Saturday, December 31, 2005

Angry Chimp's top 10 movies of the year - Part Two

Following warm on the heals of Part One of my top 10 movies of 2005 HERE, Angry Chimp presents the exciting run up to the absolute best movie of the year - no question about it - definative - fuck you if you don't agree - list.

5. Hop'ung – directed by Ma Jong

Masterful Korean flick that manages to exhilarate whilst it explores the hidden Korean sect of Hop’ung.

Dog licking, Kid snapping and Homorcide are just a few of the crazed elements that make up this truly unique movie.

You won’t see this in your local grind house or movieplex. For aficionados only.

4. Bum – directed by Jenny Monkliver

Former Playmate favourite Jenny Monkliver won the Palmed Hor at Cannes this year for this riotous comedy set in a proctology clinic during the fall of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

Two brothers who run find that their livelihood is threatened and then destroyed by the invasion of Iraq by the infidel forces of corrupt warmongering madman George Bush, resort to a life of panhandling on the streets of Baghdad.
The UK Guardian described Bum as “a red hot poker up the bourgeoisie of the West”. They went on to suggest that if you did see it in of the Arthouse dotted around the capital’s (London) west end that it’s best enjoyed with a the cities trademark (and divine) sliced feta cheese on a olive crushed ciabatta, with an earl grey and a close friend for intense duffel coat discussions post movie.

3. Liver and Bacon 3: The Circumcision – directed by Seagate and Todd Baskerville

More outrageous gross-out comedy from the dynamic brotherly duo of Todd and Seagate Baskerville.

LB3 continues the trials and tribulations of Marcus Dogbiscuit as he enters his 20s and finds that life is still as unpredictable and fraught as it was in the original Liver and Bacon and LB2: Nocturnal Emissions.

Stand out gross out moment of the flick has to be the scene in which Dogbiscuit is forced, through a series of twisted accidents/ coincidences, to eat the remains of his post circumcision foreskin. Comedy gold.

2. The Radio Times – directed by Tony Chad

The greatest of the unfilmable literary works, The Radio Times is best known in the UK as the weekly source of all TV & Radio programme times.

Taking as it’s kicking off point the infamous 2003 Christmas special edition, (traditionally a double edition covering the entire 14 day Christmas period) in which all the film and TV reviews suggested that it would be far better to not sit like a google eyed amorphous blob of barely sentient lard with crackish addiction to the litany of ill conceived and poorly made idiot eye candy, but rather to go out side and get a rare breath of fresh air.

A bold and brave experimental film which seems to pull off the impossible feat of being faithful to its source material and at the same time providing the viewer with an informative experience. I at least came away knowing what was coming up on telly over the next 7 days.

1. Sōbetsukai – directed by Mimi Kobiyashi

It’ll come as no surprise to anymore who reads this daily film coloumn that Sōbetsukai (farewell party) is my top flick for 2005.

A delicate and charming morality tale of a Nagasaki Salaryman who embarks on a journey of self discovery as he leaves his beloved Japanese homeland for a post retirement life as a restaurateur in the former British industrial heartland of Horsham, West Sussex.

What follows is in equal parts romantic, comedic and delicious as Tanaka-san (Martin Kuraku) strikes up an unlikely relationship with local girl Edith Jennings (Natalie Parker).

You simply must make the effort to see Sōbetsukai as soon as possible.

That was my top 10 films of 2005.

My most anticipated films of 2006 are currently:

Will Hay – biopic of the 1930’s comedy legend staring Johnny Depp.

Super Bomberman –harrowing tale of a suicide bomber attempting to destroy celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant 15.

Annie Hall – remake of the classic Woody Allen pic with Jessica Simpson playing Annie Hall and 50 Cent playing the role previously portrayed by Woody Allen

How we brought democracy to Iraq – Disney’s post Pixar future continues on previously uncharted territory with this unlikely CGI docudrama. Worth looking out for.

I think you’ll agree 2006 is already shaping up to be a very exciting time for cinema.

1 comment:

edwaado said...

Amen to that