Posts Tagged ‘Favorite’

My 25 Favorite Films of 2009

March 27, 2010

Normally I do a list of my 30 favorite films of each year, but as I was constructing one this time around I just couldn’t find 30 strong enough to make a full list. So here are my 25 faves…

1.Up in the Air
2.Inglourious Basterds
3.Broken Embraces
4.A Serious Man
5.The Hurt Locker
6.Up
7.(500) Days of Summer
8.Knowing
9.Crazy Heart
10.Funny People
11.Away We Go
12.Humpday
13.Whip It
14.Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
15.The Informant!
16.Public Enemies
17.Avatar
18.The Girlfriend Experience
19.Fantastic Mr. Fox
20.I Love You, Man
21.Sugar
22.Whatever Works
23.World’s Greatest Dad
24.Notorious
25.State of Play

My 30 Favorite Films of 2008

February 1, 2009

The list that matters most has finally been constructed. Now that you all know what my #1 favorite film of the year is, here’s your chance to see what finished just behind it. I ask you to please consider this list when possibly wondering why I didn’t include other key films.

1.Revolutionary Road
2.Rachel Getting Married
3.Synecdoche, New York
4.In Bruges
5.The Wrestler
6.The Dark Knight
7.Milk
8.Snow Angels
9.Never Forever
10.In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
11.Doubt
12.Lakeview Terrace
13.Forgetting Sarah Marshall
14.Man On Wire
15.Iron Man
16.The Wackness
17.Slumdog Millionaire
18.Gran Torino
19.Mother Of Tears
20.Pineapple Express
21.American Teen
22.A Girl Cut In Two
23.Seven Pounds
24.The Last Mistress
25.Paranoid Park
26.The Visitor
27.Tropic Thunder
28.Young @ Heart
29.W.
30.Vicky Cristina Barcelona

11th Annual Fergy Film Awards: WINNERS

January 31, 2009

BEST FILM
Revolutionary Road
BEST FOREIGN FILM
A Girl Cut In Two
BEST DIRECTOR
Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road)
BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio (Revolutionary Road)
BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Martin McDonagh (In Bruges)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins (Revolutioanry Road)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rosemarie Dewitt (Rachel Getting Married)
BEST LOW-BUDGET FILM
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
BEST DEBUT DIRECTING EFFORT
Martin McDonagh (In Bruges)
BEST SOPHOMORE DIRECTING EFFORT
John Patrick Shanley (Doubt)
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married)
BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire)
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Synecdoche, New York
BEST OVERALL YEAR
Anne Hathaway
BEST MAKEUP
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Man On Wire
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight)
BEST EDITING
Tim Squyres (Rachel Getting Married)
BEST ART DIRECTION
Revolutionary Road
BEST COMEDY
Pineapple Express
BEST ANIMATED/FAMILY FILM
Marley & Me
BEST HORROR/SCI-FI FILM
Mother Of Tears
BEST EFFECTS
The Dark Knight
BEST SEQUEL
The Dark Knight
MOST SURPRISING FILM
Marley & Me
MOST UNDERRATED FILM
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
James Franco (Pineapple Express)
BEST SONG
“The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen (The Wrestler)
BEST SOUNDTRACK
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM
Stop-Loss
MOST DISAPPOINTING PERFORMANCE
Robert DeNiro/Al Pacino <TIE> (Righteous Kill)
MOST OVERRATED FILM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
WORST FILM
Righteous Kill

11th Annual Fergy Film Awards NOMINEES: Batch #7

January 26, 2009

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dustin Lance Black (Milk)
Claude Chabrol & Cecil Mastre (A Girl Cut In Two)
Alex Holdridge (In Search Of A Midnight Kiss)
Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York)
Gina Kim (Never Forever)
Howard Korder & David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace)
Jonathan Levine (The Wackness)
Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married)
Tom McCarthy (The Visitor)
Martin McDonagh (In Bruges)
Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)
David Gordon Green (Snow Angels)
Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road)
Jonathan & Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
John Patrick Shanley (Doubt)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler)
Giorgos Arvanitis (The Last Mistress)
Matthew Clark (Never Forever)
Roger Deakins (Doubt)
Roger Deakins (Revolutionary Road)
Christopher Doyle & Rain Kathy Li (Paranoid Park)
Tim Orr (Snow Angels)
Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight)
Declan Quinn (Rachel Getting Married)
Harris Savides (Milk)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Angarano (Snow Angels)
Javier Bardem (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Josh Brolin (Milk)
Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder)
Colin Farrell (In Bruges)
Ralph Fiennes (In Bruges)
James Franco (Pineapple Express)
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (Doubt)
Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Rosemarie Dewitt (Rachel Getting Married)
Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Frances McDormand (Burn After Reading)
Samantha Morton (Synecdoche, New York)
Olivia Thirlby (Snow Angels)
Olivia Thirlby (The Wackness)
Debra Winger (Rachel Getting Married)

11th Annual Fergy Film Awards NOMINEES…

January 20, 2009

…ARE COMING SOONER THAN SOON.

11th Annual Fergy Film Awards

Over the next few days I will be posting the nominees that I have finally narrowed down. I am going to deliver them in several entries with about 5 categories in each post, starting later today. There are nearly 40 categories this year and the competition hasn’t been this populated with stellar candidates in a long time, so stick around.