we movie to canada, wmtc annual movie awards, 2008-09

Another baseball season begins, another movie season ends. Last year I blogged a list and ratings of our previous two years of movie viewing, so I guess a tradition was born.

Here's last year's post, in which I rated movies according to famous Canadians. This year I'll rate movies based on something I enjoy while watching them.

The Red Wine. My favourite thing to sip while watching a movie. These are the very best movies we saw in the 2008-2009 Movie Season.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)
Fugitive Pieces
Man on Wire
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
The Visitor

The White Wine. These don't rise quite to the level of best of the best, but they're excellent movies, and well worth seeing.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Burn After Reading
Ben X
It's a Free World...
Run, Fat Boy, Run
Sir! No Sir!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Good beer out of a very cold bottle. These are solid movies, enjoyable or interesting or funny, as the case may be. I have some criticisms, but each movie does what it sets out to do. If I'm choosing movies wisely, most titles will fall under this category.

Be Kind Rewind
Beautiful Thing
Charlie Wilson's War
Dan in Real Life
Death at a Funeral
Fay Grim
49 Up, including extras
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
Get Smart
The Grand
Hamlet 2
James Bond 22: Quantum of Solace
Lars and the Real Girl
Lust, Caution (Se, jie)
Reservation Road
Standard Operating Procedure
Taxi to the Dark Side
Vantage Point
Who Killed the Electric Car?

What, we're out of wine? This is not good. I can watch the movie, but I don't like it. These are mostly failures, but not completely awful.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
There Will Be Blood
Up the Yangtze
Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

The Budweiser. Undrinkable, unwatchable.

Breakfast with Scot
I'm Not There
Radiant City

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