Sunday, March 28, 2010
I realize that some of my posts on this blog have tended to have an anti-Hollywood bias. So in an effort to not seem like a complete dour sour-puss I thought I'd share with you some of the movies that I actually did enjoy in 2009:
(insert sounds of crickets chirping)
No, seriously, here we go (in stream-of-consciousness order):
- Inglourious Basterds
- District 9
- The Hurt Locker
- A Serious Man
- Up in The Air
- The Blind Side (ok, I admit I actually cried a little)
- The Cove
- Food, Inc.
- Let the Right One In (yeah, it was released in 2008 but I didn't see it until 2009)
- Drag Me to Hell
- Paranormal Activity
- Tell No One (alright, yes that was produced even further back in 2006 but what can I say, I miss some things you know)
- The Hangover
- Star Trek
- Avatar (the first 90 minutes only - see my post here:)
You see, most of those are Hollywood-produced films, with a sprinkling of indies, docs and foreign films as well.
Ah... there, now I feel all warm and cozy knowing that great movies can be made despite the risk-averse Hollywood mainstream that continues to churn out ripoffs, retreads and sequels.
(oops, sorry - just can't help myself sometimes.)