Films of 2008

LISTING OF FILMS REVIEWED FROM 2008

Films in bold print are strongly recommended. To give you an idea of the rating system, you can check the “About Site” page or “Film Ratings” page.

                                                                                                                                      N

American Teen (*** 1/2)                                                                                              Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist (** ½)
Appaloosa (** 1/2)
An American Carol (**)
Adam Resurrected (**)

B                                                                                                                                        O

The Bank Job (***)                                                                                                         The Other Boleyn Girl (***)
Be Kind Rewind (** ½)                                                                                                  Over Her Dead Body (**)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (*** ½)                                                                        
Blindness (** ½)                                                                                                              P
Bolt (** ½)                                                                                                                          Paranoid Park (**)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (*** ½)                                                                    Pineapple Express (***)
Burn After Reading (***)                                                                                                 Pride and Glory (** ½)
                                                                                                                                            The Promotion (**)

                                                                                                                                       R

Cassandra’s Dream (***)                                                                                             Rachel Getting Married (** ½)
Charlie Bartlett (*** ½)                                                                                                  The Reader (****)
Changeling (****)
                                                                                                            Redbelt (***)
Chicago 10 (* ½)                                                                                                             Reprise (***)
Choke (***)                                                                                                                       Revolutionary Road (*** ½)
A Christmas Tale (***)                                                                                                    Righteous Kill (** ½)
The Class (** ½)                                                                                                              Role Models (***)
College (*)                                                                                                             Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired (*** ½)
CSNY: Deja Vu (** ½)                                                                                                      Run, Fatboy, Run (**)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (** ½)

D                                                                                                                                       S

The Dark Knight (*** ½)                                                                                               Savage Grace (**)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (* ½)                                                                             Seven Pounds (***)
Days & Clouds (*** ½)
                                                                                                  Sex Drive (**)
Defiance (***)                                                                                                                 Slumdog Millionaire (*** ½)
Definitely, Maybe (** ½)                                                                                                 Smart People (*** ½)
Diminished Capacity (***)                                                                                            Snow Angels (*** ½)
Doubt (***)
                                                                                                                       Speed Racer (** ½)
Drillbit Taylor (** ½ )                                                                                                       Step Brothers (** ½)
                                                                                                                                           The Strangers (* ½)
                                                                                                                                           Swing Vote (***)
E                                                                                                                                         Synecdoche, New York (***)

88 Minutes (**)                                                                                                                  T
Elegy (*** ½)                                
Encounters at the End of the World (** ½)                                                                   Teeth (**)
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (** ½)                                                                      Tell No One (*** ½)
Expired (* ½)                                                                                                                      Towelhead (***)
The Express (***)                                                                                                              Transsiberian (***)
                                                                                                                                              Tropic Thunder (****)
                                                                                                                                              Trumbo (***)
                                                                                                                                              21 (** ½)

F                                                                                                                                          V

The First Saturday in May (***)                                                                                      Valkyrie (***)
Flash of Genius (** ½)                                                                                                    Vantage Point (**)
Flawless (**)                                                                                                                     Vicky Cristina Barcelona (***)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (*** ½)                                                                               The Visitor (*** ½)
Frost/Nixon (*** ½)                                                                                                          Valentino: The Last Emperor (**)
Frozen River (***)                                                                                                    
Funny Games (**)                                                                                                          

G                                                                                                                                         W

Gardens of the Night (***)                                                                                              W. (**)
Get Smart (** ½)                                                                                                              Wall-E (***)
Ghost Town (***)                                                                                                             Waltz With Bashir (** ½)
Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr. Hunter Thompson (** ½)                                         What Just Happened (**)
Gran Torino (***)                                                                                                             Witch Hunt (***)
                                                                                                                                            The Wrestler (*** ½)

H                                                                                                                                         Y

Hamlet 2 (*** ½)                                                                                                              Yes Man (** ½)
Hancock (***)                                                                                                                   You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (***)
Happy-Go-Lucky (**)                                                                                                       Young @ Heart (****)
Harold and Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay (* ½)
Henry Poole Was Here (***)                                                                                           Z
Horton Hears A Who (***)
The House Bunny (**)                                                                                                       Zack & Miri Make A Porno (** ½)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (**)
Hunger (** ½)

I

Igor (***)
In Bruges (****)
The Incredible Hulk (**)
Iron Man (*** ½)
I’ve Loved You So Long (*** ½)

J

JCVD (** ½)

K

Kung fu Panda (***)

L

Lakeview Terrace (** ½)
Last Chance Harvey (***)
Leatherheads (** ½)
Let the Right One In (***)

M

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (**)
Man on Wire (***)
Married Life (**)
Milk (*** ½)
Mister Foe (**)
Mister Lonely (* ½)
My Blueberry Nights (***)

 

Notable Films Still Yet To See:

Penelope, Stop-Loss, The Wackness, Che, Hounddog, State Legislature, Miracle at St. Anna, Cadillac Records

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