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FAVORITE FILMS BY YEAR: 2008

by George O. Kaplan
THE BEST: 1. Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood) Drama, USA/Germany 2. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan) Superhero film, USA/UK 3. Changeling (Clint Eastwood) Drama, USA 4. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow) War, USA 5. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard) Historical drama, USA/UK/France 6. Eden Lake (James Watkins) Sadistic horror, UK 7. Leonard Cohen: Live in London (Edward Sanders) Music 8. Burn After Reading (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) Black comedy, USA 9. True Blood (Season 1) (Alan Ball) Television fantasy series, USA OTHER GOOD FILMS THAT YEAR: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – David Fincher – Fantasy drama, USA ALSO INTERESTING: The Bank Job – Roger… Read more

THE BEST:

1. Gran Torino
(Clint Eastwood)
Drama, USA/Germany

2. The Dark Knight
(Christopher Nolan)
Superhero film, USA/UK

3. Changeling
(Clint Eastwood)
Drama, USA

4. The Hurt Locker
(Kathryn Bigelow)
War, USA

5. Frost/Nixon
(Ron Howard)
Historical drama, USA/UK/France

6. Eden Lake
(James Watkins)
Sadistic horror, UK

7. Leonard Cohen: Live in London
(Edward Sanders)
Music

8. Burn After Reading
(Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
Black comedy, USA

9. True Blood (Season 1)
(Alan Ball)
Television fantasy series, USA

OTHER GOOD FILMS THAT YEAR:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – David Fincher – Fantasy drama, USA

ALSO INTERESTING:
The Bank Job – Roger Donaldson – Comedy docudrama caper, UK/USA
Lost (Season 4) – J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber & Damon Lindelof – Television mystery drama series, USA
Tokyo Mater – Pixar; John Lasseter – Computer-animated adventure short, USA
Mater’s Tall Tales (Season 1) – Pixar; John Lasseter – Television short computer-animated series, USA

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