2009 and older (back to 2004)

Published on: December 27th, 2014

The Wrestler

2009 top ten
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1 The Wrestler (D.Aronofsky, US 08*) : 10/10 [27]
Symbol (H.Matsumoto, Jpn 09) : 9/10 [26]
District 9 (N.Blomkamp, USA/NZ 09*) : 9/10 [24]
4 Revolutionary Road (S.Mendes, US/UK 08*) : 9/10 [24]
5 The Wolf’s Mouth (P.Marcello, Ity 09) : 8/10 [23]
6 Green Waters (M.De Rosa, Arg 09) : 8/10 [23]
A Serious Man (E. and J. Coen, US 09*) : 8/10 [23 {was 22}]
Two Lovers (J.Gray, US 08*) : 8/10 [22]
9 The Last House on the Left (D.Iliadis, US/SA 09 [(c)’08]*) : 8/10 [22]
10 Toto (P.Schreiner, Aut 09) : 8/10 [22]
(‘2009 world-premieres and UK new-releases*)

….. 8/10 {22/28}
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (J.Blakeson, UK 09) UK release 2010
A Perfect Getaway (D.Twohy, US 09*)
Encounters at the End of the World(W.Herzog, US 07*)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (W.Herzog, US 09) UK release 2010
….. 8/10 {21/28}
The Bad Lieutenant – Port of Call : New Orleans(W.Herzog, US 09) UK release 2010
Crank – High Voltage (‘Neveldine/Taylor’, US 09)
Home From Home(S.-H. Cho S.-H., Ger 09)
I Am Love (L.Guadagnino, Ity 09) UK release 2010
The Woman with the 5 Elephants (V.Jendreyko, Swi-Ger 09)
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other 7/10s released for the first time in UK cinemas in 2009 include:
Anvil! – The Story of Anvil; Avatar; The Beaches of Agnes; Bronson;The Class; Cold Souls; Il Divo; Fantastic Mr Fox; Fish Tank; Genova; Gran Torino; The Hangover; In the City of Sylvia; King of the Hill; The Limits of Control; Moon; Nowhere Boy; Pontypool; Role Models;Shifty; Sin Nombre; sleep furiously; Star Trek; Three Miles North of Molkom; Up, Zombieland, and also Shane Acker’s 9

