Indeed, it is hard to recognize a contemporaneous historical moment, but as I was watching the Golden Globes, I was struck by the movies and performances that were NOT nominated. More so, I was shocked by the number of films and performances, that in any other year, would be clear favorites. So many of last year's films are not just artistic achievements, but engaging important political and social issues. For Your Consideration: Brokeback Mountain, Good Night and Good Luck, Crash, A History of Violence, Transamerica, Syriana, the Constant Gardner and Munich (and Omri, I think you really sell short this film) are all stirring stories that entertain lofty ambitions. Cinderella Man, Capote, and King Kong (yes King Kong) are all great character sketches. 2005 also witnessed, in my humble opinion two of the best comic book movies: Sin City and Batman Begins. And let us not forget we saw the Star Wars saga conclude this past summer.
Maybe it is too early to tell (I am waiting for Marcus' retort grounded on the assumption that the celluloid must decay a bit before such proclamations...but this fish wants to acknowledge the waters he is swimming in).
My encomium to 2005.