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Golden Globes have been awarded (I guess I’m OK with Babel, but I still can’t believe Bobby was even in the running), Oscar nominations will be announced next week (I’ve a feeling the fun-but-flawed Dreamgirls will be up for Best Picture), and as we enter late January I’m probably the last major American film critic (hee) to post a best-of list.
But I’ve been busy, and ’06 deserves a bit more than a haiku intro.
Because it was a damn interesting year in cinema.
The winners in the TIG Best Northwest Releases of 2006 Readers' Poll, including BOAT, the Decemberists, the Long Winters, Band of Horses, the Thermals, and um, 45 more.