My Definitive Cut, 2009 (Half-Time Report)

My Definite Cut, 2009 (Half-Time Report) - a recognition to the top 10 films and the best 5 filmmakers for the first half of the cinematic year of 2009. I have reviewed 31 newly-released films from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st August 2009. And I have narrowed it down to 16 finalists. Which films will make it to the final ten?


NOMINEES:
BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, THE (Eli Udel)
COVE, THE (Louie Psihoyos)
DEPARTURES (Yojiro Takita)
DISTRICT 9 (Neill Blomkamp)
DRAG ME TO HELL (Sam Raimi)
GRAN TORINO (Clint Eastwood)
HANGOVER, THE (Todd Philips)
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (David Yates)
I LOVE YOU, MAN (John Hamburg)
KNOWING (Alex Proyas)
MAN ON WIRE (James Marsh)
MOON (Duncan Jones)
PUBLIC ENEMIES (Michael Mann)
STAR TREK (J.J. Abrams)
STATE OF PLAY (Kevin Macdonald)
UP (Pete Doctor/Bob Peterson)


MY DEFINITIVE CUT '09 (Half-Time Report)
1. DEPARTURES
2. THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX
3. THE HANGOVER
4. DRAG ME TO HELL
5. MOON
6. MAN ON WIRE
7. STAR TREK
8. STATE OF PLAY
9. DISTRICT 9
10. UP

Honorable Mention
11. GRAN TORINO
12. THE COVE


MY DIRECTOR'S CUT '09 (Half-Time Report)
1. Eli Udel (The Baader Meinhof Complex)
2. Sam Raimi (Drag Me To Hell)
3. Neill Blomkamp (District 9)
4. Duncan Jones (Moon)
5. Yojiro Takita (Departures)

Honorable Mention
6. J.J. Abrams (Star Trek)

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