Top 25 Films of 2008

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from watching 129 releases. constantly updated as i catch up to those i missed. click poster for review if applicable) #25: Entre les murs[The Class] directed by Laurent Cantet #24: JCVD directed byMabrouk El Mechri #23: Boy A directed by John Crowley. #22: Cloverfield directed by Matt Reeves.. #21: Doubt directed byJohn Patrick Shanley. #20: Il y a longtempsque je t’aime[I’ve Loved You So Long] directed by Philippe Claudel #19: Milk directed by Gus Van Sant. #18: Son of Rambow directed by…

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Top Ten Films of 2008: The Year of World War II

This list is accurate as of post-date. So many films and not enough time to see them all, the potential for future change is inevitable, but as of today here are the best … I don’t know what precipitated 2008 being the year of the World War II movie, but of the 100+ releases I saw, six of them concerned it in some regard. The year saw more than its share of war from all decades with Che, Stop-Loss, Waltz with Bashir, and even Tropic Thunder, however, the Holocaust spent…

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REVIEW: Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father [2008]

“He was never late” Non-fiction and me, we don’t generally get along. Not that the truth is something I try to avoid, I just usually find documentaries too much like a school lesson, teaching rather than entertaining. Film to me is a medium that I use to go to different worlds, to be shown something new and exciting. Fiction as a rule, even if based on real events, is usually made more emotionally accessible and shown less analytically, to hit home stronger. However, every once in a while something will…

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