Well, 2009 is gone, and as expected, it's time to talk about the good films the year brought with it. At W-Cinema, the focus tends to be on older films, movies released prior to 1970, but during the last year, I tried to watch as many 2009 films as I could. While it wasn't really a good amount of movies, it was an improvement over previous years, and probably this time I have a better idea of how was 2009, in terms of film. Granted, there are many films I have not seen, specially from countries outside the U.S., and some sound so promising that could even enter this list, in the future. I have not see yet "Zombieland", which being a horror film is quite attractive to me. Also, I have not seen Turkey's "Nefes: Vatan sagolsun", a war drama that looks incredibly interesting. The Coens' "A Serious Man", Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox", and Reitman's "Up in the Air" are another three films that are receiving a lot of buzz, and probably will be on the Academy Awards this year. Finally, I also have not seen the documentaries "Home", "The Cove", and "Los Que Se Van".
Anyways, from the few 2009 movies I could catch, here are what I consider the 10 best. It seems that the sci-fi genre has returned and is here to stay.
10) "Inglorious Basterds" (2009, Quentin Tarantino)
9) "Up" (2009, Pete Docter & Bob Peterson)
8) "(500) Days of Summer" (2009, Marc Webb)
7) "El secreto de sus ojos" (2009, Juan José Campanella)
6) "Coraline" (2009, Henry Selick)
5) "Moon" (2009, Duncan Jones)
4) "Mary and Max" (2009, Adam Elliot)
3) "Antichrist" (2009, Lars Von Trier)
2) "District 9" (2009, Neill Blomkamp)
1) "Avatar" (2009, James Cameron)
...and welcome 2010.