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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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Man on Wire

In Man on Wire, Philippe Petit's life story is set in a much broader context, both historical and immediate, a time recollected from so many angles that the reconstruction begins to feel like another sort of stunt.

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