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Friday, December 30, 2005

Something, Something, Cherry Blossoms

Posted by on December 30 at 9:30 AM

My top ten films of the year, rendered in the ancient art of haiku. (Hey, it was a long flight)

1. Head-On
Substance, and abuse
Sad without the sugar coat
Bukowski would blush

2. Grizzly Man
Boo-Boo Does His Thing
Idiot or Holy Fool?
The jury's still out

3. The Squid and the Whale
Bourgeois hits the skids
Snooty Monsters need love, too
End won't leave my brain

4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (opens 2/10/06 locally)
Go West, Tommy Lee
Like Peckinpah, but minus
the assholism

5. King Kong
Pure freebased geek love
When monkey die, crowd wrung dry
Too Long? Bah. More Bugs!

6. Pulse
Modem Ghosts Ahoy,
Lonely geeks stuck in limbo
Bill Gates gets a cut

7. 2046
Too wrapped up to see
hot babes just outside radar
Welcome to Wongville

8. Good Night, and Good Luck
Politics aside,
awesome look at Men at Work
Smoking all the while

9. Batman Begins
Pathos, not neon
Farewell to spandex nipples
Sequel now, dammit

10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
A gay private dick
Sleaze and guttermouth galore
Screw karma, this rocks