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City Paper: Year in Movies, Gomorrah


One more thing. Actual blog content is soon to come. I wrote about Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah for the Baltimore City Paper’s “Year in Film”, it was ranked #2, right after Revanche, whatever that is…

“Sinners in the hands of an angry director. Eurotrash beats apathetically pound over scenes of sitting around and shooting all the same–and no self-justified, too-tan character is spared director Matteo Garrone’s scorched-earth disdain. Not the “just doing my job” money collector, the knuckleheads who think this crime shit’s like Scarface, or the guys in charge, stomachs spilling over too-tight DIESEL jeans. Even those far from Naples aren’t absolved when the web of corruption stretches to Oscar night couture and Camorra cartel investments in rebuilding the World Trade Center. Gomorrah’s biblical pun title is more than earned.”

Also, here’s my ballot:

1. Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, United States)
2. Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (Tony Stone, United States)
3. Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, Italy)
4. Madea Goes to Jail (Tyler Perry, United States)
5. Public Enemies (Michael Mann, United States)
6. Two Lovers (James Grey, United States)
7. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, United States)
8. Good Hair (Jeff Stilson, United States)
9. Tyson (James Toback, United States)
10. Moon (Duncan Jones, United Kingdom)

Written by Brandon

December 9th, 2009 at 5:28 am

Posted in City Paper, movies

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  1. You saw 5 movies better than Two Lovers this year and one of them was Madea Goes To Jail? As far as America goes, I'd just say Two Lovers was #1 and everything else was not worth a shit. No wait – Inglourious Basterds was a mixed bag but ultimately a pretty good movie. As is Fantastic Mr. Fox.


    25 Dec 09 at 8:31 pm

  2. I was waiting for someone to give me shit about "Madea Goes to Jail". I re-watched it last week and would maybe rank it closer to the top. Same with "Public Enemies" which I re-watched the other night.

    maybe, trek, public, madea, gomorra, two lovers etc.


    26 Dec 09 at 6:51 am

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