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indieWIRE CRITICS’ POLL ’08 | Robert Horton

indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Robert Horton

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.

Robert Horton

Best Film
1 – The Edge of Heaven
2 – The Duchess of Langeais
3 – The Romance of Astrea and Celedon
4 – The Dark Knight
5 – Wendy and Lucy
6 – Married Life
7 – Priceless
8 – In Bruges
9 – Forever

Best Performance
1 – Pierce Brosnan, Married Life

Best Director
Fatih Akin, The Edge of Heaven

Best Screenplay
Eric Rohmer, The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

Best First Feature
In Bruges

Best Documentary

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