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Best of 2003, revised
I’ve now seen all the 2003 releases I had hoped to and can revise the list I posted in December. Mystic River still sucks.

10. *Better Luck Tomorrow
Well, obviously the best movie ever made with help from MTV. A sickly relevant portrayal of rich kid ennui – a modern “Less Than Zero.”
9. Kill Bill Vol. 1
8. Bubba Ho-Tep
7. 28 Days Later
6. *The Fog of War
A really exciting documentary. It’s not good for all the reasons anti-war folks like it – it’s good because a smart and eloquent man, who’s responsible for millions of deaths, explains how and why men decide to wage war.
5. X2: X-Men United
4. A Mighty Wind
3. Lost in Translation
2. *Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Instant classic, terrific character study, beautiful visuals, perfect plotting and dialogue.
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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