Zhang Ziyi in a still from Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers.
Film critic David Edelstein lists his top movies of 2004, and recommends current holiday releases. Edelstein says 2004 saw some high-profile winners — and losers hit the nation's big screens.
Edelstein says there were some great performances in some not-so-great movies. This was a year of documentaries, some of which proved politically divisive. David Edelstein is also a film critic for Slate.
Other movies of note for 2004:
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
Goodbye Dragon Inn
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Hero and House of Flying Daggers (tie)
- Bad Education
- The Incredibles