January 11th, 2010

no one of consequence

My Favorite Movies of 2009

Movies released in 2009, roughly based on a scale of how satisfied I felt after watching it:

1. Brothers Bloom - I saw this three times in the theatre. And I saw something new every time.
2. Inglourious Basterds - tarantino. pitt. killing nazis. nuff said.
3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father* - holy crap, amazing movie in every sense
4. Men Who Stare at Goats - it felt like a Wes Anderson movie. except better.
5. Up In the Air - took a thematic turn i didnt expect in the best way
6. Brothers - intense and heartbreaking
7. Sunshine Cleaning - Amy Adams is so fun. Plus the New Mexican scenery was thrilling.
8. Away We Go - the sweetest movie ever. wonderful soundtrack.
9. Where the Wild Things Are - i laughed, I cried... it hit all the right notes for me.
10. (500) Days of Summer

*I'm stretching the rules a bit here. It was theatrically released only in about a dozen cities in 2008, then released on dvd in 2009.

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