Posts Tagged ‘Ballast’

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The MCN Critics

1 Chop Shop
2 Encounters at End of the World
3 In Bruges
4 Let the Right One In
5 Man on Wire
6 Milk/Paranoid Park
7 Mongol
8 Tell No One
9 The Visitor
10 Wall-E
1 A Christmas Tale
2 Paranoid Park
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 Wall-E
5 Revolutionary Road
6 Let the Right One In
7 Doubt
8 Milk
9 Miracle at St. Anna
10 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
1 Frozen River
2 A Christmas Tale
3 Happy Go Lucky
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Rachel Getting Married
6 Milk
7 The Visitor
8 In Bruges
9 Chop Shop
10 Adam Resurrected
1 Frozen River
2 A Christmas Tale
3 Happy Go Lucky
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Rachel Getting Married
6 Milk
7 The Visitor
8 In Bruges
9 Chop Shop
10 Adam Resurrected
1 Shine A Light
2 A Christmas Tale
3 Australia
4 Wall-E
5 Gran Torino
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 Milk
8 Still Life
9 The Dark Knight
10 Miracle at St. Anna

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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NP Thompson
Movies Into Film

1 Unrelated
2 Sita Sings the Blues
3 Breath
4 The Gates
5 Flight of the Red Balloon
6 The Band’s Visit
7 Persepolis
8 Trouble the Water
9 Opera Jawa
10 Priceless
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Andy Klein
Los angeles CityBeat

1 The Dark Knight
2 Gran Torino
3 In Bruges
4 Let the Right One In
5 My Winnipeg
6 Roman de Gare
7 Stuck
8 Synecdoce, NY
9 Tropic Thunder
10 Wall-E
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Blackfilm.com

1 The Dark Knight
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Milk
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 Tell No One
6 Vicky Cristina Barcellona
7 Ballast
8 Rachel Getting Married
9 Gommorah
10 Let the Right One In
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TT Stern-Enzi
Dayton City Paper

1 The Visitor
2 The Dark Knight
3 W
4 I’ve Loved You So Long
5 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Synecdoche, NY
8 Man on Wire
9 Rachel Getting Married
10 The Wrestler
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Lisa Miller
Imperial Valley News

1 The Dark Knight
2 Wall-E
3 Iron Man
4 Frozen River
5 Appaloosa
6 Mamma Mia!
7 The Bank Job
8 Traitor
9 Burn After Reading
10 Ghost Town
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Chris Knight
National Post

1 Wall-E
2 Doubt
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 Synecdoche, NY
5 Encounters at End of the World
6 Man on Wire
7 JCVD
8 Son of Rambow
9 Tell No One
10 The Visitor

Blackfilm.com | Andy Klein | Chris Knight | Lisa Miller | TT Stern-Enzi | NP Thompson

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Peter Martin
Cinematical

1 Let the Right One In
2 Tell No One
3 Man on Wire
4 Wall-E
5 Timecrimes
6 The Pool
7 Encounters at End of the World
8 Burn After Reading
9 Astropia
10 Dance of the Dead
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Erik Davis
Cinematical

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Dark Knight
3 Dear Zachary
4 Burn After Reading
5 Let the Right One In
6 The Wrestler
7 Doubt
8 Tropic Thunder
9 The Living Wake
10 Milk
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Jette Kernion
Cinematical

1 Synecdoche, NY
2 Milk
3 Let the Right One In
4 The Wrestler
5 JCVD
6 Dear Zachary
7 Medicine for Melancholy
8 Standard Operating Procedure
9 Hellboy II
10 Slumdog Millionaire
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Richard von Busack
Cinematical

1 Wall-E
2 The Dark Knight
3 Happy Go Lucky
4 The Fall
5 Revolutionary Road
6 My Winnipeg
7 A Christmas Tale
8 Up the Yangtze
9 Milk
10 Around the Bay
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

1 Still Life
2 Of Time and the City
3 There WIll Be Blood
4 Flight of the Red Balloon
5 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
6 The Duchess of Langeais
7 Hellboy II
8 Let the Right One In
9 A Christmas Tale
10 Happy Go Lucky
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Eric D. Snider
Cinematical

1 Wall-E
2 Synecdoche, NY
3 Dear Zachary
4 Son of Rambow
5 The Wrestler
6 Tropic Thunder
7 Young at Heart
8 The Dark Knight
9 Cloverfield
10 Boy A
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Craig Phillips

1 Let the Right One In
2 Edge of Heaven
3 The Wrestler
4 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
5 Hellboy II
6 La France
7 Encounters at End of the World
8 Ballast
9 Wall-E / The Dark Knight
10 Wendy & Lucy
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Yair Raveh
Cinemascopian

1 Synecdoche, NY
2 Wall-E
3 The Dark Knight
4 Waltz with Bashir
5 Three Monkeys/Silent Light/The Fall
6 Pineapple Express
7 Paranoid Park
8 Burn After Reading/In Bruges
9 Hunger/Standard Op. Procedure
10 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Chris Vetter
Leader-Telegram

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 Changeling
3 Wall-E
4 Boy in the Striped Pajamas
5 The Dark Knight
6 Doubt
7 Tropic Thunder
8 Iron Man
9 Traitor
10 Rachel Getting Married
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Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle

1 The Visitor
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 I’ve Loved You So Long
4 Milk
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 Elegy
8 The Wrestler
9 Che
10 Smart People

Boo Allen | Erik Davis | Pat Graham | Jette Kernion | Peter Martin | Craig Phillips | Yair Raveh | Eric D. Snider | Chris Vetter | Richard von Busack

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Bob Mondello
NPR

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Wall-E
3 Milk
4 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
6 Rachel Getting Married
7 The Class
8 Man on Wire
9 The Dark Knight
10 A Christmas Tale
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Steve Prokopy
Gapers Block

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 Wall-E
3 Let the Right One In
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 The Wrestler
6 The Dark Knight
7 The Fall
8 Snow Angels
9 Milk
10 Tropic Thunder
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George Lang
The Oklahoman

1 Rachel Getting Married
2 The Dark Knight
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 The Wrestler
5 Wall-E
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Milk
8 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
9 The Visitor
10 In Bruges
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Matthew Price
The Oklahoman

1 The Dark Knight
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Wrestler
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Iron Man
6 Wall-E
7 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 Milk
9 Happy Go Lucky
10 Gran Torino
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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

