Films of 2004

  • Lost In Translation
  • The Station Agent
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • Before Sunset
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Collateral
  • Old Boy
  • The Incredibles
  • Garden State
  • The House Of Flying Daggers

Music 2004

Just to wrap up the year, here are my songs of 2004, in no particular order:

For Lovers — Wolfman and Pete Doherty
You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve — Johnny Boy
Common People — William Shatner
Love Machine — Girls Aloud
Slow Hands — Interpol
Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime — Beck
Professional Distortion — Miss Kittin
How To Be Dead — Snow Patrol
Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do — Sigur Ros
We Want Your Soul — Freeland
Leaving New York — REM
The Bucket — Kings of Leon
First Of The Gang To Die — Morrissey
Can’t Stand Me Now — The Libertines
Walk Idiot Walk — The Hives
Take Me Out and Michael — Franz Ferdinand
Everybody’s Changing — Keane
Laura and Mary — Scissor Sisters

The Incredibles

All stylised curves and accentuated physical forms, the characters that populate The Incredibles owe more to Tex Avery and comic book artists such as Jack Kirby and Jim Steranko rather than the recent attempts at photo-realism. But The Incredibles is so much more than some beautifully rendered models.

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On Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch has never achieved the mainstream success of peers such as Tarantino or Soderbergh, but he has continued to make a succession of critically acclaimed low-key films that have earned him a cult following …

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Alfie

In years to come, film historians may well refer to 2004 as the Year of the Jude. With roles in Cold MountainSky Captain and the World of TomorrowI Heart HuckabeesCloserThe Aviator and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, he is one of the most prolific actors around. Amidst all of this is Alfie …

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