Thursday, January 01, 2009

Year in Review: 2008 Films

Once again I list the best films from the past year. That is to say, I list the only new films I see in a given year and lament that I haven't seen more. Notable films I missed include the X-files film, and Hellboy 2. These were on my "must see" list, which is now the "must rent" list. Every year I try to see more films, but still average about one a month.

Presented in viewing order:
  • Be Kind Rewind
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Iron Man
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Get Smart
  • Wall-e
  • Dark Knight
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
It felt like a really good year for blockbuster summer movies, with many solid franchise films. Most films listed here are huge successes, that have garnered enough ink and publicity and more fauning praise from me will do little to boost their appeal.

On the other end, however "Be Kind Rewind" is a really fine, underrated film by Michel Gondry. I hope the rental/iTunes/Netflix market gives this film the exposure and acclaim it deserves.

Previous Year's Film lists

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