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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REVIEW: Doubt [2008]

“Killing kindness in the name of virtue” Upon seeing the trailer for John Patrick Shanley’s film Doubt, based upon his own play, I just thought, wow, a great cast with a dull story. Well, after seeing it, my mind has been changed to believing that the accolades strewn down may be warranted. Something about small-scale films adapted from theatre resonates with me. I love the emotional punch packed inside, tightly constructed for a powerful impact. Unlike a novel, plays need to get everything out in a short period of time,…

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