Monday, December 28, 2009

My Favorite Movies of 2009

2009 was an abnormal year of movie-watching for me. I attended very few festival screenings and probably saw a lot more mainstream films than usual. I saw a lot of movies that I liked just fine, but didn't LOVE. Of what I saw, in no particular order, these were the stand-outs, the movies that made the greatest impression on me, and I did love these.


SILENT LIGHT (Carlos Reygadas)

SIN NOMBRE (Cary Fukunaga)

MUNYURANGABO (Lee Issac Chung)

PRECIOUS (Lee Daniels)


ANTICHRIST(Lars von Trier)

SLEEP DEALER (Alex Rivera)

SACRED PLACES (Jean-Marie Téno)

BRIGHT STAR (Jane Campion)

FOOD, INC. (Robert Kenner)

I must admit, I put forth this list without considering several films that I suspect I will like and have yet to see, including: Beaches of Agnes, Broken Embraces, Hurt Locker, Milk of Sorrow, White Ribbon, Tokyo Sonata, Goodbye Solo, Julia, Up, Hunger and Lorna's Silence.

Clearly, I have a lot more viewing to do!

I'll expand on these in a film blog that Jenn and I are starting, coming soon...

No comments: