LISTS FUCKING LISTS!
Here it is, in no particular order....
SHUTTER ISLAND (Martin Scorsese)
A remarkable cinematic experience the kind of film Hollywood has forgotten how to make. A genre movie with powerful twist and all aspects of the production are at a top level. Scorsese and DiCaprio doing what they do best, but unlike how we've seem before.
A SINGLE MAN (Tom Ford)
Didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Probably the best looking and most stylish film...ever!
INCEPTION (Christopher Nolan)
ALAMAR (Pedro Gonzalez Rubio)
A remarkable, unique and original blend of drama and documentary. A clever meditation on nature and family.
FOUR LIONS (Chris Morris)
By far the funniest film this year.
ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noe)
Visually incredible, a towering achievement of film making. It's not often you see a something as original and compelling as this.
THE RIME OF THE MODERN MARINER (Mark Donne)
If you read my last post you'll see why this so good.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher)
David Fincher's incredible understated direction and Aaron Sorkin's raver sharp script combine to tell one of the most significant stories of this age.
I'M STILL HERE (Casey Affleck)
Big respect to Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck for making an original film with a point, even if both were kind of unclear.
I'M HERE (Spike Jonze)
Spike Jonze's great short film about robots falling in love is standout piece of conceptualized film making. Shame it is yet to get a proper release.
MOTHER (Joon-Ho Bong)
This film is up there with some of the best films ever made. Original, beautiful, dark, comic, tragic with a profound knowledge of the art of cinema. Kim Hae Ja gives the best performance in any film this year.
REQUIEM FOR DETROIT (Julien Temple)
A great documentary about the massive rise and then the massive fall of one of America's greatest cities. A stark reminder of the fragility of the way we live.
THE PROMISE: THE MAKING OF DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (Thom Zimny)
A great documentary about a great album. Bruce Springsteen is awesome!
I think it has been a good year!