Year-End Movie Survey, Question 7

How did the movies of 2005 compare to the movies of 2004? (i.e., Was there any discernible difference in quality? Were you compelled any more or any less to see new movies in 2005 than you were in 2004?)

Pretty comparable, I'd say--maybe a slight edge to last year. I tend to evaluate a year by how much I care about the films at the top of my list--give me one Rushmore or Crumb and it's a great year--so to that end, last year was a little better: I liked The Mayor of the Sunset Strip and the John Kerry documentary better than Enron, and I liked Sideways better than The Squid and the Whale.