As 2008 comes to a close, it’s time to take stock of the year in cinema and post the requisite “10 Best” list. However, this one won’t look like any other you may see. And for good reason. Rules, disclaimers, and those good reasons follow for those who are as passionate about the subject as I am.
My world revolves around independent films and festivals so this list includes only indies which I saw at film festivals for the first time in 2008. I specify “first time” because there are several which I saw in 2007 but were still on the festival circuit this year. Obviously I don’t count those even though I may have seen them again and they may still have been among the best I saw at those particular festivals.