Ebert's 20 best films of the year (in alphabetical order)
The Band's Visit
Che: This 4+ hour epic from Steven Soderbergh might be good, but I'm worried it's going to be too looong.
The Dark Knight
Frozen River: The preview looked good, and it's making a lot of year-end lists, so I'm eagerly anticipating this release on DVD.
Rachel Getting Married
Synecdoche, New York
W: I'm very surprised at this. I might have to see it now.
The five best documentaries were:
Encounters at the End of the World
Man on Wire
Standard Operating Procedure: a mess of a movie; beautiful, but ultimately a jumble. Taxi to the Dark Side was a much better narrative, though it didn't have all the bells and whistles that SOP's director Errol Morris's movies always do.
Trouble the Water
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