Everywhere I look I keep reading that it's a bad year for movies. My response, as many of these I've listed before:
The Dark Knight
Rachel Getting Married
Standard Operating Procedure
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Released this year, belatedly in America:
Tarsem's The Fall
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
I still haven't seen:
Happy Go Lucky
Encounters at the End of the World
Man on Wire
Australia (not everybody's panning it)
This is a bad year? Because it wasn't an unexpected cattle-gun shot of frame-advancements in art-houses like last year?
The above aren't all great movies, but a few of them are, and they're all worth your nickel. If 90% of everything is usually crap, it's been a good year.
The year American Beauty won Best Picture was the same year that Battlefield Earth, Highlander: Endgame, and Dungeons and Dragons all came to theaters.
I think we'll survive the chihuahuas.