#24: The Hurt Locker – Top 25 Films of the Decade

The Hurt Locker (2009)

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christian Camargo

Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow
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Top 25 Films of the Decade: An Introduction

I’ve listed the decade’s best albums and best TV shows, so if you think I’m about to let a little thing like being the middle of May 2010 stop me from listing the best movies of the decade, you clearly haven’t been paying attention. The list is late for the same reasons all my lists have been late: new baby, busy at work, blah, blah, blah. But additionally, when I decided to do this list, I put together a list of candidates, and then re-watched all of them. So that took some time on its own. It was also what made the process of putting together this list fun. Probably more fun than any of the others, because who wouldn’t have fun reliving their favourite things?
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Top 20 Albums of 2009

He likes their eclectic sounds. Either that, or he prefers jewel cases to digi-packs for chewing on.

Some people look at the calendar and think “doing a year end list over a third of the way through the following year is beyond indulgent”. I’m actually one of those people, but if I cared about being indulgent, I wouldn’t exactly be posting my thoughts about my favourite things to an ambivalent audience of dozens, now would I? This list, like all the lists I’ve been doing since January, was delayed due to personal reasons like being busy with work and my newborn son (pictured – already a developing music snob). With this particular list, there was also the practical reason that I spent most of 2009 listening to the best albums of the decade. So I needed these past few months to really experience and embrace the music of 2009 – and once I did, I must say, it was a pretty good year for music. So good that I couldn’t let it go unlisted (of course, my own compulsions probably wouldn’t allow it to go unlisted even if it were an average year for music).
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