Friday, March 27, 2009

Top Thirty of 2008.

Just f.y.i. I've seen 129 in total, so far. And I rate out of 100.

Right: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Williams and Tom Noonan in Synecdoche, New York.

1. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman) 10/10
As emotionally draining as it is beautiful and amazing.

2. Vals im Bashir <Waltz with Bashir> (Ari Folman) 10/10
Every single shot is beautiful. Tiny flaws but it is superb nonetheless.

3. Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine) 9/10
Not Korine's best flick, but it is brilliant.

4. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky) 9/10
Good. Very good. Emotional, too. Which is great.

5. Snow Angels (David Gordon Green) 9/10
Really good. Love it.

6. Bi-mong <Dream> (Ki-duk Kim) 9/10
Beautiful, but not perfect. It's a tiny mindfuck, which is confusing at times.

7. Milk (Gus Van Sant) 9/10
Admirable and noble. Haha. Van Sant is the only guy who could've done it.

8. In Bruges (Martin McDonagh) 9/10
Absolutely exhilirating. It's fun, awesome and hilarious. :D

9. Låt den rätte komma in <Let the Right One In> (Tomas Alfredson) 9/10
Epic, to say the least. Haha. Best vampire flick ever.

10. Somers Town (Shane Meadows) 9/10
Really sweet. Thomas Turgoose grew up! Zomg. It's really good!

Above: Lina Leandersson in Let the Right One In.

11. Shotgun Stories (Jeff Nichols) 9/10
Brilliant, but sadly it's a bit slow..... but that doesn't stop it being great.

12. Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes) 9/10
Epic. Thought I wouldn't like it, but I did. Great flick.

13. Joy Division (Grant Gee) 9/10
I love Joy Division, so it's only right I love this.

14. Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green) 9/10
A STONER MOVIE. 'nuff said.

15. Special (Hal Haberman & Jeremy Passmore) 9/10
Really really funny, it slowly transforms into an emotional ride and that is brilliant.

16. Futurama: Bender's Game (Dwayne Carey-Hill) 9/10
The best Futurama movie. It's just so awesome! Every joke is funny.

17. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard) 9/10
Enthralling and engaging. Two really superb performances run off a great script.

18. The Wackness (Jonathan Levine) 9/10
Another pot movie.... kinda. With Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley. So awesome!

19. Nothing But the Truth (Rod Lurie) 9/10
Really epic. Beckinsale's performance is just so amazing!!!!

20. Transsiberian (Brad Anderson) 8/10
Really great flick. Great ensemble and great art direction. <3

Below: Michael Rappaport in Special.

21. JCVD (Mabrouk El Mechri) 8/10

22. Taken (Pierre Morel) 8/10
FUCKIN YES! Action flick to the max. So awesome.

23. Funny Games US (Michael Haneke) 8/10
Amazing! Not as good as the original, even though they're like 99.9% similar. Pitt is excellent.

24. Il Divo (Paolo Sorrentino) 8/10
Sooo entertaining. The editing is just bliss. Epic flick.

25. Los Cronocrímenes <Timecrimes> (Nacho Vigalondo) 8/10
BRILLIANT! Epic story of time travel, and it's Spanish! It's so great.

26. Cadillac Records (Darnell Martin) 8/10
Really good. Loved the music too. Superb ensemble aswell. Hahah.

27. Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller) 8/10
So. Goddamn. Funny. And. Awesome. And. ITS GOT KENNY POWERS IN IT! eastbound & down ftw.

28. Felon (Ric Roman Waugh) 8/10
Val Kilmer? + Stephen Dorff? + Prison Flick? = Epic shit. Awesome as fuck movie.

29. Yes Man (Peyton Reed) 8/10
FUCKING so funny. I lol'd a hell of a lot. Deschanel can sit on my lap any time. And Carrey is brilliant.

30. W (Oliver Stone) 8/10
HAHAAHAAHHAA. This movie is so awesome. I really liked it. Haha.

Below: Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer in Felon.

Overall, it was a really good year. But it also had a tonne of ridiculously bad movies. Ie, The Happening, Shoot on Sight, Six Reasons Why, College, The House Bunny, Midnight Movie, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Solstice, Passengers, A Complete History of My Sexual Failures, Vantage Point, Splinter, Gran Torino, Seven Pounds, Hell Ride, Doomsday, WALL·E, The Day the Earth Stood Still.... the list goes on and on. Haha.


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