Crash! Landen’s Best Movies of 2006
A pretty darn good year for movie audiences. Movies that didn’t quite make my Top 10: Pirate’s Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Over The Hedge (computer animation), Thank You For Smoking; even an Oliver Stone movie (World Trade Center). There were also some quirky films that had flaws but were good like Lucky Number Slevin, Little Miss Sunshine, Wristcutters, The Science Of Sleep, Brick, the French cartoon Renaissance, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (although that one turned my stomach as much as Slither did), Robert Altman’s (last film?) A Prairie Home Companion, Nacho Libre (Jack Black’s luchadore masterpiece), and even Silent Hill, the greatest of the video game horror movies.
Anyway, here’s what I came up with…
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (Bumped)
10 THE FOUNTAIN
8 THE PRESTIGE
7 STRANGER THAN FICTION
It was a tough call between my top 2, but I think Children of Men is pretty close to being a perfect film. There isn’t a whole lot to gripe about. Overall, I think that’s a pretty good list of films for one year…