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January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! and my Best Films of 2008

Here are the top 10 films I enjoyed the most in 2008, from those I have seen anyway...

10 - I'm leaving this one open to any of the following still on my list to see from 2008: Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father(Kurt Kuenne), The Counterfeiters(Stefan Ruzowitzky), Milk(Gus Van Sant), Man on Wire(James Marsh), Frost/Nixon(Ron Howard), Choke(Clark Gregg), Che(Steven Soderbergh), The Fall(Tarsem Singh), JCVD(Mabrouk El Mechri), Doubt(John Patrick Shanley), The Reader(Stephen Daldry).
9 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)
8 Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
7 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
6 Wall-E (Andrew Stanton)
5 Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood)
4 Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
3 The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
2 The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
1 Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)

Worth a Mention:

Burn After Reading (The Coen Brothers)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo del Toro)
Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green)
Wanted (Timur Bekmambetov)
Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne & John Stevenson)
Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Mark Waters)

So what am I looking forward to in 2009?
Watchmen(Zach Snyder), Tokyo!(Joon-ho Bong/Leos Carax/Michel Gondry), X-Men Origins: Wolverine(Gavin Hood), The Soloist(Joe Wright), Tyson(James Toback), Star Trek(J.J. Abrams), Terminator: Salvation(McG), Drag Me To Hell(Sam Rami), Public Enimies(Michael Mann), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen(Michael Bay), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince(David Yates), Inglourious Bastards(Quentin Tarantino), 9(Shane Acker), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus(Terry Gilliam), Where the Wild Things Are(Spike Jonze), and maybe 2012(Roland Emmerich)...

The Informers (Gregor Jordan)
The Escapist (Rupert Wyatt)
Rudo Y Cursi (Carlos Cuaron)


Posted by dschnee at January 1, 2009 10:42 AM