Monday, March 22, 2010

The Top 40 Films of 2009 (25-21)

25. Adela (Adolfo Alix Jr., Philippines, 2008)

A day in the life of the title character, rendered with exquisite sensitivity.  Read my review here.

24. Flower in the Pocket (Liew Seng Tat, Malaysia, 2007)

Read my review here.

23. Somers Town (Shane Meadows, UK, 2008)

22. The Beaches of Agnès/Les Plages d’Agnès (Agnès Varda, France, 2008)

If The Beaches of Agnès is indeed her final film, as she has indicated, she couldn't have created a better swan song.  This is a glorious capper to a brilliant career, a memoir with saucy humor and heartbreaking poignancy.

21. Tyson (James Toback, US, 2008)

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