Tuesday, January 5, 2010
BEST Films of 2009
As we ease into a new year. I'd like to look back at my top 10 films of 2009.
10. Inglourious Basterds
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
After I posted my blog I talked to a few other die hard film enthusiast and they none of them liked this movie and thought I was crazy for even thinking this was a good film. Tarantino is know for violence so perhaps people were expecting more of it, considering it was a movie about the Nazis. I still stand behind this film. What they didn't like is the sole reason why I did.
9. Its Complicated
Directed by Nancy Meyers
There are a ton of romantic comedies but its nice when it gets done right. I laughed my ass off throughout the whole film. Cute boy from The Office John Krasinski is utterly funny and steals the show.
Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson
I like it when you go see a film and your pleasantly surprised. Up would probably rank as a close second to my favorite animated films of the 21st century.
Directed by Clint Eastwood
A perfect film that reflects our own political climate today.
6. Up in the Air
Directed by Jason Reitman
I enjoyed myself throughout the whole film but I the ending made me a little sad.
5. Julie and Julia
Directed by Nora Ephron
This film is what gave me the idea of writing this blog. I love stories about quarter-life crisis.
Directed by Lee Daniels
Finally a film that will hopefully begin a new genre in cinema.
3. The Informant!
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
I'm a sucker for dark comedies. I loved this movie so much I saw it twice in the theaters.
2. 500 days of summer
Directed by Marc Webb
A cute corky non love story. I also really love it when drawing gets incorporated into a film.
1. Away We Go
Directed by Sam Mendes
It made me laugh, cry and leaving the theater feeling fully satisfied.
Possible film that might have made the list but on my must see list:
A Single Man