Amy: A Life in Movies
2006 – Memories of Matsuko
I absolutely adore Tetsuya Nakashima, and I think this is one if his best films, combining the most genres he could get into one epic movie that starts as if it were Gone with the Wind [plug: our 1939 Film Blogathon crash party~].
2007 – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
This was just… you know, fascinating to see. Julian Schnabel managed to make this not boring, and visually interesting.
2008 – Let the Right One In
I’m sorry. I know Red chose this one too, but I cannot not pick this! This was my absolute favorite film of 2008, and I managed to watch it on the big screen more than three times (without counting the times I watched it on my own). LOL
This totally gave a boost to Swedish films, right? Scandinavia as a whole too?
2009 – District 9
2010 – Aftershock
I don’t think I saw anything as emotional as this film was. Aftershock is, as a personal opinion, a nudge to us that the Chinese film market is waking up. I mean, in terms of blockbuster stuff (nothing arthouse, though I almost included City of Life and Death in 2009), I think this was more quality than I’ve ever seen on a Hollywood blockbuster.
Now, if only worldwide distributors wouldn’t be so scared of actually promoting a non-Hollywood blockbuster.