2008 Films

As part of the effort to select the best films of the 2000s, I’m thinking of posting separate threads for each year in the decade. Whatever we choose as films of the decade should also be one of, if not the, best film of the year of its release. These threads hopefully will help with that. We can also discuss the best, worst, underrated, etc.

Here is the list of V-I reviews of 2008 films.

American Teen
Ashes of Time: Redux
The Bank Job
Be Kind, Rewind
Burn After Reading
Cadillac Records
The Changeling
The Class
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) (Best Film nominee)
Dark Knight
Death Race
Divine Weapon
Doubt(Best Film nominee)
The Flight of the Red Balloon
Frost/Nixon(Best Film nominee)
Frozen River
Get Smart
Ghost Town
Gran Torino
Happy Go Lucky
He’s Just Not That Into You
Hellboy 2: the Golden Army
The Incredible Hulk
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
John Adams (TV miniseries)
Kung Fu Panda
Last Chance Harvey
Let the Right One In
Made of Honor
Mama Mia!
Man on a Wire (Best Documentary winner)
Milk (Best Film nominee)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Quantum of Solace
Rachel Getting Married
The Reader
Red Belt
Revolutionary Road
Role Models
Saw V
Secret Life of Bees
Seven Pounds
Sex and the City
Swing Vote
Synechdoche, New York
Tell No One
Tropic Thunder
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Waltz with Bashir
Wendy and Lucy
The Wrestler
X-Files: I Want to Believe

5Qs: 2008 Films

Roger Ebert’s picks:
Ballast Iron Man
The Band’s Visit Milk
Che Rachel Getting Married
Chop Shop The Reader
The Dark Knight Revolutionary Road
Doubt Shotgun Stories
The Fall Slumdog Millionaire
Frost/Nixon Synecdoche, New York
Frozen River W.
Happy-Go-Lucky WALL-E

NPR (Bob Mondello)
Slumdog Millionaire
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rachel Getting Married
The Class
Man on Wire
The Dark Knight
A Christmas Tale

NY Times (A.O. Scott)
2 Silent Light
3 The Secret of the Grain
4 Man on Wire
5 The Edge of Heaven
6 Happy-Go-Lucky
7 Wendy and Lucy
8 Milk
9 Rachel Getting Married
10 Cadillac Records

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