1 The Visitor
2 Jodhaa Akbar
3 The Dark Knight
4 Wall-E
5 Waltz with Bashir
6 Frost/Nixon
7 Let the Right One In
8 Mongol
9 Milk
10 Man on Wire
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Ron Wynn
Nashville City Paper

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 Iron Man
3 The Dark Knight
4 Milk
5 Doubt
6 Wall-E
7 Shine a Light
8 Tropic Thunder
9 The Bank Job
10 Miracle at St. Anna
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Michael Janusonis
Providence Journal

1 Frost/Nixon
2 Doubt
3 Milk
4 Burn After Reading
5 Changeling
6 Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who
7 Kung Fu Panda
8 Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist
9 Iron Man
10 Young at Heart
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Michael Nowotny
Mountain Home News

1 The Dark Knight
2 Iron Man
3 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
4 Tropic Thunder
5 Kung Fu Panda
6 Burn After Reading
7 Quantum of Solace
8 Wall-E
9 Incredible Hulk
10 Get Smart
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Jeffrey K. Lyles
Gazette

1 The Dark Knight
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 Iron Man
4 Tropic Thunder
5 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
6 The Wrestler
7 Frost/Nixon
8 Cloverfield
9 Doubt
10 Be Kind Rewind
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Sally Kline
DC Examiner

1 Wall-E
2 Milk
3 The Reader
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 The Dark Knight
6 In Bruges
7 Frost/Nixon
8 The Bank Job
9 Slumdog Millionaire
10 Man On Wire/Religulous/Trumbo

Michael Janusonis | Sally Kline | George Lang | Jeffrey K. Lyles | Bob Mondello | Michael Nowotny | Matthew Price | Steve Prokopy | Lawrence Toppman | Ron Wynn

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 A Christmas Tale
3 The Class
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Frozen River
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 Man on Wire
9 Tell No One
10 Wall-E
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Steve Salles
Standard Examiner

1 The Dark Knight
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Iron Man
4 Rachel Getting Married
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Waltz with Bashir
7 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 Let the Right One In
9 Wall-E
10 Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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Janos Gereben
San Francisco Examiner

1 Mongol
2 Frost/Nixon
3 Traitor
4 Milk
5 Iron Man
6 I’ve Loved You So Long
7 Love and Honor
8 Seven Pounds
9 All Together Now
10 Nanking
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Anna Katz
San Francisco Examiner

1 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
2 Encounters at End of the World
3 Trouble the Water
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 The Edge of Heaven
6 Transsiberian
7 Frozen River
8 Flight of the Red Balloon
9 Revolutionary Road
10 A Christmas Tale
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Marco Cerritos
FirstShowing.net

1 Elegy
2 In Bruges
3 Wall-E
4 The Fall
5 The Dark Knight
6 Wanted and Desired
7 Frost/Nixon
8 Redbelt
9 The Bank Job
10 Speed Racer
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Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

1 The Wrestler
2 Wall-E
3 Let the Right One In
4 In Bruges
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Hellboy II
7 W
8 The Dark Knight
9 The Reader
10 JCVD
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Carol Hemphill
Webster-Kirkwood Times

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
1 The Dark Knight
3 Frost/Nixon
4 Man on Wire
5 Milk
6 Paranoid Park
7 Revolutionary Road
8 Slumdog Millionaire
9 The Visitor
10 Wall-E
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Joanne Thornborough
The Daily Journal

1 Frost/Nixon
2 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Rachel Getting Married
5 Milk
6 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
7 In Bruges
8 The Visitor
9 Persepolis
10 The Dark Knight
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Kent Tentschert
Webster-Kirkwood Times

1 Changeling
1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 The Dark Knight
4 Doubt
5 Miracle at St. Anna
6 The Reader
7 Revolutionary Road
8 Slumdog Millionaire
9 Wall-E
10 The Wrestler
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Liam Lacey
Globe & Mail

1 Wall-E
2 Happy Go Lucky
3 Flight of the Red Balloon
4 Man on Wire
5 Paranoid Park
6 Waltz with Bashir
7 My Winnipeg
8 A Christmas Tale
9 Milk
10 Up the Yangtze

Marco Cerritos | Rossiter Drake | Janos Gereben | Carol Hemphill | Anna Katz | Liam Lacey | Steve Salles | Kent Tentschert | Joanne Thornborough | Kenneth Turan

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

1 Wall-E
1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Rachel Getting Married
5 The Dark Knight
6 Trouble the Water
7 Milk
8 Encounters at End of the World
9 The Band’s Visit
10 Blindness
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Rick Groen
Globe & Mail

1 A Christmas Tale
2 Wall-E
3 Rachel Getting Married
4 I’ve Loved You So Long
5 My Winnipeg
6 The Edge of Heaven
7 Up the Yangtze
8 Happy Go Lucky
9 Waltz with Bashir
10 Slumdog Millionaire
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Mark Medley
National Post

1 Wall-E
1 The Wrestler
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Let the Right One In
5 The Dark Knight
6 Step Brothers
7 Anvil!
8 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
9 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
10 Iron Man/JCVD
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Brandy McDonnell
The Oklahoman

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Frozen River
3 Wall-E
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Boy in Striped Pajamas
6 The Dark Knight
7 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 The Wrestler
9 The Fall
10 The Visitor
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Bob Thompson
National Post

1 Iron Man
1 The Dark Knight
3 RocknRolla
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Slumdog Millionaire
6 Milk
7 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 Doubt
9 Wall-E
10 Tropic Thunder
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Germain Lussier
Times Herald-Record

1 The Wrestler
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Dark Knight
4 Revolutionary Road
5 Milk
6 Rachel Getting Married
7 Wall-E
8 Dear Zachary
9 The Wackness
10 The Class
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Lynn Venhaus
Belleville News-Democrat

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
1 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Frost/Nixon
4 Milk
5 The Dark Knight
6 Doubt
7 The Wrestler
8 Iron Man
9 The Visitor
10 Rachel Getting Married
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Gene Triplett
The Oklahoman

1 The Wrestler
2 Milk
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Rachel Getting Married
6 Appaloosa
7 Burn After Reading
8 The Visitor
9 Doubt
10 The Dark Knight
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Charles Cassidy, Jr.
Cleveland Scene

1 Iron Man
2 Cloverfield
3 Bab’Aziz
4 Young at Heart/Shine a Light
5 Sangre de mi sangre
6 Standard Operating Procedure
7 The Bank Job
8 Constantine Sword
9 Wall-E
10 Kenny
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Josh Larsen
Southtown Star

