Inspired by Film Forager and Four of Them (who were in turn inspired by Fandango Groovers Movie Blog and its “A Life in Movies” blogathon), I’ve decided to list off one movie for each year of my life. They’re not necessarily my favorites; instead, they’re ones I like which haven’t gotten enough love around Pussy Goes Grrr. Enjoy! (Also, I haven’t seen any 2011 movies, so this is only 20 movies.)
Read all my choices, from Gremlins 2 to Please Give, after the jump…
1990: Gremlins 2: The New Batch
A horror/comedy sequel that’s absolutely fun and smart.
Three creative investigations of human sexuality rolled into one!
1992: Glengarry Glen Ross
It’s “just” a filmed play, but it has one of the greatest, most intense ensemble casts ever assembled.
Kieślowski and Binoche make a heartbreaking duo. Such beauty.
1994: Ed Wood
“KARLOFF? SIDEKICK? FUCK YOU!”
Kusturica presents: history as carnival ride.
1996: I Shot Andy Warhol
I could listen to Lili Taylor’s rasp all day long.
1997: L.A. Confidential
Not perfect, but it’s slick, affectionate neo-noir, and James Cromwell has ice water in his veins.
1998: The Truman Show
Jim Carrey’s best performance, give or take an Eternal Sunshine.
1999: All About My Mother
Thank you for this, Pedro.
2000: Sexy Beast
“NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!”
2001: Gosford Park
Every great Anglo-American thespian thrown into a grand old murder mystery, under Altman’s expert control.
2002: Far from Heaven
Whoops, I doubled up on the Todd Haynes! But he’s awesome so it’s OK. (Plus, Julianne Moore.)
Transgressive, off-the-wall, unflinchingly executed revenge drama. Mmmm, octopus.
A few viewings in, I still don’t understand it, but I do love it.
2005: A History of Violence
Cronenberg is back and better than ever, with kick-ass supporting performances by Ed Harris and William Hurt.
2006: Pan’s Labyrinth
It’s such a melancholic yet delightful political fairy tale, a unique achievement.
Fincher’s best, a sprawling and maddeningly crafty docudrama.
I would love to spend a day with Poppy.
Poor Sam Rockwell! You should take better care of yourself!
2010: Please Give
I would watch this right now.