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TOP 10s of 2008

Top 10 Movies
1. The Dark Knight
2. Happy-Go-Lucky
3. WALL-E
4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5. Rachel Getting Married
6. Iron Man
7. In Bruges
8. Australia
9. Appaloosa
10. Funny Games

Top 10 Actors
1. Colin Farrell in IN BRUGES
2. Javier Bardem in VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
3. Hugh Jackman in AUSTRALIA
4. Ed Harrs in APPALOOSA
5. Robert Downey, Jr. in IRON MAN
6. Lee Pace in THE FALL
7. Christian Bale in THE DARK KNIGHT
8. Steve Coogan in HAMLET 2
9. Daniel Craig in QUANTUM OF SOLACE
10. Ryan Phillipe in STOP-LOSS

Top 10 Actresses
1. Sally Hawkins in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
2. Anne Hathaway in RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
3. Angelina Jolie in CHANGELING
4. Nicole Kidman in AUSTRALIA
5. Rebecca Hall in VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
6. Naomi Watts in FUNNY GAMES
7. Scarlett Johansson in VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
8. Meryl Streep in MAMMA MIA!
9. Catinca Untaru in THE FALL
10. Ellen Page in SMART PEOPLE

Top 10 Supporting Actors
1. Heath Ledger in THE DARK KNIGHT
2. Robert Downey, Jr. in TROPIC THUNDER
3. Eddie Marsan in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
4. Michael Pitt in FUNNY GAMES
5. Brandon Walters in AUSTRALIA
6. Viggo Mortensen in APPALOOSA
7. Jason Butler Harner in CHANGELING
8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in STOP-LOSS
9. Tom Cruise in TROPIC THUNDER
10. John Malkovich in CHANGELING

Top 10 Supporting Actresses
1. Penelope Cruz in VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
2. Rosemarie DeWitt in RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
3. Amy Ryan in CHANGELING
4. Abbie Cornish in STOP-LOSS
5. Clemence Poesy in IN BRUGES
6. Ari Graynor in NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST
7. Debra Winger in RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
8. Alexis Zegerman in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
9. Renee Zellweger in APPALOOSA
10. Olga Kurylenko in QUANTUM OF SOLACE

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Catinca Untaru has given a performance which might be difficult to match

…actually you should go and watch the movie….nothing to be said….hope the Oscars realize this and give recognition to the movie and the brilliant actress- Catinca Untaru who has given a performance which might be difficult to match for the seasoned ones….as natural as it gets….and hats off to Tarsem….Don’t miss it!!! on the big screen!!!!!

10/10 …I seriously think she would be in Oscar contention

I am utterly shocked to find out that the film was Catinca Untaru’s first feature. Not only is the little girl unbelievably adorable, but her acting makes Haley Joel Osmont in the Sixth Sense look like Corky from Life Goes On. If this film had a little wider released I seriously think she would be in Oscar contention

The Good: Everything. The film used no computer effects to create the images on screen. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Singh get a nomination out of this. The acting is superb and in wider distribution with a more big budget actor, this film would be stealing every award. Catinca Untaru is a gem, and hopefully this won’t be her last film. But even if it was, this film will go down in my heart as one of the great ones, and I can’t wait to buy it so I can watch it over and over again. I give it a solid 10/10 if I did rankings like that. I agree with Roger Ebert that you have to see this movie because nothing you will ever see is anything like it. And there isn’t even a comparison. I was completely wrecked by this movie and I loved leaving the theatre with tears in my eyes.

Ferocious Bluebird

Best Performances of 2008 So Far

Best Performances of 2008 So Far

Female performances so far:

Catinca Untaru from The Fall
Jess Weixler in Teeth
Lu Huang in Blind Mountain

If I had to have five I’d include:
Gweneth Paltrow – Iron Man
Mila Kunis – Forgetting Sarah Marshall

FEMALE:
5. Norah Jones – My Blueberry Nights
4. Mila Kunis – Forgetting Sarah Marshall
3. Jess Weixler – Teeth
2. Catinca Untaru – The Fall
Oh boy. This is the biggest cheat ever. My number one is it’s own Top 4.
1. Kate Beckinsale/Olivia Thirlby/Amy Sedaris/Jeanetta Arnette – Snow Angels

MALE:
5. Gary Oldman – The Dark Knight
4. Colin Farrell – In Bruges
Again this is a real cheat but CINECAST! it.
3. Sam Rockwell/Michael Angarano/Griffin Dunne – Snow Angels
2. Anton Yelchin – Charlie Bartlett (DON’T FORGET THIS ONE ADAM!)
1. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best child performance of the year: Catinca Untaru

The Romanian actress is 11 now, but she was several years younger when The Fall was filmed, and she plays a curious, persistent, intelligent 5-year-old with such naturalistic grace that she gives her grown-up co-star, Lee Pace, a run for his money. And say what you will about the movie’s style-over-substance issues, The Fall has one of the loveliest, most unexpected endings I’ve seen in years. It sags a bit in parts, in terms of both plot and pace, but the good outweighs the bad. And Untaru alone is worth the price of admission.

Neal Schindler