Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"WALL-E" Tops Film Comment Readers' Poll

From Film Comment:

1. WALL·E Andrew Stanton, U.S. (5)
2. The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan, U.S. (21)
3. Milk Gus Van Sant, U.S. (10)
4. The Wrestler Darren Aronofsky, U.S. (23)
5. Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle, U.S./U.K. (38)
6. Let the Right One In Tomas Alfredson, Sweden (11)
7. Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh, U.K. (4)
8. Wendy and Lucy Kelly Reichardt, U.S. (1)
9. A Christmas Tale Arnaud Desplechin, France (3)
10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher, U.S. (34)
11. Man on Wire James Marsh, U.K. (18)
12. Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman, U.S. (14)
13. Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen, Spain (39)
14. Rachel Getting Married Jonathan Demme, U.S. (25)
15. Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, U.S. (32)
16. Paranoid Park Gus Van Sant, France/U.S. (7)
17. Waltz with Bashir Ari Folman, Israel/France/Germany (8)
18. In Bruges Martin McDonagh, U.S./U.K. (—)
19. The Edge of Heaven Fatih Akin, Germany/Turkey/Italy (37)
20. Frost/Nixon Ron Howard, U.S. (41)

Not a bad list, but there are some surprising inclusions like Frost/Nixon. Good to see Gran Torino getting some love. I'm not surprised The Dark Knight is #2, the real Film Comment list was better.

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