2009: a year of well-made movies

Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger

It has been a bigger pleasure to read about movies in 2009 because there were frankly, bigger number of better movies. I don’t remember liking so many movies in a single year in the recent time span. Not to mention that I also know few that I’ve regretfully missed. And the year-end has piled up a handful more of must-sees. As the web is quickly amassing the top N of the year/decade etc. (I dont know how they are declaring the decade’s best in just 9 years), here are some-

  1. RT picks from 2009
  2. Top rated of the decade at IMDB
  3. MSN more generic flashback – check it out, really good!
  4. RT picks from decade

Tarantino and crew (stc: theblock-mag)
Tarantino and crew (stc: theblock-mag)

Anyyyyways, another year ends and Oscar speculations begin. One that I would be very disheartened to see go wrong would be Christoph Waltz winning supporting actor for Inglourious Basterds. The film also had brilliant screenplay, background score, dialogues, costumes and sigh, almost everything. Diane Kruger and Mélanie Laurent were breathtakingly good too only if they weren’t eclipsed by Waltz. And of course, it is the only movie where one could tolerate Brad Pitt. I loved Tarantino’s style – the guy clearly loves what he does and that’s why we love what we see.

Then there were District 9, Up, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr is on a roll), Star Trek, Hangover, State of Play while I am yet to see Zombieland, Mr.Fox, Up in the air, Nine (for the brilliant cast), Blind side, Invictus and Avatar in 3D. The most disappointing were Public Enemies and Terminator 3 – a returning disaster for Christian Bale.

Sherlock Holmes © Warner Bros. Pictures
Sherlock Holmes © Warner Bros. Pictures
Nine © The Weinstein Company
Nine © The Weinstein Company
Star Trek © Paramount Pictures
Star Trek © Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes rocks. Michael Adam rocks. ‘The Gimmicks That Changed Cinema‘ is a delightful RT read for movie lovers.

  

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