Welcome to 10SecondReviews rundown of our top ten films of the year. These are our 10 second reviews:
10. Juno: 8/10
If slightly annoying & pretentious, Juno is still 1 of the smartest & sharpest films of the year. Great screenplay & pace with Page, Cera & Bateman all on form.
9. Gone Baby Gone: 8/10
Ben shines behind the camera while brother Casey excels in front of it. A gripping character-driven abduction thriller
8. Son of Rambow: 8/10
An engaging heartwarming British film set in the 80s with a new star in Poulter. Occasionally clunky script is forgiven due to equal wit & poignancy.
7. Wall-E: 8/10
A great story that combines a touching romance with a laugh at the human race and a subtle (but serious) warning to the world!
6. Eden Lake: 8/10
Not for everyone but a high point in British horror concerning real British fears. A relentless, brutal experience. Will you survive it?
5. In Bruges: 9/10
A hilarious tragedy with a simplistic but not simple story excellently executed. Farrell, Glessan & Fienes make a great trio.
4. Changeling: 9/10
Compelling heart-wrenching drama depicting a bleak, corrupt 20s LA. More proof that Eastwood is 1 of America's most vital filmmakers.
3. No Country For Old Men: 9/10.
Violent, poetic & enthralling with a phenomenal cast. Bardem is 1 of cinema's most chilling characters as The Coen Brothers deliver their best yet fully deserving Oscar glory.
2. There Will Be Blood: 10/10
PT Anderson creates a vivid, raw & timeless piece of cinema with a sublime Day-Lewis. Tough but essential viewing.
1. The Dark Knight: 10/10.
Nolan's crime epic is not just the best comic book movie ever made or the film of 2008, it's a visionary masterpiece.