Memo to the author of this blog: it is March. Most people did this 3 months ago.
[ed: Bite me. I’ve been busy.]
I can’t keep waiting until I watch all the reportedly great movies from 2008 that I’ve not yet seen. I’ll just have to go ahead and pick my ten favourite films of last year now. The Wrestler be damned. Here you go, the top ten in alphabetical order:
- The Brothers Bloom
- The Dark Knight
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Let The Right One In
- Lion’s Den
- Man On Wire
- Slumdog Millionaire
- Waltz With Bashir
A few like Cloverfield, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, It Might Get Loud and Pineapple Express just missed the list. And apparently all five I saw at Hot Docs were made in 2007, so none qualified for this list, though The Last Continent or Stranded: I’ve Come From A Plane That Crashed In The Mountains might have.
By the way, I don’t think Lion’s Den has made wide release yet, and I’m not sure it ever will, so keep your eyes peeled.
And, of course, a few films really disappointed me:
- The Happening
- Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
- Quantam Of Solace
- Tropic Thunder
Yeah, that’s right, Tropic Thunder. Maybe it was all the people talking it up, but my god did I ever dislike that movie. If you took Danny McBride out of it I’m not sure I would’ve laughed even once. And Tom Cruise…christ, that shtick was annoying. I’ll be entirely happy never to watch that again.
So…what did I miss?