By William Wolf

THE BEST TEN FILMS OF 2009  Send This Review to a Friend

Heading my list of the best ten films released in New York in 2009 is “The Messenger,” written and directed by Oren Moverman and starring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. The complete list follows in the order of preference:

1. The Messenger

2. A Serious Man

3. Avatar

4. The Hurt Locker

5. Precious

6. Summer Hours

7. The White Ribbon

8. Capitalism: A Love Story

9. Julie and Julia

10. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Other 2009 favorites include, in no special order: Amreeka; Police, Adjective; Nine; Crazy Heart; Il Divo; Up in the Air; It’s Complicated; Lorna’s Silence; The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond; The Young Victoria; Coco Before Chanel; Fifty Dead Men Walking; The Road; Broken Embraces; Taking Woodstock, The Maid, Yoo-ho, Mrs. Goldberg; Every Little Step, Easy Virtue; Paris 36; Pressure Cooker; Hunger, The Beaches of Agnes; In the Loop; Sherman’s Way, A Single Man and Ricky.


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