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indieWIRE CRITICS’ POLL ’08 | Nathan Lee

indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Nathan Lee

This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE’s 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year’s best — and, in many cases, most overlooked — films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of critics poll ballots is available here at indieWIRE and tabulated results are being published by indieWIRE later this month.

Nathan Lee
New York Times, Film Comment, WNYC

Best Film
1 – I No Longer Hear The Guitar
2 – Before I Forget
3 – WALL-E
4 – Che
5 – Mother of Tears
6 – The Flight of the Red Balloon
7 – The Curious Case of Benajmin Button
8 – Razzle Dazzle
9 – Theater of War
10 – Death Race

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