Monday, 4 January 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Top films of the noughties (G - L)

My top films of the last decade - continued...

Please note:
1. I'm sure I have left some important films off! Maybe I haven't seen them, maybe I didn't like them or maybe I have just forgotten them. It took a friend to remind me of '28 Days Later...'.
2. I am biased towards those films I saw at the cinema.
3. I am biased towards those films I saw at the cinema and then bought on DVD.
4. I am biased towards those films I saw at the cinema because of who I saw the film with
5. I am biased.
6. I've purposefully tried to add as few spoilers as possible.
7. After attempting to get them into some sort of order of preference, they are merely in alphabetical order. You try putting Wall-E up against City of God...

Gladiator I went to see Gladiator with a date. We shouldn't have gone to the cinema as the excitement was too great and sitting through the adverts, we were chatting at double rate to get in as many words in as time would allow.
Hello Joaquin Phoenix!
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Gone Baby Gone The fact that the film release (in the UK at least) was delayed by the disappearance of Maddie McCann, which tinged the film with an additional realistic sadness.
I saw the film at an afternoon screening at an OAP special rate, the OAPs themselves giving a running commentary.
The recently retired lady to my left thought that Casey Affleck could have annunciated his words more and the woman in front commented that a chap 'didn't look too clever' after a particular gruesome scene, all round they agreed the language too was harsh.
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Gosford Park It makes me wish I socialised in the early 1930s!
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus The heightened curiosity of seeing Heath Ledger's last performance wasn't the only reason I saw this the day it was released. I am a huge Terry Gilliam fan, and credit shouldn't be omitted from the last minute three saviours of the piece: Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell who not only stepped into assist finishing the piece, also donated their salary to Heath's daughter Matilda.
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In Bruges A lovely (considering the subjects tackled) film, I watched it again just before Christmas and automatically started looking for Eurostar tickets to Bruges.
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In The Loop Most creative swearing ever.
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Little Miss Sunshine Heartfelt, real and funny. I laughed and cried my little socks off.
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The Lives Of Others [Trailer]

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
I enjoyed the three movies, having only read The Hobbit. I'm not sure when I would get the chance to watch it all again, never mind in one sitting.
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Lost In Translation Lost in Translation firmly put Japan as a place I wanted to see before I turned 30. Japan is now a place I want to visit before I reach 40.
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