I've dragged my fiance to so many movies this year. A casual movie goer in the past, she's fast becoming a film buff. She refuses to put them in a one to ten order so here's ten of her favorites of the year (pre THERE WILL BE BLOOD, which we leave for momentarily, and SWEENEY TODD, RATATOUILLE):
DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY
THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE
INTO THE WILD
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
(first runner up: KNOCKED UP)
(second runner up: THE SAVAGES)
(extended runners up: AMERICAN GANGSTER, 300, TRANSFORMERS, RESCUE DAWN, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, ZODIAC, BLACK SNAKE MOAN).