Before the barrage of end-of-year lists comes out, we thought we’d jump the gun and put out our top ten now. So:
More analysis and our other IFC News lists here, but we’d like to say off the bat that we still haven’t seen "Munich," "Match Point," or, most importantly, "The New World." But, you know, we’d thought we’d throw that out there anyway. Better to be early and ignorant than well-informed and lost in the crowd. Or something.
On Saturday, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named "Brokeback Mountain" Best Picture of the Year (runner-up: "A History of Violence"). The New York Film Critics Circle also goes for "Brokeback," reports Christy Lemire at AP, while the National Board of Review picks "Good Night, and Good Luck." Ty Burr at the Boston Globe shares that Boston Society of Film Critics also honored "Brokeback" as best of the year (Do we smell award momentum? Or is that just the tuna melt someone’s eating in the cube next to ours?). And, via Slant‘s Ed Gonzalez, "The Squid and the Whale" is the favorite of the New York Film Critics Online.
+ Our Top Tens for 2005 (IFC News)
+ 2005 LAFCA Awards (Official site)
+ National Board of Review Picks Top Film (AP)
+ Boston critics name ‘Brokeback’ best film (Boston Globe)
+ The 2005 NYFCO (New York Film Critics Online) Awards (Slant Blog)