The 2009 Blazing Reel Film Awards


Without getting into too much, I thought 2009 was a pretty decent year for movies. Never since Pulp Fiction did I love a Tarantino film as much Inglourious Basterds. I also thought 2009 was a great year for Sci-Fi films, Moon, District 9 and Star Trek were all excellent genre films. Even Avatar, a film I truly detest, was a visual-effects game changer. And let’s not forget this was the year the Academy decided to increase the quota of Best Picture nominees to ten instead of just nominating five deserving films, but hey, that’s why I’m here right? Without further ado, The 2009 Blazing Reel Film Awards.



11 responses to “The 2009 Blazing Reel Film Awards

  1. Great post Khalid. Agree with a lot of your picks there. Why don’t you just run the Oscars. Probably be more exciting, and maybe you’d actually pick a good host.

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  2. Love your Best Actor category with the win for Rockwell and a nom for Hardy. Both were fantastic in their roles. Also love the screenplay win for Fantastic Mr. Fox. Lots of gpod stuff, here.

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  3. Yes! More awards. This was a great year. I’m a 100% down with your Inglorious Basterds picks and wins. I love that you give Bronson some recognition. That was a bold and strange film. That was my 1st encounter with Hardy. Let’s just say it’s a memorable one.

    I love your awards because I always come away with a solid indie hidden gem recommendation. Now I have to find Fish Tank. Thanks, Khalid. Right on!

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      • Thanks, buddy. I’ll check my Netflix. Fingers crossed, Canada will have it too…. wow and she never acted?! I love those types of performances and that special quality where they hence become the character (for us)… like the cast of Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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    • Thank you Dan! Glad I could recommend Fish Tank it’s very good. Agreed on Bronson, very strange but that’s how Refn works. Was my first encounter with Hardy as well, I remember seeing him in a small role in Guy Ritchie’s Rock N Rolla but don’t think it was all that memorable.

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  4. Great post, I’d be inclined to take A Prophet as Best Film though. Personal preference, but hey, I’m not on the judging panel?

    Great shout on including Bronson, and Fish Tank is such an underrated gem of a film. Love it.

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