Here it is: The Guardian's Film Year in Review of 2005
, and here are some of the high points related for you:January saw Sundance, and the adulation of shiny new movies such as Hustle and Flow and The Squid and the Whale (which have only recently made their long journey from Colorado to Rochester screens).
February: The Oscars of course, "billed as a showdown between Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese. And in the end it was the [Million Dollar] baby that emerged victorious."
March, and the Weinstein brothers and Disney-Miramax part company.
April saw the release of the controversial Hitler's-final-days flick, Downfall; and Sir John Mills dies
May was Cannes, which "played host to everything from Sin City to Hidden and everyone from Emir Kusturica to Paris Hilton."
June saw Tom Cruise's pre-War of the Worlds meltdown.
August exacerbated Hollywood's year-long box office blues, from The Island to Stealth
October was a big month, with the London Film Festival (opening with The Constant Gardener); Daniel Craig as the new Bond; and Nick Park's Aardman Studios (creators of Wallace & Gromit) burned down.
And lots more fascinating film-buff info.