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Year-by-Year Polls: 2008 (***CLOSED***)

500<400, Favourite 1001 movies, Doubling the Canon, Film World Cup and many other votes
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Ranked.

1. Imburnal | Sewer
2. Aruitemo aruitemo | Still Walking
3. Le genou d'Artémide | Artemis' Knee
4. De Ofrivilliga | Involuntary
5. Historias extraordinarias | Extraordinary Stories
6. Gururi no koto | All Around Us
7. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
8. Tsumiki no ie | The House of Small Cubes
9. 35 rhums | 35 Shots of Rum
10. A Sense of Wonder
11. Eid milad Laila | Laila's Birthday
12. WALL·E
13. Mannen som elsket Yngve | The Man Who Loved Yngve
14. Skhizein
15. Borderline
16. Altromondo | Anotherworld
17. Santa, the Fascist Years
18. Synecdoche, New York
19. Every Little Step
20. Spanky: To the Pier and Back

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1. Photograph of Jesus
2. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
3. WALL-E
4. A Matter of Loaf and Death
5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
6. Grisen / The Pig
7. The Dark Knight
8. The Hurt Locker
9. Hancock
10. Presto
11. Istället för abracadabra / Instead of Abracadabra
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PeacefulAnarchy wrote: October 4th, 2020, 3:34 am I'll add links later, posting since I will definitely forget if I don't. Looking at this list I'm not at all convinced this reflects how I'd rank them now, but we'll go with it.

1. Still Walking (2008)
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. Night and Day (2008)
4. Let the Right One In (2008)
5. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
6. Pontypool (2008)
7. WALL·E (2008)
8. Presto (2008)
9. Hunger (2008)
10. Les Plages d'Agnès (2008)
11. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
12. Signs (2008)
13. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
14. Okuribito (2008)
15. I Am So Proud of You (2008)
16. In Bruges (2008)
17. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
18. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
19. Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008)
20. Ip Man (2008)
Just a reminder to add the IMDb links. I should be closing the poll tomorrow night my time (ET).
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ororama wrote: October 4th, 2020, 3:25 pm 1. Hunger (Steve McQueen)
In Bruges (Martin McDonagh)
Sita Sings the Blues (Nina Paley)
Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
Pontypool (Bruce McDonald)
Departures (Yôjirô Takita)
Kâbê (Yôji Yamada)
Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry)
Martyrs (Pascal Laugier)
35 Rhums (Claire Denis)
Appaloosa (Ed Harris)
Lorna's Silence (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
White Night Wedding (Baltasar Kormákur)
Jerichow (Christian Petzold)
Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone)
The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn)
Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
Terribly Happy (Henrik Ruben Genz)
Revanche (Götz Spielmann)

Will revise and add links later.
Just a reminder to add the IMDb links. I should be closing the poll tomorrow night my time (ET).
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added links
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Hi Rufus! Thank you for hosting.

Hmmmm, 2008... I was in my second year at university and busy with English and History. I didn't see much at all that year, and I didn't really become a more fully-fledged cinephile until 2010-2011. Not really a year that gets my juices flowing, but that's probably largely down to my lack of exposure to many of the year's finest films. The top half or so of my ballot is made up of films I'm particularly fond of. I hope I can see some really good films from the year in the months and years to come!

01. Frozen River (2008, Director: Courtney Hunt)
02. Das Herz von Jenin (2008, Directors: Lior Geller, Marcus Vetter)
03. Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008, Director: Nicholas Eliopoulos)
04. Pranzo di ferragosto (2008, Director: Gianni Di Gregorio)
05. A Film with Me in It (2008, Director: Ian Fitzgibbon)
06. Me and Orson Welles (2008, Director: Richard Linklater)
07. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008, Director: Mike Leigh)
08. Kisses (2008, Director: Lance Daly)
09. Sacris Pulso (2008, Director: Ana Vaz)
10. Passage (2008, Director: Karl Lemieux)
11. Les femmes de l'ombre (2008, Director: Jean-Paul Salomé)
12. Milh Hadha al-Bahr (2008, Director: Annemarie Jacir)
13. Hush (2008, Director: Mark Tonderai)
14. Les plages d'Agnès (2008, Directors: Agnès Varda, Laura Obiols)
15. Cikorja an' kafe (2008, Director: Dusan Kastelic)
16. James (2008, Director: Connor Clements)
17. Etz Limon (2008, Director: Eran Riklis)
18. Revanche (2008, Director: Götz Spielmann)
19. Home (2008, Director: Ursula Meier)
20. Bart Got a Room (2008, Director: Brian Hecker)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978759/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286802/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1332023/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277728/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139319/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1175506/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1045670/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0975684/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1631423/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1557765/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824330/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1090680/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1093369/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129435/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532928/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1351642/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172963/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1173745/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1319569/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472050/