1 The Promotion
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Trouble the Water
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 The Dark Knight
6 Wall-E
7 Ballast
8 Cloverfield
9 Be Kind Rewind
10 Tropic Thunder

Charles Cassidy, Jr. | Rick Groen | Josh Larsen | Germain Lussier | Brandy McDonnell | Mark Medley | Mike Scott | Bob Thompson | Gene Triplett | Lynn Venhaus

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo.com

1 The Dark Knight
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Wrestler
4 Wall-E
5 Let the Right One In
6 Hamlet 2
7 The Hurt Locker
8 In Bruges
9 Boy A
10 Snow Angels
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Ryan Pike
The Gauntlet

1 The Dark Knight
2 Wall-E
3 Iron Man
4 Tropic Thunder
5 Quantum of Solace
6 Be Kind Rewind
7 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
8 Zack & Miri Make A Porno
9 Wanted
10 Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist
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Neil Morris
Independent Weekly

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Wrestler
3 Rachel Getting Married
4 Milk
5 Wall-E
6 Revolutionary Road
7 Chop Shop
8 Iron Man/Dark Knight
9 Cloverfield
10 Young at Heart
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Michael Compton
Bowling Green Daily News

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Wrestler
3 The Dark Knight
4 Man on Wire
5 Snow Angels
6 In Bruges
7 Milk
8 Frozen River
9 Tell No One
10 Gran Torino
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Sara Vilkomerson
NY Observer

1 The Visitor
2 Wanted & Desired
3 The Dark Knight
4 Revolutionary Road
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
6 Burn After Reading
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
9 Milk
10 Slumdog Millionaire
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Mike Giuliano
Howard County Times

1 Milk
2 Shine a Light
3 Frost/Nixon
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
6 Let the Right One In
7 I’ve Loved You So Long
8 Frozen River
9 The Visitor
10 Encounters at End of the World
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

1 Flight of the Red Balloon
2 Razzle Dazzle
3 Paranoid Park
4 Che
5 Waltz with Bashir
6 Silent Light
7 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
8 In the City of Sylvia
9 Wall-E
10 Wendy & Lucy
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Jim Brunzell
TC Daily Planet

1 Wall-E
2 Let the Right One In
3 The Edge of Heaven
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Happy Go Lucky
6 The Dark Knight
7 Anvil!
8 Milk
9 Revanche
10 Wendy & Lucy
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Ella Taylor
LA Weekly

1 Waltz with Bashir
2 Milk
3 Still Life/Up the Yangtze
4 Wendy & Lucy
5 The Class/A Christmas Tale
6 Wall-E
7 Slumdog Millionaire
8 The Counterfeiters
9 Moving Midway/Order of Myths
10 9.99
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Scott Foundas
LA Weekly

1 Still Life/Fengming
2 Gran Torino
3 Che/Hunger
4 Silent Light
5 The Dark Knight
6 Heartbeat Detector
7 A Christmas Tale/Secret of the Grain
8 Diary of the Dead/Let the Right One In
9 Shine a Light/Synecdoche, NY
10 Happy Go Lucky/Slumdog Millionaire/Wall-E

Jim Brunzell | Chris Bunbray | Michael Compton | Scott Foundas | Mike Giuliano | J. Hoberman | Neil Morris | Ryan Pike | Ella Taylor | Sara Vilkomerson

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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John M. Urbancich
Cleveland Sun-News

1 In Bruges
2 Doubt
3 The Dark Knight
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Frozen River
6 The Wrestler
7 Gran Torino
8 Nothing but the Truth
9 I Served the King of England
10 Frost/Nixon \ W
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

1 The Dark Knight
2 The Go-Getter
3 Happy Go Lucky
4 Rachel Getting Married
5 Reprise
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Tropic Thunder
8 Wall-E
9 The Wrestler
10 Young at Heart
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Kimberly Jones
Austin Chronicle

1 Synecdoche, NY
2 A Christmas Tale
3 Elegy
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Rachel Getting Married
6 Let the Right One In
7 Tell No One
8 Son of Rambow
9 In Search of Midnight Kiss
10 Wall-E
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Barry Hertz
National Post Ampersand

1 Synecdoche, NY
2 Wall-E
3 Man on Wire
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Wendy & Lucy
6 Redbelt
7 The Visitor
8 I’ve Loved You So Long
9 The Dark Knight
10 Shotgun Series
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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Let the Right One In
3 The Wrestler
4 My Winnipeg
5 Gomorrah
6 Man on Wire
7 Waltz with Bashir
8 Blindness
9 Son of Rambow
10 Funny Games
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Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

1 A Christmas Tale
2 Gomorrah
3 Wendy & Lucy
4 The Counterfeiters
5 I’ve Loved You So Long
6 Synecdoche, NY
7 Man on Wire
8 Che
9 The Wrestler
10 Trouble the Water
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Duncan Shepherd
San Diego Reader

1 Happy Go Lucky
2 Roman de Gare
3 The Promotion
4 Burn After Reading
5 Ciudad en Celo
6 Cloverfield
7 X-Files: I Want to Believe
8 Appaloosa
9 Redbelt
10 The Unknown Woman
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Christopher Orr
New Republic

1 Wall-E
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Dark Knight
4 Synecdoche, NY
5 Revolutionary Road
6 The Wrestler
7 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 Iron Man
9 Be Kind Rewind
10 Man on Wire
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Steven Snyder
Greater Milwaukee Today

1 The Wrestler
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Fall
4 Man on Wire
5 The Dark Knight
6 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
7 The Visitor
8 Milk
9 My Winnipeg
10 Wall-E
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Gary Cogill
KVUE

1 The Dark Knight
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 Milk
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Wall-E
7 The Wrestler
8 Man on Wire
9 Doubt
10 Let the Right One In

Gary Cogill | Barry hertz | Kimberley Jones | Christopher Orr | Josh Rosenblatt | Marc Savlov | Duncan Shepherd | Steven Snyder | John M. Urbacnich | Elizabeth Weitzman

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Wall-E
3 The Dark Knight
4 Milk
5 Frozen River
6 Rachel Getting Married
7 Happy Go Lucky
8 Standard Operating Procedure
9 Gomorrah
10 Elegy
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Dwight Brown
Seattle Medium

