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Precious and The Wrestler were both films that I felt had wonderful performances but I really didn’t care for them as films that I would ever want to see again. Black Swan was a movie I really appreciated more over time, especially for the last hour of the film (though I was not completely impressed with Natalie Portman). The Artist was really a joyful movie for me….I am not sure if I would have given it Best Picture or not, but I do like it and don’t begrudge its win.
I liked Juno more than others, but I definitely agree that the screenplay maybe tried a little too hard to stand out.
Brokeback Mountain was a beautiful film to look at and it contained a strong core of an ensemble but despite its legendary status it pretty much instantly received, I am not a passionate fan.
I think Far From Heaven, Lost in Translation, Sideways, and Little Miss Sunshine were all very strong films and they all contend for my vote, but I will have to think it over.
****EDIT: I ended up voting for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Little Miss Sunshine
This film is very important to me. On top of being a well made movie, it really opened me up to being the pseudo-cinephile I’ve become. I’m sure I would have gotten into films without this, but I must give credit where credit is due.
As a film, it’s hilarious, whip-smart and very compelling. At times, it’s a bit too close to home, but irresistable nonetheless.
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss sunshine
Far from heavan and Black Swan gets honorable mentions.
Brokeback Mountain is certainly the most important film on the list.
I also like Little Miss Sunshine, and The Artist, and Black Swan.
Mixed feelings about Far From Heaven, and Sideways.
Not a fan of Lost in Translation, and absolutely loathe Juno.
GOLD: Brokeback Mountain
SILVER: Black Swan
BRONZE: The Artist
BBM but Little Miss Sunshine is fantastic!
A tough choice, but I’m going with Little Miss Sunshine. This is one of my favorite films. Every scene captured me.