Monday, December 28, 2009

Tyler's 2009 Year in Review

Best Films of 2009:
Antichrist (Director: Lars von Trier)
Inglourious Basterds (Director: Quentin Tarantino)
Polytechnique (Director: Denis Villeneuve)
Lymelife (Director: Derick Martini)
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (Director: Mark Hartley)
The Brothers Bloom (Director: Rian Johnson)

Honorable Mentions:
Pontypool (Director: Bruce McDonald)
Thirst (Director: Chan-wook Park)
Bronson (Director: Nicolas Winding Refn)
Tetro (Director: Francis Ford Coppola)
The Damned United (Director: Tom Hooper)

Best Performances of 2009:
Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds"
Charlotte Gainsbourg as She in "Antichrist"
Willem Dafoe as He in "Antichrist"
Tom Hardy as Charles Bronson (aka Michael Peterson) in "Bronson"
Michael Sheen as Brian Clough in "The Damned United"
Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell in "Moon"
Timothy Hutton as Charlie Bragg in "Lymelife"

Worst Films (If you can even call them films...) of 2009:
2012 (Director: Roland Emmerich)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Director: Chris Weitz)
Observe and Report (Director: Jody Hill)
Brüno (Director: Larry Charles)
Halloween II (Director: Rob Zombie)

Films I'm still waiting for the chance to see from 2009:
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Director: Werner Herzog)
The Road (Director: John Hillcoat)
Collapse (Director: Chris Smith)
[Rec] 2 (Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza)
The Loved Ones (Director: Sean Byrne)

Here's hoping we get some great films in 2010 as well!

*Updated: Finally took in "Antichrist".

- Tyler


  1. WHAAAT??? OBSERVE AND REPORT is BRILLIANT! Made my 10 best, dark exploration into the psyche of a disturbed misogynist, with a heaping helping of the comedy of discomfort. I had'nt felt that bad laughing at stuff since the child rape slapstick scene in Todd Solondz's HAPPINESS.

  2. Hi,
    Fine recommendations. The categories are worth deserving. I figured it would be an appropriate approach to come up with a list of the top 10 best movies of 2009. There are a few big releases to hit like Sherlock Holmes, so there may be some slight alterations when all is said and done, but overall I am pretty satisfied that this is just about how things would shake out.


  3. nice effort. I would put Star Trek at no.1 - With so many installments of this venerable sci-fi classic already it seemed unlikely that yet another chapter would come up at number one on a list of the top 10 best movies of 2009.