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Cadillac Records
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 The Dark Knight
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Milk
7 Nothing Like the Holidays
8 Pineapple Express
9 Traitor
10 Wall-E
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Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight

1 Iron Man
2 Happy Go Lucky
3 Wall-E
4 Under the Bombs
5 Son of Rambow
6 Cloverfield
7 Speed Racer
8 Kit Kittredge
9 Ghost Town
10 Redbelt
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Patty Jones
Georgia Straight

1 Wall-E
2 Frost/Nixon
3 Milk
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Man on Wire
6 Let the Right One In
7 Tell No One
8 Happy Go Lucky
9 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
10 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Janet Smith
Georgia Straight

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Standard Operating Procedure
3 Milk
4 In Bruges
5 Cloverfield
6 Let the Right One In
7 Funny Games
8 Man on Wire
9 Frost/Nixon
10 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Mark Harris
Georgia Straight

1 Waltz with Bashir
2 Tell No One
3 I’ve Loved You So Long
4 Persepolis
5 The Band’s Visit
6 My Winnipeg
7 In Bruges
8 The Last Mistress
9 The Duchess of Langeais
10 A Secret
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Tom Tangney
KIRO Radio

1 The Edge of Heaven
2 Synecdoche, NY
3 Cherry Blossoms – Hanami
4 Boy A
5 I’ve Loved You So Long
6 Man on Wire
7 Funny Games
8 Towelhead
9 Wall-E
10 Rachel Getting Married
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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

1 Milk
2 Happy Go Lucky
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 Flight of the Red Balloon
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
6 The Visitor
7 Frost/Nixon
8 Man on Wire
9 Boy in the Striped Pajams
10 I’ve Loved You So Long
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Richard Crouse
Canada AM

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Wall-E
3 Let the Right One In
4 My Winnipeg
5 Iron Man
6 The Dark Knight
7 Frost/Nixon
8 JCVD
9 9
10 10
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Acquarello
Auteur’s Notebook

1 Heartbeat Detective
2 Alexandra
3 A Christmas Tale
4 The Duchess of Langeais
5 In the City of Sylvia
6 4 Mos, 3 Wks and 2 Days
7 Love Songs
8 Before I Forget
9 Reprise
10 A Girl Cut in Two

Acquarello | Amy Biancolli | Dwight Brown | Richard Crouse | Ken Eisner | Mark Harris | Patty Jones | Janet Smith | Tom Tangney | Ron Yamauchi

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Stuart Levine
RBI-US

1 Revolutionary Road
2 Frost/Nixon
3 The Wrestler
4 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5 Slumdog Millionaire
6 Doubt
7 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
8 I’ve Loved You So Long
9 Wendy & Lucy
10 The Dark Knight
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Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hollywood Reporter

1 Milk
2 Wall-E
3 The Dark Knight
4 Man on Wire
5 Slumdog Millionaire
6 A Secret
7 Frost/Nixon
8 Frozen River
9 Encounters at End of the World
10 Doubt
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

1 Milk
2 The Wrestler
3 The Dark Knight
4 In Search of Midnight Kiss
5 Elegy
6 Wall-E
7 Revolutionary Road
8 Bigger, Stronger, Faster
9 Frost/Nixon
10 Tropic Thunder
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Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter

1 The Dark Knight
2 Milk
3 Wall-E
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6 Man on Wire
7 Slumdog Millionaire
8 Waltz with Bashir
9 Young @ Heart
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Jason Gargano
Cincinnati City Beat

1 Che
2 A Christmas Tale
3 Man on Wire
4 Momma’s Man
5 My Winnipeg
6 Bigger, Stronger Faster
7 Reprise
8 Wall-E
9 Wendy & Lucy
10 The Wrestler
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Steven Rosen
Cincinnati City Beat

1 Frozen River
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Man on Wire
4 Revolutionary Road
5 The Wrestler
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 Wendy & Lucy
8 Milk
9 Synecdoche, NY
10 Tell No One
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Erica Abeel
IndieWire

1 Waltz with Bashir
2 Happy Go Lucky
3 A Christmas Tale
4 Paranoid Park
5 The Duchess of Langeais
6 The Last Mistress
7 The Class
8 Alexandra
9 The Reader
10 The Band’s Visit
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Howard Feinstein
IndieWire

1 Gran Torino
2 The Secret of the Grain
3 Alexandra
4 Silent Light
5 Wall-E
6 Milk
7 My Winnipeg
8 Still Life
9 Standard Operating Procedure
10 Rachel Getting married
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Eugene Hernandez
IndieWire

1 A Christmas Tale
2 Derek
3 Frozen River
4 Gomorrah
5 Man on Wire
6 Milk/Paranoid Park
7 Trouble the Water
8 Synecdoche, NY
9 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
10 Waltz with Bashir
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Brian Brooks
IndieWire

1 Wanted & Desired
2 The Class
3 Che
4 Milk
5 Man on Wire
6 Gomorrah
7 Encounters at End of the World
8 I’ve Loved You So Long
9 Ballast
10 Slumdog Millioniare

Erica Abeel | Brian Brooks | Matt Brunson | Howard Feinstein | Jason Gargano | Eugene Hernandez | Stuart Levine | Michael Rechtshaffen | Steven Rosen | Frank Scheck

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Jason Guerrasio
Filmmaker Magazine

1 The Betrayal/Che
2 The Class
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 The Dark Knight
5 Elegy/Man on Wire
6 Milk/Momman’s Man
7 Paranoid Park
8 Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired
9 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
10 Wall-E/The Wrestler
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Kristian Lin
Ft. Worth Weekly

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Dark Knight
3 Wall-E
4 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
5 Reprise
6 Rachel Getting Married
7 Pineapple Express
8 Happy Go Lucky
9 Let the Right One In
10 Bigger, Stronger, Faster
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Matthew Lucas
The Dispatch

1 Silent Light
2 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
3 Synecdoche, NY
4 Gran Torino
5 Wall-E
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Waltz with Bashir
8 The Wrestler
9 Let the Right One In
10 Still Life
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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

1 Encounters at End of the World
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Waltz with Bashir
4 The Visitor
5 Wall-E
6 Milk
7 Let the Right One In
8 Man on Wire
9 The Pool
10 The Bank Job
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Joe Neumaier
NY Daily News

1 The Dark Knight
2 Doubt
3 I’ve Loved You So Long
4 The Lucky Ones
5 Religulous
6 Revolutionary Road
7 Synecdoche, NY
8 W.
9 Wall-E
10 The Wrestler
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Dave Kehr
DaveKehr.com

