The Must List: March 10, 2006
1. 'GRIZZLY MAN'
That Academy documentary voters spurned Werner Herzog's gripping tale of a troubled Timothy Treadwell is simply unbearable. Review >
2. JOAN ALLEN
Yes, she was nominated for her steely resolve in Nixon, The Crucible, and The Contender. But what about her boozy resolve in The Upside of Anger? Review >
3. 'STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH'
Bad dialogue can't be fixed with a greenscreen (yet), but the CGI artistry in George Lucas' space opera totally ruled. Review >
4. JEFF DANIELS
The Academy was dumb and dumber to ignore? his fine acting in 1993's Gettysburg and this year's The Squid and the Whale. Review >
5. MICKEY ROURKE
The pretty boy from 1982's Diner is all but unrecognizable as the misanthropic Marv in Sin City, but his talent is as obvious as ever. Review >
6. 'WALK THE LINE'
Things that Oscar likes, based on this year's Best Picture noms: Great acting? Yup. Well-told stories with dark themes? Sure. Complex characters? Check. Happy endings? Ehh, not so much. Review >
7. JAMES HORNER
His score for The New World enriched the filmmaker's vision as much as his last win for Titanic enriched his wallet. Review >
8. SHANE BLACK
After pioneering a genre with Lethal Weapon, he wowed everyone but Oscar with his script for Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Review >
9. DAVID CRONENBERG
So what does a supremely talented director with a morbid vision have to do to get a nom? Because helming a mainstream fave like A History of Violence is obviously not enough. Review >
10. THANDIE NEWTON
Her turn as Terrence Howard's vulnerable, violated wife in Crash was one of the most delicate and courageous of the year. Review >