2008 movies–a consumer’s guide

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Dec 31 13:09:45 MST 2008

These are capsule reviews of DVD's I received from publicists in 
connection with the NYFCO awards meeting that took place earlier this 
month. They exclude four movies that I found outstanding and have 
reviewed at length:


Revolutionary Road

Slumdog Millionaire

Wendy and Lucy

Also are excluded are a batch of movies from Magnolia Productions 
that ranged from very good to outstanding. They are reviewed as a group here.

I have divided the movies into two main groups, watchable and 
unwatchable. For those who question my right to condemn a movie 
without sitting through to the conclusion, I can only say that I 
don't do this for a living. If I were paid to sit through Clint 
Eastwood's latest piece of crap, it would be another story entirely. 
Also, I exercise the same type of judgment when it comes to other art 
forms. I don't have to listen to an entire Kenny G. tune to know that 
I am listening to garbage, etc. Some of the movies are now playing in 
movie theaters everywhere, others are already available on Netflix. I 
will so indicate.


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