Shamefully this year, I had to post the best and worst films list rather late. As due to the factors of changing job, environment, schedule and so on, didn't make it easy to watch all the films I would have wanted and also with the same ease as before. Nevertheless, with time I accustomed to the new status quo and found different ways of getting back in tune with my love of cinema. Binge watching some of the most mediocre films of the year, going to the theater to see the occasional greatness (The Hateful Eight) and also the usual worthlessness at work. (50 Shades of Grey).
It's that time of year where we decide which films were naughty and which films were nice. And as with most years they were more films that lied in between rather than on the edges of the spectrum.
Another year passes by and what can we say? That we've had an overdose of action films, blockbusters, effects driven films, sequels and a butt load of comic book films. Couldn't we say the same thing, for almost every year of the past few..
This was the year were all fan-boys dreams came true. First "The Avengers" finally came to life and without a hiccup, then the best comic book trilogy to date in "The Dark Knight Trilogy" came to a beautiful close and now comic book films have a definite foothold on the world wide market and with no end in sight. Though, it would be a gross exaggeration to say that superhero films were the only films to capture our love and imagination this year.
Another year has past, with more great films to remember and abysmal films to forget. In general it was a pretty light year. Films were mostly about superheroes, blockbusters, Harry Potter and Twilight fever than films that capture movie magic or push the boundaries of cinema. Those special films that we all rave about, I'm sad to say weren't that many. Not that they weren't exceptions.
2010 was no different than previous years, with films that delivered thrills, chills and major disappointments. The biggest film of the year was without a doubt "Inception", that not only broke the box office, but also our minds. This was also a great year for thrillers from old legends in "Shutter Island" and "The Ghost Writer" and also from new filmmakers with films like "Buried".
The biggest complaint I could have about the year 2009 is the lack of dramas. This seems to be an occurrence of the past years. But in their absence other genres have popped up to take away the attention. Animation, Fantasy, Action, Sci-fi, all these genres that you never usually see as the best films of the year are on my list. This year had in general a good mix of films, with the occasional though rotten apple.
This was the year that my dream came true and I saw not only the best comic book film ever made, but also Batman and the Joker at their finest. Besides the "Dark Knight", "In Bruges" was possibly the funniest and most touching film of the year. With "Hunger" being the best drama and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" being the romantic film of the year. To round it up "Wall-E" and "The Wrestler" were the best tear jerker material, proving that a robot and an ugly to look at wrestler can make us break down and cry.
2006 was the year Scorsese finally got a Oscar, where Borat came into our lives and many films from different genres. Managed to enthrall audiences into getting into the cinemas, instead of waiting for DVD.