Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Ho hum, it’s the end of the year.

After all the end-of-decade lists, our round-up of the best films from 2009 may seem like a little bit of an anti-climax. At any rate, today’s Ticket features a comprehensive analysis of what’s hot and what’s not from the big …

Fri, Dec 11, 2009, 17:35

   

After all the end-of-decade lists, our round-up of the best films from 2009 may seem like a little bit of an anti-climax. At any rate, today’s Ticket features a comprehensive analysis of what’s hot and what’s not from the big ’09 (as nobody’s calling it). My pal Michael Dwyer makes a welcome return in this article, but please note that — unless it’s been corrected since I last checked — his second “top 10″ of 2009 in the on-line version should read “bottom 10″.  You knew that. It was never likely that our distinguished film correspondent would choose the vile, unfunny, misogynistic, chaotic Observe and Report as his favourite movie of the year.

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Stop moping, young lady. You won!

If you can’t be bothered to click, here is Screenwriter’s top ten:

1. Let the Right One In

2. The White Ribbon

3. A Serious Man

4. Up

5. Il Divo

6. Anvil: The Story of Anvil

7. Moon

8. The Wrestler

9. District 9

10. Tales from the Golden Age

Bubbling under were Star Trek, Synecdoche, New York, The Hurt Locker, Encounters at the End of the World, The Hangover, Inglourious Basterds, Orphan and Public Enemies.

And here’s the poo:

1. The Boat that Rocked

2. The Ugly Truth

3.  Bride Wars.

4. Couples Retreat.

5. Surveillance.

Also in this week’s Ticket, I break ranks with most of my colleagues in the critical fraternity by remaining unconvinced by Where the Wild Things Are. Do still go see it, though. I await the avalanche of complaints.