1 A Christmas Tale
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 Diary of the Dead
4 The Fall
5 Gran Torino
6 Sparrow
7 Still Life
8 Tropic Thunder
9 Wall-E
10 Wendy & Lucy
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Barbara Vancheri
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Dark Knight
3 Wall-E
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6 Frozen River
7 The Wrestler
8 Man on Wire
9 Doubt
10 The Visitor
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Anne Hornaday
Washington Post

1 The Visitor
2 Wall-E
3 Milk
4 The Edge of Heaven
5 Man on Wire
6 Chicago 10
7 Happy Go Lucky
8 Rachel Getting Married
9 I’ve Loved You So Long
10 Tell No One
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Bob Strauss
LA Daily News

1 The Dark Knight
2 Towelhead
3 Still Life
4 Milk / Paranoid Park
5 The Exiles
6 Frost/Nixon
7 Let the Right One In
8 Trouble the Water
9 Hunger
10 Pineapple Express/Tropic Thunder
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Sean O’Connell
WBTV

1 Wall-E
2 Man on Wire
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 Rachel Getting Married
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Dear Zachary
7 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
8 Son of Rambow
9 Tropic Thunder
10 Let the Right One In

Jason Guerrasio | Anne Hornaday | Dave Kehr | Kristian Lin | Matthew Lucas | Tom Meek | Joe Neumaier | Sean O’Connell | Bob Strauss | Barbara Vancheri

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Brad Brevet
Rope of Silicon

1 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 The Wrestler
4 The Dark Knight
5 Wall-E
6 The Class
7 In Bruges
8 Tropic Thunder
9 I’ve Loved You So Long
10 The Reader
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Whitney Matheson
USA Today

1 Iron Man
2 The Dark Knight
3 The Wrestler
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Rachel Getting Married
6 Pineapple Express
7 Wendy & Lucy
8 Milk
9 Young at Heart
10 Nights and Weekends
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Dana Stevens
Slate

1 A Christmas Tale
2 The Class
3 The Edge of Heaven
4 Encounters at End of the World
5 Frozen River
6 Man on Wire
7 Milk
8 Wall-E
9 Wendy & Lucy
10 The Wrestler
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Pam Grady
FilmStew

1 My Winnipeg
2 The Wrestler
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 JCVD
5 Wall-E
6 What we do is Secret
7 Boy A
8 The Visitor
9 Milk
10 In Bruges
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Harry Knowles
AICN

1 Let the Right One In
2 The Dark Knight
3 The Wrestler
4 Wall-E
5 Brothers Bloom
6 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
7 Milk
8 Pineapple Express
9 Slumdog Millionaire
10 Burn After Reading
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Peter Knegt
IndieWire

1 Wendy & Lucy
2 Happy Go Lucky
3 Wall-E
4 The Dark Knight
5 Waltz with Bashir
6 Milk
7 A Christmas Tale
8 Synecdoche, NY
9 Ballast
10 Let the Right One In
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Michael Hawley
Twitch

1 A Christmas Tale
2 Synecdoche, NY
3 The Duchess of Langeais
4 Still Life
5 Stranded
6 The Pool
7 My Father, My Lord
8 Stuck
9 The Last Mistress
10 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
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Dennis Harvey
Variety

1 Encounters at End of the World
2 Battle for Haditha
3 My Brother is an Only Child
4 Kenny
5 The Class
6 A Christmas Tale
7 The Signal
8 I Served the King of England
9 Happy Go Lucky
10 Planet B-Boy
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Paul Gallagher
FutureMovies

1 The Dark Knight
2 Wall-E
3 No Country for Old Men
4 There Will Be Blood
5 Waltz with Bashir
6 Juno
7 Son of Rambow
8 In Bruges
9 The Visitor
10 Man on Wire
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Dennis Lim
Moving Image Source

1 Flight of the Red Balloon
2 Before I Forget
3 Still Life
4 In the City of Sylvia
5 Paranoid Park
6 Wendy & Lucy
7 The Duchess of Langaeis
8 Hunger
9 My Winnipeg
10 Milk

Brad Brevet | Paul Gallagher | Pam Grady | Dennis Harvey | Michael Hawley | Peter Knegt | Harry Knowles | Dennis Lim | Whitney Matheson | Dana Stevens

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Alison Brophy-Champion
Culpeper Star-Exponent

1 There Will Be Blood
2 Iron Man
3 City Lights
4 The Dark Knight
5 Maltese Falcon
6 All Quiet on the Western Front
7 U2 3D
8 Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
9 Burn After Reading
10 Cloverfield
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Marcus Hu
Strand Releasing

1 Before I Forget
2 Milk
3 The Class
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
6 Be Kind Rewind
7 The Edge of Heaven
8 Hunger
9 Savage Grace
10 Ballast
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Edge of Heaven
3 The Visitor
4 Wendy & Lucy
5 I’ve Loved You So Long
6 Frozen River
7 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
8 Hancock/Iron Man
9 Happy Go Lucky
10 In Bruges
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Larry Ratliff
Express-News

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Young @ Heart
3 The Dark Knight
4 Wall-E
5 Let the Right One In
6 Doubt
7 Milk
8 Frost/Nixon
9 Burn After Reading
10 Appaloosa
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Edward Douglas
Coming Soon

1 Man on Wire
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 Wall-E
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Let the Right One In
6 Dear Zachary
7 Glass: A Portrait of Philip
8 Iron Man
9 Nothing But the Truth
10 Happy Go Lucky
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Tom Lynch
Newcity

1 Milk
2 The Dark Knight
3 Man on Wire
4 Let the Right One In
5 Rachel Getting Married
6 Revolutionary Road
7 The Wrestler
8 Iron Man
9 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
10 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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Josh Tyler
CinemaBlend

1 The Dark Knight
2 Kung Fu Panda
3 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
4 Milk
5 Religulous
6 Doubt
7 Gran Torino
8 Priceless
9 The Wackness
10 Bolt
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Philip Martin

1 The Visitor
2 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
3 Shotgun Stories
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Let the Right One In
6 The Dark Knight
7 Gran Torino
8 Frozen River
9 Synecdoche, NY
10 Wall-E
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Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter

1 Man on Wire
2 Ballast
3 The Dark Knight
4 The Pool
5 Paranoid Park
6 Still Life
7 Che
8 Waltz with Bashir
9 The Last Mistress
10 Encounters at End of the World
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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

