MOVIE NEWS: Michelle’s Picks for Best Films of 2008

MOVIE NEWS: Michelle Selects the Best Films of 2008
MOVIE NEWS: Michelle Selects the Best Films of 2008

I say this every year and every year it’s true – I hate doing lists of any sort, especially the yearly Top 10 re-caps.  I can’t even remember the last ten films I saw, that alone rifle through my brain and remember everything from an entire year. Overall this was an interesting year, the beginning of the year was terrible as usual but this year’s crop of summer Tent Pole films were surprisingly great – not just good mind wasters. But intelligent, well crafted and acted pieces of cinema. Then the bottom dropped out in the fall, which is generally the time you see the Oscar Wannabes. Everything was boring, bland – safe. My number one choice of 2008 is a clear for me, but there’s a 3 way tie for the #2 spot. Without further adieu, here is my list (Without a lot of verbiage this year) of the best of 2008.

10) Che
9) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8) Let The Right One In
7) Tropic Thunder
6) Son of Rambow
5)  Iron Man
4) Slumdog Millionaire
3) The Dark Knight
2) Prince Caspian
1) Speed Racer

I didn’t see nearly as many films this year as in the past. Generally speaking I don’t like American animated films, so I didn’t see Wall E or Kung Fu Panda.  I’ve seen all the award wannabes except Revolution Road, Valkyie, and 7 Pounds.  I’m a huge X-Files fan, but I don’t know if I Want To Believe would be classified as a big disappointment because I walked in with no expectations, so the fact that the film was terrible didn’t annoy me.

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  1. I have to agree with you on most of your movie picks, but the last one. Speed Racer? Don’t know if that movie is up there. I have to put Quantum of Solace up there. I went and saw it twice and loved it both times. Only negative point about this latest installment of the James Bond movies was lack of gadgets. Needed more gadgets that we can dream of having.

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