Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Happy Holiday to all!
Hope that you all had a great year and will have a wonderful new year.
Just before the year has come to an end, I'm sharing my favorite films of 2009.
Oh yeah, i'll update this post with the review of the top 10 films early next year.

Before i start countin down my favorite films of 2009, these are some interesting films released in 2009 that i haven't watched :

- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Antichrist
- Up In The Air
- The Messenger
- Gommorah
- An Education*
- Humpday
- The Road
- The Princess and The Frog
- Away We Go
- Beeswax
- Everlasting Moments (Fuckin missed this when it was screening in JIFFEST)
- The Limits of Control
- Departures
- Anvil! The Story of Anvil
- In The Loop
- Sin Nombre
- Bright Star
- Medicine For Melancholy*
- Hunger
- Los abrazos rotos
- Paranormal Activity
- The Girlfriend Experience*
- Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee
- Where The Wild Things Are
- Rudo y Cursi
- Bad Lieutenant : Port of Call - New Orleans*
- Moon
- Crazy Heart
- A Serious Man
- Das weiße Band (White Ribbon)

*means i already got the film but doesn't have the time to watch it yet.

Damn.. Am i that lazy?
These films above are not in my list because i haven't got the chance to watch 'em. Therefore, the list below could change prior to my verdicts on the films above.

Mmmkay then. (*cough cough*). Here it is..

Honorable Mentions :

World's Greatest Dad
(What a fun fucked up film! No one saw it comin. Black comedy at it's best)

Soundtrack For A Revolution
(Awesome American civil rights lecture by some soulful singin grandmas & grandpas!)

Two Lovers
(Plain and simple an honest drama about mature love. It is good. But i don't like it much. Maybe if Wong Kar-Wai directed this it would be something else..Oh yeah,it's a great goodbye performance by Joaquin Phoenix)

(Pixar films are never fails, but this one lack a distinctive edge for me)

Avatar (3D)

Sherlock Holmes
(It's worth seeing even if it's only to watch Robert Downey being cocky with a thick British Accent)

Julie & Julia
(Meryl Streep + Amy Adams + LOTS of delicious foods! what more could you ask for?)

(The story, the style and the violence just blew me away)

Funny People
(Even if it disappointed everyone to be THE monumental comedy film of our generation that it should be, it was still good. Just good though)

Coco Before Chanel
(A romantic feminist drama of a woman struggling to find who she loves & what she loves to do. The fashion in the film is just a feast for the eyes, not the main issue of the film.)

Looking For Eric
(The guy is seeing Eric Cantona everytime he's high..who doesn't?)

The Answer Man
(Great casts (Daniels!Pucci!Thirlby!Dennings!), great plot, even though a little sketchy towards the end, it still works..)


10. Zombieland/The Hangover/I Love You, Man (3-way tie!)

9. (500) Days of Summer

8. La Mujer Sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman)

7. Star Trek

6. Adventureland

5. Madeo (Mother)

4. District 9

3. The Hurt Locker

2. Drag Me To Hell

1. Inglourious Basterds