Paul Clark 2008

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Paul Clark has been a thorn in the side of film criticism ever since he first emerged, Athena-style, from the skull of Bosley Crowther. Since then, he has educated himself in the classics of the medium, interrupting his education only for a three-month self-imposed exile among the yurt farmers of Mongolia as penance to the cinematic gods for his glowing review of Tony Scott's Domino. More recently, Clark's work has been tolerated by the readers of The Screengrab, where he has conned his way into a position as a featured blogger. In addition, he maintains the blog Silly Hats Only, aimed primarily at the half-dozen people on the Internet who actually get the title reference. Currently, Paul Clark lives in Columbus, Ohio with his three pet guinea pigs, and struggles to keep his class-warrior tendencies in check while working his job moving money around for rich people.


Best Picture
1. Synecdoche, New York
2. Silent Light
3. The Duchess of Langeais
4. Che
5. Rachel Getting Married
6. Chicago 10
7. A Christmas Tale
8. Man on Wire
9. The Dark Knight
10. WALL*E
Best Lead Actor
1. Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
2. Michael Shannon, Shotgun Stories
3. Guillaume Depardieu, The Duchess of Langeais
4. Benicio Del Toro, Che
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche, New York
Best Lead Actress
1. Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
2. Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
3. Catherine Deneuve, A Christmas Tale
4. Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
5. Ines Efron, XXY
Best Supporting Actor
1. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
2. Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
3. Bill Irwin, Rachel Getting Married
4. Brady Corbet, Funny Games
5. Roger Allam, Speed Racer
Best Supporting Actress
1. Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
2. Ann Savage, My Winnipeg
3. Nurgul Yesilçay, The Edge of Heaven
4. Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, New York
5. Caroline Sihol, A Girl Cut in Two
Best Director
1. Carlos Reygadas, Silent Light
2. Jacques Rivette, The Duchess of Langeais
3. Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York
4. Steven Soderbergh, Che
5. Arnaud Desplechin, A Christmas Tale
Best Screenplay
1. Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York
2. Christopher & Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight
3. Martin McDonaugh, In Bruges
4. Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married
5. Pascal Bonitzer & Christine Laurent & Jacques Rivette, The Duchess of Langeais
Best Cinematography
1. Alexis Zabe, Silent Light
2. Christopher Doyle& Kathy Rain Li, Paranoid Park
3. William Lubtchansky, The Duchess of Langeais
4. Fred Kelemen, The Man From London
5. Darius Khondji, Funny Games
Best Music
2. Speed Racer
3. My Winnipeg
4. Cassandra’s Dream
5. Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Cinematic Moment
1. Young@Heart - "Fix You"
2. Silent Light - lens flare kiss
3. Woman on the Beach - the diagram
4. In Bruges - showdown in the tower
5. Silent Light - opening shot
6. Kung Fu Panda - the Legend of Po
7. The Dark Knight - hospital face-off
8. Chicago 10 - the silencing of Bobby Seale
9. XXY - sex surprise
10. The Silence Before Bach - opening shot
Best Breakthrough
1. Carlos Reygadas - director, Silent Light
2. Sally Hawkins - actor, Happy-Go-Lucky
3. Rosemarie DeWitt - actor, Rachel Getting Married
4. Martin McDonagh - director, In Bruges
5. Danny McBride - actor, The Foot Fist Way
Best Body of Work
1. Michael Shannon, actor - Shotgun Stories, Revolutionary Road
2. Darius Khondji, cinematographer - Funny Games, My Blueberry Nights, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor - Synecdoche, New York, Doubt
4. Samantha Morton, actor - Synecdoche, New York, Mister Lonely
5. Danny McBride, actor - The Foot Fist Way, Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express
Best Ensemble Acting
1. Rachel Getting Married
2. A Christmas Tale
3. Burn After Reading
4. Synecdoche, New York
5. The Duchess of Langeais
Best Films of 1998
1. After Life - Hirokazu Kore-eda
2. Buffalo ’66 - Vincent Gallo
3. The Celebration - Thomas Vinterberg (uncredited)
4. Rushmore - Wes Anderson
5. Show Me Love - Lukas Moodysson
Best Films of 1983
1. L’Argent - Robert Bresson
2. Entre Nous/Coup de Foudre - Diane Kurys
3. The Right Stuff - Philip Kaufman
4. The King of Comedy - Martin Scorsese
5. The 4th Man - Paul Verhoeven
Best Films of 1958
1. Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock
2. Touch of Evil - Orson Welles
3. Ivan the Terrible, Part II - Sergei Eisenstein
4. Mon Oncle - Jacques Tati
5. The Hidden Fortress - Akira Kurosawa

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