2009...what a year!! There have been many things that happened and just how were the movies in 2009? I've seen quite a good share of movies this year (actually some of them were released late 2008) and I only saw them in 2009 because they are foreign films. This is my best of 2009. I saw these films for the very first time in 2009 whether on Imported DVD or in movie theaters. There is still a week or so remaining, so I may update this list before 2010.
I almost forgot Sweden's awesome Vampire film destined to be massacred by a Hollywood remake! The saga of a 12-year old vampire girl stucked to being young forever.
See the full review, ""To FLEE is LIFE...To LINGER...DEATH"".
Ok, this is an anime series but deserves to be included in my "Best of 2009" list because it is just awesome! Imagine the Kurosawa and Kobayashi films with the Takashi Miike nihilism. Not your kid's cartoon...
Currently the most expensive undertaking in Chinese cinema. John Woo returns to Asian cinema with two costume-swordplay epics. Red Cliff and Red Cliff 2 is a historical epic two-parter that portrays the historical BATTLE OF RED CLIFF. The U.S. release combined the two movies in one highly edited form
How can one NOT appreciate the sleeper hit produced with a measly $ 11,000 budget and made millions in two weeks? Scary as hell...don't let the folks who say "it's like a reality show, it's boring" fool you. This is good horror. American horror has hope for it after all.