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maian
post Nov 20 2009, 09:06 PM
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So, we're into the last two months of the year, Oscar contenders are starting to surface and the weather's taken a turn for the worse. What better time to look back wistfully on the year and create arbitrary lists saying that wildly different films are somehow better or worse than each other?

I personally won't be posting my list until just before Christmas, once Where The Wild Things Are is released and once I can see A Serious Man for free, basically, but I thought I'd create the thread in order to generate discussion and to give people time to ruminate and ponder.
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post Jan 11 2010, 11:15 PM
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My ten of the year (though there'd be quite a few interchangeable just bubbling under) in a vague order of greatness...

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Makes a good underdog documentary double bill with King of Kong. Hysterically funny and incredibly touching.

In The Loop
Ultimately rather depressing when you think about it. Loads of LOLs and swears though! Malcolm Tucker on a big screen = terrifying.

Drag Me To Hell
Thank you Mr. Raimi! Like the most fun Spook House ride you can think of, and as close to a new Evil Dead as you could hope for.

Moon

Sam Rockwell gives the best performances of his career. A simple story elegantly and economically told. Lovely models and miniatures too.

Thirst
The best vampire film of the year. Also, it's rare to see a film about blood-suckers that actually makes you feel quite so giddy from all the red stuff as this manages. Park Chan-Wook's best since Oldboy.

Let The Right One In

The other best vampire film of the year, it's chilling, it's creepy, it's a little bit weepy. Uncomfortable viewing in the best possible way.

The Wrestler

More than just The Meaty Mickey Show, the film itself is remarkably well directed. More nods deserved for all concerned.

District 9
The most amount of body-popping to be found on the silver screen since Electric Boogaloo 2, I was pleasantly surprised just how much of the film was focused on the aliens as much as the humans. Especially the intergalactic tag-team buddy break-in of MNU. Best film based on a video game that doesn't actually exist.

The Hurt Locker
Like the gripping finale to an action film over and over again and increasingly tense each time. Effectively a two-hour game of Russian Roulette. Sub-plots were a bit ill-fitting though.

Inglourious Basterds

Ludicrous but easily one of the most entertaining and rich pictures of the year that revels in its rollicking rambunctiousness. The best of QT's post-Jackie Brown trilogy of self-indulgence.

If I decided to count them as I saw them last year, The Road and most definitely Mother would be in my top 10. Also possibly The Brothers Bloom, which still hasn't had a UK release (FOR WHY?!). The Room would naturally surpass them all though.
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- maian   Top Ten Films of 2009   Nov 20 2009, 09:06 PM
- - logger   Looking back at this past year I think we were spo...   Nov 20 2009, 09:24 PM
- - maian   I think you're right to an extent in that ther...   Nov 20 2009, 10:22 PM
- - dandan   what...? have you already got you christmas decor...   Nov 21 2009, 11:21 AM
- - maian   QUOTE (dandan @ Nov 21 2009, 11:21 AM) wh...   Nov 21 2009, 12:34 PM
- - logger   I think it's good to have plenty of preparatio...   Nov 21 2009, 04:37 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (logger @ Nov 21 2009, 04:37 PM) Di...   Nov 21 2009, 04:51 PM
- - Sostie   Despite being my film of the year last year, it wa...   Nov 25 2009, 10:47 AM
- - empathy-with-beast   QUOTE (maian @ Nov 20 2009, 09:06 PM) Whe...   Nov 25 2009, 11:02 AM
- - maian   QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Nov 25 ...   Nov 25 2009, 11:31 AM
- - Raven   I'm pretty sure Star Trek is the only 2009 fil...   Nov 25 2009, 11:39 AM
- - dandan   well, hands down film of the year, for me, is ...   Dec 27 2009, 01:42 PM
- - logger   I've only seen 2 of those^ and only heard of a...   Dec 27 2009, 02:05 PM
- - Everlong   Not been cinema too much this year.. 1. Watchmen ...   Dec 27 2009, 03:37 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (logger @ Dec 27 2009, 02:05 PM) =....   Dec 27 2009, 05:20 PM
- - Atara   10.(500) days of Summer 9.. Fantastic Mr Fox 8. Up...   Dec 27 2009, 06:02 PM
- - NiteFall   Can I make my top 10 G.I. Joe- The Rise Of Cobra t...   Dec 27 2009, 06:44 PM
- - sweetbutinsane   I haven't even seen ten films in total, let al...   Dec 27 2009, 06:50 PM
- - maian   At this point I've seen 60 films that were rel...   Dec 27 2009, 07:06 PM
- - beatoswald   Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman) A Serious M...   Dec 31 2009, 02:46 PM
- - maian   Your list reads like the screening schedule for th...   Dec 31 2009, 02:59 PM
- - logger   QUOTE (maian @ Dec 27 2009, 05:20 PM) I d...   Jan 1 2010, 12:00 PM
- - beatoswald   QUOTE (maian @ Dec 31 2009, 02:59 PM) You...   Jan 1 2010, 10:20 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (beatoswald @ Jan 1 2010, 10:20 PM)...   Jan 1 2010, 10:36 PM
- - Sostie   Let The Right One In would be my top film I think ...   Jan 11 2010, 09:37 PM
- - Kick in the Head   My ten of the year (though there'd be quite a ...   Jan 11 2010, 11:15 PM
- - maian   Hmm, Crank 2 not as good as Crank? I'd say it...   Jan 12 2010, 12:02 AM
- - logger   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 11 2010, 11...   Jan 12 2010, 12:05 AM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (maian @ Jan 12 2010, 12:02 AM) Not...   Jan 12 2010, 07:43 PM
|- - Sostie   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 12 2010, 07...   Jan 12 2010, 07:49 PM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (Sostie @ Jan 12 2010, 07:49 PM) Ap...   Jan 13 2010, 12:20 AM
- - maian   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 13 2010, 01...   Jan 13 2010, 02:26 AM
- - Ade   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 13 2010, 12...   Jan 14 2010, 09:47 AM


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