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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 10:00 pm

1. "Gone Baby Gone" (Ben Affleck)

Last year saw superb efforts from my three favorite junior filmmakers - Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher and Paul Thomas Anderson - but, quite inexplicably, the debut feature of A-list has-been Ben Affleck was the film that left the most profound impression on me. There's so much to praise in this Boston-based kidnapping drama that I'm not sure where to begin: Affleck's astonishingly assured direction; the uniformly exceptional cast; a screenplay that challenges viewers' worldviews just as readily as it envelops them in an old-fashioned crime yarn. This was not only the finest film of the year, but the greatest movie-going experience I've had since 2000's "Requiem for a Dream." Three months and three viewings later, I'm still haunted by it.

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3 comments:

  • posted at 9:18 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2008.

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    Hey tosh, I'd say, "Lighten up, Francis," but you wouldn't get the reference. Enjoy life under your rock and May the Force Be With You (that's a good thing tosh, don't worry).

     
  • posted at 3:10 pm on Wed, Jan 23, 2008.

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    Jason, while i admire you for reviewing movies you have to remember that these people are not "stars", they are actors....acting. I gave up movies after Bambie because movies are "loaded" with an agenda and an outcome that promotes Hollywood's perverse and sick attitude toward life and the world. Hollywood represents the dregs of society and I do not want to support these perverts with my money.

     
  • posted at 2:52 am on Sat, Jan 19, 2008.

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    So glad to see Jason to include "Knocked Up" and "Super Bad" on his list. They both were very funny with the well defined sub-plots. Super Bad is this generations "Sixteen Candles."

     

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