Great list Lucien! Seems again that releases are slower over here than in the UK. Curious Case of Benjamin Button
, Slumdog Millionaire
and The Wrestler
are all planned for the coming weeks. Expecting a lot of all three of those! Hadn't even heard of your number one, thanks for bringing it up! Looked it up on the imdb, sounds great! So far no release date for Belgium yet. I also should finally get round to catching Juno
on dvd. Missed it in cinemas unfortunately, and same goes for Waltz with Bashir
. This would be my 2008 top ten (I bet half of these were released in 2007 in the UK
10. Etz Limon
: A Palestinian woman has to defend herself against the Israeli government which has ordered to cut down her lemon tree field after the new Israeli defense minister moves next door to her. Its greatest strength is not taking sides in this conflict, instead choosing to tell a more personal story of people who happen to be caught on different sides of this conflict.
9. Into the Wild
: Moving tale about a guy who decides to abandon his life and goes to live on his own in nature, far from society and other people.
8. Burn After Reading
: This movie can best be described as a smart movie about dumb people. Great cast, excellent script and yet another fantastic Coen Brothers movie.
7. Hellboy 2
: forget Batman or Iron Man, this was the most entertaining comic book movie of the year!
6. Le Silence de Lorna
: Stunning, low budget social drama on immigrants out of their depths, trying to get a green card, but instead getting stuck in a spiral of crime. Easily the Dardennes most accessible movie to date.
5. No Country for Old Men
: The Coen brothers started the year in style and gave Javier Bardem the chance to create one of the most memorable screen characters of all time.
4. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
: This horror musical is not for everyone's taste, but I had a blast with Burton's bloody take on the famous stage musical.
: Same as you said: the first 40 minutes are pure poetry in motion, what follows is on par with what to expect of Pixar entertainment.
2. There Will Be Blood
: Daniel Day Lewis is just outstanding in PT Anderson's unrelenting story about greed.
1. The Darjeeling Limited
: Wonderfully atmospheric tale of three brothers in search of there mother in India.