It’s been said before by many others that 2007 is the better year for film, and I would agree. But the films of 2008 have amazed me. I saw beauty from different angles and understanding. I saw a man walk on air, the passion behind professional wrestling, and the simple joy of working a crane. I had tears of laughter ripped from my soul.
I would also like to note what appears to be a verite(style) renaissance of sorts last year. Some films blended documentary footage and photographs with the film, while others attempted to capture that realistic feel. Milk, Frost/Nixon, and The Wrestler come to mind.
And along those same notes, there was a good crop of documentary films as well, some of which feature prominately on the following list.
With that said, these are my top 11 films of 2008 in alphabetical order:
Favorite short film: City of Cranes
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