Films | Sarah Boslaugh

film-right-one.jpg1. Let the Right One In






The financial woes of the industry notwithstanding, 2008 was a great year for films, particularly if you like to get off the straight and narrow. I can’t remember when I’ve seen so many excellent documentaries released in one year, and there were many excellent foreign releases also. Films that I had to leave off the list because I haven’t seen them yet, but which I look forward to seeing in the near future, include Milk, Doubt, Frost/Nixon and Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. There are also a number which appeared in festivals or on DVD and are the equal of those listed here, but are ineligible because they didn’t get a 2008 theatrical release in the U.S.: these include Skin, Kassim the Dream, Fuel, and Of Time and the City.

1. Let the Right One In

2. Slumdog Millionaire

3. Chris & Don: A Love Story

4. Ben X

5. Standard Operating Procedure

6. Saving Marriage

7. I Served the King of England

8. Obscene

9. Gonzo: The Life & Works of Hunter S. Thompson

10. Bigger, Stronger, Faster

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