In the first half of the year, I saw more great films than I could fit on a Top Ten, but for the sake of discipline, here’s my list, culled from New York theatrical releases from January thru June:
Cherry Blossoms by Doris Dörrie
24 City by Zhang Ke Jia
Adoration by Atom Egoyan
Coraline by Henry Selick
Sleep Dealer by Alex Rivera
12 by Nikita Mikhalkov
Donkey Punch by Oliver Blackburn
Goodbye Solo by Ramin Bahrani
Lemon Tree by Eran Riklis
Hunger by Steve McQueen
The tendency is to forget the first half of the year when we’re making our Top Tens in December!!!
What do you think is the best film so far this year?