SFFCC Members’ Best of 2009
December 30th, 2009 by SFFCC

Jeffrey M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid)

“The Hurt Locker”
“Coraline”
“Bright Star”
“Red Cliff”
“You, the Living”
“35 Shots of Rum”
“Drag Me to Hell”
“Sita Sings the Blues”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Adventureland”

Jeanne Aufmuth (Palo Alto Weekly)

“The Hurt Locker”
“(500) Days of Summer”
“Coraline”
“Away We Go”
“A Single Man”
“Ponyo”
“An Education”
“This Is It”
“The Hangover”
“The Cove”

Peter Canavese (Groucho Reviews)

Narrative Films:
“Sita Sings the Blues”
“Coraline”
“Still Walking”
“Tokyo Sonata”
“In the Loop”
“The Road”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Up”
“Where the Wild Things Are”
“A Single Man”

Runners-up: “You, the Living;” “A Serious Man;” “Summer Hours;” “The White Ribbon;” “(500) Days of Summer;” “Duplicity;” Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire;” “Ponyo; Fantastic Mr. Fox;” “Me and Orson Welles;” “Police, Adjective;” “Star Trek;” “Bright Star;” “Watchmen: The Director’s Cut;” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

Documentary Films:
“Crude”
“Valentino: The Last Emperor”
“Of Time and the City”
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”
“Every Little Step”
“The Beaches of Agnes”
“The Way We Get By”
“Food, Inc.”
“The Cove”
“Burma VJ”

Runners-up: “Capitalism: A Love Story;” “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”

Andrea Chase (Killer Movie Reviews)

Alphabetical:
“The Brothers Bloom”
“Capitalism: A Love Story”
“Coraline”
“The Cove”
“Crude”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Hurt Locker”
“The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”
“The Messenger”
“Moon”
“No Impact Man”
“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Up”
“Up in the Air”
“Where the Wild Things Are”

Honorable Mention:
“Sherlock Holmes”

Cheryl Eddy (SF Bay Guardian)

Alphabetical:
“Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”
“Beeswax”
“Cropsey”
“District 9”
“Drag Me to Hell”
“An Education”
“Goodbye Solo”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Tokyo Sonata”

Peter Hartlaub (SF Chronicle)

“The Hurt Locker”
“Up in the Air”
“District 9”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Coraline”
“Avatar”
“The Cove”
“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
“The Damned United”
“Adventureland”
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”
“Up”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story”
“I Love You, Man”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Drag Me to Hell”
“A Single Man”
“Taken”
“Star Trek”
Honorable Mention:
“Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans;” “Funny People;” “The Hangover;” “The Messenger;” “A Perfect Getaway;” “Ponyo;” “Watchmen”

Dennis Harvey (Variety)

Alphabetical:
“Absurdistan”
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”
“Black Dynamite”
“Bronson”
“Everything Strange and New”
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“In the Loop”
“The Maid”
“The Messenger”
“Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!”
“Paranormal Activity”
“A Perfect Getaway”
“Rudo y Cursi”
“Seraphine”
“Sita Sings the Blues”
“Star Trek”
“Still Walking”
“Stingray Sam”
“Sugar”
“Thirst”
“35 Shots of Rum”
“A Town Called Panic”
“Up”
“Up in the Air”
“You, the Living”

Mick LaSalle (SF Chronicle)

“Inglourious Basterds”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Up in the Air”
“Two Lovers”
“Revanche”
“Funny People”
“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
“Cheri”
“Summer Hours”
“Food, Inc.”

Tim Sika (Celluloid Dreams)

Alphabetical:
“Avatar”
“Coraline”
“Every Little Step”
“The Hurt Locker”
“The Informant!”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Me and Orson Welles”
“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“The Road”
“A Serious Man”
“A Single Man”
“Star Trek”
“12”
“Up”
“Watchmen”
“Where the Wild Things Are”

Ruthe Stein (SF Chronicle)

“Up in the Air”
“An Education”
“A Single Man”
“Up”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Hurt Locker”
“The Prophet”
“Crazy Heart”
“Julie and Julia”
“The Informant!”

Kelly Vance (East Bay Express)

“Coraline”
“Tokyo Sonata”
“In the Loop”
“Summer Hours”
“Lorna’s Silence”
“The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“A Town Called Panic”
“A Christmas Carol”
“Sita Sings the Blues”


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