Some fulfilled my expectations, some were big disappointments, some surprised me on both ends of the scale, but all in all I have to say that to my mind, unless the last impression of a less-than-stellar package of Christmas releases is what colors the entire year for you, 2008 was a fairly strong year across the board. It’s inevitable that in most years, good and bad, more lousy movies will end up on screens than worthy ones—that’s the law of averages when applied of the cutthroat business of modern movie production. But any year that produces a list like my top 20+, and showcases so many excellent roles for and films about women, has to have something going for it.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wrap it up, I'll take it
A long and worthwile year-end post from Dennis Cozzalio; you may remember the mild dance fight (to use my own term) I engaged in a year ago with Mr. Cozzalio re Juno.