Here's my personal top twenty list of films released in 2008:
1. The Dark Knight
2. Synecdoche, New York
4. The Wrestler
5. Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In
6. Rachel Getting Married
7. 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile / 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days*
8. In Bruges
10. Gran Torino
11. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Los Cronocrímenes / Timecrimes*
16. Paranoid Park
18. Iron Man
20. Tropic Thunder
*Originally released in 2007, but whatever. It's my list.
**TV movie I think, but again I say "whatever".
(I was going to write about what I liked about each of these movies but then I remembered it's Saturday and SUPERBLOG!!'s readership drops quite a bit during the weekend and nobody reads old posts (right?) so it's not worth the effort. Wait, that's insulting to the people actually reading this. Shit, I've failed again. Now I feel bad.)
If it seems like I left out some great movies (release list on Wikipedia), it is either because I haven't seen them yet (Burn After Reading? Vicky Cristina Barcelona?) or, more likely, because they actually suck and you just don't realize it (I told you about Billy Butt-Head and Slumdog). Or else, actually the most probable scenario, I kind of liked them but didn't really like them (Milk, Pineapple Express, Wendy and Lucy, many others).
So what do you think? I assume I'm right about everything?