Sideways is a nice little film. It is a bit of a downer for my style even though the open-ended finish leaves the final resolution to the viewer’s imagination. There was really nothing good that happened to any of the characters. Paul Giamatti did exceptional as always and Thomas Hayden Church‘s character is pretty much like the smoother brother to the idiot he played on Wings. Again, like the Aviator, I am glad it didn’t win Best Picture because I certainly saw better films made in ’04, but it was a really good one and easily fits in the top ten.

RATING 8 out of 10