Alexandre Caron’s Best of 2005

Best Films

1) Caché (Michael Haneke)
What a great film, it’s just too good. It will come out on the screens in January, go see it.

2) C.R.A.Z.Y (Jean Marc Vallée)
One of the best films made in Quebec. The casting, the music, the story are perfect.

3) Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July)
Independent American film at its best. Great dialogue.

4) The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles)
Great casting and the cinematography is beautiful.

5) Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney)
What can I say, I like “The George”. But it’s actually very good and David Strathairn is fantastic.

6) Gabrielle (Patrice Chéreau)
Not his best film, but it’s so well done and Isabelle Huppert is so cold and good.

7) De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté (Jacques Audiard)
Not the best film I saw this year, but for the performance of Romain Duris, it’s on my top 10 of the year.

8) 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai)
Not his best, but it’s still a great film done by a great director.

9) Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan)
The best blockbuster movie that I saw in years!!!

10) Melinda and Melinda (Woody Allen)
Will Ferrell in a Woody Allen picture, I love it!!!

Best CDs

1) Rolling stones A Bigger Bang
What can I say, it’s their best record in years, it’s just rockin’. It’s a very big surprise.

2) Martha Wainwright
Love Rufus, Love Martha. They are so different, but her music is beautiful. I’m not tired of listening to her first CD.

3) Bruce Springsteen Devils and Dust
Love Bruce, this is a beautiful record, very simple, but with great lyrics, great music.

4) Sufjan Stevens Illinoise
One of the best surprises of the year, this is so fun to listen, and after seeing him in concert with K, I just love him more. Can’t wait to see him again.

5) Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine
Great project, great songs, and the guitar of Cooder is just amazing.

Special Mention

Neil Diamond 12 songs
What a come back, this is not cheesy, not Vegas style, this is just simple. That album proves that Neil Diamond is one of the best songwriters.

And the most beautiful BoxSet of the year:

Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 30th anniversary
Born to run finally remastered
A DVD of a 1975 show in London
A making of DVD