1 Rachel Getting Married
2 The Visitor
3 Milk
4 Man on Wire
5 Gran Torino
6 Waltz with Bashir
7 Happy Go Lucky
8 Frost/Nixon
9 Young @ Heart
10 My Winnipeg

Alison Brophy-Champion | Robert W. Butler | Edward Douglas | Marcus Hu | Sheri Linden | Tom Lynch | Philip Martin | Larry Ratliff | Steven Rea | Josh Tyler

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Stephen Farber
The Hollywood Reporter

1 Waltz With Bashir
2 Boy A
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 The Reader
5 Milk
6 Frozen River
7 The Visitor
8 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
9 The Edge of Heaven
10 In Search of a Midnight Kiss
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Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 The Dark Knight
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 Frozen River
5 Wall-E
6 Milk
7 Man on Wire
8 The Visitor
9 Iron Man
10 The Edge of Heaven
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Christopher Kelly
DFW.com

1 Rachel Getting Married
2 The Dark Knight
3 Wendy & Lucy
4 Reprise
5 Happy Go Lucky
6 Paranoid Park
7 Definitely, Maybe
8 Doubt
9 The Class
10 W.
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Ray Bennett
The Hollywood Reporter

1 Synecdoche, NY
2 Happy Go Lucky
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Good
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
6 I’ve Loved You So Long
7 The Wrestler
8 Appaloosa
9 Brideshead Revisited
10 Frost/Nixon
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Clint O’Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 RocknRolla
3 The Reader
4 Tropic Thunder
5 Choke
6 Priceless
7 Elegy
8 Under the Same Moon
9 Miracle at St. Ann
10 Redbelt
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Matt Pais
Red Eye (Chicago)

1 Happy Go Lucky
2 Wendy & Lucy
3 Funny Games
4 The Dark Knight
5 Bigger, Stronger, Faster
6 Wall-E
7 Paranoid Park
8 The Wrestler
9 Ballast
10 Role Models
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Calvin Wilson
STL Today

1 Boy A
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 Flight of the Red Balloon
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Happy Go Lucky
6 Milk
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 Revolutionary Road
9 Slumdog Millionaire
10 Waltz with Bashir
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Craig Outhier
Phoenix East Valley Tribune

1 The Visitor
2 The Dark Knight
3 The Wrestler
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Rachel Getting Married
6 Religulous
7 U2 3D
8 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
9 Roman de Gare
10 Frost/Nixon
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TC Kirkham
Popcorn n Roses

1 Charlie Bartlett/Cloverfield
2 Crawford
3 The Dark Knight
4 The Forbidden Kingdom
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Iron Man/Milk
7 My Winnipeg
8 Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist
9 Paranoid Park/Speed Racer
10 Wall-E
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Kim Brown
Popcorn n Roses

1 Charlie Bartlett
2 The Dark Knight
3 In Bruges
4 Iron Man
5 Mamma Mia
6 My Winnipeg
7 Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist
8 Paranoid Park
9 Speed Racer
10 Tropic Thunder

Ray Bennett | Kim Brown | Stephen Farber | Kirk Honeycutt | Christopher Kelly | TC Kirkham | Clint O’Connor | Craig Outhier | Matt Pais | Calvin Wilson

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

1 Wall-E
2 The Edge of Heaven
3 Ballast
4 Be Kind Rewind
5 The Dark Knight
6 Gomorrah
7 Milk
8 Synecdoche, NY
9 The Order of Myths
10 Realism as a Theme
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

1 Wall-E
2 Slumdog Millioniare
3 Man on Wire
4 Milk
5 Let the Right One In
6 The Wrestler
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 Son of Rambow
9 Flight of the Red Balloon
10 Synecdoche, NY
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Craig D. Lindsey
News & Observer

1 Burn After Reading
2 A Christmas Tale
3 The Dark Knight
4 Dear Zachary
5 Encounters at End of the World
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 Let the Right One In
8 Paranoid Park
9 Rachel Getting Married
10 Wall-E
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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

1 Wall-E
2 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
3 Happy Go Lucky
4 Frozen Rivver
5 Slumdog Millionaire
6 Man on Wire
7 The Visitor
8 Let the Right One In
9 Frost/Nixon
10 Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 My Blueberry Nights
3 The Dark Knight
4 Shine A Light
5 Snow Angels
6 Wall-E
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 Let the Right One In
9 The Wrestler
10 My Winnipeg
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Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 The Dark Knight
3 Frozen River
4 Man on Wire
5 Milk
6 Priceless
7 Revolutionary Road
8 Shine a Light
9 Tell No One
10 Wall-E
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Drew McWeeny
HitFix

1 The Wrestler
2 The Good, the Bad & the Weird
3 Man On Wire
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 Let the Right One In
6 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
7 Ex-Drummer
8 The Dark Knight
9 Wall-E
10 Pineapple Express
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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Star

1 The Dark Knight
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Wrestler
4 Gran Torino
5 Wanted
6 Pineapple Express
7 Zack & Miri Make a Porno
8 Frost/Nixon
9 Boy in the Striped Pajamas
10 Milk
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Todd Hill
Staten Island Advance

1 The Reader
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Wrestler
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6 The Visitor
7 Wall-E
8 Nothing But the Truth
9 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
10 Funny Games
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Al Alexander
Patriot Ledger

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Milk
3 Frost/Nixon
4 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
5 Man on Wire
6 The Wrestler
7 Synecdoche, NY
8 Edge of Heaven
9 Tell No One
10 The Visitor

Al Alexander | Ty Burr | Carol Cling | Todd Hill | Craig D. Lindsey | Moira Macdonald | Drew McWeeny | Wesley Morris | Peter Sobczynski | Phil Villarreal

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 Wall-E
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 Iron Man
5 Man On Wire
6 Still Life
7 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
8 The Visitor
9 Waltz with Bashir
10 The Wrestler
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

1 Milk
2 Revolutionary Road
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Frost/Nixon
5 I’ve Loved You So Long
6 The Wrestler
7 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
8 Elegy
9 Wendy & Lucy
10 The Visitor
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 Revolutionary Road
3 Frost/Nixon
4 Milk
5 Wall-E
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Up the Yangtze
8 Wendy & Lucy
9 Trouble the Water
10 Man on Wire
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

