The Final Word on 2008

Now that 2009 is well underway, the Cinemagogue reviewers are taking a moment to look back at our favorite films of 2008. To refresh your own memory of the past year in films, visit the Wikipedia page on 2008.

Founder and Reviewer James Harleman’s picks
1. Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Wanted
4. Quantum of Solace
5. Cloverfield
6. Kung Fu Panda
7. Wall-E
8. Incredible Hulk

Reviewer Zach Malm’s picks
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
Encounters at the End of the World
Let the Right One In
Man on Wire
Mister Lonely
Snow Angels
The Pineapple Express
Paranoid Park

Others I saw: Be Kind Rewind, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers, Baby Mama, Iron Man, Son of Rambow, The Fall, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Burn After Reading

Others I intend to see: The Wrestler, Ballast, JCVD, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Standard Operating Procedure, Tropic Thunder, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Rachel Getting Married, W., Synecdoche New York, Wendy and Lucy, Flight of the Red Balloon, Chop Shop

Reviewer Elliot Strong’s top picks
Dark Knight
Quantum of Solace

Others I saw that were enjoyable but don’t rise to the top: Iron Man, Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, WALL-E, The Fall, The Bank Job

Film I saw but wish I didn’t: Max Payne

Films I wanted to see/need to catch up on: Appaloosa, Burn After Reading, Defiance, Gran Torino, Punisher: War Zone, The Wrestler, Valkyrie, Hancock, Redbelt, Wanted, RocknRolla

Reviewer Diana Taibi’s picks
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Let the Right One In
Hellboy II
The Fall
The King of Kong
The Incredible Hulk

Meh: 27 Dresses, Doomsday

Still want to see: Stop-Loss, Slumdog Millionaire, Wanted, Burn after Reading, The Wrestler

Contributor Andrew Meyer’s picks
The Dark Knight
The King of Kong
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Iron Man
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Pans: Mamma Mia!, There Will Be Blood, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Get Smart

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