Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Top Ten Films of 2008

The following are my top-rated films of 2008 (in no particular order). Do note that many films which otherwise have premiered in the West are not yet available in India, and many films are here which were actually released in 2007.

Also, I do not watch all the "good" films but only a select few based on word of mouth or if recommended by the critics I respect.
  1. Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico)
  2. Man on Wire (James Marsh, UK)
  3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
  4. Into the Wild (Sean Penn, USA)
  5. American Gangster (Ridley Scott, USA)
  6. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, USA)
  7. Happy Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh, UK)
  8. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, USA)
  9. Revanche (Götz Spielmann, Austria)
  10. WALL·E (Andrew Stanton, USA)
The one film whose DVD release I am currently eagerly awaiting is Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir.

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