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2008 top ten (‘2008 films’ and UK new-releases*)
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1 The Wrestler (D.Aronofsky, US 08) : 10/10 [27]
2 René (H.Trestikova, Cz 08) : 9/10 [24]
3 Revolutionary Road (S.Mendes, US/UK 08) : 9/10 [24]
4 WALL-E (A.Stanton, US 08) : 9/10 [24]
Stella (S.Verheyde, Fr 08) : 8/10 [23]
Import Export (U.Seidl, Aut 07*) : 8/10 [23]
Somers Town (S.Meadows, UK 08) : 8/10 [22]
Of Time and the City (T.Davies, UK 08) : 8/10 [22]
Two Lovers (J.Gray, US 08 > UK 09) : 8/10 [22]
10 Involuntary (R.Ostlund, Swe 08) : 8/10 [22]
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8/10 {21/28}
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (M.Herman, UK 08)
Burn After Reading(E.Coen & J.Coen, US 08)
Funny Games U.S.(M.Haneke, US 07*)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (C.Mungiu, Rom 07*)
Joy Division(G.Gee, UK 07*)
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2007 top ten (UK new-releases and ‘2007 films’)
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ROUNDUP
1 casting a glance (J.Benning, US 07) : 10/10 [28]
The Call of the Wild (R.Lamothe, US 07) : 9/10 [25]
With a Girl of Black Soil (S-i.Jeon, SK/Fr 07) : 9/10 [24]
Cargo 200 (A.Balabanov, Rus 07) : 9/10 [24]
6 Blind Mountain (Y.Li Chi/Ger 07) : 9/10 [24]
Control (A.Corbijn, UK/US 07) : 9/10 [24]
Go Go Tales (A.Ferrara, US/It 07) : 8/10 [23]
Zodiac (D.Fincher, US 07) : 8/10 [23]
10 Profit motive and the whispering wind (J.Gianvito, US 07) : 8/10 [22]
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2006 top ten (new releases in UK and ‘2006 films’)
1 United 93 (P.Greengrass, US/UK/Fr 06) : 10/10 [27]
2
 Fantasma (L.Alonso, Arg/Neth/Fr 06) : 9/10 [24]
Volver (P.Almodovar, Spn 06) : 9/10 [24]
Children of Men (A.Cuaron. UK/US 06) : 8/10 [23]
The Other Half (YING Liang, China 06) : 8/10 [23]
How Is Your Fish Today? (X.Guo, China/UK 06) : 8/10 [23]
Bellavista (P.Schreiner, Aut 06) : 8/10 [23]
Pan’s Labyrinth (G.Del Toro, Spn/Mex/USA 06) : 8/10 [23]
Yella (C.Petzold, Ger 06) : 8/10 [23]
10 TBC
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2005 top ten (new releases in UK and ‘2005 films’)
1 A History of Violence (D.Cronenberg, USA 05) : 10/10 [27]
2 Who Is Bozo Texino? (B.Daniel, USA 05) : 9/10 [26]
3 King Kong (P.Jackson, USA 05) : 9/10 [24]
4 Taking Father Home (YING Liang, China 05) : 8/10 [23]
5 The Intruder (C.Denis, France 04 > UK 05) aka L’intrus : 8/10 [22]
6 Mean Creek (J.A.Estes, USA 04 > UK 05) : 8/10 [22]
7 Broken Flowers (J.Jarmusch, USA 05) : 8/10 [22]
8 Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (M.Gondry, USA 05) : 8/10 [22]
9 Cold Showers (A.Cordier, Fr 05) : 8/10 [22]
10 Homecoming (J.Dante, US 05 TV) : 8/10 [22]
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2004 top ten (new releases in UK and ‘2004 films’)
1 Elephant (G.Van Sant, USA 03 > UK 04) : 10/10 [27]
2 Dead Man’s Shoes (S.Meadows, UK 04) : 9/10 [26]
3 Capturing the Friedmans (A.Jarecki, USA 03 > UK 04) : 9/10 [25]
4 Los Angeles Plays Itself (T.Andersen, USA 03 > UK 04) : 9/10 [25]
5 Tropic of Cancer (E.Polgovsky, Mexico 04) aka Tropico de Cancer : 9/10 [25]
6 Ten Skies (J.Benning, USA 04) : 9/10 [24]
7 13 Lakes (J.Benning, USA 04) : 9/10 [24]
8 Gozu (T.Miike, Japan 03 > UK 04) : 8/10 [23]
9 The Bourne Supremacy(P.Greengrass, US 04) : 8/10 [23]
10 The Forgotten (Joseph Ruben, US 04) [23]
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7/10s of 2008 are available HERE
— 8/10+s of 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 are listed
HERE
— click
HERE for the Jigsaw Lounge film and performance of the year, 1945>

 

 

BEST OF THE DECADE, 2000-2009
1. Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson, 2002) 28
2. casting a glance (Benning, 2007) 28
3. United 93 (Greengrass, 2006) 27
4. A History of Violence (Cronenberg, 2005) 27
5. The Wrestler (Aronofsky, 2008) 27
6. Elephant (Van Sant, 2003) 27
7. Who Is Bozo Texino? (Daniel, 2005) 26
8. Dead Man’s Shoes (Meadows, 2004) 26
9. Symbol (Matsumoto 2009) 26
10. The Call of the Wild (Lamothe, 2007) 26
11. Capturing the Friedmans (Jarecki, 2003) 25
12. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Andersen, 2003) 25
13. Tropic of Cancer (Polgovsky, 2004) 25
14. Los (Benning, 2001) 25
15. With a Girl of Black Soil (Jeon, 2007) 24
16. René (Trestikova, 2008) 24
17. Fantasma (Alonso, 2006) 24
18. District 9 (Blomkamp, 2009) 24
19. El Valley Centro (Benning, 2000) 24
20. Volver (Almodovar, 2006) 24
21. The Intruder (Denis, 2004) 24
22. Dancer in the Dark (Von Trier, 2000) 24
23. Cargo 200 (Balabanov, 2007) 24
24. Far From Heaven (Haynes, 2002) 24
25. Gunnar Goes Comfortable (Jensen, 2003) 24
26. The State I Am In (Petzold, 2000) 24
27. Revolutionary Road (Mendes, 2008) 24
28. WALL-E (Stanton, 2008) 24
29. Ten Skies (Benning, 2004) 24
30. 13 Lakes (Benning, 2004) 24
31. Blind Mountain (Li, 2007) 24
32. Memento (Nolan, 2000) 24
33. The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003) 24
34. Control (Corbijn, 2007) 24
35. City of God (Meirelles & Lund, 2002) 24
36. Last Resort (Pawlikowski, 2000) 24
37. King Kong (Jackson, 2005) 24

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