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Year End Wraps: Ten Best of 2009 and Decade

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 10, 2009 at 11:40AM

Without having seen Avatar, I've posted my ten best of the year and the decade.
Thompson on Hollywood

Without having seen Avatar, I've posted my ten best of the year and the decade.

Here's 2009:

1) Red Cliff

2) Bright Star

3) A Serious Man

4) A Prophet

5) Up

6) Summer Hours

7) Coraline

8) The Hurt Locker

9) Up in the Air

10) An Education

The best of the decade is on the jump.

1) The Best of Youth

2) No Country for Old Men

3) Wall-E

4) 25th Hour

5) A Christmas Tale

6) Talk to Her

7) A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

8) A History Of Violence

9) Spirited Away

10) Red Cliff

Here are best of decade lists from EW, Paste, Cinematical, London Times, Glenn Kenny, and The Playlist. IndieWIRE is keeping a running critics poll.

This article is related to: Stuck In Love, Lists, Critics

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.