The American Film Institute has rolled out its AFI Awards, an annual top ten list of the year’s best films. AFI’s 2009 list includes Coraline, The Hangover, The Hurt Locker, The Messenger, Precious, A Serious Man, A Single Man, Sugar, Up and Up in The Air. I can agree with all of those, however I haven’t seen The Messenger, A Single Man, Sugar or Up in The Air. I was hoping to see the latter, but apparently in the world of film critics there are no promises or friends. I will say I am surprised to see The Hangover on this list. Don’t get me wrong – great movie, but best of ’09? No way.
The Utah Film Critics Association will vote on its “best of” 2009 this Thursday and I’ll be sure to post the results Thursday evening. Last year The Dark Knight was the UFCA’s choice for best picture. Frankly, I have my leanings, but I am clueless as to what our group will pick for 2009. In the meantime, check out the video below to see a rundown of AFI’s Best of 2009.