I do love quirk. The quirkier the Coens are, the better I like the film. Terry Giliam, Buckaroo Bonzai, Ferris Bueller—all favorites. But the queen of quirk is easily crowned: Amelie. The only time I do not have a stupid smile on my face while watching this film is when I am laughing out loud. Her odd way of seeing the universe, her matter-of-fact narration, and the elaborately staged plans, as if life were a machine built by Wallace and Gromit, are all magical and wonderful to me.