Sunday, December 26, 2004

'Tokyo Godfathers,' 'Incredibles' among best of year

Takoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers and Disney-Pixar's The Incredibles cracked The New York Times' list of 10 Best Films of the Year:
8. "TOKYO GODFATHERS" The anime master Takoshi Kon's third film transplants a mawkish John Ford western into modern Tokyo, a city Mr. Kon renders with breathtaking vibrancy and precision. A heartwarming Christmas fable, a candy-colored film noir, a magical-realist cartoon tear-jerker - no description of this movie can do justice to its captivating, virtuosic strangeness.

9. "THE INCREDIBLES" An almost-great movie about the dangers of mediocrity, and a drama of midlife frustration cleverly dressed up as kid-pleasing action fantasy.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence also makes critic Manohla Dargis' list.