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That's all, folks!
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Poll is officially closed. Thank you for all the participants.
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: October 8th, 2020, 5:12 pm09. Sacris Pulso (2008, Director: Ana Vaz)
oof this was amazing. Have just watched it on my birthday, so thanks for the pressie. The real goal of a filmmaker should be to discover the sublime, and Ana Vaz did that here. Reawakened a lot inside me, and a good ole drenching of dopamine was had. Unfortunately saw it after poll close or would have changed my ballot.

For anyone else interested: https://vimeo.com/78116052 only 15 minutes long, and one to view at nighttime only I would suggest. Only 11 votes on IMDb :blink:
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matthewscott8 wrote: October 9th, 2020, 6:58 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: October 8th, 2020, 5:12 pm09. Sacris Pulso (2008, Director: Ana Vaz)
oof this was amazing. Have just watched it on my birthday, so thanks for the pressie. The real goal of a filmmaker should be to discover the sublime, and Ana Vaz did that here. Reawakened a lot inside me, and a good ole drenching of dopamine was had. Unfortunately saw it after poll close or would have changed my ballot.

For anyone else interested: https://vimeo.com/78116052 only 15 minutes long, and one to view at nighttime only I would suggest. Only 11 votes on IMDb :blink:
Oh, Matt! Very Happy Birthday to you!

I'm so glad that my including Ana Vaz's short among my 20 for 2008 nudged you towards watching it. I love what she does here with images and perspectives, in contemplating familiarity and alienation and considering the personal amid the wider world. Aesthetically and aurally, it is a piece that particularly appealed to me. There is a fragile, fragmentary, spectral quality to the re-used film of her mother that adds a touching, intriguing, personal aspect to it. Reimaginings and replayings of formative pasts are considered and contemplated and accompany her in the present day, helping to inform and add nuance to her shifting world. Her filmic playfulness along with the intimacy and interest to examine this selfhood certainly held me intrigued. Inquisitive and sensitive and, as you suggest, rather sublime in its explorative qualities. A short I hold dear. Perhaps it should have been somewhat higher in my list, heehee...

Thanks for watching it, and I'm glad it has another fan in you!

:cheers:
That's all, folks!
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: October 9th, 2020, 8:07 pm
matthewscott8 wrote: October 9th, 2020, 6:58 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: October 8th, 2020, 5:12 pm09. Sacris Pulso (2008, Director: Ana Vaz)
oof this was amazing. Have just watched it on my birthday, so thanks for the pressie. The real goal of a filmmaker should be to discover the sublime, and Ana Vaz did that here. Reawakened a lot inside me, and a good ole drenching of dopamine was had. Unfortunately saw it after poll close or would have changed my ballot.

For anyone else interested: https://vimeo.com/78116052 only 15 minutes long, and one to view at nighttime only I would suggest. Only 11 votes on IMDb :blink:
Oh, Matt! Very Happy Birthday to you!

I'm so glad that my including Ana Vaz's short among my 20 for 2008 nudged you towards watching it. I love what she does here with images and perspectives, in contemplating familiarity and alienation and considering the personal amid the wider world. Aesthetically and aurally, it is a piece that particularly appealed to me. There is a fragile, fragmentary, spectral quality to the re-used film of her mother that adds a touching, intriguing, personal aspect to it. Reimaginings and replayings of formative pasts are considered and contemplated and accompany her in the present day, helping to inform and add nuance to her shifting world. Her filmic playfulness along with the intimacy and interest to examine this selfhood certainly held me intrigued. Inquisitive and sensitive and, as you suggest, rather sublime in its explorative qualities. A short I hold dear. Perhaps it should have been somewhat higher in my list, heehee...

Thanks for watching it, and I'm glad it has another fan in you!

:cheers:
Thanks so much for posting the link. Amazing film. Straight into my <400 Checks list.
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Nice to hear of that, TalkingElvish! A film that has a close link to Melbourne, from her time there as a student at RMIT.

Cheers!
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