Yesterday I voted in the ABC At The Movies 2009 Viewer's Choice poll.
It occurred to me going down the list of titles that I didn't see nearly as many movies as I did in the year before. Last year I picked movies that I thought were amazing but didn't nearly get the audience they should have had. My picks this year were generally quite widely seen. Huh.
In alphabetical order, my top five movies for 2009 were...
These were five movies that when I walked into the cinema, I had expectations - sometimes low, sometimes high - and they just blasted them away completely. I included The Wrestler, even though it was technically a 2008 movie, but wasn't released here until 2009.
Honourable mentions go to Drag Me To Hell, The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus, The Hangover, Coraline and Moon. I am yet to see The Hurt Locker, Up In The Air or Inglourious Basterds, all of which I'm told are very very good, but I can't comment myself on what I thought of them.
I'm thinking about maybe compiling a best of the decade, but jeez that'd be an excessive amount of effort for a list of no meaning, worth, merit or sushi.