST
“The Ax (Le couperet)”
“Broken Flowers”
“The World”
“2046”
“A History of Violence”
“Good Night, and Good Luck.”
“Nobody Knows”
“Breakfast on Pluto”
“Syriana”
“The New World”

Richard Von Busack (San Jose Metro)

The BEST (in no order)
“Grizzly Man”
“Me and You and Everyone We Know”
“Mysterious Skin”
“My Summer of Love”
“Downfall”
“Nobody Knows”
“Kung Fu Hustle”
“Notre Musique”
“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”
“The Squid and the Whale”
“The Constant Gardener”
The WORST
“Elizabethtown”
“House of D”
“Alone in the Dark”
“Happy Endings”
“Elektra”
“Racing Stripes”

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