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 epic World War I romance
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Romantic comedy/drama told with fractured time. Fine performances from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
Hero. Jet Li leads a fine ensemble in a grand historic epic of China.
Shrek 2. A sequel that’s almost as good as the wonderful original.
The Incredibles. Animated superheroes with family problems.
Garden State. Zach Braff and Natalie Portman in a tricky tale of a guy who tries to go home again.