Top Ten 2008 Films

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  • 1) Frozen River
  • 2) The Wrestler
  • 3) The Brothers Bloom
  • 4) The Reader
  • 5) Two Lovers
  • 6) I've Loved You So Long...
  • 7) The Dark Knight
  • 8) Wall-E
  • 9) Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • 10) Let the Right One In


  • Disappointments

  • Wanted
  • Hancock
  • Burn After Reading
  • Redbelt
  • Step Brothers (Or maybe I'm just disappointed with myself getting convinced to go see this...)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (This, this is the recent Leigh film critics get behind?)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall sure was fun, wasn't it? That's exactly what comedies should be. Wall-to-wall laughs.

It was funny, and it was surprising in ways, dodging some bad cliches. For example, whenever they introduce a goofy character on the wagon for years, you know that character will fall off before film's end. Not here. Nice.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

no no no ! Burn After Reading was awesome. :)

well i did have some minor issues with it, some of the music cues seemed a bit off , like the boat seen with malcovich's dad, the tone of that score was really dark and serious, bit odd compared to rest of the film, but no overall i had a blast, i loved the last scene in the film with the two CIA officials

Sorry!

The film mostly had me shrugging rather than disliking it. The scenes with the two officials were highlights, though...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Didn't get critics get behind Vera Drake too? I loved that as well as Happy-Go-Lucky.

True, I forgot the initial response to Vera Drake was pretty positive. All or Nothing, though, was largely ignored. I personally found both films vastly superior to Happy-Go-Lucky, but that may just be me...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Do you think I would like Let the Right One In? Since I generally don't really like horror films, I've been sort of avoiding it, although the critical acclaim is tempting me.

I feel like you weren't as enthralled with Slumdog as I was, but I'm glad to see it managed to just barely make your list. :-)

Give it a shot. It is anything but a typical horror film. It is much closer to a drama that happens to have a vampire in it. It is emotional stuff with perhaps my favorite scene of the year so far.

I enjoyed Slumdog Millionaire, but no, not quite as much as most folks (including my girlfriend). Still, I really enjoyed it!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Hey bangs

with WALL-E being at #3, is it your overall favourite pixar movie?

I'll have to think. I'm not sure. It is certainly in the running for the top slot.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Did you see In Bruges?

It seems my girlfriend and I were the only people in my town to catch In Bruges in theater! I enjoyed it. It was once on this list, but newer films have crowded it out...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs