Thursday, January 1, 2009

 

Films I Saw in 2008

This is the list of feature films I saw during 2008. Hopefully, I did not miss any. Each film's score is at the end of the title, out of 10. If my review is available, the score will link to it.


    December

  1. The Beautiful Truth (USA 2008, 92 min.) 4

  2. Che: Part Two (USA 2008, 128 min.) 7

  3. Che: Part One (USA 2008, 128 min.) 9

  4. Fruit Fly (USA 2008, 94 min.) 4

  5. Yours Truly, Miss Chinatown (USA 2008, 60 min.) 5

  6. W (USA 2008, 129 min.) 7

  7. Milk (USA 2008, 128 min.) 7

  8. Night and Day (밤과 낮, South Korea 2008, 144 min.) 6

  9. Sorasoi (そらそい, Japan 2008, 88 min.) 9

  10. Terror's Advocate (L'Avocat de la terreur, France 2007, 135 min.) 6

  11. Shi Qi (十七, China 2008, 83 min.) 7

  12. Changeling (USA 2008, 141 min.) 6

  13. The Tale of Despereaux (USA 2008, 100 min.) 7

  14. Gran Torino (USA 2008, 116 min.) 4

  15. The Savages (USA 2007, 113 min.) 7

  16. Doubt (USA 2008, 104 min.) 7

  17. The Reader (USA/Germany, 123 min.) 9

  18. The Nobel Son (USA 2008, 102 min.) 5

  19. Pray the Devil Back to Hell (USA 2008, 72 min.) 7

  20. Letters from Death Row (八佰棒 | China 2008 | in Chinese | 93 min.) 4

  21. The Auction (UK 2007 | 86 min.) 2

  22. Lovers (Australia/China 2008 | in Chinese | 100 min.) 8

  23. The Mosque in Morgantown (USA 2009 | 75 min.) 8

  24. Naked (Hubad | Philippines 2008 | in Tagalog | 95 min.) 5

  25. NOHO HEWA The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i (USA 2008 | 70 min.) 8

  26. Same Old Story: A Trip Back 20 Years (Japan 2008 | in Japanese | 58 min.) 7

    November

  27. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (USA 2008, 167 min.) 6

  28. A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël, France 2008, 150 min.) 6

  29. The Class (Entre les murs, France 2008, 128 min.) 6

  30. Frost/Nixon (USA 122 min.) 9

  31. Knocked Up (USA 2007, 129 min.) 7

  32. Soul Men (USA 2008, 106 min.) 5

  33. Shiro's Head (USA 2008 | 81 min.) 3

  34. Americans in Pyongyang (Germany/North Korea 2008 | in English/Korean | 53 min.) 8

  35. Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (USA/Japan 2009 | in English/Japanese | 97 min.) 6

  36. End of Love ((愛到盡 | Hong Kong 2008 | in Cantonese | 95 min.) 4

  37. Kami (Malaysia 2008 | in Malay | 100 min.) 4

  38. My Beijing Birthday (USA 2008 | in Chinese/English | 52 min.) 1

  39. I Am That Girl (USA 2008 | 95 min.) 3

  40. The Good-hearted Daughter (Nyab Siab Zoo | USA 2008 | 75 min.) 6

  41. The Speed of Life (USA 2007 | 83 min.) 5

  42. Why Am I Doing This? (USA 2008 | 123 min.) 4

  43. Valor with Honor (USA 2009 | 90 min.) 2

    October

  44. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (UK/USA 2008, 93 min.) 3

  45. Saigon Eclipse (Sài Gòn nhật thực, Vietnam 2008, 90 min.) 4

  46. The Left Eye of God: Caodaism Traverls From Vietnam to California (USA 2008, 59 min.) 4

  47. I've Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, France/Germany 2008, 115 min.) 4

  48. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (USA 2008, 102 min.) 6

  49. Get Smart (USA 2008, 110 min.) 6

  50. The Terror of Teller (落語娘, Japan, 109 min.) 4

  51. Adrift in Tokyo (転々, Japan 2007, 101 min.) 5

  52. The Park (公园, China 2007, 97 min.) 7

  53. The Taste of Fish (築地魚河岸三代目, Japan 2008, 116 min.) 8

  54. Dive!! (ダイブ, Japan 2008, 115 min.) 7

  55. Visitor (USA 2007, 104 min.) 7

    September

  56. Role Models (USA 2008, 100 min.) 2

  57. All About Dad (USA 2008, 82 min.) 7

  58. Needle Through Brick (USA/Malaysia, 52 min.) 3

  59. Blindness (USA 2008, 120 min.) 7

  60. Synching Blue (USA 2008, 108 min.) 4

  61. The Red Race (China 2008, 70 min.) 6

  62. Caught Between Two Worlds (USA 2007, 58 min.) 3

  63. Hello, Stranger (처음 만난 사람들, South Korea 2007, 113 min.) 2

  64. What Just Happened? (USA 2008, 107 min.) 7

  65. The Betrayal (Nerakhoon, USA/Laos 2008, 87 min.) 6

  66. What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? (情非得已生存之道, Taiwan 2007, 96 min.) 3

  67. Fujian Blue (金碧辉煌, China 2007, 90 min.) 5

  68. God Man Dog (流浪神狗人, Taiwan 2008, 119 min.) 3

  69. Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est chez le coiffeur, Canada 2008, 97 min.) 9

  70. American Violet (USA 2008, 102 min.) 7

  71. Wendy and Lucy (USA 2008, 80 min.) 8

  72. Lemon Tree (עץ לימון, Israel/Germany/France 2008, 106 min.) 8

  73. Katyń (Poland 2007, 115 min.) 5

  74. Children of the Amazon (US/Brazil 2008, 72 min.) 5

  75. Happy-Go-Lucky (UK 2008, 117 min.) 9

  76. The Knot (云水谣, Taiwan 2006, 117 min.) 5

  77. A Girl Cut in Two (La Fille coupée en deux, Frence 2007, 114 min.) 4

  78. Flash of Genius (USA 2008, 119 min.) 6

    August

  79. Boy's Love (ボーイズ ラブ, Japan 2006, 90 min.) 3

  80. Iron Man (USA 2008, 126 min.) 7

  81. Red Cliff (赤壁, China 2008, 146 min.) 6

  82. Hamlet 2 (USA 2008, 92 min.) 2

  83. A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련, South Korea 2003, 115 min.) 5

  84. Death Race (USA 2008, 89 min.) 3

  85. Henry Poole Is Here (USA 2008, 100 min.) 2

  86. Frozen River (USA 2008, 97 min.) 9

    July

  87. Boy A (UK 2007, 100 min.) 8

  88. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (USA 2008, 112 min.) 2

  89. Oasis (오아시스, South Korea 2002, 132 min.) 8

  90. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (USA/Spain 2008, 96 min.) 7

  91. Man on Wire (UK 2008, 94 min.) 7

  92. Mamma Mia! (USA/UK 2008, 108 min.) 8

  93. The Unknown Woman (La sconosciuta, Italy 2006, 118 min.) 9

  94. My Winnipeg (Canada 2007, 80 min.) 5

  95. Brideshead Revisited (UK 2008, 135 min.) 6

  96. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (USA 2008, 120 min.) 3

  97. Death Note: The Last Name (デスノート, Japan 2006, 141 min.) 7

  98. Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne, France 2006, 125 min.) 5

    June

  99. Wanted (USA 2008, 113 min.) 8

  100. Breakfast with Scot (Canada 2007, 90 min.) 2

  101. Constantine's Sword (USA 2007, 95 min.) 5

  102. Finding Amenda (USA 2008, 100 min.) 2

  103. Ciao (USA 2007, 87 Min.) 3

  104. Tru Loved (USA 2007, 99 min.) 8

  105. Affinity (UK 2008, 94 min.) 6

  106. The Incredible Hulk (USA 2008, 114 min.) 7

  107. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (UK/France/Germany 2007, 114 min.) 7

  108. Blind Mountain (盲山, China 2007, 95 min.) 7

  109. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (Iceland/Philippines/France/Thailand 2007, 80 min.) 7

  110. Love My Life (ラブマイライフ, Japan 2006, 96 min.) 6

  111. Unspoken Passion (Sikil, Philippines 2007, 109 min.) 5

  112. Fairytale of Kathmandu (Northern Ireland/Nepal 2007, 60 min.) 7

  113. Solos (Singapore 2007, 77 min.) 9

  114. Be Like Others (Iran/Canada/UK/USA 2008, 74 min.) 8

  115. Drifting Flowers (漂亮青春, Taiwan 2008, 87 min.) 4

  116. XXY (Argentina 2007, 87 min.) 5

  117. Stuck (USA 2007, 94 min.) 6

    May

  118. The Promotion (USA 2008, 88 min.) 4

  119. And the Spring Comes (立春, China 2007, 101 min.) 9

  120. Six Sex Scenes and a Murder (USA 2008, 125 min.) 2

  121. The Children of Huang Shi (黄石的孩子, Australia/China/Germany 2008, 114 min.) 5

  122. Indestructible (USA 2007, 113 min.) 7

  123. Saturn in Opposition (Saturno Contro, Italy/France/Turkey 2007, 110 min.) 6

  124. Mr. Cinema (老港正传, Hong Kong/China 2007, 110 min.) 4

  125. Before the Rains (India/UK/USA 2007, 98 min.) 5

  126. The Machine Girl (片腕マシンガール, Japan/USA 2007, 96 min.) 7

  127. Into the Wild (USA 2007, 148 min.) 5

  128. War (USA 2007, 103 min.) 8

  129. Secrecy (USA 2008, 85 min.) 7

  130. Dalai Lama Renaissance (USA 2007, 81 min.) 7

  131. La France (France 2007, 102 min.) 4

  132. The Secret of the Grain (La Graine et le mulet, France, 2007, 151 min.) 3

  133. Flower in the Pocket (Malaysia 2007, 97 min.) 8

  134. Forbidden Lie$ (Australia 2007, 106 min.) 8

  135. Mutum (Brazil/France 2007, 95 min.) 7

  136. The Man from London (A Londoni férfi) (Hungary 2007, 132 min.) 6

  137. Glasses (めがね, Japan, 2007, 106 min.) 9

  138. Not by Chance (Não por acaso, Brazil 2007, 100 min.) 2

  139. Wonderful Town (Thailand 2007, 92 min.) 5

  140. Linger (蝴蝶飞, Hong Kong 2008, 90 min.) 4

  141. Orz Boyz (囧rz男孩, Taiwan 2008, 110 min.) 8

  142. Big Man Japan (大日本人, Japan 2007, 113 min.) 6

  143. The Art of Negative Thinking (Kunsten å tenke negativt, Norway, 2007, 79 min.) 7

  144. Shadows in the Palace (궁녀, South Korea 2007, 113 min.) 4

  145. Umbrella (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1094655/, China 2007, 93 min.) 7

  146. Solitary Fragments (La soledad, Spain 2007, 130 min.) 3

  147. Cochochi (Mexico/England/Canada 2007, 87 min.) 2

    April

  148. Flow: For Love of Water (USA 2007, 93 min.) 4

  149. Time to Die (Pora Umierać, Poland 2007, 104 min.) 7

  150. Fados (Portugal/Spain 2007, 93 min.) 7

  151. You, the Living (Du levande, Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway 2007, 90 min.) 8

  152. Mataharis (Spain 2007, 95 min) 3

  153. Mongol (Germany/Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia 2007, 124 min.) 8

  154. In the City of Sylvia (En la ciudad de Sylvia) (Spain 2007, 84 min.) 5

  155. Just Like Home (Hjemve, Denmark 2007, 97 minutes) 3

  156. The Toe Tactic (USA 2008, 84 min.) 5

  157. 1000 Journals (USA 2007, 88 min.)

  158. Black Belt (黒帯, Japan 2007, 95 min.)

  159. Alexandra (Александра, Russia 2007, 90 min.) 9

  160. Traveling with Pets (Путешествие с домашними животными, Russia 2007, 97 min.) 8

  161. The Last Mistress (Une vielle maîtresse, France 2007, 114 min.) 3

  162. The Life Before Her Eyes (USA 2007, 90 min.) 4

  163. Up the Yangtze (Canada 2007, 93 min.) 8

  164. Redbelt (USA 2008, 99 min.) 5

  165. Baby Mama (USA 2008, 96 min.) 7

  166. The Wackness (USA 2007, 110 min.) 7

  167. I Served the King of England (Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále, Czech Republic 2007, 120 min.) 5

  168. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (USA 2008, 112 min.) 7

  169. The Dhamma Brothers (USA 2007, 76 min.) 3

  170. Brick Lane (Canada 2007, 101 min.) 4

  171. Jellyfish (מדוזות, Israel 2007, 78 min.) 5

  172. Eros (USA/Italy/China/France/Luxembourg/UK 2004, 104 min.) 4

  173. Standard Operating Procedure (USA 2008, 118 min.) 8

  174. Street Kings (USA 2008, 109 min.) 5

  175. Ballast (USA 2008, 96 min.) 6

  176. Chapter 27 (USA/Canada 2008, 84 min.) 4

  177. Smart People (USA 2008, 95 min.) 6

  178. Secret (不能说的秘密, Taiwan 2007, 101 min.) 5

  179. Young at Heart (UK 2007, 109 min.) 7

  180. Shine a Light (USA 2008, 122 min.) 7

  181. The Forbidden Kingdom (USA 2008, 113 min.) 4

    March

  182. Secret Sunshine (밀양, South Korea 2007, 142 min.) 7

  183. Disturbia (USA 2007, 105 min.) 7

  184. Death Note (デスノート, Japan 2006, 126 min.) 9

  185. 21 (USA 2008, 123 min.) 3

  186. Shotgun Stories (USA 2007, 92 min.) 6

  187. Flawless (UK 2007, 108 min.) 7

  188. Run Fatboy Run (UK/USA 2007, 100 min.) 2

  189. Three Days To Forever (3 hari untuk selamanya, Indonesia 2007, 106 min) 2

  190. Drillbit Taylor (USA 2008, 102 min.) 3

  191. Desert Dream (경계, South Korea/Mongolia/France 123 min) 8

  192. A Gentle Breeze in the Village (天然コケッコー, Japan 2007, 121 min.) 9

  193. Glory Boy Days (USA 2008, 100 min) 1

  194. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (싸이보그지만 괜찮아, South Korea 2006, 105 min.) 5

  195. A Battle of Wits (墨攻, Hong Kong 2006, 131 min) 3

  196. The Princess of Nebraska (USA/Japan, 77 min) 6

  197. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (USA 2008, 102 min) 6

  198. Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (بودا از شرم فرو ریخت, Iran 2007, 81mins) 9

