I’m surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did, but it reminded me of Shawshank Redemption and the villain deserves to go into the Movie Bad Guy Hall of Fame.
2. Bigger Stronger Faster
A fascinating documentary on steroid use and America’s need to be the best, while hiding the skeletons in our closet. I’m still thinking about it.
3. Role Models
Funniest movie of the year. With so little good in the theatres this year, it came as a real pleasure to just sit and laugh non stop.
4. Diving Bell and Butterfly
It technically came out last year, but with there being so little to truly recommend this year, and most viewers discovering it in ’08, it deserves a spot. One of the most perfectly directed films ever.
Who knew a film about a famous interview could be so riveting.
6. The Visitor
A very touching movie about a man finding himself with the help of some young, immigrant friends.
In retrospect, it could have been about so much more. Still, the ensemble cast was perfect and Sean Penn is mesmerizing.
8. Iron Man
The better of the two comic book blockbusters of the year.
9. Dark Knight
Really good, but not a great movie. Before it feels too long and gets clichéd, it’s a really good ride.
10. Frozen River
That small gem you wish everyone with an open mind would discover.