Movies 2006: No Time! There's Never Enough Time!

Jessie: "No time! No time! There's never enough time!"
Zack: "C'mon Jessie! You have to sing!"
Jessie: "Sing? Sing? I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so...scared!"

Time's been a bitch this year, and based on seeing others' lists/commentary/etc., I think I missed a lot. In lieu of using some sort of back-in-time powers, here's a few I liked this year.

Best Movie I Never Want to See Again
United 93

Best Movie That Fucks the Cynicism Away
Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Best "Thinking Sucks" Movie
Miami Vice

Best French Movie That Looks Like it Came Out in the 1960s (No, not you - have a seat Mr. Army of Shadows)
13 (Tzameti)

Best Movie That Will Be Remembered As Scorsese's Scent of a Woman
The Departed

Best Clint Eastwood Movie Since Unforgiven
Letters from Iwo Jima

Best Laugh-Out-Loud-And-I-Don't-Mean-Just-a-Smile-With-An-Appreciation-For-Wit Movie
Borat: Cultural Learnings of American For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Best Fight Sequence
Casino Royale

Added 1/17: Best Film Reminding Us That Monarchies Are Awesome and that We Should Have Some Sympathy for Bush and Other World Leaders Who Have Seen the World Turn Against Them
The Queen

Added 1/21: Best Film By a Mexican Director
Children of Men

Added 2/22: Best Use of Broken Social Scene on Film
Half Nelson

I did see quite a few others that made it to my colleagues' and other critics' lists, so this isn't just the eight nine ten films I saw this year. I'll tell you why I left out what I left out in the forthcoming discussions, and amend this list as I see some goodness.

"See you in the next reel, assholes."

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