Mike’s 9 Top Ten of 2004

Mike’s 9 Top-Ten of 2004 Million Dollar Baby. Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank resurrect the boxing movie. Kill Bill, v.2. Quentin Tarantino’s conclusion is one of the great action films. Sideways. Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church turn the tale of two losers into a wonderful adventure. A Very Long Engagement. Audrey Tatou in an … Read more

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Mike’s 11 Top Ten of 2003

Mike’s 11 Top Ten movies of 2003   The Swimming Pool. Enigmatic, erotic, and very very French. School of Rock. Wry, smart comedy with heart. Capturing the Friedmans. Unsettling documentary leaves you wondering exactly what you just saw. The Cooler. William Macy’s is a loser who gets one last shot. The gritty side of Vegas … Read more

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Mike’s 13 Top Ten of 2002

Mike’s 13 top ten of 2002 About a Boy.  Hugh Grant proves that he really can act in a remarkably moving comedy/drama. Insomnia.  The 2nd best Robin Williams movie of the year. Director Christopher Nolan proves that he’s for real. Frailty. Bill Paxton’s brilliant directorial debut is the year’s best horror. Undisputed. Walter Hill/Ving Rhames/Wesley … Read more

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Mike’s 11 Top-Ten of 2001

Mike’s 11 Top-ten of 2001 Enemy at the Gates. Superb war movie about the siege of Stalingrad. Memento. Christopher Nolan’s stylish thriller is more than a memory-loss gimmick. Amores Perros. Brilliantly constructed drama of contemporary Mexico. With a Friend Like Harry. French thriller with a strong, dark sense of humor. Shrek. Wit, romance, great animation. … Read more

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