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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
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Hooray for Romanian miserabalism. Really, I don’t think I saw a more depressing film in 2008 that 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. And I don’t think I saw a film that affected me more, possibly in the last decade. Don’t want to spoil a[…]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 1.5: Summer Hours
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(Doesn’t count cos I saw it on DVD).
Perhaps I wasn’t clear at the start of this little project, but the list of favourite films from last year were films I saw in the cinema. This is not a problem because I tend to see over 100 films in […]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 2: The Orphanage
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I often wonder if certain movie “scenes” are really just cobbled together because you get one outstanding film from a country and then everyone looks a bit closer at the others. The last major horror scene before the recent interest in Sp[…]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 3: Definitely, Maybe
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The worst thing about Definitely, Maybe is its title. Despite it being the only good Oasis album, the Oasis stink permeates the name, possibly warning off the one group of people who really would enjoy it. Something else that might put you off is tha[…]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 4. Planet Terror
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I was initially disappointed to find out that this was not a sci-fi film about some rogue wine makers terraforming a whole planet to make the best wine int he universe. But hey, someone else can make Planet Terroir.
I am not going to use this as an o[…]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 5: Wall-E
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Why is the UK always the very last territory that Pixar films are released in? What is wrong with our summer holidays that means they shun us? I was in France in July and Up was happily doing what I believe is called Boffo business everywhere. Here, […]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 6: The Fall
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I am a sucker for films about films. The Fall is a film about an injured silent movie stuntman trying to commit suicide. It is a ridiculously opulent film, seemingly pieced together from oblique advertising shots and somewhat portentous in tone. But […]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 7: I’m Not There (& W.)
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Biopics. Nearly always rubbish right? I can’t be doing with their sanding down of the rough edges of life to turn them into some sort of narrative that makes sense. Whose life has an arc (Noah excepted and Evan Almighty I guess but he’s n[…]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 8: You Don’t Mess With The Zohan
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I don’t like Adam Sandler films. I have actually got into a fight once (with a minor physical altercation) over the fact that I believe Punch Drunk Love to be rubbish AND a waste of a good track from the Popeye musical. The whole manchild / an[…]

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My Ten Favourite Films Of 2008: 9: The Edge Of Heaven
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I loved “Head On”, Fatih Ak?n’s previous film which was a gutsy violent Turkish / German romance. It was proper European cinema, no pussyfooting around with its depth of emotion between two characters both drawn together and who hat[…]

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