1 The Dark Knight
2 The Wrestler
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Milk
5 Frost/Nixon
6 The Visitor
7 Tropic Thunder
8 Man on Wire
9 Wall-E
10 Iron Man
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

1 Revolutionary Road
2 Milk
3 4 Mos, 3 Wks and 2 Days
4 I’ve Loved You So Long
5 The Wrestler
6 Frost/Nixon
7 Roman de Gare
8 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
9 The Life Before Her Eyes
10 Baghead
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Neil Rosen
NY1

1 Wall-E
2 W
3 Changeling
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 The Wrestler
6 Man On Wire
7 Towelhead
8 Zack & Miri Make A Porno
9 Step Brothers
10 Bolt
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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

1 Funny Games
2 Happy Go Lucky
3 Rachel Getting married
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
6 Wall-E
7 The Wackness
8 Cloverfield
9 Chop Shop
10 Standard Operating Procedure
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Las Vegas Weekly

1 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2 Flight of the Red Balloon
3 Still Life
4 The Dark Knight
5 Burn After Reading
6 Rachel Getting Married
7 Gran Torino
8 Happy Go Lucky
9 My Blueberry Nights
10 Encounters at End of the World
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

1 Wall-E
2 A Christmas Tale
3 The Last Mistress
4 The Dark Knight
5 Let the Right One In
6 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 Milk
9 I’ve Loved You So Long
10 The Wrestler
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James Ward
Visalia Times-Delta

1 Milk
2 The Changeling
3 The Dark Knight
4 The Black Balloon
5 Slumdog Millionaire
6 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
7 The Visitor
8 Doubt
9 In Bruges
10 RocknRolla

Jeffrey M. Anderson | Josh Bell | Rafer Guzman | Peter Hartlaub | Mick LaSalle
Joe Morgenstern | Neil Rosen | Ruthe Stein | James Ward | Joe Williams

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

1 Rachel Getting Married
2 The Dark Knight
3 Wall-E
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Son of Rambow
6 Hellboy II: Golden Army
7 Tell No One
8 The Visitor
9 Let the Right One In
10 Frozen River
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Kevin Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

1 Che
2 Australia
3 Pineapple Express
4 The Dark Knight
5 Wall-E
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Afterschool
8 Silent Light
9 The Wrestler
10 Miroir Noir
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Tom Long
Detroit News

1 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2 The Wrestler
3 Frost/Nixon
4 Revolutionary Road
5 Synecdoche, NY
6 Wall-E
7 Man on Wire
8 Slumdog Millionaire
9 Elegy
10 Doomsday/Wanted
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Chris Hewitt
St. Paul Pioneer Press

1 The Edge of Heaven
2 The Dark Knight
3 Man on Wire
4 Be Kind Rewind
5 Slumdog Millionaire
6 Wall-E
7 Synecdoche, NY
8 Surfwise
9 Hunger
10 OSS 117: Nest of Spies
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Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 Wall-E
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 The Edge of Heaven
6 What Just Happened
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 American Teen
9 Flash of Genius
10 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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John Serba

1 Wall-E
2 The Wrestler
3 In Bruges
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 The Dark Knight
6 Revolutionary Road
7 Slumdog Millionaire
8 Doubt
9 Milk
10 Rachel Getting Married
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James Verniere
Boston Herald

1 Slumdog Millionare
2 Wall-E
3 Changeling
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Gran Torino
6 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
7 Happy Go Lucky
8 Tell No One
9 In Bruges
10 Mongol
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Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

1 The Dark Knight
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 The Wrestler
4 Wall-E
5 Gran Torino
6 Let the Right One In
7 In Bruges
8 The Strangers
9 The Bank Job
10 The Promotion
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Dan Sallitt
Auteurs Notebook

1 The Tracey Fragments
2 Ballast
3 Still Life
4 Une Vielle Maitresse
5 Nights and Weekends
6 Woman on the Beach
7 Avant que j’oublie
8 The Wackness
9 Silent Light
10 Poor Boy’s Game
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Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

1 The Visitor
2 Wall-E
3 Milk
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Wendy & Lucy
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 The Wrestler
8 I’ve Loved You So Long
9 Frost/Nixon
10 Man on Wire

Sonny Bunch | Chris Hewitt | Kevin Laforest | Tom Long | Sean Means | Carla Meyer | Dan Sallitt | John Serba | Michael Sragow | James Verniere

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Pete Howell
Toronto Star

1 The Dark Knight
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 My Winnipeg
3 Man on Wire
5 Wall-E
6 Doubt
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 Let the Right One In
9 The Wrestler
10 Gran Torino
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Stephen Witty
The Star-Ledger

1 The Dark Knight
2 4 Mos, 3 Wks & 2 Days
3 Elegy
4 Milk
5 Revolutionary Road
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Taxi to the Dark SIde
8 Tell No One
9 Wall-E
10 The Wrestler
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Mary Pols
Women On Film

1 Wall-E
2 The Wrestler
3 Rachel Getting Married
3 I’ve Loved You So Long
5 Let the Right One In
6 Wendy & Lucy
7 Milk
8 A Christmas Tale
9 Pineapple Express
10 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Stephen Holt
Stephen Holt Show

1 Milk
2 Rachel Getting Married
3 Hunger
4 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5 Shotgun Stories
6 Funny Games
7 The Reader
8 Revolutionary Road
9 Mama Mia
10 Changeling
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Tom Charity
CNN.com

1 Encounters at End of the World
2 In the City of Sylvia
3 Still Life
4 Opera Jawa
5 Wall-E
6 Appaloosa
7 A Christmas Tale
8 Paranoid Park
9 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
10 Let the Right One In
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James Crawford
Revers Shot

1 Silent Light
2 A Christmas Tale
3 Flight of the Red Balloon
4 Synecdoche, NY
5 Woman on the Beach
6 Wall-E
7 My Winnipeg
8 Milk
9 Let the Right One In
10 Boy A
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Mike D’Angelo
Las Vegas Weekly

1 Silent Light
2 Paranoid Park
3 Rachel Getting Married
4 Burn After Reading
5 Wall-E
6 The Brothers Bloom
7 Funny Games
8 The Duchess of Langeais
9 In the City of Sylvia
10 The Secret of the Grain
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Thelma Adams
US Magazine

1 Milk
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Tropic Thunder
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Frozen River
6 Rachel Getting Married
7 Burn After Reading
8 A Christmas Tale
9 The Duchess
10 Revolutionary Road
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Francis Chervenak
Stephen Holt Show

