Dec 21, 2008

Best and Worst Films of 2008: The Return

It's that time of year again when we remember the countless hours we spent rapturously at the movies. I may add to this list as the Holiday break affords me more time to go to the movies.

Best of the Best

The Class by Laurent Cantet
Hunger by Steve McQueen
Happy Go Lucky by Mike Leigh
The Headless Woman by Lucrecia Martel
Let The Right One In
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman
Encounters at the End of the World by Werner Herzog
Rififi! by Jules Dassin
Man on Wire

Good Films

The Wrestler
A Christmas Tale

Decent Films

I've Loved You so Long
Let It Rain by Agnes Jaoui

Better than Expected

The Duchess
Vicky Christina Barcelona
(no great shakes, though)
La Zona

Films I wish I liked more

Revolutionary Road
24 City
Tony Manero
Wendy and Lucy

Way Overhyped

Rachel Getting Married
Tell No One
Nick and ... Excellent Playlist (a total waste of time)


Burn After Reading

Pretentious Bores

Synecdoche NY
Bullet in the Head

Dreck mit Kabebe

Slumdog Millionaire
I'm Going to Explode
Righteous Kill (De Niro and Pacino in a dud)
Un Mundo Maravilloso
Bullet in the Head

Didn't Bother

The Dark Knight
Anything with or by Clint Eastwood
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

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