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13 January 2005



Notable performances?

Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers absolutely convincing me that he was Dr. Strangelove. Mark Whalberg in Huckabees. Delpy in Before Sunset. Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine. Carrey, actor of the year, in both Eternal Sunshine and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events [in which the majority of critics misunderstood him]. Will Ferrell, actor-auteur in his own right [!], in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

And, if we're going to be talking about Dogville as though it were a 2004 release, Nicole Kidman at her best. Ever.

[Sorry I didn't answer the questions, cinetrix...]


Good questions! This might be too obvious, but the characters in Closer (all 4 of them) probably should have visited Lacuna Inc about 1.5 hours into the film.


Another perhaps-obvious suggestion, but: aren't Jesse and Celine the flip side of Joel and Clementine? Two characters who can't forget what they barely know. Linklater Industries supplies the Lacuna Antidote!


Whether or not Dogville is a 2003 or 2004 release, I think Birth trumped it as far as Nicole Kidman being at her best. Ever.

Regardless of what one thinks of the movie, Kevin Spacey is supremely noteworthy in Beyond The Sea, for a number of abstract reasons that go far beyond the mere quality of performance. Perhaps he -- Kevin Spacey directing a movie starring himself as Bobby Darrin directing a movie about himself, and so on and so forth -- is in most need help from the Existential Detectives.

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