1 The Dark Knight
2 Wall-E
3 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4 The Wrestler
4 Rachel Getting Married
6 Revolutionary Road
7 Frost/Nixon
8 Slumdog Millionaire
9 Gran Torino
10 Synecdoche, NY
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Merrick Bursuk
Stephen Holt Show

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Milk
4 The Reader
5 The Visitor
6 Synecdoche, NY
7 The Class
8 Doubt
9 Defiance
10 Happy Go Lucky

Thelma Adams | Merrick Bursuk | Tom Charity | Francis Chervenak | James Crawford | Mike D’Angelo | Stephen Holt | Pete Howell | Mary Pols | Stephen Whitty

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Sheigh Crabtree
Women on Film

1 Milk
2 The Class
3 Frozen River
4 Man on Wire
5 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6 The Dark Knight
7 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
8 Slumdog Millionaire
9 The Wrestler
10 Frost/Nixon
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Lexi Feinberg
Big Picture Big Sound

1 The Dark Knight
2 The Wrestler
3 Happy Go Lucky
4 Frost/Nixon
5 Dear Zachary
6 Wall-E
7 Vicky Christina Barcelona
8 The Reader
9 Gran Torino
10 Revolutionary Road
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Erin Trahan
The Independent

1 The Visitor
2 Frozen River
3 Man on Wire
4 Mister Lonely
5 Let the Right One In
6 Pray the Devil Back to Hell
7 Wall-E
8 Ballast
9 Secrecy
10 Milk
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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

1 Australia
2 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3 The Dark Knight
4 Doubt
5 Frost/Nixon
6 Gran Torino
7 Milk
8 The Reader
9 Slumdog Millionaire
10 Wall-E
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Karen Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

1 Revolutionary Road
2 Wall-E
3 The Visitor
4 Let the Right One In
5 Tell No One
6 Man on Wire
7 Iron Man
8 Slumdog Millionaire
9 The Reader
10 In Bruges
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Maitland McDonagh
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

1 Let the Right One In
2 Jar City
3 The Fall
4 Beauty in Trouble
5 The Wrestler
6 Slumdog Millionaire
7 Surfwise
8 Milk
9 Diary of the Dead
10 American Zombie
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David D’Arcy
Screen

1 Waltz with Bashir
2 Frozen River
3 Hunger
4 The Band’s Visit
5 Baghead
6 Tropic Thunder
7 Wanted & Desired
8 Ballast
9 Slumdog Millionaire
10 The Dark Knight
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Peter Brunette
The Hollywood Reporter

1 The Dark Knight
2 Synecdoche, Ny
3 Gomorrah
4 Slumdog Millionaire
5 Still Life
6 I’ve Loved You So Long
7 The Wrestler
9 The Edge of Heaven
8 Doubt
10 Up the Yangtze
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JR Jones
Chicago Reader

1 Wendy & Lucy
2 The Visitor
3 At the Death House Door
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 The Edge of Heaven
6 Standard Operating Procedure
7 Frownland
8 Boy A
9 Frozen River
10 Lakeview Terrace
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine

1 Paranoid Park
2 The Dark Knight
3 My Winnipeg
4 Silent Light
5 Wendy & Lucy
6 The Bank Job
7 Chicago 10
8 Liberty Kid
9 Tell No One
10 Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Peter Brunette | Sheigh Crabtree | David D’Arcy | Bilge Ebiri | Lexi Feinberg | Susan Granger | JR Jones | Karen Martin | Maitland McDonagh | Erin Trahan

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Adam Kempenaar
Filmspotting

1 Man on Wire
2 Milk
3 Hunger
4 Paranoid Park
5 The Wrestler
6 Happy Go Lucky
7 Rachel Getting Married
8 My Winnipeg
9 Synecdoche, NY
10 The Dark Knight
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Matty Robinson
Filmspotting

1 Wall-E
2 Trouble the Water
3 Chop Shop
4 Hunger
5 In Bruges
6 A Christmas Tale
7 Paranoid Park
8 The Wrestler
8 Man on Wire
10 Zack & Miri Make a Porno
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Sandhu/Robey
The Telegraph

1 Kung Fu Panda
2 There Will Be Blood
3 Hunger
4 Man on Wire
5 Lust, Caution
6 In Bruges
7 King of Kong
8 Speed Racer
9 Import/Export
10 Summer Hours
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Film Comment
Contributors

1 Wendy & Lucy
2 Flight of the Red Balloon
3 A Christmas Tale
4 Happy Go Lucky
5 Wall-E
6 Still Life
7 Paranoid park
8 Waltz with Bashir
8 My Winnipeg
10 Milk
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Keith Cohen
Sun Publications

1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2 Slumdog Millionaire
3 Frost/Nixon
4 The Dark Knight
5 Boy in the Striped Pajamas
6 The Bucket List
7 A Friend Indeed
8 Young @ Heart
9 The Express
10 The Edge of Heaven
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Emanuel Levy
EmanualLevy.com

1 Hunger
2 The Dark Knight
3 Slumdog Millionaire
4 Encounters at End of the World
5 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6 Rachel Getting Married
7 Wall-E
8 Gomorrah
8 Let the Right One In
10 Man On Wire/Waltz with Bashir
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Andrew O’Hehir
Salon

1 A Christmas Tale
2 Waltz with Bashir
3 Chop Shop
4 Encounters at End of the World
5 Flight of the Red Balloon
6 Momma’s Man
7 Man on Wire
8 The Order of Myths
9 Heartbeat Detector
10 Romance of Astrea & Celadon
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Adam Nayman
Eye Weekly

1 In the City of Sylvia
2 Still Life
3 Ballast
4 La France
5 Duchess of Langeais
6 Wendy & Lucy
7 The Unforseen
8 Rachel Getting Married
9 Let the Right One In
10 Profit Motive & Whispering Wind
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Erik Kohn
New York Press

1 Happy Go Lucky
2 Mister Lonely
3 Frownland
4 Eden
5 The Class
6 Tropic Thunder
7 My Father My Lord
8 Man on Wire
9 Chop Shop
10 Wanted & Desired
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Robert Koehler
Variety Cinema Scope

1 In the City of Sylvia
2 Gomorrah
3 La France
4 Ballast
5 Silence Before Bach
6 Fengming: A Chinese Memoir
7 My Winnipeg
8 Paranoid Park
9 Man on Wire
10 Still Life

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