Friday, January 29, 2010

My favorite films of 2009

At long last - I know it's been a rough wait - but I've finally gotten around to making my best of 2009 list. I'm actually surprised that I came away liking several of these films - and though I'm hesitant to rate any film with solid marks until my second viewing - some of these films have only gotten one viewing. In spite of all that I'm pretty confident in my choices - and I'm sure in a year once all those nifty foreign films, films I just didn't get off my arse to go see in the theaters and under-the-radar films hit Netflix - it'll change - but I'll let this stand in the time capsule of my movie blog.

10. Adventureland [directed by Greg Mottola]

9. Fantastic Mr. Fox [directed by Wes Anderson]

8. The Hangover [directed by Todd Phillips]

7. Taken [directed by Pete Morel]

6. The Hurt Locker [directed by Kathryn Bigelow]

5. (500) Days of Summer [directed by Marc Webb]

4. Avatar [directed by James Cameron]

3. Away We Go [directed by Sam Mendes]

2. District 9 [directed by Neill Blomkamp]

1. Up In The Air [directed by Jason Reitman]


  1.'s official. I'm the only person in the world who didn't like ADVENTURELAND.

    Great list though, and glad to see you writing in this space again!

  2. I wouldn't worry about it that much, Hats - I think part of it was the fact that I expected the film to suck - and their obsession with Lou Reed that sold me. I'm thinking a second viewing of that one may leave it off my list as just a good to satisfactory film.

    As for posting - we'll see how long it lasts this go-round.