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2008 In Film For CoheedandCambia

by Coheed 2.5
2008 In Film For CoheedandCambia by Coheed 2.5
Having started from 2009, I am planning to put up a personal Best of list from 2009 until I get to 2002 (before anyone asks why not include 2001 or 2000, I really don’t know why I won’t; either its laziness and some weird logic only I understand). The following list is my 2008 in film list, from the best ones I’ve seen to the ones that caused physical pain. The list, like the 2009 one, will be based on UK cinema release dates and also including straight-to-DVD releases (again, providing they took less than two years or so to get released here). This list will be continually edited as I rewatch films on the list, and finally get to ones, good… Read more

Having started from 2009, I am planning to put up a personal Best of list from 2009 until I get to 2002 (before anyone asks why not include 2001 or 2000, I really don’t know why I won’t; either its laziness and some weird logic only I understand).

The following list is my 2008 in film list, from the best ones I’ve seen to the ones that caused physical pain. The list, like the 2009 one, will be based on UK cinema release dates and also including straight-to-DVD releases (again, providing they took less than two years or so to get released here). This list will be continually edited as I rewatch films on the list, and finally get to ones, good or bad, I’ve wanted to see.

So here is the new list -

1. Hunger (Steve McQueen) – 5/5
2. The Heartbeat Detector aka. La Question humaine (Nicolas Klotz) – 5/5
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson) – 5/5
4. Man On Wire (James Marsh) – 5/5
5. Waltz With Bashir (Ari Folman) – 5/5
6. Taxi To The Dark Side (Alex Gibney) – 5/5
7. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud) – 4.5/5
8. Import/Export (Ulrich Seidl) – 4.5/5
9. No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen) – 4.5/5
10. The Man From London (Bela Tarr) – 4.5/5
11. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu) – 4.5/5
12. Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (Hana Makhmalbaf) – 4/5
13. To Get To Heaven First You Have To Die (Jamshed Usmonov) – 4/5
14. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton) – 4/5
15. Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone) – 4/5
16. The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona) – 4/5
17. The Mist (Frank Darabont) – 4/5
18. Lust, Caution (Ang Lee) – 4/5
19. Of Time and the City (Terence Davies) – 4/5
20. You, The Living (Roy Andersson) – 4/5
21. Rembrandt’s J’Accuse (Peter Greenaway) – 4/5
22. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (Marina Zenovich) – 4/5 [Another film not on DVD here in the UK]
23. Mad Detective (Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai) – 3.5/5
24. Julia (Erick Zonca) – 3.5/5
25. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan) – 3.5/5
26. In Bruges (Martin McDonagh) – 3.5/5
27. Azur and Asmar – The Princes’ Quest (Michel Ocelot) – 3.5/5
28. I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (Park Chan-Wook) – 3.5/5
29. The Baader-Meinhof Complex (Uli Edel) – 3.5/5
30. Caramel (Nadine Labaki) – 3/5
31. Sita Sings The Blues (Nina Paley) – 3.5/5
32. La Antena (Esteban Sapir) – 3.5/5
33. The Escapist (Rupert Wyatt) – 3.5/5
34. Blindness (Fernando Meirelles) – 3/5
35. Son of Rambow (Garth Jennings) – 3/5
36. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo del Toro) – 3/5
37. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton) – 3/5
38. Lakeview Terrace (Neil LaBute) – 3/5
39. Ashes of Time Redux (Wong Kar-Wai) – 3/5
40. I’ve Love You So Long (Philippe Claudel) – 3/5
41. Twilight (Catherine Hardwicke) – 3/5
42. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Seth Gordon) – 3/5
43. Changeling (Clint Eastwood) – 3/5
44. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck) – 3/5
45. [Rec] (Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza) – 3/5
46. Mamma Mia! (Phyllida Lloyd) – 3/5
47. Wristcutters – A Love Story (Goran Dukic) – 3/5
48. Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry) – 3/5
49. Ghajini (A.R. Murugadoss) – 2.5/5
50. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves) – 2.5/5
51. Puffball (Nicolas Roeg) – 2.5/5
52. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller) – 2.5/5
53. Botched (Kit Ryan) – 2/5
54. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (Uwe Boll) – 2/5
55. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Stephen Spielberg) – 2.5/5
56. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Mamoru Hosoda) – 2/5 [To Be re-evaluated and rewatched]
57. The Chaser (Na Hong-jin) – 2/5
58. The Boss of It All (Lars Von Trier) – 2/5
59. Kung Fu Panda (John Stevenson and Mark Osborne) – 2/5
60. Chocolate (Prachya Pinkaew) – 2/5
61. Memories of Matsuko (Tetsuya Nakashima) – 2/5
62. Burn After Reading (Joel and Ethan Coen) – 2/5
63. Taken (Pierre Morel) – 2/5
64. My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-Wai) – 2/5
65. 10,000 BC (Roland Emmerich) – 2/5
66. Diary of the Dead (George A. Romero) – 2/5
67. Doomsday (Neil Marshall) – 1.5/5
68. Postal (Uwe Boll) – 1.5/5
69. The Happening (M. Night Shyamalan) – 1.5/5
70. The Eye (David Moreau and Xavier Palud) – 1.5/5
71. Starship Troopers 3 – Marauder (Ed Neumeier) – 1.5/5

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