Best of 2008


Band's Visit, The

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Synopsis: A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

Director: Eran Kolirin

Writers: Eran Kolirin

Stars: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz and Saleh Bakri




Changeling Poster

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Synopsis: A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writers: J. Michael Straczynski

Stars: Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich




Cloverfield Poster

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Synopsis: Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.

Director: Matt Reeves

Writers: Drew Goddard

Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas and Lizzy Caplan




Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

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Synopsis: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Eric Roth

Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton




Dark Knight, The (Full Review)

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Synopsis: When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart




Doubt Poster

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Synopsis: In a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, a popular priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled 12-year-old student is questioned by the school's strict principal.

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Writer: John Patrick Shanley

Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams



Duchess, The

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Synopsis: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen

Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Dominic Cooper


Fall, The

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Synopsis: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh

Writers: Dan Gilroy and Nico Soultanakis

Stars: Lee Pace

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