1. Lost in Translation - Perfect directing, acting and script.
2. American Splendor - Hope Davis should be huge.
3. Finding Nemo - Ellen made this movie. I speak whale too.
4. House of Sand and Fog - Ben Kingsley plays nasty well.
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - It all came together superbly.
6. Mystic River - Sean Penn delivers again.
7. Elephant - Eerily good.
8. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 - The women have it.
9. 21 Grams - Naomi Watts proved Mullholland Drive was no fluke.
10. Monster - Charlize Theron is outstanding.
Honorable Mention: Veronica Guerin, Raising Victor Vargas, Love Actually, Bend It Like Beckman, A Mighty Wind