Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Ron Burgundy is San Diego’s top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the ’70s, but that’s all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (IMDb)
An unashamedly purely comedic endeavor; any deficiencies in film-making are pointless to talk about because every aspect of the movie exists entirely to generate laughs. Hilarious characters and dialogue (led by Ferrell’s boisterous Burgundy) and outrageous scenes of which only half contribute to the plot (see “Afternoon Delight” sing-along; violent news-team brawl) add to a continually running satire of male-centrism to produce a top-notch comedy that nails its humour scene after scene.
7.5/10 (Really Good)

Brick (2005)

The ultra-melodramatic dialogue is the most obvious standout here, with its nod to classic noir films. It creates a really cool and unique feel for the film, even if some of the slang goes over your head the first few times, and Gordon-Levitt and the rest of the supporting cast smoothly act it out without it feeling awkward or unemotional. The violence and drugs of the dark plot, meanwhile, fit perfectly with the slick script and bleak cinematography. An engaging teen crime drama.
8/10 (Great)