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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Hancock

John Hancock is a black superhero desired and derided by crowds who are informed by spectacles, stereotypes, and fear.

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Vera Drake (2004)

The war has disturbed all of their lives intensely, and if they don't quite have the words to express their trauma, they do have a sense of shared experience.

Cynthia Fuchs
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