Only 3 months less relevant, here are swedes of 12 films from 2009 that were nominated for Silver Reels awards. These were broadcast on UATV during the ceremony in March. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/12240106]
Top 50 Films of the 00's
Horror of the Absurd
I prefer absurd horror. Naturalism and magical realism take all the fun out of it. I don't want to take out the DVD and know that if I simply avoid this particular campsite or houses built on ancient Indian burial grounds, I'll be safe. I don't want to know about the troubled childhood of the ghost or the serial killer. The true horrors are in the unknown, and more so, in the unknowable.
The Great Dictator: Remembering Hitler Properly
The Apotheosis of Adolf was a project started by the Nazis and continued in the popular imagination by casting him as a malevolent deity. Hitler’s plans for Germany didn’t work out, but his egotistical desire to become a Wagnerian god has. The real Nazi party was a disorganized mess, and Hitler only achieved the military success he did through luck rather than some sort of genius. Yet popular historiography simply perpetuates the self-glorifying mythos he created.