Well, it’s that time of year again. After several months of waiting (last list was July, 6th), I have finally reviewed another 50 movies. The Place Promised in Our Early Days was movie #150 for my blog, and that means it’s time once again to create my list of superlatives for the films I reviewed during this section. So, without further ado, let’s jump into what I thought constituted the very best of the last 50 movies I watched.

 

Best Picture: Drama

1. Nil by Mouth

2. A Single Man

3. Inland Empire

4. Das Boot

5. Before the Rain

 

Best Picture: Comedy

1. Viridiana

2. Horrible Bosses

3. Storytelling

4. Four Weddings and a Funeral

5. Radio Days

 

Best Director

1. David Lynch: Inland Empire

2. Wolfgang Petersen: Das Boot

3. Gary Oldman: Nil by Mouth

4. Werner Herzog: Stroszek

5. (Tie) David Yates: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2/ Roman Polanski: Repulsion

 

Best Actor in a Dramatic Role:

1. Colin Firth: A Single Man

2. Ray Winstone: Nil by Mouth

3. Jurgen Prochnow: Das Boot

4. Heath Ledger: Brokeback Mountain

5. Bruno S.: Stroszek

 

Best Actor in a Comedic Role:

1. Charlie Day: Horrible Bosses

2. Hugh Grant: Four Weddings and a Funeral

3. Bing Crosby: Going My Way

4. Topher Grace: Take Me Home Tonight

5. Ed Helms: Cedar Rapids

 

Best Actress in a Dramatic Role:

1. Laura Dern: Inland Empire

2. Bette Midler: The Rose

3. Anne Hathaway: Rachel Getting Married

4. Marcia Gay Harden: American Gun

5. Lillian Gish: The Whales of August

 

Best Actress in a Comedic Role:

1. Sylvia Pinel: Viridiana

2. Selma Blair: Storytelling

3. Ellen Page: Juno

4. Anne Heche: Cedar Rapids

5. Irene Dunne: My Favorite Wife

 

Best Supporting Actor

1. Dennis Hopper: Hoosiers

2. Jake Gyllenhaal: Brokeback Mountain

3. Kevin Spacey: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

4. Simon Callow: Four Weddings and a Funeral

5. Omar Sharif: Lawrence of Arabia

 

Best Supporting Actress:

1. Katherine Burke: Nil by Mouth

2. Jennifer Aniston: Horrible Bosses

3. The Lady Chablis: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

4. Kristen Scott Thomas: Four Weddings and a Funeral

5. Rosemarie DeWitt: Rachel Getting Married

 

Well, readers, here’s my superlatives list for this go around. It will probably be at least another three months before I do another one of these. For those of you first coming to blog, this is a great way to introduce yourself to the top films I have reviewed so far. And I can’t wait review even more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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