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What I've Seen in 2009

by Jack Shrout
The Hurt Locker (dir: Kathryn Bigelow) 4 stars Inglourious Basterds (dir: Quentin Tarantino) 4 stars A Serious Man (dir: Coen brothers) 4 stars Moon (dir: Duncan Jones) 4 stars (500) Days of Summer (dir: Marc Webb) 4 stars Up (dir: Pete Docter) 4 stars Watchmen (dir: Zack Snyder) 4 stars District 9 (dir: Neill Blomkamp) 3½ stars The Hangover (dir: Todd Phillips) 3½ stars Zombieland (dir: Ruben Fleischer) 3½ stars Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (dir: Werner Herzog) 3½ stars Crazy Heart (dir: Scott Cooper) 3½ stars Invictus (dir: Clint Eastwood) 3½ stars Star Trek (dir: J. J. Abrams) 3½ stars Taken (dir: Pierre Morel) 3½ stars Cloudy… Read more

The Hurt Locker (dir: Kathryn Bigelow) 4 stars
Inglourious Basterds (dir: Quentin Tarantino) 4 stars
A Serious Man (dir: Coen brothers) 4 stars
Moon (dir: Duncan Jones) 4 stars
(500) Days of Summer (dir: Marc Webb) 4 stars
Up (dir: Pete Docter) 4 stars
Watchmen (dir: Zack Snyder) 4 stars
District 9 (dir: Neill Blomkamp) 3½ stars
The Hangover (dir: Todd Phillips) 3½ stars
Zombieland (dir: Ruben Fleischer) 3½ stars
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (dir: Werner Herzog) 3½ stars
Crazy Heart (dir: Scott Cooper) 3½ stars
Invictus (dir: Clint Eastwood) 3½ stars
Star Trek (dir: J. J. Abrams) 3½ stars
Taken (dir: Pierre Morel) 3½ stars
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (dir: Phil Lord/Christopher Miller) 3½ stars
Bronson (dir: Nicolas Winding Refn) 3½ stars
Sherlock Holmes (dir: Guy Ritchie) 3 stars
Coraline (dir: Henry Selick) 3 stars
Observe and Report (dir: Jody Hill) 3 stars
Julie & Julia (dir: Nora Ephron) 3 stars
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (dir: Troy Duffy) 3 stars
I Love You, Man (dir: John Hamburg) 3 stars
A Perfect Getaway (dir: David Twohy) 3 stars
Jennifer’s Body (dir: Karyn Kusama) 3 stars
The Taking of Pelham 123 (dir: Tony Scott) 3 stars
Monsters vs. Aliens (dir: Conrad Vernon/Rob Letterman) 3 stars
Brüno (dir: Larry Charles) 2½ stars
The Invention of Lying (dir: Ricky Gervais/Matthew Robinson) 2½ stars
Avatar (dir: James Cameron) 2½ stars
Ponyo (dir: Hayao Miyazaki) 2½ stars
Gamer (dir: Neveldine/Taylor) 2½ stars
Black Dynamite (dir: Scott Sanders) 2½ stars
Fast & Furious (dir: Justin Lin) 2½ stars
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (dir: Shawn Levy) 2½ stars
9 (dir: Shane Acker) 2 stars
Terminator Salvation (dir: McG) 2 stars
Fantastic Mr. Fox (dir: Wes Anderson) 2 stars
Crank: High Voltage (dir: Neveldine/Taylor) 2 stars
Knowing (dir: Alex Proyas) 2 stars
Law Abiding Citizen (dir: F. Gary Gray) 2 stars
He’s Just Not That Into You (dir: Ken Kwapis) 2 stars
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (dir: Gavin Hood) 1½ stars
2012 (dir: Roland Emmerich) 1½ stars
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (dir: Michael Bay) 1½ stars
Land of the Lost (dir: Brad Silberling) 1 star
Aliens in the Attic (dir: John Schultz) 1 star
Dance Flick (dir: Damien Dante Wayans) ½ star

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