Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Ten Best Films of 2008...

Okay, I lied…. this isn't a "10 Best" list. It's a "10 Favorite" list.

I always feel that as soon as you introduce the word "best," everyone feels compelled to pick movies with important themes, weighty subjects and serious performances.

Which isn't to say I don't think these films are top of the line: Everyone of them stuck with me in one way or another. It's just by way of explaining why some of the films that seem to be on everyone else's lists aren't here.

Oh, and they're not listed in order of preference or importance. I love them all.

Let the Right One In

Jar City

The Fall

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

The Bank Job

American Zombie


Diary of the Dead

Slumdog Millionaire

Azur and Asmar


achyfakey said...
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achyfakey said...

It's good to see "Diary of the Dead" on the list. So glad someone else got it.

miss flickchick said...

Thank you!

I saw Diary of the Dead in a screening room full of smart asses who spent the whole movie muttering about how banal the dialogue was how out of touch with the times Romero had become.

I wanted to slap them all silly.

I think you'd like American Zombie as well; it really took me by surprise.