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Top 10+ of '09

by Simon Abrams
I try to stick to the films that only came out theatrically in 2009, excluding films that screen for Oscar qualification the year before and films that only screen once or twice at a repertoire arthouse. Not finished with it, a work in progress, yadda yadda. Don Giovanni stands in for FADOS. PERESTROIKA should come after MARTYRS. YASUKUNI should come after POLICE, ADJECTIVE. WORLD’S GREATEST DAD should come after PUBLIC ENEMIES. BIG MAN JAPAN should come after GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE. NEW WORLD ORDER should come after UP. THE FOURTH KIND should be after CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE. TAKEN should come after HALLOWEEN 2. OBSERVE AND REPORT should come… Read more

I try to stick to the films that only came out theatrically in 2009, excluding films that screen for Oscar qualification the year before and films that only screen once or twice at a repertoire arthouse.

Not finished with it, a work in progress, yadda yadda.

Don Giovanni stands in for FADOS.

PERESTROIKA should come after MARTYRS.

YASUKUNI should come after POLICE, ADJECTIVE.

WORLD’S GREATEST DAD should come after PUBLIC ENEMIES.

BIG MAN JAPAN should come after GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE.

NEW WORLD ORDER should come after UP.

THE FOURTH KIND should be after CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE.

TAKEN should come after HALLOWEEN 2.

OBSERVE AND REPORT should come after TAKEN.

FIGHTING should come after OBSERVE AND REPORT.

HAPPY ENDING stands in for KABEI.

13B should come after SERAPHINE.

REUNION should come after 13B.

300 stands in for WATCHMEN.

THE KILLER stands in for RED CLIFF: PART 1.

HARD BOILED stands in for RED CLIFF II.

THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN stands in for DANTE 01.

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