Sunday, July 06, 2008

Wow, more than halfway done.

So, we're about a week past the halfway point of 2008, and so far, the year's been a bit weak. Oh, we've had some strong stuff for certain, but it looks like this year's going to be especially weighted on the latter end. Ahead, we have new films from Christopher Nolan, Adam McKay, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Baz Luhrrman, Oliver Stone, Gus van Sant, Charlie Kaufman, Rian Johnson, Larry Charles, Kevin Smith, Fernando Meirelles, Alan Ball and Sam Mendes, so needless to say, I'm excited. Anyway, we've only had a handful of great films this year, but more than a few worth watching. Very, very few of these movies will likely make it on my end of the year list, but so far, at this halfway point, here are my favorite films of 2008:

1. "WALL·E "

2. "In Bruges"

3. "The Fall"

4. "Shine a Light"

5. "The Visitor"

6. "Cloverfield"

7. "Reprise"

8. "Young @ Heart"

9. "Be Kind Rewind"

10. "Stop-Loss"

11. "Son of Rambow"

12. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

13. "The Ruins"

14. "Standard Operating Procedure"

15. "Paranoid Park"

16. "Speed Racer"
17. "Kung Fu Panda"
18. "The Signal"
19. "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"
20. "The Foot Fist Way"
21. "The Promotion"
22. "Roman De Gare"
23. "How She Move"
24. "Teeth"
25. "Leatherheads"

- Hiam Abbass, "The Visitor"
- Kate Beckinsale, "Snow Angels"
- Russell Brand, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
- Thomas Haden Church, "Smart People"
- Patricia Clarkson, "Married Life"
- Chris Cooper, "Married Life"
- Robert Downey, Jr., "Charlie Bartlett"
- Robert Downey, Jr., "Iron Man"
- Colin Farrell, "Cassandra's Dream"
- Colin Farrell, "In Bruges"
- Ralph Fiennes, "In Bruges"
- Brendan Gleeson, "In Bruges"
- Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"
- Danny McBride, "The Foot Fist Way"
- Frances McDormand, "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"
- Bill Milner, "Son of Rambow"
- Julianne Moore, "Savage Grace"
- Will Poulter, "Son of Rambow"
- Stephen Rea, "Stuck"
- Sam Rockwell, "Snow Angels"
- Catinca Untaru, "The Fall"
- Naomi Watts, "Funny Games"


Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

i am utterly horrified that you preferred Cloverfield to Reprise. It was SUCH a mess. I thought no NY'ers could take it seriously given all the wrongness but i guess i was wrong ;)

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