December 19, 2005

The World According to Roger

=Roger Ebert on Sunday released his top ten films of 2005, and well, it won't do much to assuage those who accuse Ebert of leading with his liberalism. He's got "Crash" #1, followed by "Syriana" and "Munich" at #2 and #3, and "Brokeback Mountain" at #5.

I haven't seen Syriana, Brokeback, "Junebug"(#4), or numbers 7-10 ("Nine Lives," "King Kong," "Yes," or "Millions"). Though I'm sure the only one we'll have in common will be "Munich."

"Crash" wasn't a bad film, but, like "Mystic River," it depended way too much on contrived plot coincidences for me to enjoy it (what, there's only 12 people in LA?) I also thought it should've borrowed its title from the "Avenue Q" number, "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist." Even more dumbfounding is Ebert's inclusion, at #6, of the nonsensical indie film "Me and You and Everyone We Know," which I happened to watch over the weekend. Miranda July's movie is for people who didn't think Todd Solondz's "Happiness" had enough random perversity.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 19, 2005 04:48 PM

Yes!? Pretentious piece of crap.

Posted by: Petitedov at December 20, 2005 10:22 AM

I haven't seen Crash, but I keep hearing the "only 12 people in LA" criticism. It makes me remember why I couldn't get into "Boomtown." It was a great idea for a show, and the actors were all good, but after a while you started to wonder why there were only 5 cops, 2 paramedics, and 2 lawyers in LA.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at December 21, 2005 05:45 PM
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