  199. Under the Same Moon (La Misma luna, Mexico 2007, 109 min.) 8

  200. Eastern Promises (USA/UK/Canada 2007, 100 min.) 7

  201. Never Back Down (USA 2008, 110 min.) 6

  202. Black Snake Moan (USA 2006) 6

  203. The Killing of a Chinese Cookie (USA 2008, 74 min.) 7

  204. The Bank Job (US 2008, 113 min.) 8

  205. The Hammer (USA 2007, 90 min.) 6

  206. 10,000 B.C. (USA 2008, 109 min.) 1

  207. Stop Loss (USA 2008, 105 min.) 6

  208. Married Life (USA 2007, 90 min.) 7

  209. Paranoid Park (USA 2008, 78 min.) 8

  210. Pretty to Think So (USA 2008, 105 min.) 4

  211. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (USA 2006, 99 min.) 7

    February

  212. City of Men (Cidade dos Homens, Brazil 2007, 110 min.) 8

  213. Ratatouille (USA 2007, 111 min.) 8

  214. Wings of Defeat (USA/Japan 2007, 90 min.) 9

  215. Penelope (USA 2008, 101 min.) 3

  216. CJ7 (長江七號, China 2008, 88 min.) 2

  217. Serambi (Indonesia 2006, 75 min.) 8

  218. Yasukuni (靖国神社, Japan/China 2007, 123 min.) 7

  219. Planet B-Boy (USA 2007, 101 min.) 7

  220. Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara (NARA:奈良美智との旅の記録, Japan 2007, 93 min.) 6

  221. Ping Pong Playa (USA 2007, 96 min.) 9

  222. Vantage Point (USA 2008, 90 min.) 5

  223. Happiness (행복, South Korea, South Korea 2007, 119 min.) 4

  224. West 32nd (웨스트 32번가, USA/South Korea 2007, 91 min.) 7

  225. War Dance (USA 2007, 105 min.) 6

  226. The Unseeable (เปนชู้กับผ, Thai 2006, 97 min.) 4

  227. The Voyeurs (India 2007, 107 min.) 2

  228. Santa Mesa (Philippines/USA 2008, 82 min.) 4

  229. Never Forever (두 번째 사랑, South Korea/USA 2007, 90 min.) 10

  230. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias, Brazil 2007, 103 min.) 7

  231. Slingshot (Tirador, Philippines 2007, 86 min.) 3

  232. Against the Grain: An Artist's Survival Guide to Peru (USA/Peru/Japan 2008, 64 min.) 6

  233. The Home Song Stories (意, Australia 2007, 103 min.) 8

  234. Jumper (USA 2008, 90 min.) 7

  235. The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher, Germany/Austria 2007, 98 min.) 8

  236. PASSION and POWER: The Technology of Orgasm (USA 2007, 74 min) 6

  237. Taxi to the Dark Side (USA 2007, 106 min.) 9

  238. In Bruges (UK/Belgium 2008, 107 min.) 9

  239. Fool's Gold (USA 2008, 113 min.) 1

  240. 2 Young (早熟, Hong Kong 2005, 107 min.) 3

    January

  241. Face (顔, Japan 2000, 123 min.) 9

  242. Away from Her (Canada 2006, 110 min.) 8

  243. This World of Ours (俺たちの世界, Japan 2007, 92 min.) 8

  244. Tokyo Loop (Japan 2006, 75 min.) 7

  245. The Band's Visit (ביקור התזמורת, Israel 2007, 89 min.) 5

  246. Teeth (USA 2007, 88 min.) 4

  247. Untraceable (USA 2008, 100 min.) 5

  248. Spring Subway (开往春天的地铁, China 2002, 93 min.) 7

  249. For the Bible Tells Me So (USA 2007, 95 min.) 5

  250. American Gangster (USA 2007, 157 min.) 6

  251. Hacking Democracy (USA 2006, 82 min.) 7

  252. The Price of Sugar (USA 2007, 90 min.) 5

  253. Steep (USA 2007, 92 min.) 7

  254. Persepolis (France 2007, 95 min.) 5

  255. White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (USA 2007, 86 min.) 8

  256. Fearless (霍元甲, China 2006, 104 min.) 5

  257. I Am Legend (USA 2007, 101 min.) 4

  258. Michael Clayton (USA 2007, 119 min.) 6

  259. The Violin (El Violin, Mexico 2005, 98 min.) 8

  260. There Will Be Blood (USA 2007, 158 min.) 9

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