I know, I know. There are already more than enough Top 10 Movies of 2009 lists on the Internet, why should you care about another one? Well, for starters, it's a list; they take 10 seconds to scan for highlights. But even beyond that, you should mouse over this link and click because the lists I'm talking about are a little more interesting than the ones on KylesMovieReviews.blogspot.com. They come by way of the brilliant (and remarkably friendly) brains that turn the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas into a mecca for film buffs: the programmers.

Tim League, Lars Nilsen, Henri Mazza, Zack Carlson, Brad Parrett, and Daniel Metz have all offered up their selections for the finest of cinema last year had to give us and, sticking with Drafthouse tradition, their choices are a bit more eclectic than usual. For example, only one of the gents gave placement to Oscar front runner Up in the Air, while all six gave no quarter to The Hurt Locker, An Education, Invictus, or Precious. Instead, they opted to heap the love onto the likes of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Antichrist, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

So if you're a fan of the Drafthouse - or even if you've never been and only ever read about how awesome it is on the Internet (spoiler alert: it's awesome) - click on over to their official blog for a fun read. Where else are you going to find Top 10 of 2009 lists that show as much love for Up as they do films about mad scientists that sew people together to make a Human Centipede or stop-motion animation from Europe?

(If you're wondering the relevance of the picture above, it's the result of Goss asking Gholson to draw the "Alamo-Lamar sign taking chainsaw to cell user in theater.")
categories Cinematical