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December 29, 2005

Top 10s

Michael and I are getting ready for our Cape Cod New Year's Eve party. I was hoping to have my novel finished before the start of 2006, but now I'm shooting for the beginning of February. Whatever the case, it's very, very close.

Coming soon are my annual favorite CDs of the year and favorite films of the year, which I pretentiously churn out every first- or second-week of January.

In the meantime... Mysterious Skin has been making critics' "top ten" lists, all really exciting news for Gregg and everyone else involved. Perhaps the most exciting of all was the inclusion on A. O. Scott's New York Times list. Kevin Thomas of the L.A. Times stuck it as his #1 of the year (can't find the link for that one, sorry). Same goes for one-of-my-favorite-people-in-the-entire-world Dennis Dermody and his PAPER magazine list. I'm REALLY psyched that apparently we were on The Onion's list, but I can't locate that one either. Lou Lumenick of the New York Post listed it, but mistakenly called the film "Dangerous Skin" (I think they corrected the error the following day). In the current Advocate, we're #3 (after Brokeback Mountain and Capote, both of which I really loved). We also made Glenn Kenny's list in PREMIERE. And here are some others:

Both the dudes from Slant Magazine;
Time Out London #1;
Time Out London #2; and part of
Roger Ebert's "short list."

(And finally, here's an obsessive, exhaustive chart listing a ton of film critics' Top Tens. We're ranked #22 overall.)

Hey, if any of you know of other lists, let me know and I'll send 'em along to Gregg and the film's producers.


Posted by at December 29, 2005 09:57 PM


Congratulations! It was a fantastic film, so it deserves the accolades!

Posted by: Clay at December 31, 2005 12:17 AM

I just heard Bob Mondello (on NPR's All Things Considered) include it in his top ten. Here's a link:

Posted by: Amanda at December 30, 2005 04:27 PM

Here's the Onion link. They place it at #4 without comment.

Posted by: Aaron at December 30, 2005 11:36 AM

Here's Kevin Thomas's Top Ten with MSkin at #1,0,6758289.story

Posted by: ttrentham at December 30, 2005 11:30 AM

yay! year end lists! I love them. I can't wait for your music and movie picks.

Nice one on all the lists. Especially Roger Eberts' cos he has excellent taste.

Posted by: bree at December 30, 2005 09:38 AM

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