2009 Reviews

Best Film of the Year: District 9

 

2009 Year in Review

Best Actor: George Clooney – Up in the Air
Best Actress: Shohreh Aghdashloo – The Stoning of Soraya M
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Schneider – Bright Star
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique – Precious
Best Director: Neill Blomkamp – District 9
Best Original Screenplay: (500) Days of Summer
Best Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air
Best Score: The Infoamnt!
Best Song: “All Is Love” – Where the Wild Things Are
Best Editing: (500) Days of Summer
Best Cinematography: District 9
Best Production Design: District 9
Best Costume Design: Nine
Best Makeup: District 9
Best Sound: District 9
Best Sound Effects: District 9
Best Visual Effects: Avatar

Top Ten of 2009

  1. District 9
  2. Up in the Air
  3. The Messenger
  4. (500) Days of Summer
  5. Up
  6. The Hurt Locker
  7. Summer Hours
  8. The Princess and the Frog
  9. Coraline
  10. Inglourious Basterds

Honorable Mentions: Avatar, Il Divo, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Stoning of Soraya M, A Serious Man, Where the Wild Things Are, Whip It

9 (***) (Full Review)
2012 (* ½) (Full Review)

— # —

(500) Days of Summer (****) (Full Review)

— A —

Adventureland (**) (Short Review)
Alien Trespass (** ½) (Full Review)
Angels & Demons (* ½) (Full Review)
Avatar (*** ½) (Full Review)

— B —

The Big Gay Musical (***)
The Blind Side (***) (Full Review)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (** ½)
Bright Star (***) (Full Review)

— C —

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (*** ½) (Short Review)
Coco Before Chanel (*** ½) (Full Review)
The Collector (* ½) (Short Review)
Coraline (*** ½) (Full Review)
Crazy Heart (** ½) (Full Review)

— D —

Dance Flick (½ *) (Full Review) (Short Review)
District 9 (****) (Full Review)
Il Divo (*** ½) (Full Review)

— E —

Earth (***) (Full Review)
Eating Out: All You Can Eat (*)
An Education (****) (Short Review)
Exam (*** ½) (Full Review)

— F —

Fame (* ½)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (*** ½) (Full Review)
7 Faubourg 36 (** ½) (Full Review)

— G —

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (**) (Full Review)

— H —

Halloween II (* ½) (Full Review)
The Hangover (**) (Full Review)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (** ½) (Full Review)
Hollywood, Je t’aime (** ½)
The Human Centipede (*) (Short Review)
Humpday (***) (Full Review)
The Hurt Locker (*** ½) (Full Review)

— I —

I Sell the Dead (**) (Full Review)
In the Loop (***) (Full Review)
The Informant! (***) (Full Review)
Inglourious Basterds (*** ½) (Full Review)
Invictus (** ½) (Full Review)

— J —

Jennifer’s Body (*) (Full Review)
Julia (***) (Full Review)
Julie & Julia (** ½) (Full Review)

— K —

— L —

The Lovely Bones (***) (Full Review)

— M —

The Men Who Stare at Goats (***) (Full Review)
The Messenger (****) (Full Review)
Monsters vs. Aliens (** ½) (Full Review)
Moon (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— N —

Nine (** ½) (Full Review)

— O —

— P —

Phoebe in Wonderland (***) (Full Review)
Ponyo (***) (Full Review)
Precious (***) (Full Review)
The Princess and the Frog (*** ½) (Full Review)
Push (**) (Full Review)

— Q —

— R —

— S —

Saw VI (**) (Full Review)
A Serious Man (*** ½) (Full Review)
A Single Man (****) (Short Review)
Sorority Row (**) (Full Review)
Stan Helsing (*) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Star Trek (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Stoning of Soraya M (*** ½) (Full Review)
Summer Hours (*** ½)

— T —

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (½ *) (Full Review)

— U —

Up (*** ½) (Full Review)
Up in the Air (****) (Full Review)

— V —

— W —

Watchmen (**) (Full Review)
Where the Wild Things Are (*** ½) (Full Review)
Whip It (*** ½) (Full Review)

— X —

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (** ½) (Full Review)

— Y —

The Young Victoria (** ½) (Full Review)

— Z —

Zombieland (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

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