Monday, December 29, 2008

engaged to the cinema

This year my affinity was towards films that layered non fiction with fiction with an emphasis on the former, deconstructions of cinematic form, style and technique, social realism, optimistic hymn's pertaining to life, subtle beauty, and human endurance, as well great social film going experiences with friends and family.

The fourteen Best Films of 2008
1.Flight of the Red Balloon (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2007)
2.Un conte de Noël (Arnaud Desplechin, 2008)
3.Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2008)
4.Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
5.Of Time and the City (Terence Davies, 2008)
6.Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh, 2008)
7.Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood, 2008)
8.JCVD (Mabrouk El Mechri, 2008)
9.My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
10.Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike, 2007)
11.4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
12.Vicky Christina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008)
13.Ashes of Time Redux (Wong Kar Wai, 2008)
14.The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)


Have a great new year.

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