23 December 2008

Results of indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll

Hou Hsiao-hsien's Flight of the Red Balloon was named the best film in indieWIRE's Critics Poll; Hou also was named best director. Though both of those wins were certainly welcome and exciting, most of the other winners went to predictable choices: Mickey Rourke, Heath Ledger, Charlie Kaufman, Man on Wire and Ballast. Look deeper though and you'll find a lot of wonderful picks, like Asia Argento for Boarding Gate, The Last Mistress and Mother of Tears. Here's the full list.

2 comments:

Blake Williams said...

I think that's the best Top 20 of any major publication that I've seen, although I question the inclusion of the 2006 film Still Life. I know it didn't get distribution in the US until this year, but I think there should be some sort of limit, even though this isn't nearly as absurd as everyone putting Army of Darkness in their Top 10s a couple of years ago.

Joe said...

Officially, Still Life wasn't released in the US until this year, so technically it's fair game.