Top Ten Films of '09

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  1. Dentata

    Dentata Senior member

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    I'm not coming up with ten but I think A Serious Man was my favorite of 2009.

    I agree. The elements of the film are so understated that it takes a couple viewing to understand its brilliance. Possibly their best movies.

    I want to see it so bad.[​IMG] Stupid limited release.
     


  2. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Can a Serious Man be enjoyed by someone who is not religious?
     


  3. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    You guys never watch non-shitty movies?
     


  4. Dentata

    Dentata Senior member

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    You guys never watch non-shitty movies?
    What non-shitty movies did you like this year?
     


  5. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    eh, The Blind Side was about it for me. Not that I was at the theater a whole lot this year, but still.
     


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    greekonomist Senior member

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    Entres les murs (English title: The Class) was probably the best film I saw this year.
     


  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Entres les murs (English title: The Class) was probably the best film I saw this year.

    It's a 2008 release though...
     


  8. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I've yet to hear a bad thing about Big River Man but I haven't seen it.
     


  9. redcaimen

    redcaimen Bigtime

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    You guys never watch non-shitty movies?

    Land of the Lost.
     


  10. laughwithm3

    laughwithm3 Senior member

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    11. Where the Wild Things Are
    10. Adventureland
    9. Bad Lieutenant: POCNO
    8. Fantastic Mr. Fox
    7. The Informant
    6. Public Enemies
    5. Moon
    4. Coraline
    3. Brothers Bloom
    2. An Education
    1. Inglourious Basterds


    what the fuck? obviously you have not seen many films came out this year and this list is beyond absurd.
    First of all, how did "District 9" and "Star Trek" not make the list, while Where the wild things are and Public Enemies did. those are the two worst movies i have sat through this year.
    Inglorious Basterds was good, but far from being No.1 movie of the year.
    I would give the top 3 to Hurt Locker, District 9 and Up in the Air (Zombieland and The hangover are up there for pure entertainment) , as for animated movies, Ponyo , Up and CLoudy with a chance of meet balls are top 3
     


  11. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Hmm.... lets see.

    Bad Liutenant POCNO
    The Hurt Locker
    Julia
    Observe And Report
    The Brothers Bloom
    Sunshine Cleaning
    Adventureland
    District 9
    Fish Story
    Pandorum

    Special mentions: Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Inglourious Basterds, Star Trek, Moon

    Haven't seen some of the ones I think might eventually make it on my list yet:

    The Road
    The White Ribbon
    Crazy Heart
    Antichrist
    Precious
    etc.
     


  12. Piato

    Piato Senior member

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    Can a Serious Man be enjoyed by someone who is not religious?

    Definitely--reviewers played up the religious angle because of the Coen Bros' upbringing, but it has much more to do with agnosticism and how people think of events as morally determined. Just as important as the religious doubt is the late 60s setting and coming to terms with the "new freedoms."
     


  13. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Saw Invictus last night. Well acted, but it is long and the pacing is VERY slow. The key element of a movie is the story telling. The story here is good, but it isn't well told IMO. Not sure how I would improve it given the content, jus sayin'. The second half of the movie is better, but still pretty slow. The first half borders on mind-numbing.
     


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    imightbechad Senior member

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    I just watched UP, and I don't really get the hype. It was heartwarming, and the animation was beautiful, but something about it seemed a little off to me.

    On another note, Fantastic Mr. Fox was fucking incredible. After seeing the trailer, I wanted nothing to do with it, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. The perfect medium for Anderson's idiosyncratic "message."
     


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    In no particular order (I don't feel like rating)--
    - Hurt Locker
    - New York I Love You
    - Up
    - Moon
    - 9
    - District 9
    - Star Trek
    - Terminator Salvation
    - (500) Days of Summer
    - Spread
     


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