Saturday, December 06, 2008

Ebert Names Top Twenty

Bucking the trend of the time honored top ten list, Roger Ebert has listed his 20 best films of the year. They're all solid picks (although they have a few overlaps, my list will look quite different...hint hint for those of you playing the Guess Matt's Top Ten game at home), but I have highlighted the From the Front Row favorites in bold:
  • Ballast
  • The Band's Visit
  • Che
  • Chop Shop
  • The Dark Knight
  • Doubt
  • The Fall
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Frozen River
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Iron Man
  • Milk
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • The Reader
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Shotgun Stories
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • W.
  • WALL-E
Ebert also named awarded his "Special Jury Prize" to Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg, and listed his top ten documentaries as well.

Click here to read his comments.

1 comment:

Sam Juliano said...

I was ready to issue protestations over Ebert not including documentaries on his list, but after clicking on the link you provided I see that he has the documentary list separately. I was disappointed he didn't have DEAR ZACHARY or UP THE YANGTSZE there, but that's his list, not mine.
I was shocked he had W and IRON MAN on his list, but was grateful he acknowledged something like BALLAST.
No BEJAMAIN BUTTON? Interesting.