Sunday, 21 March 2010

Top 10 Films of 2009

My Top 10 Films of 2009:

1. White Material (Claire Denis)
2. The Unloved (Samantha Morton)3. Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
4. Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos)
5. Whatever Works (Woody Allen)
6. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
7. The White Ribbon/Das Weisse Band (Michael Haneke)8. Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea)9. The Informant! (Steven Soderbergh)
10. Survival of the Dead (George A. Romero)

Honourable mentions:
Bright Star (Jane Campion), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Tony Scott), Universal Soldier: Regeneration (John Hyams), Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz), Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola), In the Loop (Armando Iannucci), Katalin Varga (Peter Strickland), Whip It (Drew Barrymore), Up (Pete Docter & Andrew Stanton), An American Affair (William Sten Olsson), Land of the Lost (Brad Silberling) The Hole (Joe Dante), Moon (Duncan Jones), Fast & Furious (Justin Lin), The Road (John Hillcoat), Leaving (Catherine Corsini), A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen), Crank: High Voltage (Neveldine & Taylor)

Standout Performances:
Aggeliki Papoulia in Dogtooth, Marion Cotillard in Public Enemies, Isabelle Huppert in White Material, Molly Windsor in The Unloved, Susanne Lothar in The White Ribbon, Kathleen Munroe in Survival of the Dead, Larry David in Whatever Works, Jason Statham in Crank: High Voltage, Gretchen Mol in An American Affair, Brad Dourif in Halloween II, Kristin Scott Thomas in Leaving, Sam Neill in Daybreakers, Colin Firth in A Single Man, Bruce Dern in The Hole, Eva Green in Cracks & Franklyn, Peter Capaldi in In the Loop

Abysmal Performances:
Justin Long in Drag Me to Hell, Alex O'Loughlin in Whiteout, Sam Worthington in Avatar, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto & Simon Pegg in Star Trek, Willem Dafoe in Daybreakers, Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Chris Massoglia in The Hole, Devon Bostick in Survival of the Dead, Henry Cavill in Whatever Works

Robin Wood 

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