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My top 15 movies of 2009

by Matthias
It was a good year for cinema, showing some glimpses of things to come in the next decade. First of all we saw the glorious return of French filmmaking after some meager years with “35 Shots of Rum”, “A Christmas Tale” and “Summer Hours”. Than Pixar demonstrated once again that we are living through a Golden Age of Digital Animation with the wonderfully unconventional “Up”. But with the increasing digital perfection peoples desire for analogue experience seems to increase especially with subject matters of childhood memories as “Caroline” and “Wild Things” strikingly showed. An interesting experience of an other dimension offered Las von… Read more

It was a good year for cinema, showing some glimpses of things to come in the next decade.
First of all we saw the glorious return of French filmmaking after some meager years with “35 Shots of Rum”, “A Christmas Tale” and “Summer Hours”.
Than Pixar demonstrated once again that we are living through a Golden Age of Digital Animation with the wonderfully unconventional “Up”. But with the increasing digital perfection peoples desire for analogue experience seems to increase especially with subject matters of childhood memories as “Caroline” and “Wild Things” strikingly showed.
An interesting experience of an other dimension offered Las von Trier with “Antichrist” and provided this years scandal at the arthouse cinema.
Finally Tarantino found a way to sum up all his quintessential themes and ticks into one cohesive movie with “Inglorious Basterds” and James Cameron ushered us into the next decade with his point-of-view escapism that will greatly influence narratives and visuals of action blockbusters to come.

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