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: Låt den rätte komma in [Let the Right One In] [2008]

“Squeal like a piggy” I still have no idea what has made vampires so in fashion this year, but I am kind of glad they are. Sure you’ll get the mainstream, watered-down stuff like Twilight, but along with that are the surprises like HBO’s “True Blood”. Let’s go ahead and put Sweden on the list of fresh takes as Tomas Alfredson’s Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In), adapted by John Ajvide Lindqvist from his own novel, is quite unforgettable. Not since the Russian supernaturally inclined Night…

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