Thursday, November 20, 2008


...these are the top 20 best reviewed films of the year:

1. Man On Wire (haven't seen it...can't wait to see it...hits DVD on 12/9)
2. Taxi to the Dark Side (a sad, dark, but important Iraq-war doc)
3. Surfwise (haven't seen it)
4. Pray the Devil Back to Hell (haven't seen it)
5. The Order of Myths (never heard of it...)
6. Trouble the Water (haven't seen it but curious...)
7. Blindsight (never heard of it...)
8. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (a brilliant, masterpiece-level film...unforgettable)
9. Let the Right One In (really, really, really want to see this film...)
10. Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (a great documentary and one of the best films of the year)
11. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (haven't seen it...)
12. The Pool (never heard of it...)
13. WALL-E (a brilliant film and one of the best animated features ever produced)
14. Moving Midway (never heard of it...)
15. The Dark Knight (the best big-budget, studio blockbuster of the year)
16. The Counterfeiters (haven't seen it...won last year's Oscar for best foreign language film)
17. Happy-Go-Lucky (seeing it this weekend, really looking forward...)
18. My Winnipeg (haven't seen it but has a trippy trailer...)
19. Alexandra (never heard of it...)
20. A Christmas Tale (want to see it...just got a limited theatrical release last weekend...)


Joel said...

Haven't heard of:
Order of Myths, Pool

Have heard about:
Blindsight (apparently pretty tame as far as docs go), Moving Midway (Ebert gave it ***, I think, but other than that I don't know), Alexandra (apparently the lead performance is electrifying; Ebert gave it ***1/2)

Have seen:
The Dark Knight and WALL-E. You know my opinions.

Really want to see:
Man on Wire (apparently plays like a thriller), Taxi to the Dark Side (wanted to see this since February 25, when they showed the little preview right before it won), Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Trouble the Water, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Let the Right One In (might make a good double feature with Twilight :P), Bigger Stronger Faster* (missed this at Dallas AFI, but it was praised beyond words), Dear Zachary, Happy-Go-Lucky (wanna see it simply for Sally Hawkins), My Winnipeg (I wanna sit down with this and "Saddest Music in the World"), Christmas Tale (very much wanting to see this; can't foreign films get wider release? I mean come on...)

Actionman said...

I will have to go check Ebert's site and read up on a few of these.

I am checking out Happy-Go-Lucky tomorrow night and then Synecdoche, NY on Sat night.