Retrospective — 2001

The Website
Norm @ the Movies
http://projet9.netc.net/norm (defunct)
Yet another redesign, otherwise more of the same, better.

The Movies

Audiences got their adrenaline pumped up by The Fast and the Furious and The Gift, they got their bones tickled by Legally Blonde, Shrek, Shallow Hal and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, and they got their minds fucked with by David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr..

I had some problems with the latter, but it’s well worth seeing anyway, as are the flawed but still pretty Crom-damned great The Royal Tenembaums, Sexy Beast, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O and Made. In a more mainstream vein, Amelie and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were also not as good as they could have been but still worth checking out.

The Oscars rewarded the okay-but-certainly-not-award-worthy A Beautiful Mind but they also had the good sense to finally give African-American actors their time in the spotlight, with deserved wins by Denzel Washington for Training Day and Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball. Unfortunately, the masterpiece de la trash Citizen Toxie went home empty-handed.

My Top Ten:

01. MOULIN ROUGE! 98
02. VANILLA SKY 93
03. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 93
04. WAKING LIFE 92
05. OCEAN’S 11 92
06. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 91
07. GHOST WORLD 91
08. LOST AND DELIRIOUS 91
09. MEMENTO 90
10. FREDDY GOT FINGERED 89

The rest of my life

I spent a week in Miami (furthest away from home I’ve ever gone), went to Tdot to see Tori again, and was stunned like the rest of the world by the September 11 attacks. Life went on, thankfully.

NEXT: 2002

( previously: 1998 / 1999 / 2000 )